There are at least 15 Muslim candidates running for political positions in Minnesota this election season. And while there are no official statistics, many observers believe that is significantly more than in any previous election.
The irony here is that Muslims are becoming increasingly engaged in politics because of Islamophobia. The more the Islamophobia industry ramps up the rhetoric, the more Muslims become involved.
As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Summer Olympics, a Tokyo sports and cultural events company has created a mosque on wheels that its head hopes will make Muslim visitors feel at home.
Terrorist attacks committed by Muslim extremists receive 357% more US press coverage than those committed by non-Muslims, according to new research from the University of Alabama.
Terrorist attacks committed by non-Muslims (or where the religion was unknown) received an average of 15 headlines, while those committed by Muslim extremists received 105 headlines.
If you’ve never had a bean pie, you’re missing out on a lot more than a dessert. Made from navy beans, it was developed by black Muslims in the Nation of Islam in the 1930s. The history of why they created it, and what it represents, tells one of the most essential stories about Muslims in America. And as you’ll see, it is extremely delicious.
I am fascinated by this history, so I am sharing it with you all. Come on over and I will bake you a bean pie!
A brief NY Times article about the mosque in Ross, ND; the oldest mosque in the US. I am fascinated by the forgotten history of Muslims in this country.
I recently drove to ND to interview a descendant of the original Syrian Muslim settlers. The man I interviewed was instrumental in rebuilding the mosque a few years ago. Also, the mosque was just added the National Register of Historic Places.
As immigration - particularly Muslim immigration - has become such a flash point, it is important for us to celebrate our rich American history. This story of a tiny mosque in North Dakota is a little piece of our American story.
Conversations with Friends visits, writes cards and letters to, and provides safe release and accompaniment to people detained in immigration custody.
Visitors meet with people detained in county jails in Minnesota by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and awaiting hearings or facing deportation. After the visit, they write thank you cards to those with whom they have visited.
This is something I have been involved with recently. There is a lot of beautiful work happening at a very grassroots level.
Aural Archipelago is the lovechild of Palmer Keen, an American DIY ethnomusicologist wandering the vast archipelago of Indonesia to find, document, expose and promote little-known traditional musics around the country. Within a few years, Palmer has travelled from vast islands like Sumatra, Java, and Borneo to small dots in the ocean like Rote and Selayar in search of the diverse and beautiful music that fascinates him. With this project, his hope is to allow unprecedented audiences (local and foreign) free access to music that is often difficult or impossible to hear otherwise.
A collection of all the cases where Muslims have condemned wrongdoings done falsely in the name of Islam
A website to help answer the question, "Are Muslims terrorists?"
Who We Are
My Faith My Voice is a grassroots effort by American Muslims from across the country looking to present their voice on issues affecting Muslims and Islam in America. It is an independent network of individuals that collectively claim no affiliation to any one organization or school of thought.
What We Do
My Faith My Voice serves as a platform for you, me or any one else who wants to reach out and talk directly to America. Through video clips and online social media outreach, we serve to make the voices of the grassroots available to those who choose to hear them.
A photoblog dedicated to highlighting the conditions of womens prayer spaces in mosques (i.e., masjids).
From the author:
"Why create this photoblog? Simply because the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “None of you truly believes, until you love for your brother what you love for yourself.”
Judging from my own experiences and those of others (just look at the comments on The Penalty Box post) there is a need to advocate for better conditions and prayer space accommodations in our mosques."
Former NPR analyst Juan Williams, among other ignorant people, has an irrational fear of Muslims, and thinks you can identify them based on what they look like. Here I will post pictures of Muslims wearing all sorts of things in an attempt to refute that there is such a thing as "Muslim garb" or a Muslim look.
Muslim365 aims to provide you with a photograph of a Muslim everyday. Here, you’ll find Muslims in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Some have piercings, some wear the veil, some are clean shaven, some are even Malaysian (Imagine that!). They all believe in Al-lah. Literal translation? The [One] God.
An ongoing project to hand-transcribe the entire Qur'an according to historic Islamic traditions
and to illuminate the text with relevant scenes from contemporary American life. Five years in the making, the project has been inspired by a decade of extended travel in Islamic regions of the world and undertaken after extensive research.
Scroll down for the pictures.
So, after how many years of wasting time here, here is my one self-promotional link.
This is the website for my honey business. You know, from bees.
[cc: covered in bees]