Muslims & Arabs discuss current wave of Islamophobia, Arabophobia, and anti-mosque hysteria
Posted Sep 18, 2010

Muslims & Arabs discuss current wave of Islamophobia, Arabophobia, and anti-mosque hysteria

TAM article collection

Articles written by Muslims and Arabs about current wave of Islamophobia and anti-mosque hysteria:

30 Mosques in 30 Days project: - “We’re not historians, but these stories are important”, Shahed Amanullah  - In search of Muslim America, Zahed Amanullah 
A mosque near ground zero, Parvez Ahmed
A plea to ignore the ignorant, Melody Moezzi
A symbol of progress in Lower Manhattan, Joshua M. Z. Stanton and Zeeshan Suhail 
A widening chasm, Khalsoom Lakhani
Actions of a few make nation appear unsafe, Rafia Zakaria
ADL Redefines Its Mission Statement, Sheila Musaji
America, a mosque and me, Mona Eltahwy
American Muslims this 9/11, Mahan Mirza
American Muslims must defend the Constitution of the United States , Sheila Musaji
American Suspicion Of Muslims Grows: Interview with Zareena Grewal
Americans must stand against extremism in all forms, Salina Khan
America’s Crucial Choice: Religious Division Or Unity, Eboo Patel
America’s Ideals Are Being Challenged By Cordoba House Controversy, Sheila Musaji
America’s promise meant for everyone, Eboo Patel
America’s Two Muslim Congressmen Cogitate on the New York Mosque and the State of Islam in the U.S.
America’s “Good Muslims” Are Being Left Out to Dry , Abbas Barzegar
An American and a Muslim: Reading Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf , Sarah Eltantawi
An Imam, a Pastor and a Circus, Parvez Sharma
Anti-Islam rhetoric today bears a disturbing resemblance to past anti-Jewish rhetoric, Aisha Musa
Anti-Muslim Is Anti-American , Salam al Marayati
Anti-terror camp trains youth to fight extremism, Shahid Mursaleen
Arabs, Muslims and Americans have too much in common, Ray Hanania
Are we trying to stop terrorism or appease bigots?, Robert Salaam
Bent on Confusing the Public about Islam:  The Far Right Exploits Rifqa Bary’s Case to Distort Islam, Louay Safi 
Beyond the language of law, Rafia Zakaria
Bigoted protests show ignorance and intolerance, Pamela Taylor
Bin Laden’s rising influence in America,  M. Junaid Levesque-Alam 
Build the mosque or burn the Qur’an: it hurts some but it’s constitutional, Zarina Grewal
Building an inclusive America, Eboo Patel
‘Burn Quran Day’ an outrage to Muslims, Akbar Ahmed
Burning the Qur’an, Jeff Siddiqui
Burning the Quran between perceptions and realities, Ali Younes
Campbell Brown discusses the Ground Zero mosque and the controversy over its funding with Dr. Zuhdi Jasser (AIFD President) and Reza Aslan (VIDEO)
Center for Security Policy Sharia Report a Threat to American Ideals (with article collection), Sheila Musaji
The Charlatans have taken over 9/11, Reza Aslan
Conservative Feud Grows Over Muslims White House Staffers, Shahed Amanullah
Contrived Controversy - Islamic Center in New York, Mirza A. Beg
Controversy Over Islam and Mosques Spreads Beyond Park 51, Farah Akbar
The Controversy Over the NYC Mosque Shows We Really Don’t Know Each Other Well Enough , Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy
Coalition of African-American Muslims Speak Out Against Intolerance, Mai El-Sadany
Cordoba House: A Strategic Analysis, Dr. Robert D. Crane
Cordoba House: A Strategic, Legal, and Political Analysis, Dr. Robert D. Crane
Cordoba House and American values, Abdulrahman El-Sayed
Cordoba House, Ground Zero and the American fear of Islam, Mehnaz M. Afridi
The Cordoba House, Degrees of Separation and the Common Good, Hasan Zillur Rahim
Cordoba House:  Hope From the Ashes of Tragedy, Sheila Musaji
Cordoba House: Missing the Message, Dr. Robert D. Crane 
‘Cordoba House’ controversy has one Pakistani American looking for a back-up plan, Saleema Gul
Cordoba House versus Team B:  Key to the Global 21st Century,  Dr. Robert D. Crane 
Dear Mr. President, are we still within the bounds of reasonable discourse?, Sheila Musaji
Discussion of the issues by American University professor Akbar Ahmed, Muqtedar Khan of the University of Delaware, reporter Justin Elliott, and counterterrorism expert Brian Fishman (audio)
Does the Right View Muslims as Equal Citizens?, Ibrahim Hooper
Dove World Outreach Christian Center “Hate to the World”, “Burn a Qur’an”, Sheila Musaji
