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How to Build a Mosque in America and Watch it Burn to the Ground: Bellevue, Washington Edition

By Arshad Ahmad, as told to TIM Editors. On January 14, a community member called me around 2:50 a.m. to let me know our


By Arshad Ahmad, as told to TIM Editors. On January 14, a community member called me around 2:50 a.m. to let me know our mosque was on fire. My first thought was perhaps the kitchen at the mosque caught on fire. I was wrong. The first thing I noticed when I pulled up to the […]

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The Face of Shepard Fairey’s Poster: In Her Own Words

The woman featured in the famous Shepard Fairey poster prominent at the women’s march and other marches shares her


The woman featured in the famous Shepard Fairey poster prominent at the women’s march and other marches shares her powerful point of view of growing up Muslim in America and what it means to be the face of the resistance movement. Directed and Produced by Amina Chaudary A Tim Media production

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POLL: Are you afraid of right-wing Islamophobic hate groups?

The word “terrorism” has unfortunately come to mean violence committed by Muslims. This is dangerous because


The word “terrorism” has unfortunately come to mean violence committed by Muslims. This is dangerous because it conflates Islam with violence. It’s also inaccurate because it ignores the existence of other terror groups, including White supremacists. Earlier this month, we published an article from a group of researches arguing that “American Muslims are increasingly in […]

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How to Build a Mosque in America and Watch it Burn to the Ground: Victoria, Texas Edition

By Dr. Shahid Hashmi, as told to TIM Editors. By the time I arrived around 2 a.m. last Friday, firemen were already pour


By Dr. Shahid Hashmi, as told to TIM Editors. By the time I arrived around 2 a.m. last Friday, firemen were already pouring water on the fire engulfing the Victoria Islamic Center. We watched as it took over three hours to get the fire under control, and by then it was almost Fajr (morning prayer) time. […]

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POLL: Does Trump’s executive order banning certain immigrants increase American security?

President Donald Trump issued an executive order Friday blocking legal visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries


President Donald Trump issued an executive order Friday blocking legal visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries — Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Yemen and Sudan — from entering the United States for 90 days, suspended all refugee immigration for four months and banned all Syrian refugees indefinitely. There have been massive protests and chaos at airports throughout the […]

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Lawyering in Dulles for Detainees: A first-hand account

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday barring entry to the U.S. to people from seven countries, includ


President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday barring entry to the U.S. to people from seven countries, including U.S. permanent residents. Enforcement of this new policy became erratic last night and today at airports, where those who fall under the order landed and were immediately detained by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. At […]

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Executive Order: You Cannot Pass

On Wednesday, Muslims in the United States and across the world witnessed one of their worst nightmares jump out of the


On Wednesday, Muslims in the United States and across the world witnessed one of their worst nightmares jump out of the imagination and into reality. News outlets reported that Donald Trump, in the next few days, would sign an executive order that would bar the issuing of visas, and in some cases worse, for citizens […]

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The smearing of Linda Sarsour and the silver lining

Linda Sarsour has become the face of resistance and persistence on social justice issues and the most prominent female M


Linda Sarsour has become the face of resistance and persistence on social justice issues and the most prominent female Muslim activist in the past year. She has successfully campaigned for civil rights in coordination with various minorities and communities and co-chaired the largest women’s march in history to the clear annoyance of the Trump administration, […]

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POLL: What Should American Muslims Do Over the Next Four Years?

Now that the Trump Administration is in place and he has put together a team of trusted advisors who have take bold anti


Now that the Trump Administration is in place and he has put together a team of trusted advisors who have take bold anti-Muslim stances, and many who have promoted anti-Muslim propaganda, what should American Muslims do for the next four years? image: Amplifier Foundation View Poll

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How to Build a Mosque in America and Watch it Burn to the Ground: Lake Travis, Texas Edition

  By Ashraf Hossain, as told to TIM Editors. I could not believe it when I received a text message on the morning of Ja


  By Ashraf Hossain, as told to TIM Editors. I could not believe it when I received a text message on the morning of January 7 that the mosque we spent nearly five years building had just burned to the ground. I came to the United States from Bangladesh over 20 years ago. I was […]