Day: May 27, 2016

Meet The White House’s New Muslim American Community Liaison

Source: Huffington Post By Antonia Blumberg Associate Religion Editor, The Huffington Post With Islamophobia rampant in communities across the U.S., Muslim Americans now have a chief ally at the White House. Zaki Barzinji, former Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.), recently assumed the new role as liaison to the Muslim […]

Discussion aims at peace

Source: Airdrieecho By Dawn Smith The room was packed for the seventh annual World Religions Conference at Airdrie’s Town and Country Centre, May 18. Hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, the event brought four speakers from diverse religions. together. The topic of the evening was Building Bridges of Mutual Respect […]

100 Years Of Hijab Styles Video Brings A Century Of Fashion And Politics To Life

Huff Post: by Carol Kuruvilla — A video from highlights women’s participation in political movements.   Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder and editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl, told The Huffington Post that her team dreamed up the video after realizing that the hijab was being “commodified” by the Western fashion industry during […]

The power of Jewish-Muslim dialogue

Tribune: When the 9/11 attacks occurred in the US, I had just begun teaching at the American University in Washington, DC as the new Chair of Islamic studies. As the scale of what had happened became apparent, I knew how important fostering dialogue and communication between Islam and other religions […]

The path to better days

May 26,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – RAMI G. KHOURI Two years or so since Daesh declared itself and its caliphate in parts of northern Syria and Iraq, we are now finally approaching the moment when decisive, coordinated, pervasive and sustained military force will be used against it to destroy its […]

What to do about Daesh

May 26,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – JONATHAN POWER “ISIS [Daesh] is not an existential threat to the United States,” President Barack Obama told Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic magazine recently.  What becomes clear in that long article, much of it Obama’s own words, is that Obama shies away from the […]