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  • Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?

    Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?

    By Laura Fawaz TMO Contributing Reporter Metro-Detroit, MI–As Muslims living in America, this holiday season means many things.  But there is one question we get every year. “Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?” What many people do not realize is that this is actually a question based on one’s family traditions versus just being Muslim. Though Thanksgiving

  • Turkey shoots down Russian plane prompting fears of war

    Turkey shoots down Russian plane prompting fears of war

    By Tulay Karadeniz and Maria Kiselyova Reuters ANKARA/MOSCOW – Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying it had repeatedly violated its air space, one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for half a century. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the plane had been attacked

  • Egypt’s Sisi signals shift toward Muslim Brotherhood

    By Sahar Aziz The Conversation During what was otherwise an ordinary diplomatic visit to the United Kingdom at the beginning of November, Egypt’s President Sisi signaled a significant shift in Egyptian domestic policy and regional politics. After an aggressive three-year crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, Sisi publicly stated that the Muslim Brotherhood “are part of Egypt and

  • The University of Missouri is Not Unique —On the National Racial Climate in Higher Education Today

    By Amer F. Ahmed Ummah Wide The recent student activism and turmoil regarding the racial climate at the University of Missouri has brought tremendous attention to the activism of students regarding the racial climate on campus and the resignation of its president and chancellor. In much of the media coverage, the questions raised are often

  • Why Paris?

    Why Paris?

      By Ian Coller The Conversation Why Paris? I am struggling for answers after cold-blooded mass killers struck the French capital for the second time in a year. For a few months I lived next door to the Le Carillon bar in the Rue Bichat. I wandered home along the canal, enjoying the lively chatter

  • ‘Muslims are not more violent than people of other religions’

    ‘Muslims are not more violent than people of other religions’

    By Juan Cole Informed Comment Contrary to what is alleged by bigots like Bill Maher, Muslims are not more violent than people of other religions. Murder rates in most of the Muslim world are very low compared to the United States. As for political violence, people of Christian heritage in the twentieth century polished off

  • If a gunman enters your mosque …

    If a gunman enters your mosque …

    By Edward Ahmed Mitchell AtlantaMuslim.com Run if you can. Hide if you can’t. Fight if you must. That was some of the advice offered by the Justice Department during its Protecting Houses of Worship Security Summit in Atlanta last month. Georgia’s top federal prosecutors joined an agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to discuss

  • Ibrahim Abdul-Matin appointed director of Living Future Institute

    NEW YORK,NY– The International Living Future Institute recently announced that Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Director of Community Affairs at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, has been appointed to the Institute’s Board of Directors. Abdul-Matin works to make sure that New York City residents have a responsive government that helps bring water to their homes and takes their wastewater away.

  • Norwalk mosque finds permanent home

    NORWALK,CT–The Al Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk has found a permanent home. The mosque announced last week that it has purchased the property of a former Episcopal Church for $1.65 million. According to a statement released by Al Madany, “Norwalk’s Muslim community traces its roots to the early 1970s, originally meeting for nearly 30 years

  • Saman Khan named  top education support pro

    HILLSBOROUGH, NJ–Saman Khan has been named the 2015 Educational Support Professional of the Year” by the Hillsborough Education Association. The award honors the role that dedicated professionals perform in the Hillsborough school community. Each year, colleagues nominate some of the many praiseworthy ESP staff members. “Hillsborough is fortunate to have numerous education support professionals deserving of

  • At least 120 dead in Paris attacks, Hollande declares emergency

    At least 120 dead in Paris attacks, Hollande declares emergency

    By Ingrid Melander and Marine Pennetier PARIS (Reuters) – Gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium at locations across Paris on Friday, killing at least 120 people in a deadly rampage that a shaken President Francois Hollande called an unprecedented terrorist attack. A Paris city hall official said four gunmen

  • Businesses divided over observing Black Friday

    Businesses divided over observing Black Friday

    By Laura Fawaz TMO Contributing Reporter Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the U.S. that marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, with crowds being drawn in for special offers and deals. Even though Black Friday has been around for decades, in recent years there has been overwhelming focus on the Friday

  • Learning to finish what you start

    Learning to finish what you start

    By Ibrahim Abdul-Matin I believe that participating in organized sports in one of the best ways to get young people prepared to be an adult. While I have always held this to be true it was recently reinforced in a conversation I had with a dear friend, we’ll call him Idris. Idris’s eldest is now

  • Islamophobia: a clear threat to religious pluralism in the US (part 2)

    Islamophobia: a clear threat to religious pluralism in the US (part 2)

    By Engy Abdelkader Islamophobia threatens religious pluralism and our country’s foundational values.  This article looks briefly at several key challenges in two parts.  Last week, we discussed countering violent extremism, the media and politics.  Now, we turn to the anti-Muslim hate network, studying while Muslim, religious land use zoning wars and hate violence. The anti-Muslim

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