Talks

Video: Demystifying Islamophobia in the Age of Trump – A Conversation Between Khaled Beydoun and Craig Considine

Source – Islamophobia Resistance Campaign: “Demystifying Islamophobia in the Age of Trump: A Conversation” took place at Rice University on March 7, 2019, in which scholars Dr. Craig Considine and Professor Khaled Beydoun engaged in an interactive conversation with members of the Rice community and beyond. The conversation focused on the dynamics and responses to…… Continue reading Video: Demystifying Islamophobia in the Age of Trump – A Conversation Between Khaled Beydoun and Craig Considine

Personal

My mentor mentioned for “peace intelligence”

For those who know me and the kind of work that I do, you will know by now of my mentor and intellectual guide Professor Akbar Ahmed. Here is a nice biography of Professor Ahmed, who the renowned American historian Professor Stanley Wolpert called “the greatest scholar of Islam in America and the world… nobody…… Continue reading My mentor mentioned for “peace intelligence”

Film-work

“Journey into America” documentary fosters understanding between the Islamic world and the west

Source: University of Cambridge (Research) Frankie Martin, MPhil student in the Department of Social Anthropology will speak tonight (7 May  2013) at the showing of a documentary Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam. He reflects on his own experiences of interacting with Muslim communities around the world. Continue reading

Film-work

“Journey into America” screening and roundtable discussion at University of Cambridge

I’m back home in Boston and won’t be able to attend this event, but Frankie Martin will most definitely hold it down. We made this documentary feature film on American identity through the lens of Muslim Americans in 2008 and 2009 and it’s still making its rounds. We are very fortunate to have a screening…… Continue reading “Journey into America” screening and roundtable discussion at University of Cambridge

Film-work

“Journey into America”

“Journey into America” is arguably the most comprehensive documentary ever done on Muslims in America.  The film explores the issue of what it means to be American through the lens of Muslims. Ahmed’s documentary has been called “an essential pillar in the effort to build the interfaith bridge of understanding” by Congressman Keith Ellison, America’s…… Continue reading “Journey into America”

Politics

“Islamophobia” Crimes Up Despite “Terrorist” Attacks Being Down in U.S.

Mass shootings such as those in Newtown, Connecticut, and Aurora, Colorado, by far exceed the number of those killed in Muslim-related terrorism in the U.S., new research says.  “Terrorist” attacks in 2012 are down from 21 in 2011, 26 in 2010 and 49 in 2009, according to the fourth annual report by North Carolina’s Triangle…… Continue reading “Islamophobia” Crimes Up Despite “Terrorist” Attacks Being Down in U.S.

Religion

George Washington Was a Friend of Muslims

George Washington’s birthday, celebrated annually on Febr. 22nd, is an opportunity to reflect upon his exemplary character and the example he set for future generations of Americans. While much is known about Washington’s military service and political career, less is known about his attitude towards religious freedom and his relationships with Muslims. Looking closely at…… Continue reading George Washington Was a Friend of Muslims