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Muslims In America: A Year In Review

Mona Eltahawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mona Eltahawy

Take one comedian, mix in a beauty queen, throw in some bigots and an exploding crow and you'll open an unorthodox window into the past year for Muslims in America.

Mosque Sweet Home

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

I am happy to say that, of all the things (good or bad) our local mosque may represent to my neighbors, for me it means I'm almost home.

Islam In America: Choosing Pluralism Over Prejudice

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

This Thanksgiving, let us be grateful for the contributions of all America's diverse communities. And let us remember that standing for the logic of pluralism may be America's greatest contribution to the world.

The Lies of Islamophobia: The Three Unfinished Wars of the West Against the Rest

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

This transformation of Islam into a violent caricature of itself comes at a somewhat strange juncture in the United States. All the elements seemed in place for us to turn the page on an ugly chapter in our history.

Muslim Advocacy Group Sues Over Okla. Shariah Ban

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) A Muslim advocacy group filed suit Thursday (Nov. 4) in Oklahoma, saying a just-passed amendment fo...

Caliphate on the Range? The Shariah Precedent In American Courts

Asma Uddin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Asma Uddin

Judging by how Oklahoma voted in the recent election, one might conclude that despite its tiny Muslim population, Oklahoma was on the verge of becoming an Islamic caliphate in Middle America.

Oklahoma Muslims Unsure Of Status After Shariah Referendum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacibey Religion News Service (RNS) Born and raised in Oklahoma, Sarah Albahadily will wear her headscarf to a Brad Paisley concert and her c...

Rumi's Poetry: 'All Religions, All This Singing, One Song'

Coleman Barks | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Coleman Barks

Rumi very consciously made himself and his poetry a bridge between cultures and between religions. There is nothing exclusivist about him. He includes everyone in his embrace. He was, and is, a healer of whatever might separate us.

Muslim And American: Staying True To Faith And Country

Kari Ansari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

I am a patriotic, multi-generation American who also happens to be a Muslim, and I for one will not change or bend my beliefs and practices because it may help someone else feel more comfortable.

The Muslim Contribution And Solution To Islamophobia In America

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rob Asghar

The battle among Muslim progressives and Muslim fundamentalists is a family affair at heart. I've argued to progressive Muslims that the battle needs to be fought within families, beginning with simple candor on the part of progressives.