Arsalan Iftikhar

Arsalan Iftikhar is Senior Editor of The Islamic Monthly magazine


Arsalan Iftikhar is Senior Editor of The Islamic Monthly magazine



ARTICLES BY Arsalan Iftikhar



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The LAX Airport Shooter is a Terrorist

Can you imagine for a moment that you woke up one morning to hear the news of one of our nation’s largest internationa


Can you imagine for a moment that you woke up one morning to hear the news of one of our nation’s largest international airports essentially being held hostage by some brown gun-wielding anti-government madman with a name like Muhammad Ali (or Aziz Ansari) walking around with a high-powered rifle shooting and killing innocent people as […]

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The Man Who Took John McCain into Syria

Even though I had known about his work for some time, the first time I met Mouaz Moustafa in person was a few months ago


Even though I had known about his work for some time, the first time I met Mouaz Moustafa in person was a few months ago in June 2013 at the Brookings Institution U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar. Only a few weeks earlier, Mr. Moustafa had successfully helped United States Senator John McCain (R-AZ) enter […]

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INTERVIEW: Reza Aslan on Jesus, Islam, and Fox News

Shortly after releasing his new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, award-winning author Reza Aslan jo


Shortly after releasing his new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, award-winning author Reza Aslan joined The Islamic Monthly for an exclusive interview with senior editor Arsalan Iftikhar to discuss topics like his conversion to evangelical Christianity at the age of 15, his thoughts on the overall reception to his latest […]

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A Muslim’s Prayer for the Boston Marathon

First of all, it really does not matter who was behind the multiple explosions at the Boston Marathon. This is because m


First of all, it really does not matter who was behind the multiple explosions at the Boston Marathon. This is because my thoughts and prayers are solely with the victims and the families of those people who were affected by this horrific attack in Boston. Although to be completely honest, when the news first started […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why People Draw Cartoons of Prophet Muhammad

During the 2005 Danish cartoon controversy, I remember meeting with the Norwegian and Danish ambassadors to the United S


During the 2005 Danish cartoon controversy, I remember meeting with the Norwegian and Danish ambassadors to the United States here on Embassy Row in Washington DC after the global uproar caused violent protests and mass riots all over the world. Since that time, we have seen several other high-profile global political firestorms which have revolved […]

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Muslims 2012: The Most Radioactive Bloc in America

One day during the 2004 presidential election, I was sitting in the office of (the late) Democratic congresswoman from O


One day during the 2004 presidential election, I was sitting in the office of (the late) Democratic congresswoman from Ohio, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, talking about how difficult it was to get anyone from the John Kerry campaign to speak to the American Muslim community. Tubbs Jones (a former cochairwoman for the Democratic National Committee) took […]

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Welcome to the Post-Osama Era

During the waning midnight hours of a late Sunday evening on May 1, 2011, United States President Barack Obama walked in


During the waning midnight hours of a late Sunday evening on May 1, 2011, United States President Barack Obama walked into the East Room of the White House to announce to the entire world that Osama bin Laden had finally been killed in Pakistan. Throughout the 10 years since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, […]

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Demonizing the Other

[Headnote] A leading civil rights activist, Arsalan Iftikhar, argues that the rise in Islamophobia is merely the next ch


[Headnote]
A leading civil rights activist, Arsalan Iftikhar, argues that the rise in Islamophobia is merely the next chapter in America’s chequered civil rights history