Category Archives: Muslims in America
Washington Post: 1. American Muslims are foreigners. Islam was in America even before there was a United States. But Muslims didn’t peaceably emigrate — slave-traders brought them here. Historians estimate that up to 30 percent of enslaved blacks were Muslims. … Continue reading
This is utterly unbelievable. I mean, they’re not even trying to disguise it. When right-wing organizations began publishing the cartoons defaming the Prophet Muhammad a few years ago, they tried to hide their Islamophobia by saying that they were doing … Continue reading
Our country is going mad! – Islamophobia may have reached a point in this country where people condemn Christians that they suspect are Muslims without ever checking the facts. In Phoenix, Arizona, a new Christian church has residents fearing that … Continue reading
The Guardian: Harvard academics and students are demanding that the university rescind a plan to honour the editor-in-chief of a leading Washington political magazine this week after he wrote that Muslims are unfit for the protections of the US constitution … Continue reading
See the hilarious video and remember the name, Jacob Isom.
After introducing the idea and championing it for months, Terry Jones abandoned it a couple days before the 9th anniversary of 9/11. Others, however, took it upon themselves to set the Qur’an on fire without Terry Jones. See the video … Continue reading
Huffington Post: Leaders of astroturf groups opposing the Not-At-Ground-Zero-Muslim-Center can’t seem to decide on an argument. They have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at us in the way of fabricated reasons. First, they tried the “legal” route. When it … Continue reading
Sorry for the delay. I’m back in Ann Arbor, Michigan to start the second year of the PhD program. I spent the entire summer in southern California conducting research and spending time with friends and family. Next week, I begin … Continue reading
In Jon We Trust Part II
In Jon We Trust.
Keith Olbermann puts it down on the issue of the so-called Ground Zero Mosque. See the video here.
I’m not going to say “only in America” because there’s no real way of knowing which country would be so tolerant given the sensitivity of the location, but today is a great day for American religious tolerance. Allowing the mosque … Continue reading
LA Times: Students across the country are monitoring events at UC Irvine as pro- Israel groups try to reestablish their deterrence capacity on American campuses. After a 4-month-long investigation, UC Irvine’s administration last week announced an unprecedented recommendation to suspend … Continue reading
UCI’s MSU should just establish a new club with a similar name, i.e. the Muslim Student Association, and continue to raise awareness of Israel’s murderous policies. OC Register – Excerpts: Ayloush called the university’s actions “unprecedented, heavy-handed and draconian.” “It … Continue reading
Newsweek – Excerpt: “Burqas in European headlines, bikinis in American ones: which one tells you more about the aspirations of Muslim women? One appears to be primitive and repressed, the other modern, cosmopolitan, and liberated. But the answer is not … Continue reading