The Buffalo Massacre: A Deadly Mix of Racism and Guns

After another massacre, readers urge not only gun control but also addressing domestic terrorism. Also: A Covid death; lawmakers need to govern; Republican contortions.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #federal-taxes-us, #gun-control, #jews-and-judaism, #mass-shootings, #muslim-americans, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

What I Want My Kids to Learn About American Racism

Calling out racism is part of the work, not all of it. After you get rid of the things you don’t like, you need to build the things you do.

#discrimination, #education-k-12, #indian-americans, #muslim-americans, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity

Why Ramadan Generates Millions in Charitable Giving Every Year

During the Muslim holy month, there is a strong focus on helping others.

#mosques, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam, #philanthropy, #ramadan

Where Breaking the Ramadan Fast Includes Caribou

At America’s northernmost mosque, in Anchorage, nightly potlucks will let Muslims celebrate iftar together over foods from around the globe.

#anchorage-alaska, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #mosques, #muslim-americans, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ramadan

Dr. Oz’s Heritage Is Targeted as Rivals Vie for Trump Backing

The Senate candidate’s Turkish background has emerged as a focus of David McCormick’s attacks in Pennsylvania’s G.O.P. primary.

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What Rashida Tlaib Represents

She changed the Israeli-Palestinian debate in Congress by reminding her colleagues of the human stakes. It’s a burden she would rather not carry.

#black-people, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #mccollum-betty, #michigan, #muslim-americans, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #palestinians, #presidential-election-of-2020, #tlaib-rashida, #united-states-politics-and-government

Muslim Lawmaker Comes Under Fire in House Debate on ‘Islamophobia’

A conservative Republican accused Ilhan Omar, the sponsor of a House bill to combat anti-Muslim bias, of terrorist sympathies.

#council-on-american-islamic-relations, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam, #omar-ilhan, #perry-scott-1963, #state-department, #united-states-politics-and-government

Republican Recriminations Point to a Rocky Path to a House Majority

Simmering tensions between the far-right flank and more traditional conservatives burst into the open on Tuesday, while Republican leaders stayed silent.

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Yemenis in Brooklyn Reclaim High-End Coffee

Second-generation Yemeni entrepreneurs in Brooklyn want to reclaim their role as the purveyors of the original specialty coffee.

#blue-bottle-coffee, #brooklyn-nyc, #coffee, #eggers-dave, #entrepreneurship, #muslim-americans, #yemen, #yemeni-american-merchants-assn, #yemeni-americans

Online Furor Over a Student’s Hijab Engulfs a Liberal Town

A 7-year-old told her mother that she resisted a New Jersey teacher’s attempt to pull off her Muslim head covering. It spiraled from there.

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How 9/11 Shaped These Muslim Leaders in New York

“I watched the generation that was silenced and then I watch a new generation coming up now that is fearless,” one activist said.

#abdelhamid-rana, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam, #new-york-city, #sarsour-linda-1980, #september-11-2001, #women-and-girls

Which Victims of 9/11 Get Remembered?

There are no memorials or exhibits on U.S. soil to honor the hundreds of thousands of foreigners killed in the war on terror.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #muslim-americans, #national-september-11-memorial-and-museum, #september-11-2001, #terrorism

Why Art Struggled to Address the Horrors of 9/11

After the attacks, American culture became one of prohibitions. Then the Iraq War made it difficult to address Sept. 11 on its own terms.

#25th-hour-movie, #art, #bush-george-w, #iraq-war-2003-11, #jennifer-bartlett, #labute-neil, #lee-spike, #messud-claire, #movies, #muslim-americans, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #the-emperors-children-book, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

9/11 Brought About ‘Seismic Change’ for Muslim Americans

The legacy of the 2001 attacks for Muslim Americans remains fraught, a story of struggle and of determination.

#discrimination, #minhaj-hasan-1985, #muslim-americans, #september-11-2001, #tlaib-rashida, #trump-donald-j, #youssef-ramy

‘I Helped Destroy People’

Terry Albury, an idealistic F.B.I. agent, grew so disillusioned by the war on terror that he was willing to leak classified documents — and go to prison for doing it.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #content-type-personal-profile, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #muslim-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #september-11-2001, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #terrorism, #terry-albury, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #wiretapping-and-other-eavesdropping-devices-and-methods

U.S. Senate Confirms First Muslim Federal District Judge

The judge, Zahid N. Quraishi of New Jersey, said after his selection by President Biden, “Candidly, I would prefer to be the hundredth, if not the thousandth.”

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #booker-cory-a, #bush-george-w, #council-on-american-islamic-relations, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #federal-courts-us, #hawaii, #hirono-mazie-k, #iraq, #menendez-robert, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #schumer-charles-e, #united-states-politics-and-government

Testing an Opaque Security Power, Michigan Man Challenges ‘No-Fly List’

The plaintiff, a Lebanese-American, says he was barred from flying after refusing to become an F.B.I. informant.

