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US Muslim Students Counter Hate with Humor

NORTH CAROLINA – The Muslim Student Association in Guilford College in North Carolina has hosted a comedy show to counter hate with humor and showcase challenges facing Muslims in today’s America. “I definitely want to use this (event) to make a statement that we can have events like student panels and movie discussions about very …

Illinois Mosque Dispels Myths in "Open Hours"

LIBERTYVILLE – Libertyville residents will have an opportunity to learn about their Muslim neighbors, thanks to a series of ‘open hours’ event at the Islamic Foundation North in Libertyville, Illinois. “Our mosque which operates since 2004 hosts sessions on Sundays, once or twice a month, as part of the outreach effort,” Dr. Amin Nadeem, chairman …

US Photographer Breaks Muslim Stereotypes With NatGeo

WASHINGTON D.C – In a remarkable artistic response against Islamophobia, an American photographer, Lynsey Addario, has decided to feature her stereotype-busting pictures, which she has picked throughout the past 18 years, in National Geographic magazine’s May 2018 edition. This non-Muslim photographer started to travel in 2000 across the vast Islamic World to cover the lifestyles …

Starbucks Closes Stores for Racial-Bias Training

NEW YORK – Starbucks announced Tuesday it will close 8000 US stores for one afternoon to offer staff training on racial tolerance, in response to a widespread condemnation and boycott call following the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia store. “I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening …

Bullied & Insulted, US Muslim Family Fights Back With Education

CALIFORNIA – It started with a sign pinned to Sana Afzal’s backpack after the US presidential election in 2016 which read, “I like Trump, you’re fired.” At the 16-year-old’s new high school in Gilroy, California, just outside San Jose, “there was an English class assignment involving a Fox News opinion piece that linked Islam to …

Blue Muslim Wave: American Muslims Run for Public Offices

SAN DIEGO – More than 90 American Muslims, nearly all of them Democrats, young, and politically fresh, will run for public offices across the US this year. Vying for a wide range of positions, from local school boards to the US Senate, many of them are making their Muslim identity central to their campaigns. Fayaz …

African American Muslim Woman Runs for Congress

SPRINGFIELD – A Springfield African American Muslim woman will be running for the US Congress to represent working families and underserved voices in her community in Western Massachusetts. “This status quo at the Berkshire Athenaeum doesn’t serve the common people. The system is designed to favor the elite,” Tahirah Amatul-Wadud told World Religion News on …

Connecticut Mosque Open Doors to Neighbors

NEW HAVEN – The New Haven Islamic Center in West Haven, Connecticut, has opened its doors for the first time on Saturday to neighbors as part of outreach programs to build alliances and create new friendships in the community. During the event, “Meet Your Muslim Neighbors”, non-Muslim women wore hijabs as per a request from …

Chicago Hosts America’s First Halal Lifestyle Festival

CHICAGO – Chicago’s Navy Pier will host America’s first “I Heart Halal Festival” between April 13 and 15is ex, an event expected to attract around 20,000 attendees. “We’ve been working on this expo for full six months. We’re very excited to present this first halal lifestyle event in America,” Asma Ahad, the festival’s co-managing director …



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