Irfan Ibrahim

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Muslim student misidentified as 'Isis Phillips' in yearbook

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A Muslim high school student who was mistakenly identified in her Southern California yearbook as "Isis Phillips" …

Study: Sanders' economic plan piles $18T on federal debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' tax and spending proposals would provide new levels of health and education benefits for American families, …

Latino Muslims at country's only Spanish-speaking mosque: 'Islam changed my life'

As converts gather in Houston for the Centro Islámico’s first Cinco de Mayo, they reflect on a unique identity: ‘We change our religion, not our culture’<p>Alfonso Flores looked relieved.<p>Standing at the front of the prayer hall, the 29-year-old dental technician accepted hugs and handshakes from other …

Religion

Sadiq Khan’s victory as London Mayor alarms American right as US liberals say result will resonate far beyond City Hall

The election of Sadiq Khan as London’s mayor has split political opinion in the US with influential right-wing websites reacting with horror, while liberal newspapers hailed its significance.<p>The Breitbart website headlined its coverage “LondonisKhan”, claiming London had chosen an …

Religious Tolerance Is Deteriorating In India: Report

In a fairly damning report the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, a government body that monitors international religious freedom, warned that India was on a negative trajectory in terms of religious freedom.<p>The USCIRF made the observation in its annual report and said that it would …

Amir Khan on Islam: 'we're all the same, we're all human'

Amir Khan is a devout Muslim, and in the second episode of HBO’s 24/7 in the build up to this weekend’s Canelo/Khan superfight in Las Vegas, he described how important his faith is to him. He prays every Friday, Khan says, adding that it’s the only place where he can get a respite from the …

Boxing

What do American Muslims think of the election and its presidential candidates?

<b>Brian Vines</b> went to mosques and protests to learn about gender, surveillance and the differences between Republican and Democratic Muslims in New York<p>There are 1.9 billion Muslims worldwide, and Muhammad, or one of its variants, is the most common name in the world. In America, 3.3 million people …

An Australian Atheist Teamed Up With His Muslim Neighbors To Celebrate Humanity

"'Faces Of Islam' is a project first and foremost about other human beings."<p>It doesn't matter what your faith is (or if you have a religion at all) -- if you're human, chances are that you'll experience grief, search for purpose, long for justice, and sometimes, if the moment is right, do …

Trump supporters send anti-Semitic threats to journalist who profiled Melania Trump

“They said I’d make a good lampshade,” says Julia Ioffe. Ioffe is a journalist, who happens to be Jewish, and who happened to write a profile of Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, for GQ. She has since been barraged with insults and threats, many of them violent, and many of them …

Donald Trump

Ban all Middle Easterners, but not Israelis — says GOP Senate candidate in Florida

<b>Carlos Beruff (carlosberuff.com)</b><p>Many media reports failed to highlight that Carlos Beruff made an exception for Israel while one-upping Trump<p>Ben Norton<p>April 28, 2016 6:35pm (UTC)<p>A Florida Republican candidate for Senate has called for banning everyone from the Middle East — well, excluding Israelis.<p>…

Middle East

5 Habits of Exceptionally Emotionally Intelligent People

What's different about people who have emotional intelligence and those who don't?<p>There's been quite a bit of talk surrounding the topic of emotional intelligence, or EQ. What is emotional intelligence? What's different about people who have it from those who don't?<p>According to <i>Psychology Today</i>, EQ …

Emotional Intelligence

Saudi general: 'If Netanyahu accepts the Arab Peace Initiative, we’ll open an embassy in Israel'

Anwar Eshki, a retired Major General in the Saudi army said in an interview with AL-Jazeera that he opposes arming the Palestinians, "like Iran …

Islamophobia hurts people who aren't Muslim, too. The Daily Show takes a look.

