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Training Summit for Muslim Peace Activists

*The Muslim Observer

January 8, 2011 could very well turn out to be a milestone in the history of Muslim civil rights activism and inter-faith bridge building. On that cold blustery morning, Muslim Pea

Muslim Student’s Association Conference

*The Muslim Observer

By Susan Schwartz, MMNS The plight of Muslims in light of rampant hate speech, hate crimes and a pervasive Islamophobia concerns all those who value justice. As is the case in vir

Northwestern U’s First Muslim Chaplain

*The Muslim Observer

By Siddiq Ather The 2010 fall quarter at Northwestern University started with a string of wonder and excitement. Freshmen and upperclassmen alike stand and sit readying themselves

Tonight We Are All Tunisians

*The Muslim Observer

By Yvonne Ridley Over the last few days we have seen some of the bravest people facing down some of the worst. Armed with nothing more than a revolutionary heart and hopes of a b

Religious Divorce Dispute Leads to Secular Protest

*The Muslim Observer

By Mark Oppenheimer This should have been a good New Year’s for Aharon Friedman, a 34-year-old tax counsel for the Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee. He spe

The Billion-Dollar Grant

*The Muslim Observer

By Sumayyah Meehan, MMNS Middle East Correspondent “Money isn’t everything--as long as you have enough of it.” -Anonymous It almost seems as if “penni

A Tale of Two Moralities

*The Muslim Observer

By Paul Krugman On Wednesday, President Obama called on Americans to “expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for emp

Arizona and Islam

*The Muslim Observer

By Geoffrey Cook, MMNS Sacramento--The past several months have been busy for me.  I just attended the inauguration of California’s new Governor here, who – hav

Dr Zakir Naik: ‘Islamic Media’ Mogul Faces New Foes

*The Muslim Observer

By Yoginder Sikand You may lionise him as an ardent `defender of the faith’ or detest him as a pugnacious demagogue, but Zakir Naik is one person you just cannot be indiffe

Iran Signs Accord to Build Gas Pipeline to Syria

*The Muslim Observer

By Nayla Razzouk Iran signed an initial agreement to build a natural-gas pipeline to export the fuel to Syria through Iraq, the Syrian Arab National Agency reported. The accord,