OP-eds

The Prophet Muhammad Through Western Eyes

By Sarwat Husain The Prophet Muhammad was born on the 12th day of Rabi-Al-Awwal, the third month in the Islamic lunar calendar, more than 1,400 years ago. He remains misunderstood in much of the Western world and, especially in the post-9/11 era, a target of ferocious rhetorical attacks. To counter these attacks, I present just a few of the positive assessments of the Prophet by historians and writers who are not Muslims. “Like almost every

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Muslim man sentenced to life without air travel

By Gadeir Abbas and Adam Soltani Published in The Oklahoman on February 13, 2013.      Years ago, Saadiq Long ”” an American citizen born in Oklahoma ”” served in our Air Force with distinction. For a time, he even provided technical support to military aircraft destined for combat. Who could have guessed that such a man would be deemed too dangerous to board commercial aircraft? But that is what the FBI has done to Saadiq.

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Nihad Awad: American Muslims Are Indebted to Dr. King

Nihad Awad: American Muslims Are Indebted to Dr. King By Nihad Awad In my position as the leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest American Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, I am eternally grateful for the vision, struggle and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He did not struggle only to free his own generation, and his work will continue to bless many generations to come in America and

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Dr. King’s Legacy Mandates Respect for Due Process, End to Drone Killings and Warrantless Surveillance

ISLAM-OPED: Dr. King’s Legacy Mandates Respect for Due Process, End to Drone Killings and Warrantless Surveillance By: Dawud Walid Word count: 626 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day symbolizes many important moral and ethical principles, including the citizenry’s responsibility to end the federal government’s abuses of civil and human rights, both at home and abroad. Dr. King is most often remembered for his leadership in the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, his witnessing the signing of

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Media Urged to Drop Term ‘Islamist’ in New Year

By: Ibrahim Hooper WORD COUNT: 489 As many people make promises to themselves to improve their lives or their societies in the coming year, here is a suggested New Year’s resolution for media outlets in America and worldwide: Drop the term “Islamist.” The Associated Press (AP) added the term to its influential Stylebook in 2012. That entry reads: “Islamist — Supporter of government in accord with the laws of Islam. Those who view the Quran

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Jesus and Muhammad are Brothers

By Ibrahim HooperWord Count: 520 During the Christmas season, Christian families seek to maintain a focus on Jesus and his legacy. Many of our Christian brothers and sisters may be surprised to know that Muslims love and revere Jesus as one of God’s greatest messengers to mankind, just as we love and revere the Prophet Muhammad, may peace be upon them both. The Prophet Muhammad sought to erase any distinctions between the message he taught

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