Zarifa Qazizadah: An Amazing Afghan Woman

In a male-dominated society that has for years been controlled by the ultra-conservative Taliban, the emergence of the first female village chief took everyone by surprise. After being ridiculed by male villagers for wanting to occupy political office, Zarifa Qazizadah, the mother of 15 children, managed to become the mayor of...

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Protecting Equal Rights of Minorities Critical for Stability, Economic Growth of Middle East

Muslim American’s continue with their persistent and consistent efforts at highlighting the critical importance of promoting and protecting “equal rights” for minorities in the Middle East. Central to the struggles and reforms emerging across the Middle East from the Arab Spring are questions of how to ensure...

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Save the Date: ISNA Co-Sponsored CBS Documentary on June 17

In spite of overwhelming scientific advances in prevention and ways in which to help those living with HIV and AIDS, there is still a stigma borne by those with the disease. ISNA believes strongly in supporting programs that protect the dignity of all people.  To this end, we were very happy to provide production support for a...

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Redditch unites as EDL march ends peacefully

REDDITCH residents put on a show of unity and defiance as a march through the town from the EDL passed off peacefully. More than 100 officers were drafted in from across the West Mercia force area as well as Warwickshire, West Midlands and British Transport Police to help control the event and tensions were high throuhgout the...

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Egyptian Elections: Islamophobes Will Be Unable to Explain this Picture

Of course anti-Islam bigots like “John C. Drew, Ph.D” will be unable to explain the picture below. According to them, Muslims are all persecuting Christians in Egypt, who are supposedly in the same position as Jews on the eve of the Kristalnacht (h/t: Amir): The picture is taken from the Facebook group, “The Official...

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‘We Are Not at War With Islam’

by Wilfredo A. Ruiz Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama have persistently affirmed: “We are not at war with Islam,” trying to assure 1.7 billion Muslims that the military actions of the so-called “war against terrorism” do not constitute belligerence against Islam or Muslims. This...

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Islam and the Religious Demographic Shifts in the USA

The Puritans, colonial settlers in New England were originally Protestants from Great Britain, they helped to shape the early religious makeup and cultural milieu of what would become the republic of the United States of America. As colonial settlers expanded their control over the land, forcing Native American populations...

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Academics, Specialists and Activists Gather for ISNA-ACMU Symposium on the Rights of Religious Minorities in Islam

Religious freedom in the Muslim world is a pivotal issue and one of “deep concern” for many Muslim Americans. Previously, I reported on the meetings and discussions that Muslim American leaders and scholars engaged in with their Tunisian counterparts to develop “standards and protocols to guarantee equal...

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