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OpEd: Muslims Connect Over ImamConnect

How do you live a religious life when religion feels far away and inaccessible to you? For me, growing up in Britain, I came across plenty of Muslims like me. It wasn’t that we didn’t care about our faith or take Islam seriously. It’s that we had no idea how to...

Beyond 2020: Grounding Our Politics in Community

Beyond 2020: Grounding Our Politics in Community

As tense and agonizing as these unending election days have been, it pales in comparison to the last four years.  I plainly remember how it all began on the night of November 07, 2016. I watched as the political map of the US became increasingly red late into the...

Day of the Dogs, Part 9: All We Have To Do

Day of the Dogs, Part 9: All We Have To Do

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. This is chapter 6 in a multi-chapter novella.  Chapters:  Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 “Policia Nacional!” – Omar Broken Window...

Day of the Dogs, Part 8: Rich and Poor

Day of the Dogs, Part 8: Rich and Poor

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. This is chapter 6 in a multi-chapter novella.  Chapters:  Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 “Cold. Hard. You put it in drinks.” – Omar A Small Price to...

Why Boycotting France is the Wrong Response

Why Boycotting France is the Wrong Response

“I don’t think it’s safe to come visit you in France with your Aunt…she wears a hijab, and she will have trouble getting around”, my mother nervously quipped as we discussed travel arrangements for their trip.  “Of course it’s safe! How could you say that?...

OpED: Sri Preston Kulkarni’s War on Facts

“Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.” — Dorothy Allison (American Writer) By Ghazala Salam, Founder & President, Muslim Caucus Elections are a time when stretching the truth is the norm rather than the exception, and...