School's Out for Eid

Posted November 30th, 2015

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?

Glenn Greenwald on Media's Drumbeat for War and Anti-Muslim Scapegoating

Posted November 29th, 2015

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."

The Life and Legacy of Malcolm X with Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah and Imam Zaid Shakir

Posted November 22nd, 2015

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.

Blessed are the Organizers: Community Organizing as Spiritual Practice

Posted November 21st, 2015

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.

Linda Sarsour on Governors Call to Ban Syrian Refugees from the United States

Posted November 16th, 2015

Watch a Linda Sarsour perfectly call out the bigotry of those who want to use a religious test to limit America's compassion. #Paris

Linda Sarsour calls out anti-Muslim bigotry

Watch a Muslim woman perfectly call out the bigotry of those who want to use a religious test to limit America's compassion. #Paris

Posted by Media Matters for America on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Oakland Muslim Community Helps Stop Building of City Wide Spy Center

Posted October 28th, 2015

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.