Islamaphobia

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

Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally posted on NewsWeek The great Indian scholar and immigrant Muslim missionary, Dr. Mufti Muhammad Sadiq, was immediately detained upon arriving in Philadelphia in 1920. In a racially charged nation, at a time when the KKK was 4 million strong, Sadiq—an Indian missionary for the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community—had little

Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally published on Time.com I’m a Muslim American. On Nov. 15, two days after the Paris attacks, I boarded a plane from Newark to Houston. I had just returned from a formal event, so I was wearing a plain white “shalwar,” a shirt that stops at the knees and is

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally posted at True Jersey  The Paris terrorist attacks have fueled rising Islamophobia in America. Presidential candidates have called for a national database of Muslims and surveillance of mosques. The House of Representatives has passed the bill to temporarily halt the Syrian and Iraqi refugee program. As a member of

Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally published on Patheos.com Why didn’t we hear the term “Muslim terrorist” or “Jihadist” before the 1980s? Islam has been around for more than 1400 years but “Islamic” terrorist organizations were not to be found prior to 1980. The first Islamist terrorist attack was the bombing of the Tyre Headquarters

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Connecticut, patriotic Muslims who believe in the Messiah, would like to wholeheartedly thank our neighbors as well as the authorities and dignitaries for uniting with us last weekend in our mosque in South Meriden. By God’s grace, we experienced an unprecedented display of support and

Reading Time: 1 minutesOn the night of Friday November 13th, following the brutal attacks in Paris, an unknown individual fired shots at a mosque in Meriden, CT. The mosque belonged to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and our motto “Love for All, Hatred for None” is inscribed on a sign outside. Luckily, no one

Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally Published in The Hartford Courant  Amid our heightened prayers, solidarity and speaking out against terrorism, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community CT discovered bullet holes piercing our House of Peace Mosque in Meriden last week. We won’t let this cowardly act of terror scare or stop us in any way, and we thank

Reading Time: 5 minutesOriginally Published in The Huffington Post In the wake of the recent Paris attacks, new atheist writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali is screaming out at her loudest again. “Islam needs reform,” she insists. But is she right? We must understand that Muslims are not a monolith. They come in all colors

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally published on the Statesman As a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, I emigrated to the United States fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan. I am blessed and thankful for the freedom and liberties which the U.S. provides to me. Therefore, I find Gov. Abbott’s refusal to accept any Syrian