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A new weapon of Islamist extremists is…poetry?

A new weapon of Islamist extremists is…poetry?

By Asma Afsaruddin Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington Militant Islamist groups have a number of strategies for recruiting vulnerable young men to their cause. They produce videos, tap into social media and write fiery pamphlets with overblown rhetoric. But they’re also increasingly turning ...


Why defeating ISIS with military might is starry eyed idealism

Why defeating ISIS with military might is starry eyed idealism

By David Alpher Just this past weekend of July 4, US-led coalition aircraft targeted the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria. It was one of the “largest deliberate engagements to date,” said a coalition spokesman, and it was executed “to deny [ISIS] the ability to move military capabilities throughout Syria ...

A Case for the Bivocational Imam

A Case for the Bivocational Imam

By Imam Khalis Rashaad Unless you’re living under a rock somewhere, you’ve probably heard something of the numerous stories of Imams leaving their posts. These are not your normal run of the mill, unqualified religious preachers. These brothers are the cream of the crop. Furthermore they are relevant, speak well, ...

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Charlie Hebdo: No more Prophet cartoons

OnIslam & Newspapers Almost six months after the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, its new editor revealed that he will no longer draw cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him), to avoid being possessed by its critique of Islam. “The mistakes you could blame Islam for can ...

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Rabbi and Muslim make connection in God’s work

By Laura Fawaz, TMO Contributing Reporter Novi, MI–Rabbi Avrohom Susskind made a connection with a local Muslim doctor that lead to the usage of his building for a new Jewish’s Center in Novi, free of charge. In 2005 Rabbi Susskind was in touch with the Jewish Federation, a partnership of ...

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Dr. Sherman Jackson: ‘build people up, don’t tear them down’

  By Aatif Ali Bokhari TMO Managing Editor American Muslims and their allies packed the Burton Manor Banquet Center last Sunday in Livonia for the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Michigan 15th annual fundraising dinner. The keynote speaker was Professor Sherman Jackson, visiting from the University of Southern California. CAIR-MI honored retired ...

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Muslim Comic Tickles Funny Bone on Sirius XM

Muslim Comic Tickles Funny Bone on Sirius XM

By Aatif Ali Bokhari TMO Managing Editor Dean Obeidallah. For the first time ever a Muslim comic will be airing a comedy show on Sirius XM. Former attorney and standup comedian Dean Obeidallah will host the satellite radio station live every Saturday from 10 AM to Noon on Channel 121. ...

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Plans for Muslim cemetery opposed

FARMERSVILLE,TX–Plans by the Islamic Association of Collin County to develop a cemetery in Farmersville have attracted vocal opposition from residents. The proposal hasn’t even been discussed yet in the council as it isn’t ready for vote. But some residents are already venting their anger at the project with some threatening ...

  • Cats and Islam

    Cats and Islam

    Arabs in the 7th century believed that the cat was pure spirited. Pre-Islamic Arabs are said to have worshipped a Golden Cat. The Prophet Muhammad (s) was tender and kind towards cats. He appreciated cats. Muhammad’s (s) favorite cat was called Muezza. There is a well known story regarding the ...

    I was forced to accept Islam

    I was forced to accept Islam

    By Danielle LoDuca OnIslam.net I never aspired to be a Muslim. I didn’t even want to be a Christian. The whole concept of ‘organized religion’ was distasteful. I sought to use my mind, not resort to some ancient book for assistance in living my life. If you had offered me ...

    Review of Talfazat Box

    Review of Talfazat Box

    By Adil James Muslim Media News Service (MMNS) Farmington, MI – I recently had the opportunity to review the Talfazat (http://www.talfazat.com) television box supplied by Neulion–one of the advertisers we are proud to have in this newspaper. Bottom line:  For $30 per month, this is a reliable way to get 24 ...

  • Muslim Comic Tickles Funny Bone on Sirius XM

    Muslim Comic Tickles Funny Bone on Sirius XM

    By Aatif Ali Bokhari TMO Managing Editor Dean Obeidallah. For the first time ever a Muslim comic will be airing a comedy show on Sirius XM. Former attorney and standup comedian Dean Obeidallah will host the satellite radio station live every Saturday from 10 AM to Noon on Channel 121. ...

    Living in the Shadows of the Glittering World

    Living in the Shadows of the Glittering World

    A Personal Account of Living with Depression By: Tasniya Sultana The henna decorated on the palms of each hand. The red sari with golden embroidery wrapped around the bride’s body glittering like the radiant sun. The make up, the shoes, the churiyas (bangles) made of red and gold, adored the ...

    Muslim women in Arizona promote World Hijab Day to spread information and modesty

    Muslim women in Arizona promote World Hijab Day to spread information and modesty

    By Nidah Chatriwala World Hijab Day, which is celebrated on Feb. 1 encourages women to experience Muslim head scarves also known as hijab, for one day. This year, a group of Muslim Arizonans organized an event outside of Tempe Public Library during which they shared Islamic literature and distributed scarves, ...

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