By Laila Lalami. A conquistador leads a party of 600 into present-day Florida. A decade later, four men from the expedition emerge in Mexico: three Spainards and a black Muslim. This is The Moor’s Account. If it is fiction, it is fiction truer than any American history I got in high school. It’s a story […]
Michigan, my home state, has a reputation for nurturing right-wing anti-government terrorists. The largest act of domestic terrorism prior to 9/11 was the Oklahoma City bombing that was planned in Michigan and executed in part by Michigan men. They tested their bombs on a farm not far from my parents’ farm in Lapeer County. Even […]
Don’t miss the premiere of New Muslim Cool, airing June 23rd on PBS as part of the POV series. There’s a trailer to get you started, and an interview with the filmmaker on AltMuslim. Via TalkIslam.
it’s also hard not to feel some compassion for what looks like a group of struggling, credulous, under-educated men, existing on the fringes of society, who lacked the intelligence or willpower to avoid getting taken in by a government informant anxious to mitigate his own situation, and by their own vague understanding of radical Islam […]
â€œThe United States has been enriched by Muslim-Americans,â€ Barack Obama said. â€œMany other Americans have Muslims in their family, or have lived in a Muslim-majority country. â€œI know,â€ he said, â€œbecause I am one of them.â€ Lived abroad as a child, relocated to the Great Lakes Basin, speaks Bahasa Malaysia, named after the Prophet’s family… […]
Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama: “Well the correct answer, he is not a Muslim. He’s a Christian, he’s always been a Christian. But the really right answer is ‘what if he is?’ Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is no, that’s not America.” Thank you, Gen. Powell…
O Muslims! Have too many bins and abduls in your name? Afraid you may be on a watch list? Worried you may get classified as an enemy combatant by mistake? Plan your defense now! You can’t be framed, railroaded or wrongly convicted if you’ve got more documentary evidence on yourself than they do. Rutgers Professor […]
Me and Omar and some other folks were flogging a horse to death over at Umar Lee’s website on the topic of immigrant muslim culture in the US. We managed to agree that [American] muslims should be accepted as authentic Muslims without having to turn away from our cultural heritage, and there is plenty in […]