After 9/11, Rais Bhuiyan was targeted in a hate-crime--shot in the face--because he is Muslim. Now, his faith is motivating him to save the life of the man who attacked him. Listen to the NPR interview with Rais here. We all must learn from his ability to forgive.
Today, New York Representative Peter King held a second round of Congressional hearings concerning “Muslim radicalization in the U.S.” In an era when anti-Muslim rhetoric continues to spew unchecked from the mouths of presidential hopefuls and talking heads on cable, many others and I fear that these hearings are evidence that a new McCarthyism, one … Continue reading Searching for our own Edward R. Murrow
This seven-minute documentary, which profiles Fazila, a Muslim-American woman who wears the face veil (niqab), is a must watch. Many Muslims don't agree with Fazila's decision to wear the niqab, and I'm not even sure I do. My hesitation is not about whether she is oppressed or is unable to express herself while covered–clearly, as … Continue reading Niqabi-American: Why one Muslim woman covers her face