American Muslims

Asma Uddin: First Amendment, religious freedom and national security

From the Covering Islam in the Bible Belt conference at Vanderbilt University, hosted by the Middle Tennessee University School of Journalism In this session, Asma Uddin led a discussion on First Amendment rights and national security concerns from a legal perspective. A summary will be posted here soon. Asma Uddin…

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An interview with Bayan Jondy

Fashion designer Bayan Jondy: “I truly wanted Muslim women to feel confident and beautiful wearing modest clothing. Up until we launched, I felt that our options for fashionable clothing in line with my beliefs were very limited. I was frustrated with not being able to find the kind of clothing that reflected my personality and uniqueness; I was tired of wearing so many layers, especially in the spring and summer.”

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Kathy Zeitoun and Muslim women as change agents

While author Dave Eggers gives readers a lot of insight into what Kathy Zeitoun faces and her incredible character and spirit, there really has been little attention given to her following the book Zeitoun’s release. This lack of interest is a part of a larger problematic trend when it comes to highlighting the power of Muslim women in effecting change and being change agents in their respective societies.

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Kabobfest culture

From tongue-in-cheek biographies where contributors describe themselves as attendees of madrassas (which simply means “school” in Arabic) to blog entries featuring Obama in Saudi-style headwear, the alternately acerbic and irreverent sense of humor is on full display at KabobFest

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