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Eye on Burma | Part 1


The second installment in the Eye on Burma series by Fiza Asar. Read More »

Five Reasons No One Cares About the Rohingya


Considering how little the American media, and to only a slightly lesser extent their international counterparts, have covered this latest outbreak of violence between Buddhist nationalists and minority Rohingya Muslims, you are squarely in the majority if you have no idea that dozens have been butchered and hundreds have attempted (unsuccessfully) to flee their homeland. Read More »

Gay Marriage, Internment Camps and Moral Equivalency


Now I might be going to go out on a limb here, but I have to say that advocating for even the most “nutritional” of concentration camps is disgusting, repulsive and intrinsically un-American. That said, we American Muslims find ourselves in difficult position. We are a civil rights community, one that has also faced calls for internment, and are also a group whose faith categorically rejects homosexual activity as immoral. Read More »

Israel and Apartheid | Part 1


Pre-req | Introduction  |   Part I |  Part 2 | Part 3 |  Part 4 “ If I were to change the names, a description of what is happening in Gaza and the West Bank could describe events in South Africa.” — Nobel Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu 1989  What is Apartheid? Apartheid is the Afrikaans word for 'separateness' or 'separate development'. Historically, it was used to refer to the set ... Read More »

Another Miscarriage of Justice: The Sentencing of Tarek Mehanna


I reiterate here what has been expressed by many others: for as long as I have known Tarek, I have known him to be kind, caring, and upstanding individual. In his sentencing hearing, he gave a powerful and moving speech which made evident that no matter the charges leveled against him, he would not compromise his beliefs. Read More »

Princeton’s Robert George and Islam


Princeton University professor and political philosopher Robert P. George has recently become a target of controversy, accused by some of being anti-Muslim. The critics have cited only the report Fear Inc. : The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America by Wajahat Ali which draws attention to the role of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in making grants to some vehement (and, in my view, misguided) critics of Islam and of leading Muslim organizations. George serves as one of eleven members on the Board of the Bradley Foundation. Read More »

Israeli Apartheid | Introduction


Apartheid is a term which stirs strong emotions in the Western psyche; by exposing Israel as a perpetrator of this crime one has a much higher chance of changing public opinion towards the Zionist state. This has also allowed activists to structure their strategies in a similar fashion to the anti-apartheid movement of the 1980’s. The apartheid policies of South Africa ended shortly after US withdrew its support for the regime. By forcing our governments to change their unequivocal support of Israel, we have the greatest chance of aiding an end to the conflict. Read More »

Filipino Muslims’ Struggle for Identity and Homeland: The Plight of the Bangsamoro


You have to come back, but not at times like this. Come back when we have been liberated and established as the Bangsamoro state ~ Filipino Muslims. Read More »

SFPD Secret Agreement With FBI Puts Muslims in Spotlight | Illume Exclusive Report


This exclusive report, Illume investigates the SFPD operations and how civil rights and community groups are fighting back. Read More »

NYPD Monitors Muslim Students Associations Across Northeast | Rutgers & Yale Statements


Statement from Rutgers University February 20, 2012 Rutgers University takes great pride in the diversity of our student body, and we work hard to make sure that all students feel safe and welcome at all of our campuses. Rutgers University had no knowledge at the time that the New York Police Department (NYPD) was conducting surveillance near the university's campuses ... Read More »

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