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Wajahat Ali: A Snapshot of 'Muslim Fireman'

NEW YORK – American media dub him as the “Muslim fireman” or the guy called upon to explain Islam to America, while he much rather prefers the “Muslim gardener,” Wajahat Ali says with a smile. “You know, planting some seeds and maybe eating a mango or two.” It’s hard to imagine Ali sitting still long, …

Three Injured in a London Mosque 'Hate Crime' Crash

LONDON –Muslims woke up on Wednesday to the horrible news of a car attack outside a London mosque which led to the injury of three people by a driver who was “shouting anti-Islamic taunts.” The Hussaini Association, which had organized a lecture at the Islamic center in Cricklewood near Edgware Road, described it as a …

"Why Are Muslims So Backward?" A Youth Wonders

"Why Are Muslims So Backward?" A Youth Wonders

The other day a young man came to me in the MSA and asked me a very difficult question. Like many people of our generation, he was struggling to make sense of what is happening in the world today; why the Muslim world was always in the news, typically in a negative manner? His question …

Muslims Face Disproportionate Media Coverage: Study

LONDON – Two British teenagers were imprisoned for 10 and 12 years respectively for what the judge, Justice Cheema-Grubb said, “was not wishful thinking or fantasy, it was a real plot… You planned to murder teachers and pupils at your school in North Yorkshire by shooting them in a re-enactment of the Columbine massacre… (and …

150-Year Sentence Sought for Quebec Mosque Attacker

150-Year Sentence Sought for Quebec Mosque Attacker

QUEBEC – Crown lawyers have decided that Alexandre Bissonnette deserves to receive the longest sentence in Canadian history with 150 years in prison for killing six and injuring 19 Muslims in Quebec Mosque in Canada. “Bissonnette’s crimes are despicable, repugnant … and equate to terrorism,” said Crown prosecutor, Thomas Jacques, at the killer’s sentencing hearing …

Equating Islam to Terrorism Is Foolish: Pope

ROME – In an interview with an Italian local newspaper, Pope Francis has slammed claims linking Islam with terrorism, saying that is completely false and “foolish” “It might be coming out of many people’s mouths, but this equation is a lie and it is foolish,” Francis said in the interview published by L’Eco di Bergamo …

US Muslims... Time to Tell Your Own Narrative!

US Muslims... Time to Tell Your Own Narrative!

Give me a media without conscience; I will give you a nation without awareness. Perhaps this adage is suitable for the current times in America with the widespread of Islamophobia. Still worse, a study shows that more than half of the Americans have never met a Muslim in their lives. This combination of malicious agendas …

What Muslims Are Doing to Stop Terrorism

What Muslims Are Doing to Stop Terrorism

If there are so many peace loving, law abiding Muslims then why don’t we hear the moderate* Muslims speaking out against terrorism? And the short answer is: The media is largely ignoring the billions of Muslims speaking out against terrorism in one breath, and then asking, “why don’t we hear from them?” in the next.



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