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Muslim Americans assert solidarity with Black Lives Matter, finding unity within a diverse faith group

The killing of George Floyd took place at the doorstep of Muslim America.He was killed in front of Cup Foods, a store owned by an Arab American Muslim, whose teenage employee – also a Muslim – had earlier reported to police that Floyd tried to use a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes.Muslim American businesses are common in lower-income areas, such as the part of Minneapolis where Floyd died after a police officer knelt on his neck. And as the writer Moustafa Bayoumi has noted, this puts sto...
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Republicans Back Away From House Candidate Ted Howze Over Online Posts

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — National and state Republicans have withdrawn their support from a California congressional candidate over offensive online posts about Muslims and Hillary Clinton that he says are not his words. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has called the posts disturbing but has not withdrawn his endorsement of Ted Howze, who is facing freshman Democrat Josh Harder in the farm belt’s swing 10th District. However, McCarthy said in a statement that he “will take action immediatel...
Tags: Congress, California, Ap, Hillary Clinton, House, Republican Party, Muslims, Mccarthy, Democratic, Tom Steyer, Democratic National Committee, Kevin McCarthy, Tom Emmer, California Republican Party, California Labor Federation, Modesto Bee


Six heart-warming stories of Muslims coming to the aid of Hindus in #Corona season: How come no swami, yogi, baba, guru or godman has the nerve to speak for “communal harmony” any more?

*** Coronavirus has been communalised to such a degree in India by the usual suspects—and their “useful idiots” in the media—it should leave genuine Hindus aghast at what is being done to their great religion in their name, even at a time like this, by its militant-mutant form. The pandemic has exposed many faultlines in an India under Narendra Modi, but none more distressing than the silence of the swamis, yogis, gurus, babas and other #HashtagHindus to the advertised inhumanity of their folk ...
Tags: Travel, India, Narendra Modi, Muslim, Muslims, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Corona, Ravi Shankar, Bhopal, Bulandshahr, Bhavnagar, COVID, Bai Verma, Venu Mudiraj, Ranjan Bhadreshwara


‘Hate Is Being Preached Openly Against Us.’ After Delhi Riots, Muslims in India Fear What’s Next

Surrounded by smoldering houses and the blackened skeletons of burned-out cars, Mohammed Efaz picked his way through the streets of Khajuri Khas, a neighborhood in north-east Delhi . The 32 year-old Muslim said he would never return to India’s capital after what he saw happen here last week. “We will never come back here to live among Hindus,” Efaz told TIME on Saturday as he loaded a burlap sack into his small truck, preparing to travel back to his home village. “The divide betwee...
Tags: News, Stanford, India, Uncategorized, BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Getty Images, Pakistan, Muslim, Delhi, New Delhi, London School Of Economics, Bose, Muslims, South Asia


Muslim Voters Are Ready to Flex Their Muscle in Virginia Primary—and Mike Bloomberg Will Be Sorry

No one has ever seen this level of involvement by the Muslim community in a presidential election before. And not just in Michigan, which has long been known for having a large Muslim population active in politics. But even places like Iowa, where Muslim Americans were very active in this year’s Democratic caucus.And come Tuesday, we may see Muslims tip the balance in Virginia’s tight Democratic primary given the tremendous spike in Muslim Americans becoming active in politics there since 2016. ...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, Virginia, Massachusetts, New York City, Israel, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Syria, Iowa, Middle East, Palestine, Muslim, Warren, Michigan


WATCH: Bloomberg Claims Mass Suspicionless Muslim American Surveillance was “exactly within the law” and “the right thing to do”

Targeted Suspicionless Mass Surveillance of Muslims is Illegal Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg claimed in an interview with PBS New Hour that the mass suspicionless surveillance of Muslim Americans was “exactly within the law” and “the right thing to do”.  The program was conducted as a joint effort between the NYPD and the CIA aimed at Muslims not only in NYC, but as well in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, and elsewhere.  It targeted mosques, university student associations, community le...
Tags: NYC, Religion, Bloomberg, Surveillance, Aclu, Civil Rights, Muslim, Raf, Cia, Pbs, Nypd, Civil rights movement, Michael Bloomberg, Muslims, Primary, Sanders


Narendra Modi Looks the Other Way as New Delhi Burns

Two days before the anti-Muslim riots began in Delhi this week, a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet said Muslims should have been sent to Pakistan in 1947 during the partition of India. Giriraj Singh, Minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries in the Modi Government, said “It is the time to commit ourselves to the nation. Before 1947, [Muhammad Ali] Jinnah pushed for an Islamic nation. It was a big lapse by our ancestors that we’re paying the price for. If at that time Musli...
Tags: News, India, Uncategorized, BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, United States, Pakistan, Muslim, Bill, Muhammad Ali, Delhi, Mumbai, Donald Trump, New Delhi, Muslims


