The Surprising Way Muslims Dealt with Winning Republicans in Virginia & New Jersey

NOTE: Media outlets are free to republish this commentary with attribution.  By Edward Ahmed Mitchell, CAIR National Winning the Virginia governor’s race wasn’t the only shocking thing that Glenn Youngkin did this month. Just days after his victory, the Republican businessman accepted an invitation to visit a Virginia mosque, sat down with local community members, […]

CAIR OP-ED: Tucker Carlson’s racial paranoia is delusional – and dangerous

NOTE: Media outlets are free to republish this commentary with attribution.  By: Edward Ahmed Mitchell, CAIR National What does Fox News host Tucker Carlson now have in common with the Norwegian mass shooter Anders Breivik, the Australian mass shooter Brenton Tarrant and the Tree of Life Synagogue mass shooter Robert Bowers? He, too, embraces the […]

CAIR OP-ED: Ten Post-9/11 Measures that Targeted Muslim Americans—and the U.S. Constitution

NOTE: Media outlets are free to republish this commentary with attribution.  By Edward Ahmed Mitchell Esq., Council on American-Islamic Relations The Patriot Act. NSEERs. National security letters. The watchlist. The no-fly list. Bulk data collection. CVE. Anti-Sharia laws. The Muslim Ban. In the twenty years since September 11, 2001, our government has established dozens of […]

CAIR OP-ED: How the Misuse of Islamic Terminology Endangers Muslim Communities 

NOTE: Media outlets are free to republish this commentary with attribution.  By: Edward Ahmed Mitchell & Ismail Allison, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Washington, D.C.  Allah. Sharia. Jihad. Caliphate. Hijab. For decades, American Muslims have been working to educate political leaders and media personalities who misuse these and so many other Islamic terms when commenting […]

CAIR OP-ED: Why President Biden’s Antisemitism Envoy Should Start Her Work By Apologizing for Her Remarks About Muslims and Migrants

Media outlets are free to re-publish or distribute the commentary below with attribution. By Ismail Allison, CAIR National Earlier this month, President Biden appointed Deborah Lipstadt as the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. The office, established as part of the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004, is charged with developing and implementing projects and policies to counter […]

Nihad Awad: American Muslims Are Making History

ISLAM-OPED is a syndication service of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) designed to offer an American Muslim perspective on current political, social and religious issues. ISLAM-OPED commentaries are offered free-of-charge to one media outlet in each market area. Permission for publication will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis. Please consider the following commentary for […]

CAIR ISLAM-OPED: Al Jazeera Documentary is an Invaluable Exposé of Multi-Million-Dollar Islamophobia Network

ISLAM-OPED is a syndication service of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) designed to offer an American Muslim perspective on current political, social and religious issues. ISLAM-OPED commentaries are offered free-of-charge to one media outlet in each market area. Permission for publication will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis. Please consider the following commentary for […]

A Prayer to Close Guantanamo

Yesterday, I had the honor and privilege to open the 16th Anniversary Prayer Vigil that demanded the closure of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. When a colleague asked me if I wanted to give the prayer remarks, I was excited and immediately said yes.  I remembered participating in a mock-trial in my high […]