Eid al-Fitr, 9/11, and my status in America, Sami Kishawi
Abdullal El Faisal, Revolution Muslim, and Islamic Thinkers Society, Sheila Musaji
The Election “Scare White People” Tactic: and the war for America’s soul, Robert Salaam
Keith Ellison Interview on BBC
European Islamophobia Finds A Home In The U.S., Reza Aslan
Even now, Muslims must have faith in America, Tariq Ramadan
Facing and Fighting Discrimination, Dinu Ahmed and Hena Ashraf
‘Fahrenheit 451’ and the Threat of Burning the Quran, Hasan Zillur Rahim
For Shame! Fear Is Back, with a Vengeance, James Zogby 
Future of Islam in America, Eboo Patel
Geller, Spencer, & the Cordoba House: Fear and Loathing in New York, Sheila Musaji
God Bless Islam with Courageous Leadership, Ebrahim Moosa
Googling Islam and Paranoia , Nabil Echchaibi
“Ground Zero Dialogue” Informs Mosque Debate, Mai el-Sadani
Ground zero mosque? Fears vs values, Robert Salaam
Ground Zero Mosque a 17th Century football, Jeff Siddiqui
Ground zero mosques Muslim opponents, Hussein Rashid
Ground zero synagogue, Lebanon, Ghassan Bridi
Growing Anti-Mosque Hysteria in the Heart of America,  Louay M. Safi
Hey, America: I’m a Muslim, let’s talk, Mona Eltahawy
How can we view Muslims as Americans?, Asma T. Uddin
How Liberal Mosque Defenders Are Playing into the Hands of the Islamophobes, Aisha Ghani
How the Florida pastor and the New York imam can live their faiths, Akbar Ahmed
How should Muslims react to burning the Qur’an, Nihad Awad
Human Responsibilities and Rights in the Shari’ah: An Advanced Primer, Dr. Robert D. Crane 
I am a Muslimarican, Qasim Basir,b=facebook 
If Terry Jones burns the Koran, he’ll also set fire to America’s identity,  Seeme Hasan, Mansoor Ijaz
Imam in the Middle, But Is He in the Center? , Aasim Padela
The Imam Feisal I know, Eboo Patel
Imam in the Middle, But Is He in the Center? , Aasim Padela
Imam Abdul Rauf Still Not Providing Leadership, Hussein Rashid
In Defense of Feisal Abdul-Rauf, Hussein Rashid
Inside America’s mosques, Akbar Ahmed
Inside Park 51, Ehab Zahriyeh
Interview with Jack Shaheen - more leadership needed
Intolerance and Islam since 9/11, Eboo Patel
Is America Becoming More Islamophobic?, Saif Ansari
Is Sharia law reconcilable with modernity?, Sh. Ali Gomaa
Islam and the ‘Shining City upon a Hill’, Ehsan Ahrari 
Islamic center’s struggle echoes that of African-Americans, Imam Johari Abdul-Malik 
Islamic Law:  A Thematic Primer on Human Rights, Dr. Robert D. Crane
Islamic Sharia and Jewish Halakha Arbitration Courts, Sheila Musaji
Islamism is not Islam, Maajid Nawaz
Islamophobia: lethal for our nation’s moral health, Javeed Akhter 
Islamophobia Machine Targets American Muslims, Nihad Awad
Islamophobia no longer questioned - even by our elected representatives, Sheila Musaji (collection of anti-Muslim statements by politicians, regularly updated) 
It’s about the community, stupid, Abed Bhuyan 
The Leadership Failure of Park51, Hussein Rashid 
Lessons from the “Ground Zero” / “Park 51” / “Armageddon” Mosque – God Bless America!, Abu Eesa Niamatullah
Let’s not burn the Constitution too, Yousef Mian
Looking for common ground in lower Manhattan, Parvez Ahmed 
The Lost Soul of the United States of America, Maryam Sakeenah
Minority groups and their position on Cordoba House, Robert Salaam
The Mosque by Ground Zero: A Lesson from the Crusades, Kamran Pasha
The “Mosque controversy” demonstrates how passive and unorganized the Arab and Muslim Americans truly are, Hussein Ibish
Mosque fight helps al-Qaeda, Ali Soufan
Moving Away from Ground Zero, Hasan Zillur Rahim 
MPAC calls on NY Gov Paterson to retract offensive, misleading statement about Muslims (Shia)
Muslim American problems rooted in our inability to highlight our Americaness, Robert Salaam
The Muslim Obama, Wajahat Ali 
Muslims are coming, Ashraf Ezzat
My final word on Park 51, Aziz Poonawalla
Muslim 9/11 Widow: Visiting Ground Zero, Asking Allah for Comfort, Ify Okoye
Muslim Americans have a history before 9/11 , Mona Eltahawy
Muslim community at a crossroads with a leadership vacuum, Jihad Hashim-Brown
Muslim Family Day at Six Flags Sets Off the Crazies, Sheila Musaji
Muslim leader, Akbar Ahmed speaks out about ground zero mosque
Muslim victims of 9/11 deserve a mosque, Fakhruddin Ahmed
