Category: Interfaith

ISNA Responds to the 2015 State of the Union Address


Saleha Hamdeen, a 14 year old Bedouin from Palestine, won the International Hans Christian Andersen Award for her fairy tale, “Hantoush,” which was chosen from among more than 1,200 fairy tale entries from all over the world. Hantoush; a Fairytale…

Virginia County to Pay $500k for Blocking Muslim Cemetery

Muslim Advocates on Twitter: "RELIGIOUS FREEDOM VICTORY: After we sued a Virginia  county for blocking construction on a Muslim cemetery, the county agreed to  let construction begin and will pay our clientsWASHINGTON, DC — On Friday, a Muslim nonprofit agreed to accept a $500,000 settlement payment from Stafford County, VA. The Stafford County Board of Supervisors and Stafford County, VA, previously voted 4-2 to settle a religious freedom lawsuit brought forth by the All Muslim Association of America Inc. (AMAA)…more:muslimadvocates

Edward Said On Orientalism

“Orientalism hit the right note at the most momentous occasion when the postcolonial world at large most needed it – when the condition of coloniality needed a thematic and theoretical decoupling from the framing of capitalist modernity at large.”…more: aljazeera
…”Orientalism” as a critical concept to describe the West’s commonly contemptuous depiction and portrayal of “The East..more:wikipedia

Two decades after 9/11, Muslim Americans still fighting bias

… A car passed, the driver’s window rolled down and the man spat an epithet at two little girls wearing their hijabs: “Terrorist!”

It was 2001, mere weeks after the twin towers at the World Trade Center fell, and 10-year-old Shahana Hanif and her younger sister were walking to the local mosque from their Brooklyn home.

Unsure, afraid, the girls ran.


Obituary: Syed Ali Shah Geelani was symbol of Kashmir resistance

Geelani speaks during a press conference in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir [File: Mukhtar Khan/AP]…His family told Al Jazeera the police “snatched his body and forcibly buried him” in a quiet pre-dawn funeral on Thursday.

New Delhi had reasons to be apprehensive: For decades, Geelani was the symbol of popular resistance for the Kashmiris who either want to carve an independent country out of the Himalayan territory or merge with neighbouring Pakistan…more:aljazeera