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Muslim Detained on a Flight: I’m Your Biggest Ally

Op-Ed - on 7th Dec, 2015

I’m a Muslim American. On Nov. 15, two days after the Paris attacks, I boarded a plane from Newark to Houston. I had just returned from a formal event, so I was wearing a plain white “shalwar,” a shirt [...]

Does the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Speak for Islam? A Response to Dr. Stephen Kirby’s Implication

Op-Ed - on 6th Dec, 2015

Dr. Stephen M. Kirby is a noted bigot whose mission is only to spread hatred of Muslims. He makes no bones about his hatred for Islam or Muslims. His stated goal is to prove that the violence committed [...]

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Muslims empower youth to live Islam’s true values

Op-Ed - on 6th Dec, 2015

While serving Thanksgiving meals as a volunteer at a local community center, a fellow volunteer remarked “So you are doing the ‘American’ thing?’ ” Taken aback, I politely elaborated on how being American is perfectly congruent to being a Muslim. [...]

Murder in the name of Islam: Guest commentary

Op-Ed - on 4th Dec, 2015

Another act of terrorism rips through the headlines but this one hits far too close to home.

Samar Natori (L), from Redlands, CA, with family and friends who are all Muslims arrive at a candlelight vigil at the San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino, California, December 3, 2015. Vigils were held all around the region to mourn the 14 victims of the previous day's mass shooting in San Bernardino.  AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK / AFP / ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Why Don't Moderate Muslims Denounce Terrorism?

Op-Ed - on 4th Dec, 2015

They do. But it doesn't make the news. Bad news, such as terrorist attacks, is news. Good news is not.

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