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Archived Since:June 6, 2008

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TRANSCRIPT – Trump’s Speech to Muslim Leaders: This is a “Battle Between Good and Evil”

yesterdayReligion / Islam : altmuslim

President Trump made his first speech on foreign soil today in Saudi Arabia, in which he proposed a "coalition of nations" to stamp out extremism, acknowledged the vast number of Muslims who have been the victims of terrorism, called out Iran, and charged Muslim leaders with expelling extremism and terrorism from their nations. Show More Summary

The Religion (Islam) Between Immigrant Parents and their Children on Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None”

3 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

On Aziz Ansari's "Netflix" comedy, "Master of None," the "Religion" episode tackles the differences between parents' religion and that of their children. But between the religious and serious and nonreligious and fun, is there any room for those living in between?

How Ramadan Can Boost Some Towards Salafism

5 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

It is clear that Ramadan and the social activities it fosters – such as tarawih and iftar – has helped to create an environment in which conservative practices, such as the niqab, are judged by the women to be right and praiseworthy, rather than extreme and embarrassing, and has led some to embrace Salafism.

A Muslim Sexual Abuse Survivor Pushes Back

last weekReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Regardless of these ongoing battles of community shaming, I am not defeated. I will not stop speaking out about my being a survivor of sexual abuse. I will break these barriers and keep the conversation going. I will share my story and fight.

In Battling FGM, We Must Center Muslims Women and Girls

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Samar Kaukab Here is a well-known aphorism: It is hard to see that which is invisible. Take oxygen. It surrounds us; without it we would cease to exist. Yet, most of us do not walk around “seeing” oxygen. Like oxygen, there are other invisibilities that permeate our worlds, are unavoidable even. Unlike oxygen, sometimes [Read More...]

Senate Holds Hearings on Hate Crimes, But No Muslims Were Invited to Speak

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee for holding a hearing on “Responses to the Increase in Religious Hate Crimes” at a time when the topic could not be more relevant. But, it is disappointing that no Muslims were invited to speak at the hearing, especially since hate crimes against Muslim Americans are on the rise.

In Trump’s America, are Islamic Schools a Better Choice then Public Schools?

3 weeks agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Whether to send a child to public or private school is an important decision that is usually driven by the views of parents regarding the type of education they want to provide their children, and the extent to which they can financially support private schools. Show More Summary

On Modesty and Similarities Between Pence and the Prophet Muhammad

last monthReligion / Islam : altmuslim

It’s a hypocrisy to project a subconscious motivation of misogyny on Mr. Pence when the prophet of Islam (PBUH) himself invoked similar principles in his own lifetime. Owing to the heightened surveillance and scrutiny he was under, Prophet...Show More Summary

American Muslims Mourn the Loss of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam

last monthReligion / Islam : altmuslim

News of the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, sent shock waves through American Muslim communities across the country. Abdus-Salaam became a judge for the New York City Civil Court in 1992 and served on the bench of the New York Supreme Court from 1993 to 2009. Show More Summary

Turkey’s Unethical Interference in American (Muslim) Civic Society is Dangerous

last monthReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Why is the Turkish AKP government, which is viewed by their followers and sympathizers as exemplars of Islam, adopting tactics favored by anti-Muslim groups? Why does a foreign government feel obliged to warn U.S. citizens about “infiltration”? Is the U.S. government not capable to keeping its own citizens safe?

The Way We Talk about Muslim Women is All Wrong

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

We have a responsibility to the cohort of Muslim women who are doing their best to be good people in their everyday lives.

In Search of Muslim Foster Families

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

There are lists of Muslim foster children, domestic and abroad, that are currently waiting for licensed foster homes to welcome them. It is our communal responsibility to care for these children and ensure their deen is nurtured.

6 Misconceptions Held about Salafi Muslims

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Salafism, often referred to as "Wahhabism," is widely regarded as a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam that fuels a hard line view of Islam and subjugates women. Some even lump ISIS and Salafism together -- casting suspicion upon the thousands of Muslims who identify as Salafi in the West. Show More Summary

How do Honor Killings and Women’s Rights Factor into the #MuslimBan 2.0?

2 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

On March 6th, Trump replaced the original ban with a new one that not only excludes immigrants from six Muslim majority countries but also requires the government to collect data surrounding the frequency of “honor killings” in the U.S. Show More Summary

#MuslimBan 2.0 Executive Order Goes from Seven to Six Countries

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

After anticipating and analyzing for weeks what President Donald Trump's new version of the travel #MuslimBan would entail, the 2.0 version was signed by the president today, removing Iraq from the original list of seven countries and listing more details regarding green card and visa holders.

Between Disengagement and Changing Paradigms – A New Path for America’s Mosques

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

How does one resolve these two parallel realities – that while there are fewer people going to mosques than before, houses of worship can and often do help congregants integrate more into American society? Is a mosque revolution the answer?

On Malcolm X, Blackness and Muslim-ness Through the Lens of Ta-Nehisi Coates

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

How, are we to understand Malcolm X's legacy at a time when a prominent face of American Islam has spoken out against the movement for Black Lives even as calls for solidarity between Muslims and communities of color in the age of Trump are invoking his name anew? Viewing Malcolm X through the Ta-Nehisi Coates' book, "Between the World and Me" is a good place to start.

#Activism: How Muslims Became Maryland’s Premier Political Force

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Aside from the obvious refrain many have gotten used to me sharing -- that there is not a single Muslim elected to any office at the county, state or federal level in Montgomery County -- there are other reasons that the Muslim Democratic Club’s political success should matter to every Democrat in our county and beyond. Show More Summary

On Black American Muslim Contributions to the Fabric of Our Society

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Over the years, many Black American Muslims have been at the forefront of articulating Islamic thought for the growing American Muslim community. But, this seems to have changed as a dominant narrative has taken over.

Working with LGBTQ & Other Allies – Moving Beyond the Kumbaya in Interfaith Work

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

It’s time to move beyond the holding hands and singing kumbaya. It’s time to make alliances with folks we don’t typically ally with. It’s time to have difficult conversations about difficult subjects. It’s time to recognize who has stood up for us and stand up for them as well, even if we don’t align theologically -- we align as humans.

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