The ABC network recently had a town hall segment on “This Week with Christiane Amanpour” called “Should Americans Fear Islam?” The show was memorable not so much in the content/quality of the debate but in the buzz it generated because of its guest list which included bigots on both sides of the aisle. Missing on the 6 person panel were any moderates representing the rest of America or even any… Read More »Congressman Keith Ellison article on “Should we fear Islam”
Native Deen (deen means faith in Arabic), a Muslim American hip hop group that frequently tackles contemporary issues faced by young Muslims, released a new song for the “My Faith My Voice” PSA campaign.
Muflehun board members Imam Mohamed Magid and Suhail Khan participated in a briefing organized by Congressman Keith Ellison on Confronting Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial on September 22, 2010. Hannah Rosenthal, United States State Department Special Envoy on Anti-Semitism also spoke at the briefing, along with several others. The session included reporting on the trip that American imams took to Auschwitz and Dachau in August 2010, along with representatives from the… Read More »Muflehun Board Members Give Hill Briefing on Confronting Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial
The Congressional Muslim Staff Association hosted a panel discussion on the image of Muslims in the US, aired live on C-SPAN on August 31, 2010. The moderator was Suhail Khan, Chairman of the Muflehun board and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Engagement. Speakers included James Zogby, who heads the Arab American Institute, Azizah Al-Hibri of Karamah and Salam Marayati of MPAC. Participants discussed the controversy surrounding the Islamic Center… Read More »Muflehun Board Chairman Moderates Discussion on “The Image of Muslims in the US”
My Faith My Voice is a new grassroots effort by American Muslims from across the country looking to present their voice on issues affecting Muslims and Islam in America. It is an independent network with no affiliation to any one organization or school of thought. This is the PSA they launched today.
Muflehun board members Suhail Khan and Imam Mohamed Magid were part of a small delegation of Muslims leaders and clerics that visited Dachau and Auschwitz concentration camps in August 2010. The participants were accompanied by US government officials from the Reagan, Bush and Obama administrations. Imam Magid will be writing an article for Islamic Horizons, one of the most widely read Muslim American magazines (published by ISNA) about his experience… Read More »Muflehun Board Members Visit Holocaust Camps
Imam Mohamed Magid was one of the attendees at the White House Ramadan Iftar held on August 13, 2010 by President Barack Obama. The attendees included members of Congress, government officials, Muslim American leaders/community members and foreign dignitaries . A transcript of President Obama’s speech highlighting religious freedom in the US can be found here, along with a list of attendees.
Keith Olbermann hosts a show called “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on MSNBC. His special comments are reminder of what it means to be American. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZpT2Muxoo0&feature=player_embedded
President Obama held an iftar at the White House on August 13, 2010. In his address he includes support for religious freedom and the community center to be built near Ground Zero. He reminds everyone that the first iftar to be held at the White House was more than 200 years ago by President Jefferson!
This fatwa was issued more than 2 years ago by the Fiqh Council of North America . It is one of many that have been issued on the topic. U.S. MUSLIMS ISSUE FATWA AGAINST RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM Dated: 2008-07-11 The Fiqh Council of North America wishes to reaffirm Islam’s condemnation of terrorism and religious extremism. Islam strictly condemns religious extremism and the use of violence against innocent lives. There is no… Read More »U.S. Muslims Issue Fatwa Against Religious Extremism