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  • Muslims serve water in stricken Flint Michigan

    By Muzammil Ahmed, Special to TMO Flint, Michigan (1/28/2016) – “I am sorry and I will fix it!” Over a hundred thousand residents of Flint, Michigan received an apology from the Governor of Michigan last December. It was the governor’s appointed emergency manager that switched the water supply of Flint to a cheaper alternative in

  • #IWillProtectYou: US service members soothe scared Muslim girl

    #IWillProtectYou: US service members soothe scared Muslim girl

    By Mary Bowerman  USA TODAY Network  U.S. service members are using the hashtag #IWillProtectYou to show support for a young Muslim girl who believed her family would be forced to flee following Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from the country. Melissa Chance Yassini of Dallas said she came home Dec. 8, to find her

  • Workplace bias complaints pour in from Michigan Muslims

    Workplace bias complaints pour in from Michigan Muslims

    By Tresa Baldas  USA TODAY Network  DETROIT — Just days after a Muslim couple carried out a mass shooting in California, the phone lines at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Dearborn, Mich., started ringing. Women in headscarves were calling for help, asking how to protect against discrimination in the workplace — and anywhere else they ventured.

  • Muslim student sparkles with 36 ACT score

    Muslim student sparkles with 36 ACT score

    By Carissa D. Lamkahouan TMO Contributing Writer For Hamza Zahurullah, when it came to taking his ACT tests, the third time was most definitely the charm. The saying is a tired cliché, but Hamza’s perfect composite score of 36 – a ranking achieved by less than 1 percent of the nearly 2 million test takers

  • Detroit archbishop denounces proposals to bar Muslims from U.S.

    Detroit archbishop denounces proposals to bar Muslims from U.S.

    By David Gibson Religion News Service Without mentioning Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by name, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron has blasted proposals like Trump’s that would specifically bar Muslims from the U.S., saying the idea “fractures the very foundation of morality on which we stand.” Vigneron’s denunciation, in a letter he sent on Thursday (Dec.

  • White House says Obama won’t declare Muslim holiday

    White House says Obama won’t declare Muslim holiday

    Gregory Korte  USA Today  WASHINGTON — President Obama supports the right of Muslim Americans to celebrate religious holidays, the White House said Friday. He just can’t give them the day off. Responding to a petition on the White House’s “We the People” site, the White House declined to declare federal holidays for the Muslim holy

  • Muslim civil rights advocates see the limitations of social media activism

    Muslim civil rights advocates see the limitations of social media activism

    By Julie Poucher Harbin  Religion News Service – As soon as news broke that the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters were Muslim, skilled Muslim activists took to social media platforms to denounce Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his 27-year-old wife Tashfeen Malik. “Feeling heartbroken,” wrote Hussam Ayloush, longtime executive director of the Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council

  • Trump: Banning Muslims in U.S. not unlike FDR’s WWII policy

    Reuters WASHINGTON – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday likened his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States to policies implemented by former U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt against people of Japanese, German and Italian descent during World War Two. “What I’m doing is no different than FDR,” Trump said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” program in

  • Tashfeen Malik ‘wild card’ in San Bernardino shooting: U.S. lawmaker

    Tashfeen Malik ‘wild card’ in San Bernardino shooting: U.S. lawmaker

    By Diane Bartz Reuters WASHINGTON – Tashfeen Malik, the Pakistani woman involved in the California mass shooting last week, may have influenced her American husband toward violence, said Representative Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, on Sunday. Malik’s relatives in Pakistan have said she appeared to have abandoned the family’s moderate Islam

  • Ahmed Mohamed seeking $15 million in damages

    Ahmed Mohamed seeking $15 million in damages

    Jordan Armstrong  USA TODAY Network IRVING, Texas — Attorneys for the family of Ahmed Mohamed, the Irving high school student who made headlines after being arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, have sent letters to the city of Irving and the Irving School District demanding apologies and $15 million in damages. Both letters claim

  • Celebrities you didn’t know are Muslim

    Celebrities you didn’t know are Muslim

    By Carissa D. Lamkahouan TMO Contributing Writer The cult of celebrity is oftentimes strange and evokes fascination along with a myriad of other emotions. Mix in religion, particularly the Muslim faith, and the level of interest increases. Here in the United States, we are often curious about those who convert to a religion different than

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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