Tag: American Muslims

NPR: ‘Curious George’ Learns How American-Muslims Celebrate Ramadan

Rep. Chu Reintroduces Resolution Celebrating American Muslims

Congresswoman Judy ChuApril 2, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) has reintroduced a resolution to celebrate the history and contributions of American Muslims and acknowledge their contributions to our nation. The resolution highlights the over 5,000 American Muslims currently serving in the Armed Forces, as well as distinguished American Muslims who are U.S….more:  chu.house.gov/

Instead of Pitying American Muslims, Work With Them

In the weeks since the election, the American Muslim community has seen a massive outpouring of support. As a community advocate, I’ve personally received hundreds of e-mails and calls from people asking how they can help, and letting me know that they’re with us and will do everything that they can to aid us during this time. People across the political, religious and political spectrums have reached out to their Muslim neighbors like never before and have offered to aid us in any way needed….more: TIME.COM

American Muslims Are Continuing Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

As we honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we must also remember that his message of unity and Black American civil rights leader Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968) addresses crowds during the March On Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, where he gave his 'I Have A Dream' speech.equality for all people is no less relevant or urgent now than it was during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

We still witness widespread marginalization and disenfranchisement of African Americans and other minority groups, economically and in the educational and criminal justice systems. We still live in a nation in which African-American children are orders of magnitude more likely to live in poverty, to go hungry, to be incarcerated, or be killed….more:   time.com

 

Stop spying on American Muslims who dare to express their opinions :)

At the White House annual Ramadan iftar last month, President Obama spoke to a room full of American Muslim leaders and invoked their communities’ “obligation to do2014-07-15T013130Z_01_WASW201_RTRIDSP_3_USA-OBAMA[their] part — to help others overcome barriers, to reverse the injustice of inequality and help more of our fellow citizens share in the promise of America.” Ironically, these statements came only one week after the Intercept published an expose detailing the United States’ surveillance of five prominent American Muslims — including civil rights activists, humanitarians, academics and lawyers. It seems that being Muslim in American and “doing your part” is a surefire way to find yourself on a clandestine government surveillance list more: .washingtonpost.com

9/11 Children’s Colouring Book Angers US Muslims

9/11 children’s colouring book angers US Muslims The Kids’ Book of Freedom condemned as ‘disgusting’ by Council on American-Islamic Relation Alison Flood, guardian.co.uk An image from We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids’ Book of Freedom A colouring book about the…