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The Martin Luther King Jr. Speech that You Haven’t Heard

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We frequently hear the “I have a Dream” speech by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Children who attend school in the USA are taught quotes from this speech. History has re-written Dr. King just as a civil rights leader, but he was also an anti-war activist, an anti-materialist leader.   More than that he was the greatest anti-terrorist that this ... Read More »

Left Behind – the Families of Muslim Prisoners in CMUs

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Helplessness and resolve draped in a cream hijab and coral shawl, her face shielded behind over-sized sunglasses, holding her head high, she displays the photograph of the love of her life at a rally in front of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Sahar Ahmed married a network engineer from a decent Pakistani family. The kind of guy most ... Read More »

Israel and Apartheid | Taking Action with BDS

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Pre-req | Introduction  | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 We've spent the last few articles describing the apartheid policies implemented by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). The obvious question which follows is: so what, what am I to do about it and why? Apart from the obvious moral incumbency of acting to eliminate injustice, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict deserves special attention for a ... Read More »

Israel and Apartheid | Part 3

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Pre-req | Introduction  | Part 1 |   Part 2 | Part 3 |  Part 4 | (Note: The Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) refers to the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem which have been under Israeli occupation since 1967 )  Apartheid Roads and Restrictions on Freedom of Movement Israel has created a system of extensive roads in the Palestinian territories, primarily in the West Bank, which connect Jewish ... Read More »

Tired of People ‘Playing the Race Card’?

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Reminders of social injustice are like reminders of poverty in the world. Those who still have within them even a grain of goodness become disturbed when confronted with these painful truths. But the true measure of righteousness is what we do about this uncomfortable stirring within. Read More »

Israel and Apartheid | Part 2

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This article explores the different apartheid policies designed and enforced by Israel in the Palestinian territories to oppress Palestinian Arabs and give preferential treatment to Israeli Jews to maintain the domination of its race. Read More »

Elevate the Discourse Before Voting Becomes The New Halal Meat

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Every single conference. Every single lecture. Every single guest speaker. Every single gathering of friends… …Every single time, a halal meat discussion. Is it halal? Is it zabihah? Why should you pick one or the other? For the last 20 years, the level of discourse on this subject has stayed the same. We still have the same arguments, the same ... Read More »

Eye on Burma | Part 1

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

Eye on Burma: An Introduction

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MuslimMatters is pleased to announce a new, regular series on the ongoing Rohingya crisis in Burma presented by Fiza Asar, a talented communications professional based in the United Kingdom. She is extremely interested in the “other”-ing of certain peoples by media and the interplay of media with politics, culture and identity-making.  Below is the first of inshā'Allāh many enlightening contributions ... Read More »

PSSST Ahki (Brother) the Colorado Shooter James Holmes was NOT a Terrorist!

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The manner in which some Muslim personalities have politicized the “Batman Shooter” tragedy by questioning if it should have been labeled “terrorism” brings to the surface some deeply internalized self-image issues. It is a public display of the level of some Muslims' insecurity as well as a lack of compassion for our neighbors. Read More »

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