Browsing All posts tagged under »Muslims«

Never Forget the Muslim Heroes of the Holocaust

December 23, 2008


Robert Satloff lecture on how Muslims risked their life to save Jews during World War II   To order Robert Satloff’s book “Among the Righteous” which details these stories and more, please click here:

Young Muslims and Muslimas on “Islam and the U.S. Presidential Elections”

November 16, 2008


Please click here to watch this interesting exchange of views on “Islam and the Elections” from young Muslims and Muslimahs. In a forum at New York University, Muslim students consider how Islam was used by the McCain and Obama campaigns.

Islam and Obama: American Muslims overwhelmingly voted Democratic

November 8, 2008


 Lorraine Ali NEWSWEEK For the past few months, not a day went by without the words “Muslim” and “Obama” being mentioned in the same sentence. From the divisive shouts and jeers at McCain rallies to the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times to an interview with Colin Powell on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” […]

Muslim Leaders’ Global Fight Against Extremism

October 23, 2008


Stryker McGuire, Newsweek A year ago, 138 Muslim leaders from 40 nations addressed a plea for interfaith dialogue to the leaders of the world’s Christian churches in a bid to diminish the influence of extremism around the world. That initiative, “A Common Word Between Us and You,” led to a conference between Muslim and U.S. […]

Moved by a Crescent

October 22, 2008


Note from Rafik Beekun: Very few commentators of an international stature like Maureen Dowd have examined at length Powell’s statement about the Islamophobic statements made by many in the Republican party over the past year. My wife is a Navy veteran. My son is now serving in the Navy. My father-in-law served in the Army. […]

An Islamic Perspective on Civic Engagement and Voting in America

October 9, 2008


Islamic Shura Council of Southern California The future of America will be decided as Americans cast their votes this November for the next president of the United States. In looking to the coming months, the Muslim American community must remain steadfast in our commitment to political and civic participation in accordance to the guiding principles […]

Ramadan Limits Imposed in China

September 8, 2008


By EDWARD WONG, New York Times Published: September 8, 2008 BEIJING — Local governments in a Muslim desert region in western China have imposed strict limits on religious practices during the traditional Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which began last week, according to the Web sites of four of those governments. The rules include prohibiting […]

New York Times: Muslim Fast in U.S. Holds Difficulties

September 2, 2008


Note from Rafik Beekun: This is an older article, but the issues it raises are still similar to those by American Muslims today. By PETER STEINFELS During Ramadan, the holy month that began with the new moon this week, Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to dark. In many Islamic countries, this means […]

Poll: Muslims Positive About Globalization, Trade

August 28, 2008


For Release: 23:00 GMT August 27, 2008 Contact: Steven Kull (202) 232-7500 College Park, MD—Contrary to the common assumption that Muslims view globalization as a threat to their society, a new poll of predominantly Muslim countries finds that globalization is generally viewed positively. The poll was conducted by in six nations located in different […]

Islamophobia 101: Episode 29–Obama’s Muslim Outreach Director Resigns

August 6, 2008


WASHINGTON: (AP) An attorney who volunteered to help Barack Obama improve his relationship with Muslim and Arab-Americans has resigned from the campaign amid questions about his connection to a fundamentalist imam. Mazen Asbahi started as the campaign’s outreach coordinator on July 26, and he resigned in a letter to the campaign Monday. He said he was […]

Jumping to False Conclusions: The Anthrax Scare

August 3, 2008


CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) — DNA evidence from the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings led authorities to a suspect who officials say killed himself, according to a source familiar with the investigation. The DNA linked the anthrax used in the mailing to a flask used in Bruce Ivins’ lab at the U.S. Army Medical Institute of Infectious […]

Demonization of Islam in France: Violation of Human Rights

May 7, 2008


Islamophobia in France: The Law against Hijab Islamophobia in France: Double Standards for Muslims and Jews De Villiers: Submitting Islam to French Law In France, Islamophobia is viewed differently from Antisemitism Hijab ban in French schools PARIS — A French law banning hijab in state schools has deepened the Muslim isolation from the broader community, experts […]

U.S. Congressman Ellison questions FBI’s Mueller about treatment of U.S. Muslims

April 29, 2008


From a House Hearing held Wednesday. The full exchange is pasted below: HOUSE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY HOLDS A HEARING ON OVERSIGHT OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION APRIL 23, 2008 Key Lines: 1) MUSLIMS DO ASSIST LAW ENFORCEMENT Mueller: “And every opportunity I have, I re-affirm the fact that 99.9 percent of Muslim-Americans or […]

Entrapment of Muslims by the Law

April 8, 2008


Is Big Brother at your mosque? By ABDUSSALAM MOHAMED, Senior Staff Writer LOS ANGELES – On the first Friday of each month, Mohammed Elsisy, an Egyptian-born software engineer, usually drives from his home in Irvine, Calif., to the King Fahad mosque in Culver City, Calif., to deliver the khutba, or sermon. Elsisy thought the first […]

Christians, Jews and Muslims Working Together in Uganda

April 7, 2008


I found this video clip on Mohammad Latiff’s blog, and liked it so much that I am reposting it here. It is a positive and heart-warming video, and speaks to the inherent good in each one of us. Thank you Br. Mohammad.

