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

Riz Ahmed Is Breaking Hollywood’s ‘Ethnicity Handcuffs’

The actor and musician has broken out past Hollywood’s stereotypical portrayals of Muslims. But does it matter if he’s the exception to the rule?

#academy-awards-oscars, #ahmed-riz, #audio-neutral-informative, #mogul-mowgli-movie, #movies, #music, #muslims-and-islam, #nightcrawler-movie, #september-11-2001, #sound-of-metal-movie

Inside the Abandoned Kabul Mansion Taliban Soldiers Call Home

More than 150 fighters have taken over the residence of a notorious Afghan warlord. Many are adjusting to a new lifestyle while awaiting orders from the new government.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #dostum-abdul-rashid, #kabul-afghanistan, #muslims-and-islam, #taliban

Islamists See Big Losses in Moroccan Parliamentary Elections

The moderate Justice and Development Party may have lost control of Parliament, according to early results, in the latest defeat for Islamists in the region.

#elections, #middle-east-and-north-africa-unrest-2010, #mohammed-vi-king-of-morocco, #morocco, #muslims-and-islam, #north-africa, #politics-and-government

Trial Begins Over 2015 Paris Terrorist Attacks

The attacks carried out by Islamic State extremists that killed 130 people deeply rattled France and sent shock waves through Europe. The trial is scheduled to last at least nine months.

#bataclan-paris-france, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #muslims-and-islam, #paris-france, #paris-attacks-november-2015, #terrorism

Afghans With Ties to U.S. Who Could Not Get Out Now Live in Fear

Thousands did not make it onto U.S. military evacuation flights. Many of them are now in hiding, worried for their safety and their future.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-first, #human-rights-watch, #humanitarian-aid, #international-refugee-assistance-project, #muslims-and-islam, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #visas, #women-and-girls

From a Sale, Lace Undergarments, Never Worn

My mother told me if I didn’t marry by 25, I would end up “on the shelf.” Still single at 36, I’m learning to appreciate the view.

#love-emotion, #marriages, #muslims-and-islam, #single-persons

Kashmir Separatist Leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani is Dead

Mr. Geelani was an uncompromising opponent of the Indian government’s control of the Kashmir valley and favored Pakistani sovereignty over the mostly Muslim region.

#deaths-obituaries, #geelani-syed-ali-1929-2021, #india, #kashmir, #kashmir-and-jammu-india, #kashmir-valley, #muslims-and-islam, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #secession-and-independence-movements, #territorial-disputes

6 Sentenced to Death in Bangladesh for Killing of Gay Rights Activist

The activist Xulhaz Mannan, who had started a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender magazine, was hacked to death in a machete attack in 2016.

#ansar-al-islam-bangladesh, #bangladesh, #hate-crimes, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mannan-julhas, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslims-and-islam, #terrorism

This Is How Theocracy Shrivels

Radical ideas that once made Islamist extremism seem galvanizing have lost their luster.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #religion-state-relations, #terrorism

What Is ISIS-K, the Islamic State Khorasan?

Founded in 2015, the Afghan splinter group from ISIS counts as its foes U.S. forces and the Taliban.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #baghdadi-abu-bakr-al, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kabul-international-airport, #muslims-and-islam, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states

Why My Daughter Got (Temporarily) Married at 13

Having been shamed about my sexuality when I was young, I was determined, as a mother, to celebrate my child’s romantic wishes.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #muslims-and-islam, #parenting, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

The Real Winner of the Afghan War? It’s Not Who You Think.

Pakistan, nominally a U.S. partner in the war, was the Afghan Taliban’s main patron, and sees the Taliban’s victory as its own. But now what does it do with its prize?

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #bajwa-qamar-javed, #baradar-abdul-ghani, #belt-and-road-initiative-china, #bin-laden-osama, #central-intelligence-agency, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #grenier-robert-l, #haqqani-khalil-ahmed, #i-s-i, #international-relations, #muslims-and-islam, #obama-barack, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wang-yi

How Biden Can Still Help the Afghan People

Instead of rooting for the Taliban’s government to fail, America should nudge them toward inclusivity and moderation.

