Tag: US

As a Muslim, how do I tell my child the new president doesn’t like us?

How do I reveal to my Muslim daughter that women who look and dress like her mother have had their hijabs torn from their heads, as part of a wave of physical attacks on people of colour since election day? Or that her fellow schoolkids aren’t inoculated from this sort of violent hatred either? A Muslim high-school teacher in Georgia was left a note on her desk telling her to “hang” herself with her hijab, which “isn’t allowed any more”. The note was signed, “America”….more: THEGUARDIAN.COM

Ilhan Omar becomes first Somali American legislator in the US

ilhan omar minnesota somali americanIn an election that starkly divided the country on Tuesday, one result was a glimmer of hope for people who opposed Donald Trump: Minnesota elected America’s first Somali American legislator, Ilhan Omar.

The 34-year-old, who came to America as a refugee almost 20 years ago, beat out a Republican opponent to gain a seat in the state house of representatives..more:  theguardian

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, The most complete of the believers in faith are those with the best character, who lower their wings and are kind and gracious, for he is not one of us who is neither kind nor gracious” (Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ)

Hijab Challenge: What’s It Like To Be A Muslim in the US In 2016?

“Maybe they feel a little more in tune to our issues and the things that we’re having to deal with, especially with a lot of the terrorism that has been happening this year,” Thalia Arenas, public relations officer for the Muslim Student Association told ABC30 in Fresno. “That has spread a lot of discrimination and harassment to our communities.”…..more:IBTIMES.COM

US|Murder Rates Rose in a Quarter of the Nation’s 100 Largest Cities

Murder rates rose significantly in 25 of the nation’s 100 largest cities last year, according to an analysis
by The New York Times of new data compiled from individual police Image result for Murder Rates Rose in a Quarter of the Nation’s 100 Largest Citiesdepartments. The findings confirm a trend that was tracked recently in a study published by the National Institute of Justice. “The homicide increase in the nation’s large cities  ….MORE: .nytimes.com

How Many Muslims Are Serving in US Military?

Despite recent rhetoric against the fastest-growing religion in the world, Islam has contributed a great deal to the U.S., including in the military, Defense Department figures show. Muslims have played an essential part in guarding the homeland and fighting for its interests in war-torn countries the world over, fighting in all major U.S. wars, including the Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War, according to military officials. More recently, Muslims have also served in the Gulf War, Iraq War and the war in Afghanistan…more: /abcnews.