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Syria and Survivors’ Guilt

As the horrifying images of war and death flow out of Syria, many of us in more peaceful parts of this planet have taken


As the horrifying images of war and death flow out of Syria, many of us in more peaceful parts of this planet have taken to social media to express our outrage, fears, anger and pain. Sadly, our modern-day protests, will do nothing to change reality on the ground. It feels good, if only fleetingly, to […]

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U.S. Election 2016 Perspective Series

The 2016 US presidential election cycle was memorable in many ways and brought up a number of important issues for the n


The 2016 US presidential election cycle was memorable in many ways and brought up a number of important issues for the nation. The Islamic Monthly published a number of articles from a range of perspectives around the US Elections. A Snapshot of Election Day and the Work Needed After By Nida Allam US Election Perspective Series: […]

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TIM 24 Hour Debates – US Elections Debate #1

The Following is a LIVE online debate Updates to the debate will be made daily. UPDATES: (all times in USA EST) 8/18/16


The Following is a LIVE online debate Updates to the debate will be made daily. UPDATES: (all times in USA EST) 8/18/16 8:15am Atif Qarni offers closing statement (150 words) 8/18/16 8:00am Saba Ahmed offers closing statement (150 words) 8/12/16 10:00pm Saba Ahmed rebuts 8/12/16 5:40pm Atif Qarni rebuts 8/11/16 3:00pm Saba Ahmed responds to […]

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Perspective: Watching Hillary and Taking Pride

By: Aisha J. Shah As I attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, I reminisced about the 20


By: Aisha J. Shah As I attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, I reminisced about the 2008 elections and the gracious way Hillary Clinton conceded to then-nominee, Barack Obama. At the time, she understood that personal aspirations were less significant than uniting and moving a strong Democratic party forward. Her selflessness and […]

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An American Muslim Case for Hillary Clinton

By: Shahed Amanullah On the final day of DNC, we witnessed powerful speeches and tributes just before Chelsea Clinton in


By: Shahed Amanullah On the final day of DNC, we witnessed powerful speeches and tributes just before Chelsea Clinton introduced her mother, the first woman to be nominated by a major political party in U.S. history for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton.  There was basketball star-turned-statesman Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who laid full claim to […]

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Perspective: Let’s Not Make a Big Deal About Clinton’s “One Line”

By: Souheila Al-Jadda President Bill Clinton has always paid attention to semantics. Lest we forget his infamous line, &


By: Souheila Al-Jadda President Bill Clinton has always paid attention to semantics. Lest we forget his infamous line, “it depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is”. Scandals aside, the backlash against president Clinton’s DNC speech last night where he stated that Muslims can stay and help us win if they love freedom […]

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Perspective: Bill Clinton: Willing to Allow Muslims to Stay in America If They Meet Certain Conditions?

By Muqtedar Khan Watching the Republican convention was like watching a horror show with a critical caveat. The monsters


By Muqtedar Khan Watching the Republican convention was like watching a horror show with a critical caveat. The monsters were real! No American presidential candidate in recent years has so alienated and frightened American Muslims as Donald Trump has. So, I waited for the Democratic convention with great hope for unity, inclusiveness and positivity. But […]

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A Muslim at the DNC

The Democratic National Convention is a crucial moment in every election cycle. The Convention, held in Philadelphia thi


The Democratic National Convention is a crucial moment in every election cycle. The Convention, held in Philadelphia this year, sees thousands of Democratic 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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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, […]