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Perspective: The Trump Trap

By: Atif Qarni Atif has been the TIM “go to” Muslim Democrat in our ongoing series here.   The Republican N


By: Atif Qarni Atif has been the TIM “go to” Muslim Democrat in our ongoing series here.   The Republican National Convention was unconventional. On various issues, Donald Trump broke away from the usual party platform and many people were impressed by his children. But it is important to look at the mixed messages that […]

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The Reaction To My Prayer at the RNC Should Make America Reflect

By Sajid Tarar Founder of American Muslims for Trump Two days ago, I stood before the Republican National Convention and


By Sajid Tarar Founder of American Muslims for Trump Two days ago, I stood before the Republican National Convention and offered a prayer for America, quoting a famous saying of the Prophet Muhammad. Most of those at the convention bowed their heads with me in prayer. Afterward, I received much praise and support; walking backstage, […]

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A Muslim at the RNC

The Republican National Convention is a crucial moment in every election cycle. The Convention, held in Cleveland this y


The Republican National Convention is a crucial moment in every election cycle. The Convention, held in Cleveland this year, sees thousands of Republican delegates amass to officially nominate a candidate to represent the party in the presidential election, and determine the party’s official platform. This convention marks the official end to the primary season, and […]

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US Election Perspective Series: Bernie Sanders Should Force a Fight at the Convention

Editor’s note: Send us your opinion and it might get published in this ongoing series! Editor [at] theislamicmonthly [


Editor’s note: Send us your opinion and it might get published in this ongoing series! Editor [at] theislamicmonthly [dot] com Bernie Sanders Should Force a Fight at the Convention By: Kevin James While growing up in Brooklyn during the tumultuous 60s and 70s, the dinner table in my household was often a scene of raucous […]

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Behind the Scenes with Faran Tahir

In rare access, Faran Tahir goes behind the scenes with cameras at his latest performance at the Shakespeare Theatre. Fa


In rare access, Faran Tahir goes behind the scenes with cameras at his latest performance at the Shakespeare Theatre. Faran shares his deepest insights in to where his passion for acting comes from and why he believes in the power of this art form.   More interview: How I landed this Role

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Donald Trump told a false story about a U.S. general killing Muslims with bullets dipped in pigs’ blood. Is Trump inciting violence?

On February 19, at a South Carolina rally, GOP candidate Donald Trump relayed a false story about an early 20th century


On February 19, at a South Carolina rally, GOP candidate Donald Trump relayed a false story about an early 20th century U.S. general dipping bullets in pigs’ blood before killing Muslims execution style. Many Muslim Americans have decried Trump’s statements, claiming his words have changed the conversation from hatred to now inciting violence against Muslims. […]

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Ned Price: Mosque Speech Reflects Obama’s Plans for Final Year

President Barack Obama’s visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore last week sparked a lot of commentary and discussio


President Barack Obama’s visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore last week sparked a lot of commentary and discussion worldwide on his words, actions and likely next steps in the remainder of his term. Ned Price, spokesman for the National Security Council, was at the speech and answered our questions (live and via email) on Obama’s […]

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[Live Update] The President Walks Into a Mosque

President Barack Obama visited the 47-year-old Islamic Society of Baltimore today, his first trip to a mosque in the U.S


President Barack Obama visited the 47-year-old Islamic Society of Baltimore today, his first trip to a mosque in the U.S. He discussed religious tolerance, and his appearance is seen as an effort to combat the Islamophobia and bigotry that has risen unchecked in the presidential race and nationwide. He first sat in a roundtable with […]

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At this point in the race, whom would you vote for president of the U.S.?

GOP presidential candidate frontrunner Donald Trump has been ahead in the polls as a result, many argue, of his outsider


GOP presidential candidate frontrunner Donald Trump has been ahead in the polls as a result, many argue, of his outsider status, no-holds-bar talk and inflammatory remarks against various groups, including Mexicans, immigrants and women, but particularly against Muslims. His recent call to ban Muslim immigrants from entering the United States has drawn domestic and international […]

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Do you agree with President Obama’s decision to send U.S. boots on the ground in Syria?

President Barack Obama has approved sending special forces units into Syria to help fight the Islamic State (IS) group.


President Barack Obama has approved sending special forces units into Syria to help fight the Islamic State (IS) group. A deployment of “less than 50” special op forces will help coordinate local groups fighting IS. This may be considered a progressive escalation in military force by the U.S. after Russia’s very strong military involvement in […]