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8 Reasons Why I, as an American Muslim, Don’t Feel Guilty About the Boston Bombings


Ever since the Boston marathon bombings, my mind has been swarming with thoughts and emotions. I have been glued to the internet, digesting article after article, and comment after comment. I am sure I am not alone. The American Muslim emotional roller-coaster response to terrorism isn't fresh reading. It starts with deep sadness and horror during the course of the ... Read More »

Twitter Battles: 3 lessons for Muslim Tweeters from the Boston bombings

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The recent tragic events in Boston have been noteworthy for many reasons. One of these is that it cemented the new age of information gathering and sharing. The post-news era is upon us with social media becoming the primary vehicle for gathering, sharing and debating information. To put it bluntly – Twitter is the new CNN. This has profound implications ... Read More »

NFL’s Abdullah Brothers Featured on NBC and CNN


In case you haven't seen it yet, check out the Abdullah Brothers on NBC and CNN. These are groundbreaking segments in the sense that they're quite possibly the most positive pieces to air about Islam in such a primetime network spot. You can give your thanks to the Rock Center NBC crew on their Facebook or Twitter page. [HTML1] Visit ... Read More »

My Take: It’s time for Islamophobic Evangelicals to Choose


At a time when U.S. embassies are being attacked and when people are getting killed over an offensive, adolescent and puerile film targeting Islam - beyond pathetic in its tawdriness – we must begin to own up to the reality of evangelical Islamophobia. Read More »

Hebah Ahmed on CNN providing insight on the Saudi Arabian Ban Outlawing Female Drivers

MuslimMatters’ Blogger, Hebah Ahmed, was recently interviewed on CNN about the ban in Saudi Arabia outlawing female drivers. The interview was done in response to a group of Saudi women calling for a “Saudi Women’s Driving Day” to protest the ban and change the law. Read More »

Mona Eltahawy, MuslimMatters Blogger Hebah Ahmed debate Obama’s Decision on Death Photos of Osama bin Laden

Interestingly, Sr. Hebah was EVERY BIT there. She was part of the conversation. She did not disappear, otherwise Mona would be engaging a ghost. Read More »

CNN: Hebah Ahmed, MuslimMatters Blogger, Debates Mona Eltahawy over French Niqab (Burka) Ban


Mona: So the closer you want to become to God, the more -- the less of you, the more you disappear. Hebah: I don't feel that I have disappeared at all. [Hello, I am right here] Read More »

Update: New CNN Interviews | Ilm Summit 2010 Recap: July 28-29 | The Media and the FBI

Each year, Shaykh Yasir adds a new wrinkle to Ilm Summit to "raise the bar" so to speak. This year was no different, except instead of inviting speakers that could tell us all about speaking to the media if in the unlikely event it were to happen or how to speak in a of roundtable discussion that the media was watching and the FBI would be a part of, we were now in the midst of it. Read More »

Sunday Open Thread | 15-8-10 | Obama’s Iftaar speech & CNN’s Ramadan special

It's been a busy week with so much going on in the past few days. Ramadan has begun and a hearty Ramadan kareem to all of you. Routines have undergone major upheaval, the daily food menu's have changed and, for some, the sleep cycle has become a little messed up. But despite all that, Ramadan brings joy and reinvigorates you ... Read More »

ACTION ALERT: Thank CNN for the Positive Portrayal of Muslims

Send your emails to: thankCNN@muslimmatters.org Read More »

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