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 […]

CAIR ISLAM-OPED: Government’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Approach Continues to Single Out Muslims

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: The Trump White House Ramadan Celebration That Wasn’t

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: Columnist’s Anti-Islam Diatribe Ignores Words of the Quran and Prophet Muhammad

[NOTE: An edited version of this commentary was published today by the Washington Times. SEE: True Islam Teaches Equality] By Ibrahim Hooper [Ibrahim Hooper is national communications director for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. He may be contacted at ihooper@cair.com] In her recent anti-Islam […]

CAIR MLK Day Commentary: The African-American Women Behind the Heroes

Author: Jimmy Jones [Jimmy E. Jones is Secretary of the national board of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Professor of World Religions and African Studies at Manhattanville College. He may be contacted at:jjones@cair.com] For African-Americans, the annual time period between Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday on January 15th and the end […]

May America Be True to Her Dream

By Nihad Awad [Nihad Awad is national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. He may be contacted at nawad@cair.com.] This Fourth of July weekend, friends and families around the country will gather together to celebrate the freedoms we cherish as Americans, those for […]

The Reality of Islamophobia in America

By Corey Saylor Word count: 745 Thirty-seven groups dedicated to spreading anti-Islam prejudice in America enjoyed access to at least $119,662,719 in total revenue between 2008 and 2011, according to a new report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR’s report finds that Islamophobia in America has resulted in a certain willingness to undermine […]

Muslims Mark 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

By Nihad Awad Word Count: 618 In one of his most famous statements, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” On the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, it is time to reflect on Dr. King’s words and examine where we stand as a nation on […]