The Muslim Post

After New Zealand Attacks, Muslim Americans Call For Action Against Rising Bigotry

After New Zealand Attacks Muslim Americans Call For Action Against Rising Bigotry

Updated 8:54pm E.T. As New Zealand grapples with the aftermath of the attack on two Muslim congregations in Christchurch, the mass shootings on the other side of the world have struck fear through Muslim American communities and renewed calls for action against the rise of bigotry in the U.S. Muslim Americans urged political leaders, local officials and […]

Why Ramadan is called Ramadan: 6 questions answered

Why Ramadan is called Ramadan: 6 questions answered

Editor’s note: Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, answers six questions about the significance of the Muslim month of fasting. Why is Ramadan called Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and lasts either 29 or 30 days, depending […]

Muslim Americans Sue FBI for Racial Profiling

Five American Muslims filed a lawsuit against FBI Director Christopher Wray and other members of the government because they believe they were put on a terrorist watch list without due process. The complaint, filed Wednesday to the district court for the Northern District of Texas, says that the plaintiffs are victims of racial profiling and […]

Nearly $1m raised for victims of Jeremy Christian

Nearly $1m raised for victims of Jeremy Christian

Muslims in Portland thanked the community for its support as they raised money for the victims of a deadly attack on a train by an Islamophobic white supremacist. On Friday, Jeremy Joseph Christian – a 35-year-old who was known to authorities – fatally slit the throats of 53-year-old Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai […]

Life As An American Muslim

Life As An American Muslim

Muslim Americans face a unique set of challenges that their fellow Americans don’t. We’ll talk with a pair of American Muslims about having to regularly justify their right to even live in the U.S. – and about being associated with those who would harm others in the name of religion. We’ll start the show talking […]

Trump’s counterterror programme

Trump's counterterror programme

On January 21, one day after US President Donald Trump was sworn into office, the resistance was inaugurated by way of women’s marches across the country. Muslim-Americans were prominent in these marches, with civil rights leaders such as Linda Sarsour organising and addressing the Washington, DC, crowd, and Muslim American women leading offshoot marches. The […]

Will Trump Require Muslims To Enter National Registry?

Donald Trump’s promise to strengthen national security against radical jihadist terrorism is reportedly taking shape in the form of a national registry system that would identify, and possibly even allow authorities to monitor, immigrants coming from Arab and Muslim-majority nations. The controversial program could require Muslim Americans already living in the country to identify themselves, a proposal […]

Nearly 3 Million Muslim Americans Face Trump Travel Ban

Donald Trump’s ban on all Muslims entering the United States could prevent over three million American citizens from traveling freely to and from their home country. That’s because, as of the latest estimates in 2016, there are over 3.3 million Muslims already living throughout the nation – and that figure could more than double by […]

Muslim Americans Brace for Trump Presidency

Muslim Americans Brace for Trump Presidency

Muslim Americans are preparing for life under a new president who last December proposed banning foreign Muslims from entering the United States. President-elect Donald Trump later walked back such a blanket ban, instead saying people from countries flagged as terrorism concerns would be subject to “extreme vetting.” Those comments made many Muslim Americans wary of […]

Muslim-American Leaders React to Trump’s Election

Leaders of Muslim-American communities and organizations congratulated Donald Trump, and implored the president-elect to change his tone and protect the rights of all Americans, at a Wednesday afternoon news conference held by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and live-streamed on the organization’s Facebook page. The Republican nominee, whose decisive victory Tuesday night startled many in […]