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A growing conglomeration of Muslim media concerns in the United States.

  • Witnessing ourselves in relationships

    Witnessing ourselves in relationships

    Karin Friedemann TMO Contributing Writer “Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you’re stupid and make bad decisions,” reads a joke circulating on Facebook. But sometimes even smart people make stupid decisions. Many times we don’t actually make conscious decisions but repeat similar mistakes again and again. Part of growing up and learning

  • A love letter to American Muslims

    A love letter to American Muslims

    By Maria Khwaja Bazi Dear MSA kids, I was 17 on September 11, 2001. It was fall of my senior year of high school, and I was worried about a US History exam. I wore a scarf and performed the afternoon prayer in our school’s library. They wheeled a TV with a live news broadcast

  • French theologian urges Islam to self-critique, fails to notice log in own eye

    French theologian urges Islam to self-critique, fails to notice log in own eye

    By DANIEL J. SCHULTZ Religion Dispatches In a piece published in Le Point on January 12th (translated and reprinted in Sightings on January 30th) eminent philosopher-theologian Jean-Luc Marion declared, “France is at war; we can no longer doubt that this is the case.” This war, according to Marion, has three fronts: first, the defense against terrorist attack; second, the war to defend secularism (laïcité);

  • The Muslim community’s hidden shame

    The Muslim community’s hidden shame

    By Mira Abouelezz Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in MuslimGirl.net at muslimgirl.net/10439/chicago-imam-shaming-women/  Muhammad Abdullah Saleem. Age 75. Founder of the Institution for Islamic Education and prominent religious leader in Illinois. Accused of sexual abuse. Shock waves duly reverberated throughout the local Muslim community, who have revered and trusted Saleem for a little over three

  • Muslim community takes stand against sexual violence

    STATEMENT   The Muslim community has come together to support and empower victims and survivors of sexual abuse.  We support each victim and survivor to come forward to get help.  Those who are connected to the case in Chicago should visit http://www.safetyforsurvivors.com/.  If you are unable to find resources in your personal community, please also visit

  • Brothers create book series to give children pride in faith

    Brothers create book series to give children pride in faith

    Mahvish Irfan Raising children who are proud of their dual identities as American-Muslims is a difficult challenge for parents living in North America. With Muslims being a minority and Islamophobia spreading at an all-time high, Muslim children often refrain from overtly displaying their Islamic faith out of fear of not fitting in or getting bullied.

  • A Battered Woman is a Battered Ummah

    A Battered Woman is a Battered Ummah

    By Alan Howard While I believe that as a teenager I was conscientious, I do not believe I was any more or less aware of the concept of sexual harassment or sexual assault.  I just did not think about it at all.  That is not to say that I did not hear the nasty comments

  • It is time for Iran to tell the West ‘goodbye’

    It is time for Iran to tell the West ‘goodbye’

    By Paul Craig Roberts From all appearances, the Obama regime’s negotiations with Iran, overseen by Russia, were on the verge of ending the contrived nuclear issue. An end to the confrontation is unacceptable to the Zionist Israeli government and to their neocon agents in America. The Republicans, a political party owned lock, stock, and barrel

  • ‘SpongeBob’ movie wipes ‘American Sniper’ from top of box office

    ‘SpongeBob’ movie wipes ‘American Sniper’ from top of box office

    By Chris Michaud (Reuters) – A talking animated sponge knocked a Navy Seal sharpshooter from the top of the box office chart as “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” earned $56 million in ticket sales, deposing “American Sniper” after a three-week run at number 1. The Oscar-nominated war film starring Bradley Cooper and directed

  • ‘Average Mohamed’ tries to thwart Islamic State

    ‘Average Mohamed’ tries to thwart Islamic State

    Aamer Madhani Religion News Service MINNEAPOLIS (RNS) Mohamed Ahmed, a gas station manager who moonlights as an anti-terror propagandist, is ready to launch another strike against Islamic State terrorists. He’s just waiting for his tax refund to do it. Frustrated by a slick social media campaign on the Internet by the Islamic State that authorities

  • Why Christians can’t ignore the mote in their eye

    Why Christians can’t ignore the mote in their eye

    By Tom Ehrich Religion News Service Despite the fuming of a former Republican governor, President Obama didn’t offend “every believing Christian in the United States” when he noted at a national prayer breakfast that we, too, “committed terrible deeds” in the name of our religion. I, for one, was pleased to have us called back

  • ‘Our three winners’ gunned down in North Carolina

    ‘Our three winners’ gunned down in North Carolina

    By Aatif Ali Bokhari TMO Managing Editor Three Muslims studying at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill were found gunned down in their off-campus condo in an attack that many are speculating is a hate crime. The Guardian reported “Craig Stephen Hicks, who turned himself in, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in connection

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