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President Trump wants Ilhan Omar to resign

President Trump on Tuesday said that Rep. Ilhan Omar should resign from Congress a day after she apologized for sending out a pair of tweets that many condemned as anti-Semitic. “I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” he said,…

Is religious freedom for Christians only?

When the Supreme Court turned a blind eye to President Trump’s hostility toward Muslims last summer, Justice Sonia Sotomayor warned, in dissent, that the majority was undermining the Constitution’s “foundational principles of religious tolerance.”  In so doing, she said, the court was sending a message to “members of minority religions in our…

Muslims form a community patrol

Maeen Ali remembers the worry he felt when he first spotted the “Punish a Muslim Day” screed online.  The letter, mailed last spring throughout England, encouraged violence that ranged from pulling off a woman’s head scarf to bombing mosques. Each attack, the letter instructed, would be rewarded with points. The…

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Celebrating Christmas with abandon

This holiday season I’m fully embracing Christmas.  Those of you who know me know I’m not a little bit Muslim.  I’m ardently Muslim.  I love dhikr, I celebrate when my kids recite chapters of the Qur’an, I quote from its meaning in conversation, I talk about the meaning and solace…

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Is religious freedom for Christians only?

When the Supreme Court turned a blind eye to President Trump’s hostility toward Muslims last summer, Justice Sonia Sotomayor warned, in dissent, that the majority was undermining the Constitution’s “foundational principles of religious tolerance.”  In so doing, she said, the court was sending a message to “members of minority religions in our…

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Muslims form a community patrol

Maeen Ali remembers the worry he felt when he first spotted the “Punish a Muslim Day” screed online.  The letter, mailed last spring throughout England, encouraged violence that ranged from pulling off a woman’s head scarf to bombing mosques. Each attack, the letter instructed, would be rewarded with points. The…

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