Meet Joe Biden’s Muslim Outreach Coordinator: A Supporter Of Narendra Modi And His Islamophobic, Hindu Nationalist Agenda

Once widely regarded as the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, Joe Biden now finds himself in a struggling campaign. Nevertheless, despite poor performances in early states, many see Saturday’s South Carolina primary as his chance to bounce back. To a large part of the Democratic establishment, Biden is still the man who can replace Donald Trump, a widely unpopular president who has been a part of a wave of far-right Islamophobic heads of state around the world, from Israel...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Featured, Obama, China, Germany, India, Israel, Religion, BJP, Narendra Modi, US, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, World


Delhi protests: India's worst religious violence in decades – video report

The death toll from some of the worst religious violence in Delhi in decades has risen to more than 20, as Muslims fled their homes and several mosques in the capital burned after attacks by Hindu rioters. Clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups that began on Sunday showed no sign of abating, with reports of hundreds injured from gunshot wounds, acid burns, stabbings and wounds from beatings and peltings with stonesDelhi protests: death toll climbs amid worst religious violence for decadesAnti-M...
Tags: India, Religion, Narendra Modi, South and Central Asia, Muslim, Delhi, Muslims, Modi


Death toll rises from Hindu-Muslim clashes in New Delhi after Trump leaves India

At least 20 people have now died in street clashes between Hindus and Muslims in northeastern New Delhi, India's capital. The violence stems from months of protests against a divisive citizenship law pushed through by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which offers legal status to every prominent religious minority except Muslims, who make up 14 percent of India's population.The protests against the law had been peaceful until Sunday, when ...
Tags: News, Congress, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Harvard, New York Times, Associated Press, Times, Delhi, New Delhi, Muslims, Bernie Sanders, Shah, Trump


Lessons And Reflections On The Death Of Kobe Bryant | Mufti Abdullah Nana

On January 26, 2020, Kobe Bryant tragically passed away from this world after his helicopter crashed. The news of his death sent shockwaves around the world and millions expressed their grief and shared their condolences. His death and his legacy struck a chord with countless people who shared interesting personal stories about Kobe, what he meant to them, how much he inspired them, and the positive change that he generated.     Kobe’s death saddened me. Despite knowing and preaching about th...
Tags: Featured, Leadership, Life, Religion, Sports, Islam, Basketball, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Prophet, Muslims, Mentors, Dreams, Lessons, Work Ethic, Mike


Beware the politics of identity. They help legitimise the toxic far right | Kenan Malik

The vile ideas behind the Hanau attack have moved from the fringe to the mainstream“Hate is a poison that… is responsible for far too many crimes,” said the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, after the killing of nine people in a far-right terror attack on two shisha bars in the German town of Hanau last week. “This is neither rightwing nor leftwing terror, it’s the crazy act of a deranged man,” responded Jörg Meuthen, a spokesman for the virulently anti-immigrant Alternative für Deutschland (AfD...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Race, World news, Muslims, Kenan Malik, Hanau, Jörg Meuthen, Walter Lübcke, Hanau shootings, Halle Days


Maha Shivaratri Hindu Festival

Friday 21st FebruaryMaha Shivaratri Hindu Festival 49 of the population of Mauritius are Hindus followed by Christians 32 Muslims 17 and Buddhists 0.4.When the sun sets on the day of Maha Shivaratri the celebrations begin with
Tags: Travel, Muslims, Mauritius, Buddhists


Dr. Ihsan Bagby Fighting Hate Speech

This January 22nd, Muslims from all over the state of Kentucky arrived at the State Capitol Building in Frankfurt for the first Muslim Day.  Attendees pray in the Rotunda and received training on how to advocate for issues affecting the Muslim community. They came with a message of love, but unfortunately, some were met with hate. Muslim students attending the first Kentucky Muslim Day at the state’s Capital were met by a group of protesters who shouted hateful speech at the children over megap...
Tags: Kentucky, Religion, Uncategorized, America, Frankfurt, Muslim, Jesus, Muslims, University of Kentucky, Council on American Islamic Relations, Frankfort, State Capitol Building, Ihsan Bagby, Bagby, University of Michigan Waheeda Muhammad


Bloomberg Must Answer for Muslim Surveillance Program at Debate

Michael Bloomberg has deservedly been on the receiving end of a deluge of tough questions about his racist “stop and frisk” policy that he vocally defended as mayor of New York City. This program was ultimately deemed unconstitutional by a federal judge but not before over 5 million black and Latino New Yorkers were stopped by the NYPD during the 12-year period the program was in place. And worse, as the ACLU notes, “Nearly 90 percent of young black and Latino men stopped were innocent.”Since ru...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Virginia, New York City, Bloomberg, Aclu, New York Times, New Jersey, Muslim, Bill De Blasio, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Muslims, Mike Bloomberg, City College of New York


