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Muslims condemn violent acts at Fort Hood and offer condolences

The greatest tragedy in yesterday’s shooting at the Fort Hood military base was the death of 13 American soldiers, not … Continued

Muslim American groups condemn Fort Hood shootings

By Michelle Boorstein Muslim American organizations hurried Friday to condemn the shootings at Fort Hood, saying they have already begun … Continued

Random violence, shared responsibility

The tragedy at Fort Hood yesterday was heart-wrenching and horrific; but it was mind-numbingly familiar. Another spasm of violence at … Continued

A Global Agenda for Change in Muslim-Christian Relations

The just-completed Georgetown’s Common Word conference, Oct. 7-8, occurs at a time when the need for serious engagement and cooperation … Continued

Interfaith Service, More than a Week

As you read in my last post, Tuesday night I attended President Obama’s Iftar. But that wasn’t the only noteworthy … Continued

Muslim Activist Lobbies Obama

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates, a San Francisco-based national legal advocacy group, made the … Continued

White House Iftar

Tuesday night’s White House Iftar had both a courtly feel and a common touch. Servers circled the ornate reception rooms … Continued

Obama Administration To Highlight Interfaith Volunteerism

By William Wan The White House will announce an effort Tuesday to highlight interfaith volunteerism. President Obama’s United We Serve … Continued

Attorney General Meets with Young Muslim Americans

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Atty. Gen. Eric Holder held a private visit with about 200 young Muslim Americans during a … Continued

Negotiating Diversity

President Obama’s Inaugural Address raised the bar of inclusion in mainstream America. What President Eishenhower did for the Jewish community … Continued

Muslim Democrats Trying to Build on Obama Momentum

By William Wan One interesting outgrowth of the presidential campaigns last year was the effort among Muslim Americans to rally … Continued

Women in the Back of the Mosque

By Seema JilaniPhysician At my mosque in Houston, like almost all mosques across the country, women pray upstairs or at … Continued

7 Million Muslims? Maybe Not

Circling back to Obama’s speech for a moment, one number gave us pause. In his speech in Cairo Thursday, the … Continued

Muslim Americans React to Obama Speech

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Lots of reaction from Muslim Americans to the speech. The Cliff Notes summary: They liked it, … Continued

Muslim Americans Looking for More Help from Obama

By Michelle Boorstein Insiders say the Obama Administration’s honeymoon with the Muslim-American community will eventually expire. Polling data isn’t clear … Continued

Europe’s Muslims and the Coexist Index

By James KidnerDirector of the Coexist Foundation There are more than ten million Muslims now living in the UK, France … Continued

Checking your faith and politics at the border

Today’s guest blogger is Farhana Khera, Executive Director of Muslim Advocates and the National Association of Muslim Lawyers (NAML). Muslim … Continued

Obama’s Chance and Challenge

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never … Continued

Conversation and Conversion

Islam has succeeded in much of the world partly because it is intellectually interesting, culturally potent, and has spiritual power. … Continued

Start by Listening to the Real Muslim World

President Obama seems to be starting off in a good direction with regards the Muslim world. In his first week … Continued