#abdullah-abdullah, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #humanitarian-aid, #karzai-hamid, #muslims-and-islam, #taliban

In Shift, Israel Quietly Allows Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

Jewish activists say they are exercising their right to free worship at a site holy to Jews and Muslims. But the change upsets a longstanding compromise aimed at staving off conflict.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #religion-and-belief, #temple-mount-jerusalem, #western-wall-jerusalem

America Lost Patience in Afghanistan. The Taliban Swooped In.

The American disaster in Afghanistan that Biden’s impatience brought about is not a disaster just for us. It’s a huge boost for the Taliban too.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ghani-ashraf, #islamabad-pakistan, #karzai-hamid, #muslims-and-islam, #pakistan, #september-11-2001, #taliban, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

Shahzia Sikander’s Exquisite, Entangled Worlds

Her study of miniature painting set the artist on a path to challenge terms that hem us in: East and West, masculine and feminine, abstraction and figuration.

#art, #discrimination, #manhattan-nyc, #morgan-librarymuseum, #museums, #muslims-and-islam, #pakistan, #sikander-shahzia

The Taliban’s Leaders: Worldly and ‘Inclusive’ or Ruthless Ideologues?

The Taliban claim to be more tolerant now, even willing to work with women. But have they really cast off their extremist ideology or is it all a ruse?

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #akhundzada-haibatullah, #defense-and-military-forces, #haqqani-sirajuddin, #muslims-and-islam, #taliban, #women-and-girls

Ruth Pearl, Mother of Murdered Reporter Daniel Pearl, Dies at 85

A reluctant celebrity, she was thrust into the spotlight after his brutal death, and created a foundation in his memory to promote cultural understanding.

#deaths-obituaries, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslims-and-islam, #news-and-news-media, #pakistan, #pearl-daniel, #pearl-judea-1936, #pearl-ruth-1935-2021, #terrorism, #wall-street-journal

Kurt Westergaard, 86, Dies; His Muhammad Cartoon Sparked Outrage

A caricature that many Muslims considered blasphemous prompted a debate over free speech and a massacre at the offices of a Paris magazine.

#cartoons-and-cartoonists, #deaths-obituaries, #denmark, #freedom-of-the-press, #jyllands-posten, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #muslims-and-islam, #newspapers, #westergaard-kurt

Textbooks Featuring Malala Yousafzai Are Removed From Bookstores in Pakistan

Authorities began confiscating a social studies textbook featuring a photo of Ms. Yousafzai, the education activist, after she questioned marriage norms.

#books-and-literature, #education-k-12, #lahore-pakistan, #muslims-and-islam, #nobel-prizes, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #textbooks, #yousafzai-malala

Farida Khelfa Wants to Challenge the Image of Middle Eastern Women

One of fashion’s first top Arab models has a new documentary about the creative class in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

#content-type-personal-profile, #de-lautre-cote-du-voile-movie, #discrimination, #documentary-films-and-programs, #khelfa-farida, #middle-east, #models-professional, #muslim-veiling, #muslims-and-islam, #women-and-girls

As Secular Peace Effort Stutters in Israel, Religious Mediators Hope to Step In

The inclusion of an Islamist party in Israel’s government has spurred a group of imams and rabbis hoping to build a religious-based peace movement.

#abbas-mansour, #arabs, #darwish-abdullah-nimar-1948-2017, #hamas, #imams, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #melchior-michael-1954, #muslims-and-islam, #netanyahu-benjamin, #odeh-ayman-1975, #palestinians, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #raam-party-israel, #rabbis, #war-and-armed-conflicts

UNESCO Mosul Competition Design Prompts Outcry

The restoration is seen as essential to the idea that the Iraqi city has moved on from ISIS. But some critics say the plan betrays Iraq’s heritage.

