To Stop Anti-Muslim Rhetoric, Media Coverage of Muslims Must Improve

Rowaida Abdelaziz We live in an era where Islamophobia impacts almost every aspect of life. We see this on a grassroots level, where children are being bullied for their faith and employees are being discriminated at work. We see it institutionally, now more than ever, where Islamophobia prevails [...]

2019-10-28T13:41:41+00:00October 28th, 2019|American Muslims, Islamophobia, Terrorism|

Muslims in Entertainment and Anti-Intellectualism

Over the past several decades, Muslims have been portrayed as “mysterious” and "radicalized" in different platforms from news to entertainment. Political officials have used international events and organizations to highlight extremism and violence. Early examples like the Iranian hostage crisis, mujahideen, and the Gulf Wars planted misconceptions about the realities [...]

2018-05-29T15:23:47+00:00May 29th, 2018|American Muslims, Terrorism|

The Muslims Equal Islam Argument

Even though the terms “Islam” and “Muslims” are constantly mentioned in major media outlets, there is still considerable ignorance about both. Islam is often portrayed as a monolithic tradition that oppresses women, incites violence, and is at complete odds with modernity. Muslims are viewed as inherently violent, tribal, anti-Western, backward [...]

2018-03-19T16:39:22+00:00March 18th, 2018|FAQs, Islam, Jihad, Terrorism, Women in Islam|

Is ISIS Islamic?

When the word Islam is mentioned, the images that might come to some people’s minds are that of violent and angry extremists. One must question where these images come from and if they represent Islam and the norm in the Muslim world and communities. If our information about the Muslim [...]

2018-01-03T00:10:46+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Terrorism|

Jihad Explained

By M. Amir Ali, Ph.D.,Published by The Institute of Islamic Information & Education In the linguistic sense, the Arabic word "jihad" means struggling or striving and applies to any effort exerted by anyone. In this sense, a student struggles and strives to get an education and pass course work; [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00November 13th, 2014|Jihad, On Faith, Terrorism|

Worldwide Condemnation of Terrorism

By Abdullah, WhyIslam Associate Prominent Muslim scholars, organizations and movements, representing the vast majority of Muslims worldwide, have repeatedly condemned terrorism, and have spoken out for peace and justice. Following is a very brief list of such open condemnation of terrorism, including statements issued in the wake of the heinous [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:00+00:00September 24th, 2014|Islam and Other Faiths, Terrorism|
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