11 Dec 2017

Whitewashing Bush And Obama’s Anti-Muslim Policies To Attack Trump

President Donald Trump’s fervent Islamophobia, which will likely surge again now that the Supreme Court has blessed the travel ban, is viewed as a kind of unique hostility towards Muslims. Jennifer Williams, Vox’s deputy foreign and national security editor, and a Muslim herself, published a widely shared piece which argued,

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23 Jul 2017

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ – Episode 25: Malik Mujahid on Muslim Ban, Rania Khalek In Syria

Host Kevin Gosztola welcomes Abdul Malik Mujahid, imam and founder of Sound Vision, who is based in Chicago. He also is an executive producer for the daily Radio Islam program on WCEV 1450 AM. Mujahid warns the Supreme Court’s supposed benevolence toward American Muslims over the issue of “bona fide

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Caricature of the Democratic Party donkey. Photo by DonkeyHotey on Flickr.
28 Jun 2017

When Democrats Use Muslims As Election Props—And Lose

A 19 year-old medical student and grassroots organizer’s account of Jon Ossoff’s campaign stop at an Islamic community center exemplifies why Democrats lose.

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Abdul El-Sayed, candidate for governor of Michigan. Source: https://abdulformichigan.com
19 Apr 2017

American Muslims See Campaigns For Office As Way To Fight Prejudice

American Muslims are increasingly running for political office to challenge institutional prejudice and discrimination in the United States.

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Photo by kenstein on Flickr.
27 Jan 2017

American Muslims Stop More Terror Attacks Than The NSA

Trump’s “extreme vetting” order will be seen by American Muslims as discriminatory and may undermine a major counterterror asset: Muslims themselves.

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29 Nov 2016

What Makes For Good Solidarity With American Muslims And What Doesn’t?

The desire to show solidarity with American Muslims is an undoubtedly magnanimous endeavor, and while camaraderie is indispensable, especially in the face of rising anti-Muslim violence, there are expressions and measures of support, which are more immediately impactful. Before getting into beneficial methods of solidarity, we must first examine the

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Still from preview video of "Islam In America." Animation by Roqayah Chamseddine.
03 Nov 2016

Interview: Sarah Anastasia, Muslim Makeup Artist And Skin Care Consultant

In the latest installment of “Islam In America,” Roqayah Chamseddine is joined by Sarah Anastasia, a 27-year-old Muslim makeup artist and skin care consultant based in Massachusetts. Sarah discusses her service work and the exploitation and abuse that workers often face. She also talks about her sexual assault, how sexual assault survivors, specifically

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Muaz Zekeria, a video game enthusiast and writer, discusses his experiences as a black Muslim in the gaming industry. Still from "Islam In America."
04 Oct 2016

Interview: Muaz Zekeria, Black Muslim Gamer and Freelance Writer

In her first profile for “Islam In America,” Roqayah Chamseddine speaks with Muaz Zekeria about his experiences as a Black Muslim in the gaming industry.

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Still from preview video of "Islam In America." Animation by Roqayah Chamseddine.
01 Oct 2016

Interview With Roqayah Chamseddine About Her New Project, ‘Islam In America’

In an interview, Roqayah Chamseddine talks about why it was important to pursue a new journalism project challenging representations of American Muslims.

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