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Unity Walk celebrates all faiths in remembrance of 9/11

Unity Walk celebrates all faiths in remembrance of 9/11

By Brigid Schulte A microphone reverberated with the deep and sonorous Muslim call to prayer shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday. “Allaaaaaah — uh — Akbar!” An entire congregation bowed its head in prayer — a Jewish synagogue filled with Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Hare Krishnas, Mormons, Pentecostals, Greek Orthodox, Baha’i and others. Just think, one woman

Inside America’s First Muslim Frat House

Inside America’s First Muslim Frat House

By Jo Barrow When someone mentions college fraternities, a group of devout, celibate young men is not the first image that springs to mind. Thanks to endless gross-out Hollywood comedies, people are bombarded by images of privileged men drinking away their degrees at parties with the ubiquitous red and blue Solo cups, but something different

Muslims Need Not Apply

Muslims Need Not Apply

Jenny Pasquarella and Ahilan Arulanantham Tarek Hamdi has lived in the United States for decades. His wife was born here. He raised four daughters here. He works here. He pays taxes here. But when Tarek decided to become a citizen like the rest of his family, the U.S. government blacklisted him to prevent him from

‘New NYPD low’: Muslims outraged by ‘terror enterprise’ mosque probes

‘New NYPD low’: Muslims outraged by ‘terror enterprise’ mosque probes

By Kerry Burke and Tina Moore The NYPD slapped a terrorist organization label on mosques in order to put its members under surveillance, it was revealed Wednesday. Cops opened at least a dozen “terrorism enterprise investigations” after the 9/11 attacks, The Associated Press reported. A confidential NYPD document shows police wanted to place informants on

Jews vs. Muslims

Jews vs. Muslims

Rabbi Levi Welton “The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion.” — Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Whether its jihadi terrorists, crusading rapists or holy conquerors, it seems that our history is replete with great religions creating great suffering. As peace talks between the

Muslims are Heroes Too

Muslims are Heroes Too

Amer Aldeen Even without Rolling Stone’s ill-advised cover, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is likely to haunt the entire nation (especially Boston) for some time. But it’s worth noting how quickly the media turned this ordinary college-going teenager, who was quite literally Caucasian, into something more dangerously foreign – a Muslim – after he committed a heinous act

Review: PBS’ ‘Life of Muhammad’ an earnest effort to enlighten

Review: PBS’ ‘Life of Muhammad’ an earnest effort to enlighten

By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic Whether a case of divine intervention or just fortuitous programming, PBS begins airing “The Life of Muhammad,” a three-part explanation of the history of Islam, on Tuesday, the same day Al Jazeera America makes its debut on the channel formerly known as Current TV. It’s a coincidence that only intensifies the PBS

Swedish women don headscarves after assault on Muslim

Swedish women don headscarves after assault on Muslim

Swedish women have been posting photos of themselves in traditional Muslim headscarves in solidarity with a woman attacked apparently for wearing a veil. Among the protesters from various faiths were politicians and TV hosts. The “hijab outcry” campaigners urged the government to “ensure that Swedish Muslim women are guaranteed the right to… religious freedom”. The

Muslim Converts in Mexico Make Up A Diverse, Fast-Growing Community

Muslim Converts in Mexico Make Up A Diverse, Fast-Growing Community

By Bernd Debusmann MEXICO CITY –  When Moroccan national Said Louahabi arrived in Mexico City in 1994, he and fellow Muslims had to attend religious services at the Pakistani embassy because there were no mosques or Islamic centers. “I started looking for Muslims and a mosque when I first arrived,” Louahabi, an English teacher, told

A French Town Bridges the Gap Between Muslims and Non-Muslims

A French Town Bridges the Gap Between Muslims and Non-Muslims

By Alissa J. Rubin ROUBAIX, France — Wearing head scarves and long skirts, the women glide along the faded back streets of this poor French town as they make their way to the mosque to hear the last prayer of the evening. Like their husbands and brothers, fathers and sons, they feel at home here.