Celebrating Religious Freedom: Murfreesboro Mosque Opens Up

by John Shaheen There were two victories recently for many in the Muslim American community. As we know a significant percentage of Muslim Americans voted for the incumbent Democrat President Barack H. Obama, with some estimates showing the number to be as high as 90%. The other victory was the opening of the Murfreesboro...

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Islamic Society of North America Announces Parenting Awareness Campaign

Beginning in December 2012, ISNA Parenting Awareness Campaign will launch a series of 20 Parenting Seminars to be held in various locations in the United States including Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, California, Texas and Florida. Programming is designed to address the needs of Parents, Mental Health Professionals, Youth...

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ISNA Participates in Diwali Celebration at the White House

On Tuesday, November 13, ISNA National Director of the Office for Interfaith and Outreach, Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed joined Vice President Joe Biden and numerous Hindu American leaders for a Diwali celebration at the White House.  Dr. Syeed was invited to address the Hindu American community and give his Diwali...

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ISNA Urges President Obama to Help Restore Ceasefire in Gaza

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) calls on President Obama and his Administration to demand that a cease fire in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict which was broken by a series of aerial bombings in the Gaza strip be immediately restored.  This action has since provoked violence on both sides, thus far claiming the...

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ISNA Hosts 3rd Judaism and Islam in America Workshop

ISNA’s Washington, DC-based Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances hosted the third and final Judaism and Islam in America workshop from October, 22 – October, 23 in the DC Metro area. Organized by ISNA, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Hartford Seminary, Judaism and Islam in America 3 was the third and...

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“The Grand Deception” of Steven Emerson and the Investigative Project on Terrorism

by Jacob Hausner The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), founded by Steven Emerson in 1995 claims to investigate “the operations, funding, activities and front groups of Islamic terrorist and extremist groups in the United States and around the world.” It’s unclear why a non-governmental agency, headed by...

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The Counterintuitive Jihad

Beyond the headlines and debates about militancy lies a spiritual and essential truth about Jihad that remains covered in seemingly perpetual mindlessness. Abukar Arman seeks to correct such errors in his Foreign Policy article: by Abukar Arman Gone are the days when avoidance of religious and political discussions was...

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Muslim Americans and the 2012 Election: What it Means for America

by John Shaheen for StraightRecord.org Over 120 million Americans took to the polls on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 to cast their votes for the presidency, local representatives and ballot initiatives. In the midst of this sea of voters were also Muslim Americans, a growing community whose numbers can make a significant impact...

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