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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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Give Thanks and Give to Those in Need

By Nihad Awad WORD COUNT: 611 During our nation’s current economic downturn, and in the wake of natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, many of our fellow Americans are suffering. That is why it is so important this Thanksgiving to show thanks for all the blessings we have by reaching out to those in need. Video: A Thanksgiving Message from CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad   American Muslims nationwide are helping set an example of such

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American Muslims May Decide Who Becomes President

American Muslims May Decide Who Becomes President By: Nihad Awad Word Count: 686 [Nihad Awad is national executive director of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization. He may be contacted at: nawad@cair.com] In this close election, it is a small voting bloc that will decide the outcome. On November 6, American Muslims are in a position to determine which presidential candidate will win in key swing states

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