#architecture, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #iraq, #mosques, #mosul-iraq, #muslims-and-islam, #restoration-and-renovation, #united-nations, #united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization, #wright-frank-lloyd

In France’s Military, Muslims Find a Tolerance That Is Elusive Elsewhere

In a nation wary of the growth of Islam, France’s military has embraced and integrated its Muslim soldiers by facilitating their religious practice.

#defense-and-military-forces, #discrimination, #france, #lebanon, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #religion-and-belief, #religion-state-relations

U.S. Bans Chinese Imports of Solar Panel Materials Tied to Forced Labor

Much of the world’s polysilicon, used to make solar panels, comes from Xinjiang, where the United States has accused China of committing genocide through its repression of Uyghurs.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #muslims-and-islam, #solar-energy, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

Hollywood Take on Christchurch Massacre Provokes Anger in New Zealand

Members of the Muslim community denounced as “white saviorism” the director’s decision to focus on the response by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

#ardern-jacinda, #australia, #byrne-rose, #christchurch-new-zealand-attack-march-2019, #mass-shootings, #movies, #muslims-and-islam, #new-zealand, #niccol-andrew-m

Witnessing China’s Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang

If we say Xi Jinping is committing genocide, can we do nothing?

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #concentration-camps, #forced-labor, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #sterilization-reproductive, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

After Afzaal Family Killings, Muslims in Canada Denounce Islamophobia

After the targeted killing of a Muslim family in London, Ontario, the community is demanding a summit on Islamophobia.

#afzaal-salman-d-2021, #afzaal-talat-d-2021, #afzaal-yumna-d-2021, #blanchet-yves-francois, #bloc-quebecois, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslims-and-islam, #religion-and-belief, #salman-madiha-d-2021

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

As a Family Is Mourned, Canada Grapples With Anti-Muslim Bias

After a driver intentionally ran down and killed a mother, father, daughter and grandmother in Ontario, orphaning a boy, there were calls for action against Islamophobia.

#afzaal-salman-family, #canada, #discrimination, #london-ontario, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslims-and-islam, #trudeau-justin, #veltman-nathaniel

Trappes est-elle, un ‘territoire perdu de la République’?

À Trappes, un âpre combat oppose le maire à un enseignant qui affirme que la ville est aux mains des islamistes. Leur conflit attise le débat national sur l’identité française.

#content-type-personal-profile, #education-secondary, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #lemaire-didier, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #rabeh-ali, #race-and-ethnicity, #religion-state-relations, #terrorism, #trappes-france

The Mayor, the Teacher and a Fight over a ‘Lost Territory’ of France

A battle erupted after a high-school teacher said that Islamists had taken over the city of Trappes, a view vigorously countered by the mayor, sharpening a national debate over French identity.

#content-type-personal-profile, #education-secondary, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #lemaire-didier, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #rabeh-ali, #race-and-ethnicity, #religion-state-relations, #terrorism, #trappes-france

Truck Attack That Killed a Muslim Family in Canada Was Planned

The police in London, Ontario, say that a 20-year-old driver planned the killings and picked the family because of its faith.

#london-ontario, #muslims-and-islam, #nathaniel-veltman, #ontario-canada

On the Scrappy Fringes of French Politics, Marine Le Pen Tries to Rebrand

Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader and main challenger to President Emmanuel Macron in next year’s election, wants to persuade voters that she and her party can govern France.

#anti-semitism, #dogs, #france, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #illegal-immigration, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government

A Fragile Ceasefire Lets Afghans Risk Travel for Eid

A 3-day cease-fire is violated, but Afghans brave dangerous roads to celebrate a holiday with families.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #baghlan-province-afghanistan, #ghani-ashraf, #kabul-afghanistan, #kandahar-afghanistan, #kunduz-afghanistan, #muslims-and-islam, #taliban

After Years of Quiet, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Exploded. Why Now?

