Guest Voices: Muslim

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 12/26/2012

#MyJihad: Campaign to amplify the voice of mainstream Muslims

Muslim American says before formal effort, he sought to properly define jihad via his actions.

By Qasim Rashid  |  01:49 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Qasim Rashid; Islam; Muslims; Muslim; Muhammad; #MyJihad; jihad

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Why (or how) should Muslim Americans ‘celebrate’ Christmas?

Serving mankind is a part of a Muslim’s faith, says author.

By Faheem Younus  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christmas; Faheem Younus; Muslims; December; Muslim youth; Muslims; Islam; Isa; Jesus; Christianity; Merry Christmas; Happy Holidays; birth of Christ; Muslim Americans

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Hate mail over Muslim conference provides opportunity for Christian witness

Chicago theologian says it’s a teachable moment on how fearmongers attempt to thwart interfaith work.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All Saints Church; Pasadena, Calif.; Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; Muslim event; Muslim conference; Episcopal Church

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 11/01/2012

After Vatican screening of ‘Muslim Scare’ video, a call for dialogue

Student thanks Islam for helping her to re-embrace the Gospel—the values of faith, hope, and love.

By Jordan Denari  |  07:13 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Islam; Muslims; Ctaholics; Vatican; Muslim-Catholic relations; New Evangelization

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Don’t deface anti-Muslim Metro ads

Responding with actions that foster lasting relationships and a sense of goodwill are far more effective.

By Nathan Lean  |  03:37 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  afdi; American Freedom Defense Initiative; subway ads; Islam; Muslim; nathan lean;

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Muslims: Keep calm and carry on

Outcry against NYC subway ads is understandable, but observers should also remain apathetic.

By Khurram Dara  |  06:39 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Islam; anti-Muslim subway ads; anti-Islam subway ads; Khurram Dara; Crecsent Directive; Islam; prophet Muhammad; Prophet Mohamed

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Anti-Muslim subway ads throughout New York City: Fighting for faith?

Writer questions the merits of a controversial ad campaign backed by a conservative blogger.

By Susan Froetschel  |  01:49 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anti-Muslim subway ads; anti-Islamic; Pamela Geller; Council on American-Islamic Relations

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Why Muslims hate America

Muslims in the East, like non-Muslim Americans in the West, both hate injustice. Peace is possible despite free speech differences.

By Qasim Rashid  |  07:10 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Qasim Rashid; Islam; Prophet Muhammad; Ahmadiyya Muslim

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 09/20/2012

In defense of the right to offend

State power that shields your religion today can be used to censor your religion tomorrow.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  11:51 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prophet Muhammad; anti-Muslim film; Innocence of Muslims; protests in Middle East; Charles C. Haynes; First Amendment Center

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 09/19/2012

U.S. Muslims are not measured by the exemplary work of its mainstream

They’re judged by the destructive actions of the fringe. No other religion is measured in such a way.

By Jihad Turk and Salam Al-Marayati  |  01:23 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Muslims; Islam; Innocence of Muslims; anti-Islam film; Egyptian Coptic Christians; Coptic Christians; Copts; Jihad Turk; Salam Al-Marayati; Coptic Orthodox Christians; anti-Muslim

Posted at 07:31 PM ET, 09/13/2012

When free speech costs human life

OPINION | In the wake of reaction to an anti-Islam film and deadly embassy attacks, Muslims worldwide are put on trial to again condemn the violence—failure to do so is perceived as implicit approval.

By Qasim Rashid  |  07:31 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Christopher Stevens; attacks on U.S. embassies; Prophet Muhammad; Qasim Rashid; Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA; Islam; Muslims; Prophet Muhammad

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Tolerance vs. Sept. 11 terrorism — a victory of pluralism over prejudice

Government, media and individuals who obscure Muslims’ freedoms are tearing U.S. apart.

By Qasim Rashid  |  09:13 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sept. 11 attacks; Sept. 11, 2001; Sept. 11 terrorist attakcs; 9/11; Muslims; Islam; Qasim Rashid; Ahmadiyya Muslim

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Sikhs deserve the dignity of being a statistic

There is one glaring problem with how the federal government monitors hate crimes against Sikhs in America: It doesn’t.

By Valarie Kaur  |  05:06 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sikh attacks, Sept. 11, 2001, anti-Muslim, Form I-6999 Hate Crime Incident report, Sikh Coalition, Valarie Kaur

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 07/28/2012

Keith Ellison on John McCain defending Huma Abedin: ‘I was proud to see him do it’

I’m glad that a diverse group of leaders from across America, including Republicans and Democrats, put their own credibility on the line to defend every American’s right to practice faith freely.

By Keith Ellison  |  02:13 PM ET, 07/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Huma Abedin, John McCain, Michele Bachmann, Keith Ellison, Muslim

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 07/26/2012

‘Bachmann affair’ against Clinton aide Huma Abedin is a wake-up call

A lesson is that in America today a culture of ignorance and anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry can target Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

By John L. Esposito  |  04:53 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Huma Abedin, Michele Bachmann, Islam, Muslim, John L. Esposito

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Michele Bachmann vs. Huma Abedin: ‘The Ramadan Conspiracy’

For over a billion people worldwide, Ramadan serves as a time for self-reflection, gratitude, charity and atonement. Sounds suspicious, right?

By Arsalan Iftikhar  |  08:56 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michele bachmann, muslim brotherhood, huma abedin, islam, ramadan

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Revolution could mean the Muslim Brotherhood’s conversion from Islamism

The revolution in Egypt is likely to see a transformation of political Islamism, in its birthplace, in the years to come

By H.A. Hellyer  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  muslim brotherhood, egypt, islamism, religion poliitcs