The Muppets are America — By Hussain Rashid on Scholar Blogs Emory

Hussein Rashid (Hussein Rashid holds a PhD from Harvard’s Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. He is currently a faculty member at Hofstra University and Associate Editor at Religion Dispatches. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Sacred Matters Magazine. He can be followed @islamoyankee ). “Muppets Mural, Jim Henson Studios.” Circa 1984, an artist…

California Muslim Community Makes Political History: 28 Muslim Delegates Elected to California Democratic Party — Euro-Islam.Info

This past weekend, California Muslims made political history when 28 Muslim candidates were elected by Democrats as delegates and alternate delegates to the California Democratic Party (CDP). This constitutes the largest number of Muslims ever elected as delegates in California. The CDP held statewide elections for delegates to represent each of the state’s 80 assembly…

Video: What is the Truth About American Muslims? Questions and Answers

  Interfaith Alliance and Religious Freedom Education Project of the First Amendment Center release answers to frequently asked questions on religious freedom and American Muslims. Event Oct. 11, 2012, at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. Source: 1stAmendmentCenter ->>>>><<<<<-

Sharia: Myths, Facts & the U.S. Constitution – Dr. Tariq Ramadan

Dr. Tariq Ramadan speaks at Shura Council event on April 17, 2012 on Religious Freedom and the US Constitution. Dr. Tariq Ramadan is a Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University. He also taught at several colleges and universities in different European countreis. Ramadan established the Mouvement des…

Muslim America moves away from the minaret – By Jane O’Brien at BBC UK

In post 9/11 America the construction of new mosques in the US has sometimes sparked controversy and even confrontation. Is that why some new Muslim houses of worship are being built without the most recognisable features of Islamic architecture – minarets and domes? The National Islamic Center in Washington DC is an imposing building with…

All American Muslims, and Christians – by Dr. Natana J. DeLong-Bas at CG News Service

20 December 2011 Boston, Massachusetts – Over the weekend, protestors gathered at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores, criticising the US retail chain’s recent decision to pull its advertisements from a show on the television station TLC, “All-American Muslim”. Lowe’s decision came following complaints by the Florida Family Association – a conservative evangelical Christian group that aims…