Anees Ahmed

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To ease fears, U.S. Muslim schools reach out to neighbors

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (Reuters) - At a Roman Catholic high school in New York’s Long Island suburbs, two dozen visiting Muslim students knelt and prayed while teens in uniform blazers from the host school looked on.<p>Students from the MDQ Academy Islamic School and Saint Anthony's High School sit in a …

A patient says something hateful, and here’s what a Muslim medical student does

By Sara H. Rahman<p>“Mr. J?” I call out into the waiting room. A short, gray-haired man in his 60s staggers toward me, bracing his back with his hands. Despite his pain, he gives me a warm smile, which I return.<p>As I help him onto the exam-room table, he winces, squeezing my hand.<p>“I’m a medical …

Kevin Durant: Why the NBA Superstar Had to Blow Up His Life to Get His Shot

In the glass-box proscenium of the Nolan Ryan Building on Nike’s Brussels-size campus outside Portland, Oregon, Kevin Durant is walking the sacred …

Doctors would all support Obamacare if they saw the vast inequality that I do | Celine Gounder

Data shows physicians in different disciplines vote differently. The ones who don’t take Medicaid seem to skew more Republican than those who do<p>When Americans head to the polls in November, they’ll be deciding the fate of the Affordable Care Act, what Barack Obama has called “the most important …

As women are fined for wearing head scarves, French activists push back on 'burkini' ban

French human rights campaigners have asked the country's highest court to rule on the legality of the so-called burkini ban after a public outcry over police fining Muslim women wearing head scarves.<p>In one incident, police fined a woman wearing a traditional head scarf knotted at the nape of her …

Human Rights

Simone Biles' marketability window could be small — there's always someone new

In a hallway underneath the Rio Olympic Arena, a crush of journalists pushed against the metal fence in front of the world's best gymnast. Simone Biles, not even 5 feet tall, seemed to be swallowed up by the crowd. She fiddled with the green strap of her credential, but otherwise appeared at ease …

First Kareem, then Kobe: Why Muslim fans loved the Lakers

By Haroon Moghul<p>I inherited the Lakers like I inherited Islam.<p>My dad, like many Muslims of his generation, attached himself to the Los Angeles team. It was a striking decision, because we were in Massachusetts. But reasonable. They had Muslim players, a roster with which we could feign some kind of …

Robert DeNiro Just Broke My Heart

<b>UPDATE: Robert DeNiro and the Tribeca Film Festival have removed Vaxxed from the festival. I’ve written an update here.</b><p>As long as I can remember, I have loved Robert DeNiro. Certainly, most of his films weren’t appropriate for me to watch as a child, but my dad enjoyed his films and I’d therefore …

Will John Oliver, Louis CK and SNL's attacks on Trump make a difference?

HBO host said the Republican’s penis presumably ‘looks like a Cheeto with the cheese dust rubbed off’ and Louis CK went on a 1,400-word rant<p>It was less than a month ago that the comedy establishment was still figuring out how to take on Donald Trump. The New York Times called him “almost …

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Where in the world is the best place to die?

By Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>, Reporter<p>One of the most pervasive ideas about death in America is that we don't do it well, dying in hospital beds after enduring unnecessary medical procedures instead of at home. It's our uncomfortable relationship with death, the thinking goes, that's pushing the …

Health Care

I Confronted the Doctor Who Missed My Cancer

When a 'Grey's Anatomy' writer ran into the doctor who failed to catch the tumor in her knee, she didn't get mad. She made an appointment.<p>For nearly two years, I've been obsessed with medical journals. Volumes of fascinating, disgusting material that could only be described as …

How 'Hijabis of New York' Is Shattering Stereotypes About Muslim Women

"The hijab is an empowering part of my identity and is my choice."<p>When Rana Abdelhamid was told by a friend, "You're pretty normal for a woman who wears the hijab, I thought you would be really quiet when I first met you," she realized how the head covering worn by many Muslim women fueled shallow …

What I Have Learned from Muslim Women

I am privileged to work in a context where I meet amazing and very diverse people every day. When I moved into my new professional position in Southern California, I experienced a bit of culture shock after spending most of my life in places to the north and out of the limelight. The first time I …

Muslim, Christian Scouts come together to foster friendship, understanding

A beautiful event unfolded recently at the Islamic Center of Naperville, where two Girl Scout groups met for an interfaith event that paved the way for a lifetime of understanding and friendship.<p>We should all be more like Girl Scouts.<p>Heather Mieloszyk, a troop leader for her second- and …

16 Ways You Can Support American Muslims in 2016

In hindsight, 2015 had many great moments, but also many terrible things that caused untold pain. From the Charlie Hebdo attack in January, to the Paris attacks in November, and the San Bernardino attacks in December, not only did humanity suffer horrific loss of life, but also terrorists claiming …

We Are All Muslim Indeed, Michael Moore

In response to Michael Moore's post about "We are All Muslim," I just wanted to say "Thank you." Funnily enough, my gratitude is not because of how he pointed out Donald Trump's irrational fear of Muslims. As a Muslim college student, I am already at a point of indecisiveness over whether I chose …

Providing Emergency Maternity Care in Kabul

An American Muslim Community Shares Its Story

or the first time in her life, Yazmin Ali is afraid to leave her house. Unlike most neighbors in her family’s cookie-cutter subdivision outside …

Back to Baghdad: Life in the City of Doom

The smell hit me as I stepped off the plane: Oil, diesel smog and the whiff of sulfur. Late at night and early in the morning, when the air is …

Who are US Muslims? Meet a coach, an entrepreneur, a lawyer

When Donald Trump offered a "temporary" plan to block Muslims from entering the United States in response to jihadist terrorism, some supporters cheered while other Americans decried the call as "xenophobic," saying Muslims are an important part of the national fabric.<p>Who are the Muslims in U.S. …

Photographing Life, Love and Laughter in Palestine

A woman in Gaza, without a travel permit, passes through an underground tunnel on her way to a party in Egypt, carrying<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Tanya …

Damon Tweedy Explains Why We Need More Doctors Of Color

This author hopes to boost the dismal number of African American medical professionals.<p>Despite the increasingly diverse U.S. population, the medical profession remains overwhelmingly white. In fact, in 2014, only 5.8 percent of medical school graduates were black.<p>Psychiatrist Damon Tweedy, who …

A Doctor Reflects On Race And Medicine In 'Black Man In A White Coat'

<i>Black Man in a White Coat</i> is Damon Tweedy's memoir of his experience as a young black doctor. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to him about how the medical field addresses race.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>Dr. Damon Tweedy is a black man in a white coat. He's an African-American doctor. "Black Man …

Like Instagram for doctors, Figure 1 app now has 500,000 users

Early this summer, a resident at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home in rural Louisiana had a leg wound that wouldn't heal. The staff and specialists in the region were flummoxed, so nursing head Karey Thigpen turned to a social network created by Toronto startup Figure 1 Inc.<p>After rifling through …

After the A-bomb survivors die, who will be Hiroshima's memory keepers?

On a recent afternoon in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, two men sat on a bench, deep in conversation.<p>The older one sports a narrow-brimmed fedora. He’s probably in his 80s. The younger guy, in a hoodie, looks like he’s barely out of college.<p>“It’s so beautiful here,” the younger guy says. “So hard …

Jon Stewart's greatest takedowns: The Internet's definitive list

Jon Stewart is a comedian with a conscience — late-night television's leading crusader against fear-mongering enemies of progress, political …