The Anatomy of Hate

This documentary was produced in partnership with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system. Five years ago, three Muslim college students were gunned down in their home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by a white neighbor, Craig Hicks. Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha, two of the victims, were newlyweds. They were enjoying dinner with the bride’s sister, Razan Abu-Salha, who was also killed. Police labeled the crime a parking dispute,...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, America, Fbi, Muslim, Muslims, Hate Crimes, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill North Carolina, Yusor Abu Salha, Razan Abu Salha, Chapel Hill Shooting, Muslims in America, Craig Hicks Deah Barakat


Jewish leaders seek better policing of online hate speech

Jewish leaders called Friday for better policing of hate speech on social media platforms over concerns prompted by recent attacks that people on the margins of society are being incited online to violence. Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis and chief rabbi of Moscow, said online radicalization was giving rise not only to more anti-Semitic incidents, but also hate crimes directed at Muslims and others. “The strength and power given by social media to peop...
Tags: News, Moscow, Muslims, Pinchas Goldschmidt, New Zealand Germany


Book Review – British Muslims: New Directions in Islamic Thought, Creativity and Activism by Philip Lewis and Sadek Hamid

British Muslims: New Directions in Islamic Thought, Creativity and Activism. Philip Lewis and Sadek Hamid. Edinburgh University Press. 2018. In the 2000s, living as a Muslim in the UK opened up many new repertoires and horizons of identities, aspirations and pieties. Philip Lewis’ and Sadek Hamid’s book ‘British Muslims – New directions in Islamic thought, creativity and activism’ takes the reader through a series of examples of the hopes and tragedies, concerns and ambitions, fun and grief, re...
Tags: Europe, UK, Religion, Britain, Islam, Bradford, Muslim, Muslims, Muslim Council, MCB, Philip Lewis, CLOSER Review of Books, Sadek Hamid, Sadek Hamid Edinburgh University Press, Muslim Women Council, Deobandi School


The Islamic Perspectives And Rulings on Rape and Sexual Assault

  The post The Islamic Perspectives And Rulings on Rape and Sexual Assault appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
Tags: Featured, Sexual Assault, Religion, Women, Society, Rape, Islam, Men, Muslims, Featured Home, Featured Society, Featured Video, Hena Zuberi, Saba Syed, Dr. Yasir Qadhi


Black Youth Matter: Stopping the Cycle of Racial Inequality in Our Ranks

As we joined the rest of America in celebrating Black History Month and commemorating the legacy of the civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., with tweets, infographics, and sharing famous quotes, racism and colorism continue to plague the Muslim community.   When we hear of a weekend course about the illustrious muadhin of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, Bilal Ibn Raba’ah, may Allah be pleased with him, or a whitewashed cartoon movie based loosely on his life, we flock to the l...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Children, Religion, America, Society, Racism, Islam, Muslim, Prejudice, Mecca, Tamir Rice, Baltimore, Social Justice, Martin Luther King Jr, Muslims


How to reach Deaf Muslims for Christ

International (MNN) -- Many reports on Mission Network News describe how God is moving in the Muslim world. Today, a Deaf believer describes how God's Spirit is stirring Deaf Muslim hearts. A believer we’ll call “Zed” was born Deaf to Muslim parents in Central Asia. Through an interpreter, Zed describes how coming to Christ created both friction and Gospel opportunity in his Deaf community at college. “The Deaf world, as you might know, is so small,” he begins. “Word got around rather qu...
Tags: John, Deaf, Christ, Muslims, Mission Network News, Zed, Felix Koutchinski, Unsplash Zed


Death In A Valley Town, Part 4 – The Psychology of Forgiveness

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Previous Chapters of Death in a Valley Town:  1. Moving Day.  2. The Black Jesus. 3. A Fighter and a Thief. Jinx The hot tea stung Yahya’s bruised mouth and swollen lip, but he did his best to drink as he sat in Imam Saleh’s living room, sipping from a small ornate glass, and eating a bit of baklawa. It had been two days since his release from the hospital. The Imam tried to refill his glass from an old-fashioned looking Moroccan teapot...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Fiction, Religion, Fresno, Walmart, Culture, Racism, Islam, Chad, Fgm, Prophet, Muslims, Maya Angelou, Ames, Hatred


An Unprecedented Opportunity among Muslims

I spent an hour on the phone yesterday with a kid who grew up in one of my previous churches. I have to be vague because he now works in a high-security Muslim country where it is illegal to share Christ. I was absolutely amazed at what God was doing through him and others in nations that we consider our enemies and which are often seen as closed to the gospel. For lack of time, I will simply give you a list of reactions to our conversation. 1. Don’t give up on those annoying kids you minister t...
Tags: Facebook, Isis, Africa, Religion, America, Iran, Taiwan, Muslim, Jesus, Al Qaeda, God, Christ, Muslims, Corinthians, Jonah, Jesus Christ


