American Muslim

American Muslims recall how hate and scrutiny after 9-11 changed their lives

By DEEPA BHARATH | dbharath@scng.com | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: September 8, 2021 at 2:40 p.m. | UPDATED: September 8, 2021 at 3:13 p.m. Jihad Turk gets emotional thinking about his hijab-wearing wife who stayed home for several weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. Twenty years later, Turk, the founding president and dean of the Bayan […]

An American Muslim Marriage

WHO’S AFRAID OF AYMANN ISMAIL? An American Muslim Marriage Stereotypes about Muslim marriages made me fear what would happen when I entered my own. By AYMANN ISMAIL and JEFFREY BLOOMER OCT 14, 2018  This is the Season 2 finale of “Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?,” a series featuring Slate’s Aymann […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:

WALTER IOOSS JR. Why I converted to Islam It’s not easy being Muslim in America, but my choice was a spiritual transformation March 29, 2015 2:00AM ET by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar @kaj33 I was born Lew Alcindor. Now I’m Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The transition from Lew to Kareem was not merely a […]