Tag Archives: Muslims

Growing Presence of Muslims in America: Islam’s Call to Prayer Echoing in more US Cities

  inneapolis recently became the first major U.S. city to allow the “adhan,” or Muslim call to prayer, to be broadcast from mosques five times a day. In April 2023, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a change to the city’s sound ordinance, effectively eliminating time constraints that previously prevented the pre-dawn and evening prayer calls from being broadcast. For …

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What Does Ramadan Teach Us?

The significance of the lessons we learn during Ramadan.

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Christchurch Mosque Shootings Must End NZ’s Innocence about Right-wing Terrorism

Most New Zealanders see immigration as beneficial for their country, but extreme nationalist politics have been part of communities for a long time.

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Hate and Discrimination in the Wake of September 11

The association of Muslims with terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks continues to affect the nation in myriad ways.

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Fear, Inc. 2.0

The Islamophobia network has launched a variety of attacks on the American Muslim community during the past several years, but there has been a rise in religious and interfaith groups pushing back against Islamophobia, says a new report by Center for American Progress.

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Crimea’s Vanishing Religious Communities

Re-registration requirements and other red tape are driving out priests, nuns, even visiting imams.

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Europe’s Coming Battle

Forget the false frame of the West versus Islam. It’s not historically or conceptually accurate, and the two are basically on the same side against the crimes of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. The real battle is over the soul of Europe. And the far right is rallying like it’s 1099.

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Paris Terrorist Attack is Europe’s 9/11

The Paris attack is touching the nerves of European politicians, as if to test their patience and maturity regarding Muslim communities in their countries. The attack could antagonize the European stance regarding not only the radical Islamist groups, but also all Islamic communities, even in their own countries.

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A Culinary Tour of Eid Dishes Across Middle East

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha celebrations with a feast. Thalia Rahme brings us some traditional and not so traditional recipes prepared by Muslims across the Middle East on that day.

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Using Art to Improve American Muslims’ Image

One New York City college has launched an innovative initiative -- Beyond Sacred: Unthinking Muslim Identity -- to improve the Muslim community's image by using theater.

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