The immigrant experience is deeply ingrained in the fabric of Islam in America. Most U.S. Muslim adults (58%) hail from other parts of the globe, their presence in America owing largely to the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act that lowered barriers to immigration from Asia, Africa and other regions outside […]

Muslims in America: Immigrants and those born in U.S. see ...


SAN DIEGO — Fayaz Nawabi has never met President Trump. But he credits the president with convincing him to run for office. Nawabi, a 31-year-old candidate for San Diego City Council, supports almost everything that Trump opposes: He is pro-affordable housing, pro-environment, pro-immigrant and pro-refugee. That makes him part of […]

The blue Muslim wave: American Muslims launch political campaigns, hope ...


(MENAFN – Jordan Times) As the first year a Donald Trump enters the secound year of his four-year term as president came to a close, many began unpacking their initial impressions of his unexpected victory and controversial administration. One of them is Louise Cainkar, a sociologist and associate professor of […]

Islamophobia in the age of Trump: scholar believes academia can ...



American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass issued a critical statement following a decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to suspend funding beginning April 30 for the Legal Orientation Program, which educates detained immigrants about their rights and the immigration court process. The ABA is “deeply disturbed” that the department […]

SUSPENDED LEGAL ADVICE FOR DETAINED IMMIGRANTS BLASTED


“In Lebanon, it’s never over for anyone. You cannot write off anyone or anything in this country” —Saad Hariri.  American diplomat Mason Skiles thought it was over and he was wrong The film Beirut is an exciting and, yet, typical for a Hollywood spy thriller. The good guy suffers a […]

Who is the Movie “Beirut” Really Stereotyping?


The criminal justice system in the United States doesn’t appear to treat Muslims equally to non-Muslims. Muslims accused of plotting or carrying out violent crimes in the U.S. receive, on average, sentences that are four times longer than non-Muslims accused of similar actions, a new report has revealed. And the […]

Muslims in US accused of crimes get far harsher sentences ...



It’s no secret that hate crimes against Muslims have been on the rise. In one recent incident, an anonymous group in the UK declared Tuesday, April 3, to be “Punish a Muslim Day.” They circulated leaflets in several UK cities calling for people to attack Muslims in various ways, by […]

What most Americans get wrong about Islamophobia


  As I carefully pulled into the parking lot of my local grocery store in broad daylight, somebody began to honk their car horn at me repeatedly. I caught a glimpse of an elderly white man in a dusty red Chevrolet pickup, looking disgusted, in my rearview mirror. I ignored […]

Any senator offended by Muslim-bashing will vote down Pompeo for ...


Robert Mercer, a billionaire supporter of President Trump, spent $2 million to help target voters in swing states with anti-Muslim advertising ahead of the 2016 election, according to documents released Thursday by a nonpartisan watchdog group. An unredacted tax return obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics shows Mercer was the […]

Trump backer Robert Mercer helped fund anti-Muslim ads in 2016, ...



A Missouri man who threatened to “behead,” “light on fire,” “bomb” and “slaughter” Muslims worshiping at a Georgia mosque pleaded guilty to hate crimes on Monday. Preston Q. Howard, 49, of Wright City, Mo., pleaded guilty to three counts of obstructing persons in the free exercise of religious beliefs. He […]

A Missouri man who threatened to ‘behead’ Muslim worshipers is ...