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Bullet holes found in Islamic Society sign

Bullet holes were discovered in a sign at the Islamic Society of North America late last week. A maintenance worker at the Islamic Society of North America in Plainfield discovered the bullet holes around 3 p.m. on June 10, said Plainfield Police Department Lt. Gary Tanner. The center didn’t initially file a report, but they mentioned it […]

The religious journey of Muhammad Ali, ‘ambassador’ of Islam

Muhammad Ali was set to be laid to rest on Friday, with thousands of people flocking to Louisville, Ky., to pay their respects to the man widely regarded as the best boxer of all time. But a Muslim service Thursday displayed another aspect to the message that has resonated worldwide since Mr. Ali’s death last Friday..

Why Muhammad Ali was ‘the greatest’ American Muslim

It was a fitting end to this country’s most famous Muslim life: Family and friends gathered around the bed of Muhammad Ali, the boxer whose conversion to Islam decades ago sent countless seekers and sportswriters scrambling in search of a Quran. Whispering good-byes into his ears, the family recited a series of prayers and passages…

Why, in a Season of Hate, I Have Hope

A specter is haunting America—the specter of change. Hispanics make up 17 percent of the nation’s population. The largest share of recent immigrants to the United States is Asian. Fifteen percent of all newlyweds are interracial couples. Same-sex marriage has become legal in all 50 states. Eight years ago, the country elected..

Local professor receives Muslim organization’s interfaith service award

John Andrew Morrow, a professor of foreign languages at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast in Fort Wayne and a Muslim scholar and cleric, recently was presented with the Interfaith Service Award by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) for his efforts to encourage interfaith dialogue and cooperation..

Interfaith leaders urge political parties to reject Islamophobia

Muslim leaders have joined with dozens of interfaith allies in calling on the Democratic and Republican national committees to formally commit to protecting religious minorities on the campaign trail. Previous campaigns have targeted candidates, but Shoulder to Shoulder — a coalition of 32 religious denominations and organizations…

Trump Is Getting Out the Muslim Vote

Salim Jaffer moved to the U.S. when he was 14 years old. His family, along with the rest of the Indian community, had been expelled from Uganda in 1972 under the violent dictator Idi Amin and sought a respite in America.But he said he’s never felt in danger until this year. “As a Muslim, I feel […]