A Muslim candidate is vying to win a seat in Florida’s statehouse during elections this year. “The statehouse is the first step into a career in politics, and I want to give back to the community that allowed my family to live the American Dream,” the 26-year-old Democrat says.
IN THE NEWS: As former ISNA President Sayyid Saeed noted at the Islamic Center of Boston at Wayland on May 15, approximately 95 percent of Islamic centers in the United States were established in the last 30 years. The ICB Wayland was one of them and began celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a day-long open house to help break stereotypes and barriers.
IN THE BLOGOSPHERE: While some immigrant parents see security and value in choosing among a few ”safe” career paths, many of their children are branching out into a variety of fields and uncertain paths.
IN THE BLOGOSPHERE: “Counterintuitive” CEO blogger George Colony encourages companies to capitalize on what he terms “Social Sigma” – the practice of using social technologies to drive innovation and make money through customer feedback. Muslim Americans are among the entrepreneurs who are creating social technologies - such as www.meccho.com – to [...]
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