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Houston has a large, diverse Muslim community, that is as much a part of the civic fabric of the city as any other group – and during Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s Muslims are doing their part. My own community, the Dawoodi […]

Here is what Linda Sarsour had to say at ISNA about Jihad: In these United States of America, if you sit back idly in the face of injustice, if you maintain the current status quo that not only oppresses Muslims, […]

i which i tweet the entirety of the @StateDept Ramadan message, located here: https://t.co/5uEXrzllVt /1 — Aziz H.Poonawalla (@azizhp) May 30, 2017 @StateDept On behalf of the United States Department of State, Renda and I sincerely wish Muslims around the […]

this is a thoughtful video of an interview with Lindsay Lohan being asked directly by British morning show hosts about her intentions towards Islam. Lohan is understandably reticent to be completely open about the status of what she calls a […]

Muslim women were not just the symbol of the March – they were also boots on the ground. Linda Sarsour’s speech at the DC march: examples of other Muslim women attending marches: “Ever since the election, I’ve kind of felt […]

This evening, I am honored to be a part of the Voices for Freedom celebration at Temple Aliyah here in the San Fernando Valley. This is an annual interfaith event honoring the spirit of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, […]

This morning, (January 14, 2017) the Islamic Center of Eastside in Bellevue, Washington was burned to the ground by vandals. There’s a fundraising campaign at Launchgood.com/Bell to help raise funds to rebuild. Please keep the community in Bellevue in your […]

Shadi Hamid, author and fellow at the Brookings Center, is one of my policy-geek heroes. His recent discussion about Islamism and secularism with noted atheist Sam Harris is absolutely worth your time. Recently, on Twitter, he shared 6 books from […]

In 2002, the Bush Administration created a Muslim Registration Database, called NSEERS. It was finally dismantled in 2011 by President Obama and had a perfect score of 0 terrorists caught out of 100,000 registered. The architect of NSEERS, Kris Koback, […]

I saw the tragedy in Nice yesterday and like everyone else with a conscience, I despaired. My prayers are humble but I offered them regardless for the victims and their families, and the people of France. I hope that the […]