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Muslim Stereotypes

The Problem With Being First: The Dangers Behind Being the Token Hijabi

Laila Alawa | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Laila Alawa

When the day comes that we have a Muslim American woman make it, it'll be the day that her identity is just another part of her, not the reason she was catapulted to fame. Otherwise, we really have not made it. We just will think we have, and that's what needs to be changed.

'Somewhere in America,' You Can't Handle the Truth

Laila Alawa | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
Laila Alawa

It is a true disservice to the diversity amongst Muslim American women to simply tear down the efforts featuring a group of women, and leave in its space nothing but critique and commentary.

Muslims walk the extra mile for Boston

Common Ground News Service | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

by Kiran Ansari Chicago - When 30,000 people participated in Project Bread's walk to eradicate hunger in Boston on 5 May, there was a group among the...

What Muslim parents tell their kids

Common Ground News Service | Posted 07.15.2013 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

by Naazish YarKhan Chicago - Like all parents, Muslim parents have their fair share of do's and don'ts for their children. Unlike most parents though...

America's Response To Tragedy

Common Ground News Service | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

We miss the point entirely if we allow the acts of extremists to force us into our own respective corners. They win if in response to their acts we poison our community, by shunning -- instead of engaging -- those whose culture or beliefs are different from our own.

Muslims in Queens Attacked by Bigots and the Media

Sonny Singh | Posted 02.04.2013 | New York
Sonny Singh

Things have apparently gotten so out of control that even after a Muslim man like Bashir Ahmad is victimized in such a horrific way, the take home message for the public is still that the Muslim is the aggressor, is suspicious, is a potential threat.

10 Myths About Muslims In The West

Doug Saunders | Posted 11.10.2012 | Books
Doug Saunders

In my new book The Myth of the Muslim Tide, I chronicle the widespread misunderstanding of Muslim immigration to the West.

Ramadan Reflection Day 10: The Many Paths To Water

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.10.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Embracing the diversity that exists in the Muslim community is actually something that would be advantageous. Many of the negative stereotypes associated with Islam are easily applied because people see us as a monolithic, homogeneous community.

Neuroscience And The Changing Media Stereotypes Of Muslims

Daniel Tutt | Posted 09.03.2011 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

A TV revolution is afoot, and the Muslim-as-terrorist is slowly fading. Will this shift make a difference in ending America's growing prejudice toward Muslims? Neuroscience may provide some answers.