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US University Examines Trump's Effects on Muslims

DETROIT — Wayne State University’s Department of Communication in the US has launched a research project to examine the effects of the Trump administration on North American Muslims, Arab American News reported. “As I developed this project the Trump campaign came along. It kind of just fell into my lap to then ask more specifically, …

Republican Muslim Hopes for US Congress Seat

WASHINGTON – Running for midterm elections in California’s 52nd congressional district, Omar Qudrat, a native Southern Californian and a former US Department of Defense official, could become the first Republican Muslim Congress member. Qudrat, currently a Captain in the US Army Reserve, has been a counter-terrorism Prosecutor at the US Department of Defense since 2010. …

George Clooney Defends Muslims, Criticizes Trump

NEW YORK – The worldwide famous Irish-American actor George Clooney has come out swinging at the American President Donald Trump and how he treats Muslims and other American minorities, Irish Central reported on October 13. Trump was dealing in fear, Clooney said during his speech at Variety Magazine’s “Power of Women” event in Los Angeles: …

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Prominent Americans of Foreign Descent Who Make America Great

Since he reached The White House, president Trump has been trying to apply a travel ban on five Muslim dominated countries which are Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria and Yemen — plus North Korea and Venezuela.  The ban indefinitely suspends the issuance of immigrant and non-immigrant visas to applicants from these countries. We can all agree that family dynamics in the …

US Muslims Join Protests Against Migrant Separation

WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of Americans including Muslims have staged nationwide protests across USA over the president Donald Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies. More than 630 demonstrations were planned calling for reuniting immigrant families who were split by the policies of the American government at the US-Mexican border. BBC reported on July 1. Major …

US Muslims React to Supreme Court's Approval of Travel Ban

WASHINGTON – The US Supreme Court ruled on June 26 in favor of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, stirring swift reactions from Muslims and non-Muslims across the American society. In the 5-4 opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court found that Trump’s executive order, restricting travel from several Muslim countries to US, fell …

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Do You Know That US Liberty Statue Represented a Muslim Woman?

With the ongoing debate in the US about refugees from the Muslim world, it would be interesting to highlight some little-known facts about Lady Liberty. It might be shocking to many to know that the statue itself was originally intended to represent a female Egyptian peasant as a Colossus of Rhodes for the Industrial Age. People are …

Muslim Group Hosts "Not Trump's Iftar" Outside White House

WASHINGTON, DC – A leading American Muslim group will host a “NOT Trump’s Iftar” fast-breaking meal (iftar) outside the White House in partnership with other civil rights organizations on Wednesday. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) said it “has witnessed an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups …

Muslims Skeptical of Trump’s Planned Ramadan Iftar

WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump will host an iftar dinner in honor of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, restoring a White House tradition that he had abandoned during his first year in office. In a statement issued last month marking the start of Ramadan, Trump said, “Ramadan reminds us of the richness Muslims …

Islamophobia Is a Main Concern: UK Muslim Students

LONDON – While the biggest concern of Muslim students studying abroad outside the Islamic World was finding halal branches of Nando’s or prayer rooms, today it’s their safety that ranks top of their list of worries. Two years ago, Putri Viona Sari, an Indonesian PhD student at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland was shopping …



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