No-Nuptial Agreements: Maybe Next Time, Don’t Get Married

 “Nikah is part of my sunnah, and whoever does not follow my sunnah has nothing to do with me.” –Muhammad , Narrated by Aisha Many Muslims have experienced marriage, then suffered a subsequent divorce as a financial, emotional, and social meat grinder. Some critics have noted the divorce system seemingly exists primarily to benefit itself; the lawyers: mental health experts, investigators, forensic accountants. They form an entire industry dedicated to extracting the wealth of a disintegrating ...
Tags: Featured, Marriage, Law, California, Relationships, Massachusetts, Religion, Women, Los Angeles, Society, Divorce, United States, Marvin, Islam, Men, Family Court


How China Taught Me to Understand Islam

How much do you feel like you understand Islam and Muslims? If you meet somebody and they tell you that they are part of the Islamic faith, what is your first thought? China doesn’t have a great track record in dealing with Islam, but my experience living in the Xinjiang region has taught me a lot about my Muslim friends. I grew up in a part of America that offered very little contact with Muslims, so moving to the Chinese province of Xinjiang was quite a shock. Over 50% of the popu...
Tags: Travel, China, America, Blog, Syria, Middle East, Islam, Muslim, Jihad, Xinjiang, Muslims, Urumqi, Asia China, Uyghur, China taught me, Islam Misconception


Saudi Cleric Visits Auschwitz and Reaches Out to Polish Jews

(Bloomberg) -- As world politics overshadows the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, arguably the most remarkable visitor to Poland isn’t part of any official state delegation.Mohammad Al-Issa, secretary general of the Mecca-based Muslim World League, visited the Nazi death camp on Thursday and was headed to the Museum of Polish Jews in Warsaw before breaking bread with local Jewish leaders for Shabbat on Friday. The four-day trip is unprecedented for such a powerful Muslim cleric.T...
Tags: Europe, News, Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Israel, Jerusalem, Bloomberg, Iran, Gaza, United Nations, Poland, Nazi, Jeff Bezos, Mecca, Beirut


Death In A Valley Town, Part 3 – A Fighter And A Thief

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Previous Chapters of Death in a Valley Town:  1. Moving Day.  2. The Black Jesus Zombies Zombies were overrunning the world. Yahya was trying to hold his own, but it was hard. Hitting them in the head, like in the movies, didn’t work. To kill them you had to hack at the base of their spines with an axe or ice pick. Hack attack. The pick trick. It was brutal, sickening work. To make matters worse, many of them retained their minds and pe...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Japan, Featured, Guantanamo, California, Fiction, Damn, Religion, Walmart, Story, Chicago, Live, Culture, Islam, Wisconsin


Death in a Valley Town, Part 2 – The Black Jesus

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Previous Chapters of Death in a Valley Town:  1. Moving Day. Author’s note, 1-5-2020: It’s been a while since I posted Chapter 1. Please go back and re-read it, as I expanded it and added some important details. I also changed the title, which was formerly”To Kill a Muslim”. The Slap At first everything had gone beautifully. Seeing the raghead dropped like a buck in hunting season, that had been awesome! Chad cheered and laughed, shoutin...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Featured, Guantanamo, Fiction, Religion, America, Culture, Islam, Chad, Jesus, Alan, Islamophobia, Jay, Muslims, White Supremacy


To Kill a Muslim, Part 2 – The Black Jesus

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Previous Chapters of To Kill A Muslim:  1. Moving Day. Author’s note, 1-5-2020: It’s been a while since I posted Chapter 1. Please go back and re-read it, as I expanded it and added some important details. The Slap At first everything had gone beautifully. Seeing the raghead dropped like a buck in hunting season, that had been awesome! Chad cheered and laughed, shouting, “Pick it up, pick it up!” What his coach used to shout at him when ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Featured, Guantanamo, Fiction, Religion, America, Culture, Islam, Chad, Jesus, Alan, Islamophobia, Jay, Muslims, White Supremacy


CAA – NRC Row: Why There Is More To It Than An Attack On Secular Ethos

‘Indian Muslims have nothing to fear. No one knows what CAA/NRC is all about. They are simply protesting because they are misled’, thus proclaimed a former classmate of mine who himself left India for brighter prospects during PM Narendra Modi’s regime but continues to believe in his promise of ‘acche din’ (good days). Today the whole of India is divided over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which is to be followed by the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Thousands of student...
Tags: Politics, Featured, India, Religion, BJP, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, World, Afghanistan, Current Affairs, Islam, Civil Rights, Myanmar, Caa, Injustice, NRC