Muslims and Islam Were Part of Twin Towers’ Life, Samuel Freedman
Muslims are Failing to Call for Minority Rights in the Islamic Countries, Anjum Jaleel
National Security Does Not “Hinge” on Mosque, Akbar Ahmed
Never will they accept you unless you choose other than Islam as your religion, Robert Salaam
“New York, Battle Ground or Common Ground: Building of Mosque Center near Ground Zero in Manhattan”? Lessons from Sarajevo and insight for Americans. Please find link to interview with Amb. Muhamed “mo”
Sacirbey Parts 1 & 2
Nine years later, James Zogby
Nine years later, America remains divided, Salim Mansour
No mosques at ground zero? - Is this the next battle cry for the soul of America?, Abdul Cader Asmal
Obama changes course on Muslims, Hussein Rashid
Obama vs. Bush vs. Islam, Eric Vickers
Obamaphobia and Islamophobia Revisited, Sheila Musaji
On Islam and America, misunderstandings on both sides, Khairi Abaza
Opposition to Muslims and mosques grows in U.S. racist caldron, Ray Hanania 
The original mosque at ground zero, Aziz Poonawalla
The other Islam controversy in NYC, Asma Uddin
Our Common Bond Is Stronger Than the Extremist Rhetoric , Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi
Park51: Law Passed 10 Years Ago Trumps Religious Freedom Debate, Aishah Schwartz
Park51: Dialogue, Compromise, Peacemaking, Tolerance and Ramadan, Aishah Schwartz
Park51 - Yes, I Get Mail, Aishah Schwartz
Park51: Here is the Fruit of Your Labor, Aishah Schwartz
Park 51 Organizers Missed Opportunity to Promote Tolerance and Understanding 
Park 51/‘Ground Zero Mosque’ - The Crux of the Matter 
Pentagon and Capitol Building: two largest mosques in the world, Robert Salaam 
Playing with fire, Kamal Hyder
Politics and Racism, behind “Manhattan Mosque” Controversy, Ali Younes
Pray for the Opponents of the Community Center in NYC , Robert Salaam
Prejudiced, racist, or violent incidents at mosques
Pride and Prejudice at Park51, Muqtedar Khan
Tariq Ramadan Debates Moustafa Bayoumi on Proposed Islamic Center Near Ground Zero
Reconciliation: The choice of peacemakers Safi Kaskas
Reflections on Islamophobia, Amenah Arther
The Rise of Intolerance Against Muslim Americans, Salam al Marayati
Searching for win-win, not zero sum in the Islam debate, Pamela Taylor
Sharia: Between Two Popes, Dr. Sherman Jackson
South Park and Revolution Muslim, Hussein Rashid
South Park Cartoon and the Muslim Lunatic Fringe, Sheila Musaji
Jon Stewart is a “mensch”, Sheila Musaji (with links to Daily Show videos on Cordoba House controversy, updated regularly)
Tea Party Email Reveals Real Reason Behind Mosque Opposition Frenzy, Ahmed Rehab
Tea Party Racism Finally a Concern, But Islamophobia Still Unquestioned, Sheila Musaji
Temecula Mosque Protest: Of Dogs and Roses, Sheila Musaji 
This isn’t the America I love, Mehdi Hasan
Turning Our Back on Religious Freedom Hurts All Americans, Sahar Aziz
Understand anti-Semitism, and anti-Muslim bigotry, Yaman Salahi
The Untold Story Behind the “Mosque at Ground Zero”, Ahmed Rehab
U.S. Muslims may be underestimating the “9/11 effect”, Akbar Ahmed
VIDEOS:  - Akbar Ahmed on John Stewart  -  Image of Muslims in the U.S., Congressional Muslim Staff Assoc. - Reza Aslan on Meet the Press - Reza Aslan on ABC News
We are not invisible, Matteen Mokalla
We need George Bush, Eboo Patel
What Goes On Inside Your Neighborhood Mosque, Hussein Rashid
What is shariah and why does it matter, Sherman Jackson
What mosque at Ground Zero? why all Americans have a stake in Cordoba House, Aziz Poonawalla
What we do on September 11 matters, Zeenat Rahman
What we still don’t know about Islam, Hussein Rashid
What’s behind negative characterization of Muslims?, Asma Uddin
Where is American Muslim Leadership in Cordoba House/Park 51 Controversy?, Sheila Musaji
Who represents American Muslims? No one, Farhana Qazi (leadership) 
Who’s Afraid of Shariah? , Sumbul ali-Karamali
Why I Oppose the New York Park51 Initiative, Firas Al-Atraqchi
Why this Ramadan was different, Khalid Latif
Yes, I know churches can’t be built in Saudia Arabia, Dilara Hafiz
“You’ve Never Met a Muslim”, Zeba Iqbal, Ameena Meer, Haroon Moghul and Hussein Rashid
Fareed Zakaria has returned an award received from the ADL in protest of their stance on the Cordoba House   8/6/10
Zero tolerance at ground zero, Mohamed Elibiary and Amad Shaikh