Ilhan Omar: Republicans would lose their minds if a Muslim woman ran for the Supreme Court

"Republicans would completely lose their minds if a Muslim woman was nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court," said Ilhan Omar, a representative in the US Congress for the Democratic Party. On Monday, October 12, 2020, Ilhan tweeted on her own account on the social networking site "Twitter" say

How tepid response to US Census 2020 hurts Arab Americans

 Nearly half of Arab communities in the US are lagging in responding to the 2020 Census, a trend that could jeopardize their share of a $675 billion annual funding resource, according to US Census Bureau officials. Michael Cook, the chief public spokesman for US Census 2020, said he is optimis

Muslim families keeping Eid Al-Adha traditions alive in the US

For Arabs and Muslims living in the United States, this Eid Al-Adha marks another holy day that must be celebrated at home.  But for some families, this gives parents the opportunity to use crafts and activities to keep their children entertained and teach them about their cultural heritage.

Arabs and Muslims welcome US House of Representatives passage of No Ban Act

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation that would repeal President Donald Trump’s controversial 2017 immigration ban targeting visitors from a number of predominantly Muslim countries. The “No Ban Act” would also reign in the authority

‘Important parallels’ between US, Arab protests: Expert

There are “important parallels” between mass protests in the Arab world and those in the US, as well as “lessons to be drawn” from them, journalist and author Sam Dagher said on Thursday during a webinar attended by Arab News and hosted by the Council for Arab-British Underst

'We want justice': Arab activists join Black Lives Matter protest in Washington

As thousands of protesters for racial justice approached the White House on Tuesday, Palestinian-American demonstrator Ahmad Hammad cut through the crowd with a cart carrying boxes of bottled water. "Please, take one. It's free," he told passersby. Hammad, 29, was one of many Arab activists who sh

The lessons from a ‘historic’ Ramadan and Eid in New York

New York: Oral historian Zaheer Ali and his mother baked plenty of cakes and wrapped them all up. Then they walked around their neighborhood, dropping off parcels on doorsteps and ringing doorbells to let people know an Eid gift had arrived. When they were finished, they returned to self-isolating a

Moroccan scientist heads Trump’s team to develop a coronavirus vaccine

The administration of US President Donald Trump has appointed Moroccan-born Belgian-American scientist Moncef Mohamed Slaoui as chief scientist of the committee tasked to develop coronavirus vaccines and treatments. Slaoui’s selection was based on his impressive academic and professional recor

Michigan Muslims find new ways to celebrate Eid amid a pandemic

Eid al-Fitr in the US state of Michigan this year is going to be very different, said Mahmoud Al-Hadidi, a physician and chairman of the Michigan Muslim Community Council. There will be no mass prayers in the mosques, no communal breakfasts, no carnival and no evening parties. Even family gathering

Mosques in U.S. to Remain Closed Despite Order by Trump Who 'Launched the Muslim Ban'

The biggest Islamic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. has suggested there is a degree of irony in President Donald Trump deeming a mosque an "essential" place that should reopen, having once instigated a ban on Muslims entering the country. Some religious communities have greeted w

Ramadan Lights to pick Detroit area’s best-decorated homes

Detroit-area Muslims who’ve had to socially distance themselves from the more communal aspects of Ramadan because of the coronavirus pandemic are instead celebrating the holy month in lights. During last year’s iteration of Ramadan, in which worshippers fast daily from dawn through dusk

New York Muslims raise concerns about substandard Ramadan meals

Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city would be delivering 500,000 free meals to Muslims during the month of Ramadan. "One of Ramadan's most noble callings is to feed the hungry," de Blasio said. Still, when Rima Begum opened the iftar meal she received from the

US prison denies some inmates from fasting during Ramadan, rights groups say

A number of Muslim prisoners in Virginia have been denied the right to fast during the holy month of Ramadan because prison management received "too many" requests, three rights groups said. Muslim Advocates, the Islamic Circle of North America's Council for Social Justice and the Virginia Prison J

A Muslim community in Michigan has come together with a Ramadan lights challenge

or Muslims around the world, the holy month of Ramadan looks a little different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Gone are the community gatherings for evening prayers, and nightly feasts to break fasts with friends and family.That's why the Muslim community in Dearborn, Michigan, deci

Muslims celebrate Ramadan by donating blood during coronavirus pandemic

Muslims have celebrated Ramadan by gathering at mosques for thousands of years, through peace and war time as well as during pandemics.During the coronavirus pandemic, large gatherings at mosques have been banned, although the buildings remain open for essential services. Now, the Ahmadiyya Muslim C

The #MuslimGirlArmy Enters the Roaring Twenties

It’s not surprising to me that Muslim Girl’s tenth year of existence happens to land on one of the most pivotal election years of our generation. I count it as one of many serendipitous and unreplicable junctures in our journey that affirm why we exist at this moment. If we wanted to me

Where to get COVID-19 (Corona Virus ) testing?

1. Enter your zip code to find the nearest COVID-19 test site at hsra's website below. 2. After reviewing locations & symptoms listed, call the center to discuss next steps with a triage nurse. 3. Only if recommended, go to the local clinic instead of crowd

*The American Arab and Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) endorses Senator Sanders for President*

Dearborn, MI (March 2nd, 2020): The American Arab and Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) would like to announce its endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Presidency. After deliberations between its executive committee, AMPAC believes that Senator Sanders is the best an

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