New York City public-school students will get the day off this Thursday, Sept. 24, for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Summer-school students will also get off for Eid al-Fitr starting next year. Is this a signal of change in the public's perception of Islam?
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, media coverage has seen familiar patterns: uncritically repeat government claims, defend expansive state power, and blame the Muslim community for the acts of a few. Democracy Now! discusses media fearmongering, anti-Muslim scapegoating, ISIL’s roots, and war profiteering with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-founder of The Intercept. "Every time there’s a terrorist attack, Western leaders exploit that attack to do more wars," Greenwald says. "Which in turn means they transfer huge amounts of taxpayer money to these corporations that sell arms. And so investors are fully aware that the main people who are going to benefit from this escalation as a result of Paris are not the American people or the people of the West — and certainly not the people of Syria — it is essentially the military-industrial complex."
Powerful wordsby Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah and Imam Zaid Shakir on the life and legacy of our beloved leader and teacher Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) at Ta'leef Collective.
Sponsored by Chicago Theological Seminary's Center for Jewish, Christian, Islamic Studies. Rabbi Rachel S. Mikva, Director of JCIS, introduced the panelists.
Dr. Rami Nashashibi led this workshop on how to create positive change in your community. Grounded in the prophetic principles of compassion, service and justice, the workshop utilized the best of organizing wisdom and experience. Rami Nashashibi is the founding Executive Director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, an inspiring and effective agent of social transformation in Chicago. Nashishibi is also a Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology of Religion and Muslim Studies at CTS.
Watch a Linda Sarsour perfectly call out the bigotry of those who want to use a religious test to limit America's compassion. #Paris
In 2014, the city of Oakland was ready to approve contracts to build the second stage of the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), a proposed city-wide surveillance system. After a strong community presence and a number of public testimonies from the Muslim community on what surveillance has meant for Muslims in the Bay Area, the city council changed its course.