IN THE NEWS: Besides being a month focused on spirituality, Ramadan is also a time for celebration. In Istanbul, a project called “Ramadan’da Caz” (Jazz in Ramadan) is bringing together “the essence of Ramadan entertainment with modern cultural tastes.”
Recently, Muslim clerics banned the wearing of Manchester United’s jerseys in Malaysia because they consider the team’s red devil mascot to be un-Islamic. But why take a stand on a logo, when some teams’ jerseys have beer ads plastered across their fronts?
IN THE BLOGOSPHERE: “Through large-scale public events like Streets 2010, the Riyaadah, and the Islamic Games, Muslim Americans are sharing the best of their community with society at large, and celebrating in the process.”
The participation of Muslim Americans in community events, where they can express themselves and their culture, is very beneficial not only [...]
Ahmednasir Sheikh, Abdifatah Musse and Hamse Abdule are three of many African Muslims on the St. Cloud Apollo High School soccer team located in Minnesota. About a half a year ago, at their road games during the season, they heard racial taunts, which not only surprised them, but their non-Muslim teammates as well. [...]
Who is Shahid Khan? Besides being the owner of Flex-N-Gate Corp., an auto-parts manufacturer based in Urbana, Ill., he has put in a bid to become a majority owner of the St. Louis Rams. By the way, he is also a Pakistani Muslim American.
IN THE NEWS: Unfortunately, over half of our country still does not view Islam favorably according to a January 2010 Gallup poll. And, according to commentator Amjad Mahmood Khan of the Christian Science Monitor, media coverage has been a problem.
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