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Fixing an Islamic lens on lesbian lovenew

First-time author's characters explores sexuality, morality and relationships. Fatima Warsame will hold an author's signing from 11am-1pm, Wednesday, May 7 at the IUPUI Campus Center Barnes and Noble.
NUVO  |  Rebecca Townsend  |  05-07-2014  |  Books

A Veiled Problemnew

A new study looks at how to get Colorado's Muslims on the health-care wagon.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  J. Adrian Stanley  |  04-16-2014  |  Health

Author Series Seeks to Humanize Arab Americansnew

The Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California kicks off its fifth Islam & Authors series with Lebanese-American playwright Mona Mansour.
East Bay Express  |  Zaineb Mohammed  |  11-20-2013  |  Performance

Muslim Americans: Behind The Veil Of A Religion Under Attacknew

"Don't allow the terror to prevail, don't let it make us hateful inside, don't let the anger eat away at us. On the contrary, let us defeat terror by surviving and by reaching out to one another, by building bridges with each other by educating one another on who we really are."
Long Island Press  |  Rashed Mian  |  05-02-2013  |  Religion

Praying East in West Phillynew

Meet the two mosques transforming a neighborhood.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Daniel Denvir  |  08-19-2011  |  Religion

Peter King's Ignorancenew

Washington refuses to look at why American Muslims become radicalized.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jack Hunter  |  03-25-2011  |  Commentary

Message of Fear From Littleton,

Despite videotape, County Commissioner Peggy Littleton denies saying she believes the Obama administration backs funding schools that teach kids to "hate Americans."
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Chet Hardin  |  03-10-2011  |  Politics

Holy Terror? Inside the Media's Muddled Thinking on the Fort Hood Shootingsnew

After Nidal Hasan allegedly murdered 13 people at Fort Hood, commentators offered dangerously muddled assessments of what happened and why. Now it's time for a sober look at why Hasan killed -- and what role his Muslim faith might have played.
Boston Phoenix  |  Adam Reilly  |  11-11-2009  |  Media

Three Recents Books Tackle Iran From the Inside Outnew

Books about Iran have been recently proliferating. The last year in particular has delivered three notable titles: Hooman Majd's The Ayatollah Begs to Differ, Azar Nafisi's Things I've Been Silent About: Memories and Azadeh Moaveni's Honeymoon in Tehran.
The Texas Observer  |  Azita Osanloo  |  07-15-2009  |  Books

Jihad, Definednew

Casual readers may view How to Win a Cosmic War, the second book by acclaimed religious scholar Reza Aslan, as a defense of Islam. In part, this is an accurate assessment.
Jackson Free Press  |  Cheree Franco  |  07-09-2009  |  Nonfiction

Mayor Menino's Mosquenew

A few weeks ago the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center finally opened its doors for prayer -- five years late, millions over budget, and still far from complete. The bizarre story behind the construction of the city's most controversial building.
Boston Phoenix  |  David S. Bernstein  |  11-19-2008  |  Politics

Muslims Speak Out on the Election and Obamanew

For nearly 20 months, U.S. Muslims have watched Barack Obama fumble as he tries to debunk rumors that he's a closet Muslim. He'd best be careful. An estimated 2 million Muslims are expected to vote in November, making them a potential swing demographic.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Damon Hodge  |  10-03-2008  |  Politics

A Brutal Murder Exposes an Ethnic Community's Struggle with Modern Lifenew

The real scandal behind the murder of Homaira Rahman: She had been dating.
Washington City Paper  |  Angela Valdez  |  09-18-2008  |  Crime & Justice

'Babylon A.D.' is True to its Literary Source Only in Being Badnew

The film is based on Babylon Babies, a 2001 cyberpunk novel by Maurice G. Dantec, a Frenchman who now lives in Montreal, having renounced France as a sinkhole of secularism and socialism too decadent to protect itself from slow-motion takeover by Islamic immigrants.
Chicago Reader  |  Cliff Doerksen  |  09-08-2008  |  Reviews

Why Can't Khadija Go to Mosque?new

Khadija could be a star spokeswoman for Muslims if they wanted to show off Islam's teachings of peace and acceptance. Sheik Mohamed Abdirahman Kariye, the imam of Masjed As-Saber, won't let Khadija back in his Southwest Portland mosque because Khadija is transgendered.
Willamette Week  |  Byron Beck  |  08-20-2008  |  LGBT

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