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Coming of Age as an American Muslim Woman in post-9/11 America

“I finally feel like I have the tools and agency to share the stories of my fellow Muslims”

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My Hijab, My Body: The Video

A Brooklyn woman expresses her feminism and her Muslim heritage.

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Why Can’t a Mosque Be a Sanctuary?

It’s a complex question for American Muslims in the current political climate.

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Muslim Voters Face Difficult Choice in Tuesday’s Election

The controversy over a proposed mosque and Muslim cultural center near ground zero has spurred new interest in politics among Muslim voters. But those in New York’s 13th Congressional District must choose between two opponents of the Park51 plan.

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Park51 Controversy Leads to Political Engagement by Muslim New Yorkers

The backlash against a proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan has spurred Muslims in New York to get involved in local politics.

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Op-Ed: Obama Has a Long Road to Travel to Win Support from American Jews

Senator Barack Obama can’t seem to shake his “Jewish” problem.

He is perceived by many American Jews and a large part of the pro-Israel non-Jewish community as biased in favor of Palestinians, Iran, Syria, and Hamas. Despite his repeated statements concerning the security of Israel, Obama still has work to do in terms of persuading Israel and its supporters that as President he will not be another Jimmy Carter who believes that Israel is an “apartheid state” that terrorizes and bullies its neighbors.

Obama’s recent trip to the Middle East was in part intended to assuage these fears, but it was just another step down a long road of attempting to appeal to the Jewish community in the United States. Obama has not gained much ground in these efforts because his outreach has been haphazard and marked by missteps that make Obama look like he’s playing politics when he talks about his support of Israel.

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