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Congratulations on the Election Victory

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Originally Published in The New Jersey Record. I wish to extend my heartiest congratulations to President Obama on his re-election to the White House last night. As part of the larger Muslim-American community, I am hopeful that President Obama’s reelection will serve to bring various sections of our communities even closer. I also hope that the president will continue to uphold the rule of...

Nafis – Not a True Muslim

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Originally Published in┬áThe New Jersey Record. Regarding “Man held in N.Y.C. bombing scheme” (Page A-1, Oct. 18): As an American Muslim, I strongly condemn Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis’ attempt to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He claims that he was inspired by Osama bin Laden’s teachings. While the Quran instructs Muslims not to create disorder in...

“Defeat Jihad” ad: Are we savages?

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Originally Published in The New Jersey Record. Regarding “Ads criticizing Muslim radicals go up in N.Y.C. subways” (Page A-7, Sept. 25): Anti-jihad ads that imply Muslims are “savage” have recently gone up on New York City subways. “Defeat Jihad” and “support the civilized man,” parts of the ad read. The advertisement is the brainchild of Pamela...

Lowe’s: ‘Let’s Build a Prejudiced America?’

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Originally Published in The Record The world’s second largest hardware chain, Lowe’s, is ranked among the Top 50 corporations in America. Its website proudly displays the slogan “Let’s Build Something Together.” However, the company’s recent actions suggest that this togetherness might not include Muslim-Americans. The company recently pulled its ads from a...