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Islam In America: Mosques See Dramatic Increase

Islam In America: Mosques See Dramatic Increase

By Jaweed Kaleem In the decade since 9/11, American Muslims and mosques have come under a close lens, from congressional hearings on radicalization to campaigns against mosque construction projects and anti-Sharia legislation proposals in dozens of states. Despite such difficulties, a comprehensive survey of American mosque leaders released Wednesday reveals that the number of mosques in the

Not All Islam Is Radical Islam

Not All Islam Is Radical Islam

By Noah Fitzgerel “The portrayal of Muslims as victims or heroes is at best partially accurate.” When Newsweek published this sentence from Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s “The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World” on February 6, the publication stooped to a new low. The article that Ms. Ali wrote was simply a well-worded rendition of an alarming new

Muslim Women Take Back the Mic on International Women’s Day

Muslim Women Take Back the Mic on International Women’s Day

Everyone has an opinion about Muslim women, even those — especially those — who have never met one. As Muslim women born and raised in America, we are tired of hearing everyone — politicians, pundits, men and women of other faiths (or those not adhering to any faith) — talk about Muslim women without ever

Record Muslims Embrace Muslim Faith in UK

Record Muslims Embrace Muslim Faith in UK

The number of Britons choosing to become Muslims has nearly doubled in the past decade, according to one of the most comprehensive attempts to estimate how many people have embraced Islam. Following the global spread of violent Islamism, British Muslims have faced more scrutiny, criticism and analysis than any other religious community. Yet, despite the

‘What if my daughter is afraid of her?’

‘What if my daughter is afraid of her?’

By Jenn Hardy Not too long ago, if I saw a woman walking down the street with her face covered by a niqab, I would feel it was my duty to glare. As a non-religious feminist, I had decided that a woman who covers her face is oppressed – that she is uneducated, and that

Reflections of a Non-Muslim

Reflections of a Non-Muslim

By Erin Smith On April 21, 2011, I donned hijab (the headscarf worn by many Muslim women) as a participant in International Scarves in Solidarity Day, an event organized both in response to legislation banning various forms of Islamic clothing, as well as in support of women’s right to dress as they deem appropriate, whatever

A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale

Near the corner of Westchester Avenue and Pugsley Street in Parkchester, just off the elevated tracks of the No. 6 train, Yaakov Wayne Baumann stood outside a graffiti-covered storefront on a chilly Saturday morning. Suited up in a black overcoat with a matching wide-brimmed black fedora, the thickly bearded 42-year-old chatted with elderly congregants as

At 27, new imam represents a homegrown American Islam

At 27, new imam represents a homegrown American Islam

By Tim Townsend ST. LOUIS – At just 27 years old, Asif Umar is the new imam of Daar-ul-Islam mosque, the largest mosque in the St. Louis area. The son of Indian immigrants is devoted to the city’s sports teams, marking the end of Ramadan with a St. Louis Blues hockey game. He also represents

Muslims Struggle to Find Suitable Candidate

Muslims Struggle to Find Suitable Candidate

By Ambreen Ali The presidential candidates of both parties are competing for cash and votes on every front, with one possible exception. Muslim Americans, particularly conservatives, say they feel slighted this election cycle. Rather than court Muslims, Republican candidates have been competing for the toughest stance on national security and openly discussing whether Muslims should

Rumi Khan: 12-Year-Old App Creator

Rumi Khan: 12-Year-Old App Creator

There are now more than 500,000 iPhone apps, and one of them is the creation of Rumi Khan, a 12-year-old student at Newark Charter School. The Delaware Department of Education recently recognized Rumi’s efforts to create and distribute “Dare to be Square: The Adventure of the Red Square.” Rumi designed the game, wrote the code