Islamophobia and Racism on the Rise: Geert Wilders Polarizing Dutch Society Against Islam, Muslims and Arabs

April 4, 2008


Geert Wilders Insults Dutch Prime Minister Geert Wilders insults the Dutch Prime Minister publicly, and blames the Dutch Parliament for defending Muslims in the Netherlands. Stephen Sackur of BBC World “Hard Talk” talks to Dutch Member of Parliament, Geert Wilders about his controversial views on Islam, Muslims, Arabs and immigration. Part 1 In the first video, Wilders would like […]

Formation of the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement

March 26, 2008


A historical milestone toward Muslim-Jewish relationship was reached with the formation of the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement, a collaborative between USC Center for Religion & Civic Culture (CRCC) with Hebrew Union College (HUC) and the Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Foundation (Omar). This project represents an unprecedented institutional initiative promoted by three proven and successful educational structures. […]

ABC News Primetime: “She wasn’t dressed right.”–Prejudice Against Muslims in the USA

February 27, 2008


By ANN SORKOWITZ and JULIE N. HAYS Feb. 26, 2008 The Sept. 11 attacks, the Iraq war and suicide bombings worldwide have changed not only the way we live but the way we look at those around us, especially Muslims. “Islamophobia” has entered the American vernacular, and the anti-Muslim attitudes and prejudice it describes remain […]

The link between anxiety and heart attacks

February 16, 2008


 Laura Blue, Time Magazine It’s no secret that men with angry, explosive personalities are at a higher risk of a heart attack. But they’re not alone: Nervous, withdrawn and chronically worried people are courting coronary problems, too, according to a new long-term study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Of 735 American […]

Breaking Through in the Netherlands

February 5, 2008


Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 By CARLA POWER, TIME  When Famile Arslan showed up for her first day of work, the receptionist pointed her toward the broom closet. “‘The cleaning supplies are over there,'” Arslan recalls being told. “I had to say, ‘No, I’m not the cleaner. I’m the lawyer.'” In fairness to the receptionist, Arslan […]

Islamophobia 101: Episode 24: Rudy Giulani Campaign Official-“Chase Muslims Back to their Caves”.

December 31, 2007


By Greg Sargent – December 28, 2007, 2:36PM This has already gotten some attention, but it deserves a lot more. The Guardian of London is conducting video documentaries up in New Hampshire. And they did a segment on Rudy in which they got a very off-kilter quote about Muslims from a Rudy campaign official in […]

Why A Muslim Should Never Give Up: Lessons from Nature

December 29, 2007


Battle at Kruger National Park: Lions vs. Water buffaloes vs. Crocodile One of the best videos you will ever see. It has been watched by over 22 million people on YouTube. Muslims often bemoan the state of the Ummah though in the Qur’an, Prophet Yaqub (Jacob) (as) says, “Truly, no one despairs of the sooting […]

In the U.S., Jews and Muslims Set Up Big Interfaith Effort

December 16, 2007


By Michelle Boorstein Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, December 16, 2007; A09 Two major Jewish and Muslim organizations unveiled an interfaith dialogue curriculum yesterday and are urging their hundreds of thousands of members to use it. Both sides say it is the broadest Jewish-Muslim interfaith effort in the continent’s history. Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, president […]

Good Samaritan 101: Muslim helps Jew Attacked on New York Subway

December 12, 2007

1  The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating Friday’s incident on the Q train.  Friday’s altercation on the Q train began when somebody yelled out “Merry Christmas,” to which rider Walter Adler responded, “Happy Hanukkah,” said Toba Hellerstein. “Almost immediately, you see the look in this guy’s face like I’ve called […]

Empire State Building Lit Up Green to Celebrate Eid

October 16, 2007


NEW YORK (AFP) – New York’s iconic Empire State Building was lit up green from Friday in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar marking the end of Ramadan, officials said. “This is the first time that the Empire State Building will be illuminated for Eid, and the […]

Workplace Discrimination Against Muslims after 9/11

May 6, 2007


[...] Hadji said that in late 2004, he reproached a customer for harassing a Tunisian waiter. Hadji said he asked the customer to leave after the diner said, “If you don’t like it, go back to your country,” and “I fought two wars to get rid of people like you.” The restaurant’s owners ordered Hadji […]

Islam in the Workplace (Part 1): Religious Diversity

November 21, 2006


Source: Religious Diversity and the Workplace  by Grove Harris (2004) Note: This is an excerpt with respect to Muslims only from Grove Harris’s report. For the full article, please visit The Pluralism Project at Harvard University.… [Read more…] According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Washington, D.C., there has been a substantial rise […]


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