The Daily Show

The Muslim sect under threat from extremists in the UK

LONDON — With its towering minarets, the Baitul Futuh mosque is an imposing sight that can't be missed once you step outside the train station at …

Ted Cruz’s paranoid adviser: By aligning with an Islamophobe, Cruz is embracing ludicrous right-wing conspiracy theories

<b>William Boykin (AP/Ed Andrieski)</b><p>Cruz’s national security adviser William “Jerry” Boykin believes Muslims are plotting a secret takeover of the U.S.<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>April 22, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>Donald Trump gets the lion's share of attention and alarm for his overt bigotry against Muslims, but it's …

Ted Cruz

Arabic-speaking student says he was victim of Islamophobia

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A college student and Iraqi refugee yanked from a Southwest Airlines flight after mentioning a terrorist group's name during a …

Lemuel Butler Wins The 2016 United States Barista Championship

Lemuel Butler, a Customer Support Representative at Counter Culture Coffee in Durham, North Carolina, has won the 2016 United States Barista …

UC Berkeley student removed from Southwest flight after speaking Arabic on plane

Earlier this month, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi found himself at a gathering with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. He had been invited to the dinner-and-lecture event in Los Angeles by a friend who works for the World Affairs Council, and he was thrilled.<p>The University of California at Berkeley senior …

‘This Is What Islamophobia Got This Country Into’: California Student Says Airline Removed Him for Speaking Arabic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley student who came to the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee says he was unfairly removed from a flight at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month because a fellow passenger was alarmed by an innocent conversation he was having in …

How 3 Baristas Built Their Coffee Shop for the Price of One Espresso Machine

The coffee world is as gadget-obsessed as any industry you’ll find: Baristas talk of dialing in their grind and dosing their shots. Depending on what …

Talking Housing Segregation And Chicago With WBEZ's Natalie Y. Moore

There's a strong argument to be made that Chicago's South Side is the cultural capital of black America, a place that a far-reaching who's who of black luminaries have called home — Mahalia Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Ida B. Wells, Barack Obama. But even as the South Side has played a key role in the …

NY Muslims Heart Cranky Old Jew

Why are Muslims seemingly rallying to the Jewish candidate? Because this is America, baby—and because he calls them friends, not terrorists.<p>It’s …

This Animation Was Created Using Old Photos from the Early 1900s

Here’s an amazing short film titled “The Old New World” by photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov of Moscow, Russia. Zakharov found old photos of …

Islamophobia on Fox News: Delusional “Fox and Friends” pundit Bo Dietl equates Muslim communities with “motorcycle gangs up in the Bronx”

Dietl called it “baloney” for critics to say that his push for targeted surveillance is dangerously Islamophobic<p>Brendan Gauthier<p>April 6, 2016 8:35pm (UTC)<p>Former-NYPD detective and Fox News's current go-to advocate for police profiling Bo Dietl already expressed his support for Ted Cruz's decidedly …

U.S.-Mexico border

Six Habits of The Best Conversationalists

Becoming a good conversationalist requires having a certain set of skills in your communication toolbox.<p>Some people have the gift of gab, and can talk to anyone about anything. And some people struggle to make small talk. What separates the two isn’t knowing what to talk about; it’s polishing up …

Self-improvement

Honey Maid’s Latest 'Wholesome' Ad Takes On Islamophobia In America

"In 2016, we're encouraging Americans to view the world through the eyes of acceptance."<p>America’s cultures are always expanding, and Honey Maid hopes your heart is too.<p>The graham cracker brand’s latest “This Is Wholesome” campaign ad, which features a Muslim woman who's getting to know her …

This Man Riddled A Mosque With Bullet Holes. Now They’re Forgiving Him.

Just hours after a series of deadly terrorist attacks struck Paris, France, on November 13, 2015, Ted A. Hakey Jr. slipped deeper and deeper into a …

Muslim family seeks apology after being forced off United flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Muslim family is requesting a formal apology from United Airlines after being removed from a flight at Chicago O'Hare International Airport last month.<p>After a discussion with a flight attendant about how to secure a child booster seat, United employees said the family needed to leave the …

Flying

5 Reasons You Should Build a Small Business ,  Not a Startup

The allure of startups and why most people should choose to be small-business owners instead.<p>In Silicon Valley, it seems that everyone's aspiration is to "Be A Founder." I chatted with Jon Westenberg, who thinks that most people should focus on building a small business instead of chasing the …

Small Business

'Shark Tank' Star Robert Herjavec's Top 5 Small-Business Marketing Tips

Former West Coast Editor<p>When Robert Herjavec wanted to start his own company, people discouraged him. They said he couldn’t do it. He had zero experience, he didn’t have a business degree and he knew nothing about running a business.<p>The headstrong <i>Shark Tank</i> star investor steamrolled ahead anyway. …

Entrepreneurship