#airport-security, #american-civil-liberties-union, #constitution-us, #hezbollah, #justice-department, #michigan, #muslim-americans, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

Clergy Preach Faith in the Covid Vaccine to Doubters

With widespread immunity essential to ending the pandemic, priests, imams, rabbis and swamis are successfully urging their congregations to get the shots. Many people trust them more than they trust health officials.

#clergy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #imams, #jews-and-judaism, #medicine-and-health, #ministers-protestant, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam, #rabbis, #religion-and-belief, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

‘Like a Warm Hug From an Angel’

For a handful of cultures across the globe, the Arab world among them, these distinct blankets deliver not only an impossibly warm, soft hug but a great sense of belonging.

#beds-and-bedding, #design, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #immigration-and-emigration, #middle-east, #muslim-americans, #north-africa, #qasimi-farah-al, #united-states

A Pakistani-American Tale Upends Expectations Onscreen and in Life

Iram Parveen Bilal’s “I’ll Meet You There” depicts a parent who supports his daughter’s dream. The filmmaker’s own parents weren’t as sure about her passion.

#bilal-iram-parveen, #content-type-personal-profile, #ill-meet-you-there-movie, #immigration-and-emigration, #movies, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam, #pakistan, #united-states

We Don’t Need Another War on Terror

Prosecute the Capitol rioters. But new antiterrorism laws could end up targeting people of color.

#muslim-americans, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #united-states, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Barred From U.S. Under Trump, Muslims Exult in Biden’s Open Door

Few foreigners welcomed President Biden’s election victory as enthusiastically as the tens of thousands of Muslims who have been locked out of the United States for the past four years.

#africa, #eritrea, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #immigration-and-emigration, #kyrgyzstan, #libya, #muslim-americans, #myanmar, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #syria, #tanzania, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Her Father Had a Theory About Her Killing. Then Came the Arrest.

Ola Salem’s body was found in a Staten Island park last year. Her father said she had talked about being followed on the highway.

#asiyah-womens-center-brooklyn-ny, #domestic-violence, #mcmahon-michael-e, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslim-americans, #salem-ola-d-2019, #staten-island-nyc

Militia Leader Is Convicted in Bombing of a Minnesota Mosque

Prosecutors said Michael Hari had helped to bomb the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington in 2017 to try to terrorize Muslims and scare them into leaving the country.

#bloomington-minn, #mcwhorter-michael-j-1989, #morris-joe-bloomington-minn-mosque-bombing, #mosques, #muslim-americans

He Stopped by Her Table, and Then Into Her Life

Bamba Sama left a lasting impression on Khrehaan Ebah, who was having lunch two years ago at a TGI Fridays, where Mr. Sama was the general manager.

#marriages, #muslim-americans, #tgi-friday, #weddings-and-engagements

If Amy Coney Barrett Were Muslim

It’s not hard to imagine how conservatives would smear her religious beliefs.

#carson-benjamin-s, #discrimination, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

I’m a Muslim and Arab American. Will I Ever Be an Equal Citizen?

Nearly 30 years after arriving from Morocco, after building a life and family here, I still hear: “Go back home!”

#citizenship-and-naturalization, #discrimination, #immigration-and-emigration, #morocco, #muslim-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states

Three in Masks Sought in Denver House Fire That Killed Five

Detectives hope that a chilling picture of people in dark hoods and white masks leads them to those who set fire to a house this month, killing five members of a Senegalese family.

#arson, #denver-colo, #diol-adia, #diol-djibril, #diol-hassan, #diol-khadija, #fires-and-firefighters, #hawa-baye, #muslim-americans, #senegal

A Birthday at the Cemetery

All I could think about was how quickly the first 40 years of my life had flown by and how nothing was guaranteed ahead.

#cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam

‘I Am Here to Prove You Wrong’

At Miss Muslimah USA, a pageant for young Muslim women, the complexity of modesty is on full display.

#beauty-contests, #muslim-americans

Why Did Cup Foods Call the Cops on George Floyd?

Nuisance abatement laws force stores in low-income neighborhoods to operate almost as an arm of law enforcement.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #muslim-americans, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

Why ‘Ramy’ Is So Important to Muslims

He refuses to be the perfect ambassador for Muslims. It’s refreshing.

#ali-mahershala-1974, #discrimination, #hulu-com, #movies, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam, #news-and-news-media, #television, #terrorism

‘Ramy’ and the New American Muslims of TV

Even positive portrayals of Muslim Americans after 9/11 seemed burdened with a responsibility to explain and defend. But that burden is starting to be cast off.

#baig-minhal, #hala-movie, #minhaj-hasan-1985, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam, #patriot-act-tv-program, #ramy-tv-program, #television, #youssef-ramy

The Pandemic Upends Islam’s Holiest Month

Zoom calls and socially distant food drives have replaced family gatherings and community prayers.

#bangladeshi-americans, #cemeteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #mosques, #muslim-americans, #ramadan

Islamic Center Damaged in ‘Suspicious’ Fire on First Day of Ramadan

The police said the fire, at the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau in Missouri, was being investigated as possible arson.

#arson, #missouri, #mosques, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam