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Muslims in America

NYPD Spied On Muslim Leader Who Denounced Terrorism, Report Says

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 12.05.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department's intelligence squad secretly assigned an undercover officer to monitor a prominent Muslim leader even...

Welcome To The Post-Osama Era

Arsalan Iftikhar | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Arsalan Iftikhar

Our next generation of post-Osama Muslims are beginning to understand that only through peaceful nonviolent movements can we truly affect positive sociopolitical change within any corner of the world.

The Good News About Islamophobia

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 11.16.2011 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

Could I tell a darker story today? Of course. Should we be complacent? Far from it. The good news is that some are determined to help Americans live the best of our country's values.

By Us, For Us All: A Muslim American Declaration

Wajahat Ali | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Wajahat Ali

Regardless of whether we were born in this nation or have recently adopted it as our home, we are committed to working with our fellow Americans to create a more perfect union.

Muslims Rising Above The Ashes Of Misunderstanding

Kari Ansari | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

To make this climb, we know our focus must stay on our youth. There are thousands of young, dynamic American Muslims already creating change in our nation's high schools, colleges and workplaces.

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Muslim Children Born After 9/11 Struggle To Understand | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion

LEESBURG, VA. -- A few months ago, as Hidayah Jaka helped her mom load groceries into their minivan, a group of men pulled up in a car, shouted at the...

Muslim 9/11 Reflections: Islam In America 10 Years Later

Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion

"A Bright Future For American Muslims" by Imam Mohamed Magid I believe in an America that will overcome these difficult times in the next 10 years ...

A Bright Future For American Muslims

Imam Mohamed Magid | Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion
Imam Mohamed Magid

I believe in an America that will overcome these difficult times in the next 10 years and help create a better future for people of all faiths (or people of no faith), be they Christian, Jewish or Muslim.

The Quranic Solution To The 9/11 Abomination

Irshad Manji | Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion
Irshad Manji

Sept. 11 was a twisted way to introduce Islam to most of America. On reflection, though, it might have taken nothing less than a cataclysm for Americans to think about my religion at all.

5 Myths About American Muslims 10 Years After 9/11

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

While 9/11 thrust the American Muslim community into the center of public attention nearly a decade ago, misinformation regarding this group persists against an alarming back-drop of rising Islamophobia.

The Millennial Generation And The Future Of Muslims In America

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

Ten years from now, as the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks approaches, American Muslims could occupy a very different place in the American consciousness.

Remembering 9/11: Between Forgiveness And Revenge

Maria Mayo | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Maria Mayo

When the quest for justice becomes a manhunt, the cycle repeats. And when forgiveness comes too early or too easily, the cycle stands to repeat again.

The Surge In Islamophobia

Grace Nasri | Posted 11.02.2011 | Religion
Grace Nasri

Many may not realize this, but the majority of Muslims are victims of these fringe believers who have all but hijacked Islam, drowned out the religion's message of peace.

Survey: Muslim Americans Have Moderate Views

Posted 10.30.2011 | Religion

By Haya El Nasser USA Today (RNS) Almost half the nation's estimated 2.8 million Muslims fault their leaders for not speaking out against Islamic ...

Muslim Women In The Push For Peace

Michael Vicente Perez | Posted 10.27.2011 | Religion
Michael Vicente Perez

We're used to thinking about Muslim women in various unflattering ways. But if we could see beyond the media, we would find that women of the Islamic hue are far from passive or silent.

Ramadan Lessons From My Kids

Kari Ansari | Posted 10.20.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

Every year as I prepare for Ramadan, I try to set goals for our family. But the kids feel most connected when they are helping others for God's sake. They don't need my list of spiritual goals.

WATCH: Russell Simmons Pledges Support For American Muslims

Daniel Tutt | Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

The project seeks to help dispel the fear and ever rising levels of Islamophobia in America by changing the cultural narrative from Muslims as the other, to Muslims as our fellow Americans.

Ramadan Acts Of Worship Connect Us To The Suffering of Others

Kari Ansari | Posted 10.05.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

Zakat is an almsgiving tax that every Muslim that has the means will pay this month. My husband and I will calculate our savings and pay roughly 2.5% of that savings to a charity we choose.

Aman & Bassam's Excellent Adventure: The 30 Mosques In 30 Days Project

Nicole Neroulias Gupte | Posted 10.04.2011 | Religion
Nicole Neroulias Gupte

"This year, we're asking Muslims, 'Is America a place where your faith can flourish?' We want to get people to tell us why they believe what they believe, and what their faith means to them."

Just Because I Don't Eat Pork, Doesn't Mean You Gotta Have Beef With Me

Qasim Rashid | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

I'm not naive or in denial, I just want people to understand. I understand that some just don't like Muslims. And they're entitled to their opinion. But it doesn't mean they gotta have beef with me.

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.

Are American Muslims Entitled To The Same Free Exercise Rights As Other Americans?

Eric N. Kniffin | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
Eric N. Kniffin

If Catholics and Jews had to wait for generations before our laws accommodated their religious practices, what's wrong with telling American Muslims they must expect the same?

When Will Muslim Americans Assimilate?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

When we reached the beach, it struck. While crossing the boardwalk, a woman on a bike, dressed in shorts and a tank top, scornfully yelled at my wife, "Assimilate!"

Islamophobia: Increasingly Ordinary And Therefore Most Terrible

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Leo Tolstoy scathingly wrote of a protagonist whose life was "most ordinary and therefore most terrible." Such may also be said of the ruling put forth by Tennessee judge Robert Corlew.

Don't Overstate Anti-Muslim Bias. Really?

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

We render no service to our country by idealizing ourselves, and ignoring pervasive prejudices as normal. To overcome a problem, we must expose it, discuss it and then, address it effectively -- together.