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Muslim Woman Bridges Faiths to Advance Progressive Goals

Muslim Woman Bridges Faiths to Advance Progressive Goals

Samuel G. Freedman Faiza N. Ali paced across the plaza outside City Hall in Lower Manhattan, consulting a to-do list and juggling the messages on two BlackBerries. How was the turnout? Were the speakers prepped? One minister had already alerted Ms. Ali that he was running late. Another of her colleagues had gone to Borough

Muslim Athletes Must Balance the Call to Fast With a Desire to Compete

Muslim Athletes Must Balance the Call to Fast With a Desire to Compete

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — When the Qatari sprinter Noor al-Malki makes her debut at the London Olympics, she will not be among those contending for a medal. Breaking her own national record in the 100 meters will be enough of a prize. But even this modest goal presents a challenge. Al-Malki, 17, whose oil-and-gas rich

Ahead of elections, French Muslims feel like scapegoats for nation’s problems

Ahead of elections, French Muslims feel like scapegoats for nation’s problems

Richard Allen Greene, CNN Clichy-sous-Bois, France (CNN) - There’s no doubt in university student Ouissem Satouri’s mind about who he is. He’s Muslim. And he’s French. And there’s no contradiction between the two. “I’m sitting here with you in a French cafe, wearing French clothes and having a French book in my bag, and I’m never

Illinois Religious Diversity: State Among Nation’s Most Diverse, Muslim Faith State’s Fastest Growing

Illinois Religious Diversity: State Among Nation’s Most Diverse, Muslim Faith State’s Fastest Growing

According to data released this week, while no longer the nation’s most religiously diverse state, Illinois is now home to the second-highest number of different religious faiths. And one faith, in particular, is experiencing rapid growth in the Prairie State: While Roman Catholics continue to rank as both the nation’s and state’s largest religious group,

Muslims See Little Backlash After Boston Bombing

Muslims See Little Backlash After Boston Bombing

Rachel Zoll NEW YORK — It looked like the backlash was starting even before the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were identified as Muslim. Hours after the explosions, a Bangladeshi man told police he was dubbed an “Arab” and beaten in New York. A veiled Muslim woman in a city near Boston said she

I’m Muslim, and I hate terrorism

I’m Muslim, and I hate terrorism

Dean Obeidallah (CNN) – I’m an American-Muslim and I despise Islamic terrorists. In fact, despise is not even a strong enough word to convey my true feelings about those who kill innocent people in the name of Islam. I hate them with every fiber of my being. I’m not going to tell you, “Islam is a

West Broward High School girls show support for Muslim teammate

West Broward High School girls show support for Muslim teammate

Christy Cabrera Chirinos HOLLYWOOD — Most of them will never know what it’s like to be taunted for their faith. They’ll likely never be bullied or physically attacked for what they wear or have racial epithets thrown their way. But on Thursday afternoon, some members of the West Broward High flag football team took a

My Take: My hijab is my hoodie

My Take: My hijab is my hoodie

Linda Sarsour (CNN) - I’ve been among the millions mourning the killing of Trayvon Martin, but I’m also mourning the fact that another recent killing has gotten little national attention. Last week, a 32-year old Iraqi Muslim mother named Shaima Alawadi was found brutally beaten with a tire iron in her El Cajon, California, home and

1001 Inventions

Multimedia Video: 1001 Inventions and The Library of Secrets Oscar-winning actor and screen legend Sir Ben Kingsley has taken the starring role in this short feature film about the scientific heritage of Muslim civilisation

Zahra Lari, the ‘Ice Princess’ in the hijab

Zahra Lari, the ‘Ice Princess’ in the hijab

AFP – From the sand dunes of the Rub al Khali desert to the snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites in northern Italy, Emirati teen Zahra Lari made figure skating history this week. The 17-year-old not only became the first figure skater from the Gulf to compete in an international competition but the first to do