Guest Voices: Muslims

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 05:57 PM ET, 12/12/2012

The role of Islam and the possibility of Islam teaming up with China

Powerful factors point toward an alliance between Islamic nations and China, says author.

By Allan Topol  |  05:57 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Allan Topol; The China Gambit; The Spanish Revenge; China; Islam; Muslims; Islamic nations

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/23/2012

Islamic new year must be one in which Muslims promote peace and unity

Turkish commentartor hopes for more understanding and cooperation this year.

By Aylin Kocaman  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aylin Kocaman; Islamic new year; Islamic New Year; Hijri; Turkey; holiday; radical Islam; radicals; bigots; bigotry; Islam; Islamic; Muslims; A9 TV Istanbul/Turkey; Building Bridges; WTPNetwork;

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Why American Jews and Muslims backed Obama by huge margins

A rabbi and an imam hope America’s celebration of racial, ethnic and religious diversity is reasserting itself.

By Marc Schneier and Shamsi Ali  |  06:17 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012; campaign 2012; Rabbi Marc Schneier; Imam Shamsi Ali; faith; religion; politics; Islam; Judaism; American Muslims; American Jews

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Anti-Muhammad movie protests and Arab Spring uprisings: Comparing apples to oranges

As Mideast regimes grapple with more urgent issues, rulers may not yet see free speech as a priority.

By Jocelyne Cesari  |  04:44 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Islam; Arab Spring; Muslims; Jocelyne Cesari; Berkley Center

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 04:07 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Rohingya of Burma and the challenge of faith

Famed Burmese democracy leader appears silent on plight of the persecuted Muslim people.

By Akbar Ahmed and Harrison Akins  |  04:07 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rohingya; Aung San Suu Kyi; Burma; miniroty group; Muslims; Akbar Ahmed; Harrison Akins

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Religious minorities in the Middle East: It’s complicated

Understanding the sects and their tensions is crucial in crafting any foreign policy for the region.

By Susan Froetschel  |  01:42 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religious minorities; religious sects; Muslims; Shias; Sunnis; Sunni; Shia; Susan Froetschel; Middle East; Mideast; campaign 2012; election 2012; grid; news; nation; election 2012; politics; campaign2012; buzz; debates 2012

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/16/2012

What is the truth about American Muslims?

Anti-Muslim campaign may be the most significant threat to religious freedom today, says researcher.

By Charles C. Haynes  |  01:23 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Muslims; anti-sharia laws; mosques; First Amendment Center; Charles C. Haynes; What is the truth about American Muslims? Questions and Answers

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Koran upstages Bible in debate

Vice-presidential candidates talked about American response to Koran-burning in Afghanistan.

By Susan Froetschel  |  01:43 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Islami; Koran; Muslims; vice-presidential debate; campaign 2012; election 2012; Susan Froetschel

Posted at 08:31 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Honda: Anti-jihad ads reminiscent of McCarthyism, 1950s fear mongering

By beckoning transit patron to wage war against the “savage,” the ad falls not far from falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater.

By Mike Honda  |  08:31 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Support Israel Defeat Jihad; Muslims; ADFI; subways ads; Mike Honda;

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Saving the lives of Syria’s refugees

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service leader on efforts to help thousands in Iraq, Jordan and beyond.

By Stacy Martin  |  05:29 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service; Stacy Martin; refugee camps; Christians and Muslims; UNCHR

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Pope Benedict: From Regensburg to Beirut

The two places connect in the unfolding narrative of the pontiff’s consideration of Islam and Christianity in the Arab world.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  10:40 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pope Benedict XVI; Pope Benedict; Beirut; Arabs; Muslims; Islam; Arab Christians

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 12:45 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Prophet Muhammad is ‘the mercy to all worlds’ to Muslims: Egypt’s mufti

Inflammatory materials designed to offend contribute to tensions with no observable benefit.

By Ali Gomaa  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Muslims; Islam; Prophet Muhammad; Prophet Mohamed; Grand mufti Ali Gomaa

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 05:49 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Not all Republicans are Islamophobes but all Islamophobes are Republicans

Islamophobia is the fruit of hysteria generated by pundits, funders, media conglomerates and politicians.

By Faheem Younus  |  05:49 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive; Republican National Convention; Islam; Islamophobia; Muslims

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/20/2012

As Ramadan comes to a close, Middle Tennessee Muslims worship in new mosque

Most Christians clearly wish the best for the center. For the rest, there seems to be an invitation.

By David Mason  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Islam, Middle Tennessee mosque, Midstate mosque, Muslims in Middle Tennessee Nashville, David Mason, Islamic Center of Murfreesboro

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/12/2012

In Conversation: Sikhism, Islam, and Hinduism

A chaplain, a peacemaker, and an advocate discuss similarities and differences between their faiths.

By Vineet Chander, Valarie Kaur and Najeeba Syed-Miller  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Valarie Kaur, Najeeba-Syed-Miller, Vineet Chander, Sikhism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Hoping Muslims in Murfreesboro will enjoy some of Ramadan in new mosque

The inclination to smash things that strike us as weird threatens to bury America’s unique freedom.

By David Mason  |  04:21 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee Muslims, David Mason, Muslims in Murfreesboro

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Ramadan etiquette guide: How to be a non-Muslim during the holy month

The customs of the Islamic holy month are familiar to its faithful, but what do non-Muslims need to know about the month of fasting?

By Asma Uddin and Shazia Kamal  |  03:59 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ramadan, islam, muslims, fasting

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Ramadan, a sacred time for reflection, sacrifice to Muslims and appreciation as non-Muslims

This is a prayerful time to consider what a more peaceful world might look like if we’d all prioritize periods of religious or non-religious purification

By Christopher L. Heuertz  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ramadan, fasting, Five Pillars of Islam, Muslims

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Bin Laden’s personal letters reveal Muslims are part of the solution to securing the United States

Muslims are an important part of the solution to effectively combating violent extremism

By C. Welton Gaddy and Salam Al-Marayati  |  03:16 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  islam, muslims, terrorism, bin laden