Can Television Be Fair to Muslims?The New York Times
Writers and Producers of famous shows and movies discuss how Muslims are depicted on TV and how to change the narrative.
Islamic and Jewish Legal Reasoning: An introductionThe Immanent Flame
Anver Emon discusses his new edited volume, Islamic and Jewish Legal Reasoning: Encountering Our Legal Other (OneWorld), about conversations between scholars of Jewish and Islamic law.
Ohio State attacker complained bitterly in Facebook post of treatment of Muslims ‘everywhere,’ reports sayThe Washington Post
Abdul Razak Ali Artan, Ohio State student who attacked people on campus on Monday, was critical of the way Muslims are treated in America and America’s involvement abroad in Muslim countries.
Muslim Cool: An introductionThe Immanent Flame
Excerpts from Su’ad Abdul Khabeer’s new NYU Press book, Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States available on the Social Science Research Council’s The Immanent Frame Blog.
Letters threatening genocide against Muslims and praising Trump sent to multiple California mosquesLos Angeles Times
The Center of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reports that mosques in CA have received letters threatening violence against Muslim while praising President-elect, Donald Trump. As polls from various research institutes show, these letters match an uptick in hate speech and violent rhetoric directed at Muslims since 2015.
I’m Muslim. Here’s how I explain my faith to fearful Americans.The Washington Post
Ayan Omar, a Somali-American english teacher, travels around the country dispelling misconceptions about Islam.
'Hero' Muslim cop, her son harassed by bigot in Brooklyn who shouted 'I will cut your throat'NY Daily News
Muslim police officer, Aml Elsokary, and her son were verbally harassed when walking in Brooklyn. Elsokary was off-duty when a man shoved her son and yelled at them. Elsokary was given a medal for bravery by NYC Mayor de Blasio for saving a elderly woman and a baby from a burning building in 2014.
The Lost History of Early Muslim AmericansJSTOR Daily
At the JSTOR blog, Livia Gershon discusses some less commonly known details of the history of Muslims in the early Americas with reference to a previously published article by historian Michael Gomez.
Muslim voters don’t show up in the exit polls – yetReligion News Service
Muslims make up about 1% of the electorate and there is little data on how they voted in the most recent election. While they make a small portion of voters, they can still have an effect on the election depending on their congressional district.
The Coming War on ‘Radical Islam’The Atlantic
Author Uri Freidman examines how President Bush and President Obama took on ‘radical Islam’ and speculates how President-elect Trump could change America’s approach to terrorism.
'Inshallah' In the Age of TrumpForeign Policy
“Can the hipster invocation of God’s will survive the coming wave of American Islamophobia?” asks Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian of Foreign Policy.
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