Islamaphobia

Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally published in The Daily Caller Last night, those vying for the Republican nomination spent two hours arguing why they would make this nation more safe and secure than anyone else on the stage. Aside from the false or gray statements that are already being debunked by fact checkers, I was

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published in the Longview News-Journal Another mass shooting in San Bernardino and far too many this year alone. Our sincere condolences to the families of those who have lost their loved ones and we wish the injured a speedy recovery. Although the perpetrators of mass shootings are of varied

Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally published in the Santa Barbara Independent According to them, it is an act of Islamic virtue to fire a pistol or gun at an innocent person. Where are those who will act like the Companions of the Holy Prophet and remain patient while suffering torture? Has God commanded us

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally posted on New York Daily News As an American Muslim, I agree with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump that “we are at war.” However, he must realize that we are at war not with Islam, but with inhumane ideologies that neither The Koran nor Prophet Muhammad’s life support. I

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally posted in CS Monitor Regarding the Nov. 19 online article “House defies Obama on Syrian refugees, as larger threat emerges” (CSMonitor.com): I am an American Ahmadi Muslim. Born in Pakistan, I immigrated to America in 1998 and was granted asylum based on religious persecution. When I read that many

Reading Time: 5 minutesOriginally posted in The Huffington Post President Jerry Falwell Jr. of Liberty University is not doing himself any favors by spewing ambiguously dangerous statements that promote the killing of Muslims. It is the most reckless type of demagoguery that can lead to further endangering or loss of more innocent lives.

Reading Time: 1 minutesTo the editor: The rise of Islamaphobia in America is alarming for me as an American Muslim. I, along with countless others, have lived peacefully in this country, being a sound citizen while practicing my religion freely. Donald Trump’s recent comments have lead me to wonder why should people of

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally posted on APP Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released a statement on Monday calling for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the U.S. until “our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America great again!” I wonder if he truly

Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally published in the Loudoun Times I am writing this piece in light of the recent shooting in San Bernardino. As an American Muslim, I am providing my perspective on ISIS and the kind of leadership Muslims need in these troubled times. Muslim leaders need to advocate the true Islamic

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally posted in The New York Times As a Muslim-American, I completely agree with President Obama’s comments that Muslim leaders must speak out against not just acts of violence, but also those interpretations of Islam that are incompatible with the values of religious tolerance. Muslim leaders have a major role