A little-noticed police action in Jerusalem last month was one of several incidents that led to the current crisis.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #defense-and-military-forces, #hamas, #jews-and-judaism, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #ramadan, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Israel Ground Forces Shell Gaza as Fighting Intensifies

The surge in fighting left Israel in an unprecedented position — fighting Palestinian militants on its southern flank as it sought to head off its worst civil unrest in decades.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #bennett-naftali, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #lod-israel, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinian-islamic-jihad, #palestinians, #rivlin-reuven, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Eid al-Fitr Celebrated Through Distinct Family Recipes

As the poet and writer Kima Jones prepared for Eid al-Fitr, she used it as a time to connect to herself, her ancestors and her family through food.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #eid-al-fitr, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #muslims-and-islam, #recipes

Why Jerusalem’s Aqsa Mosque Is an Arab-Israeli Fuse

The mosque sits on a site sacred to Christians, Muslims and Jews, and it is a chronic flash point in the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

#al-aqsa-mosque-jerusalem, #east-jerusalem, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #muslims-and-islam, #palestinians, #temple-mount-jerusalem

In Xinjiang, China Targets Muslim Women in Push to Suppress Births

In most of China, women are being urged to have more babies, to shore up a falling birthrate. But in Xinjiang, they are being forced to have fewer.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #muslims-and-islam, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #uzbeks-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #xi-jinping

Killer of French Police Officer Was a Radicalized Islamist, Prosecutor Says

The attacker watched videos ‘glorifying martyrs and jihad’ immediately before the stabbing, the official said.

#attacks-on-police, #darmanin-gerald, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #rambouillet-france, #terrorism

Tommy Robinson, the Far-Right Agitator, Lifted by Trump, Turns to Russia

The anti-Islam agitator Tommy Robinson struck gold in America. Keeping it might require help from Moscow, where other British far-right activists are also finding friends.

#britain-first, #english-defence-league, #golding-paul, #great-britain, #middle-east-forum, #muslims-and-islam, #pipes-daniel, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #robinson-tommy-1982, #russia, #shillman-robert, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

House Votes to Restrict President’s Powers on Travel Bans

The No Ban Act would curb the president’s expansive power to control immigration and bar restrictions on the basis of religion. It faces steep obstacles in the Senate.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #house-of-representatives, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #law-and-legislation, #muslims-and-islam, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Modern Love: I Tried to Filter Him Out

As a Pakistani Muslim, I knew that falling for a Hindu Indian would break me. And it did.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #muslims-and-islam, #quarantine-life-and-culture

He Was Convicted of a Bombing Plot. Was It a Setup?

Since 9/11, U.S. authorities have used informants to convict hundreds of people of crimes related to international terrorism. Did the informants help create plots where none had existed?

#bay-ridge-brooklyn-ny, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #herald-square-manhattan-ny, #informers, #james-elshafay, #muslims-and-islam, #osama-eldawoody, #police-department-nyc, #prisons-and-prisoners, #september-11-2001, #siraj-shahawar-matin, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #wiretapping-and-other-eavesdropping-devices-and-methods

Why You Can’t Watch ‘Circus of Life’ in Pakistan

This is the story of an unholy alliance, Pakistan-style.

#circus-of-life-movie, #movies, #muslims-and-islam, #pakistan, #qadri-malik-mumtaz-hussain, #rizvi-khadim-hussain, #sarmad-khoosat, #zindagi-tamasha-movie

Here’s How to Handle the ‘Genocide Olympics’ in Beijing

The Olympiad gives us leverage. Let’s use it.

#boycotts, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #muslims-and-islam, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

The Muslims Who Inspired Spinoza, Locke and Defoe

A novel written by a 12th-century Arab writer about a boy alone on an island influenced the Daniel Defoe classic ‘Robinson Crusoe.’

#books-and-literature, #freedom-of-religion, #locke-john, #mill-john-stuart, #muslims-and-islam, #philosophy, #spinoza-baruch, #translation-and-interpreters

Restoring Islamic Coins to Reveal the Past

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is working on what it has named the Hoard of Jazira, more than 2,800 pieces of the region’s history.

#collectors-and-collections, #currency, #louvre-abu-dhabi, #museums, #muslims-and-islam, #restoration-and-renovation