By Lorena Ruiz, MSNBC
This week's Melissa Harris-Perry Foot Soldier is Asma Hanif, an advanced practice nurse who has devoted her life to operating Al-Nissa Holistic Health Center, a free clinic for women who are homeless, uninsured, or victims of domestic abuse, and Muslimat Al-Nisaa, a shelter for Muslim women.
By Susan Seligson, BU Today, 3/29/2013
Dian Qu's boyfriend refused to walk with her. Sonia Perez Arias' friend giggled when he saw her and total strangers greeted her on Commonwealth Avenue with the word "Salaam." Anya Gonzales gained what she calls "a new-found respect" for Islam. For Richa Kaul, an initial sense of fear gave way to understanding and confidence.
By Andrea Worker, Connection Newspapers, 3/28/2013
The Nubian Benevolence Association was the official sponsor for the Muslim Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) presentation at the Lorton Community Library on Saturday, March 23, but there was little doubt that Hajjar Ahmed, daughter of the organization's co-Founder Hossam Ahmed, was the driving force behind the event.
By Thomas Mariadason and Maryam Said, AM New York
A secret agent follows students on a rafting trip and logs their conversations and prayer habits. A pole-mounted camera zeroes in on the entrance of a house of worship, reminding congregants that they'll be watched even in the most intimate settings. Patrons of local shops don't chat about the daily news, keeping to themselves to avoid drawing attention.
A new report describes the concrete ways a clandestine spying program has caused individuals and communities to suffer.
Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic
America's largest city, an ethnically diverse, politically liberal melting pot of more than 8 million people, routinely violates the civil liberties of its racial and ethnic minorities.
By Nathan Lean, special to the San Francisco Examiner
If not careful, you may be met eye to eye with the world's most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden, while waiting for one of San Francisco's Muni buses. The Muslim monster was not resurrected, but his face, along with an ominous quote of violence, is part of a citywide ad campaign taking aim at the term "jihad."
CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad and Board Chair Omar Zaki are part of an American Muslim delegation to Morocco.
On Thursday they met with members of Morocco's parliament about the impact of the Arab Spring (left).