Muslims have been an integral part of American history since the days of Christopher Columbus. The video above explores the many ways Muslims have been involved in everything from politics to sports to art. Even the Statue of Liberty has a connection to Muslims.
Muslims are already denouncing terrorism, why aren’t we hearing them? | America Magazine. Dr. Hussein Rashid, a Muslim American who teaches religious studies and consults on religious literacy, has also experienced a form of selective inattention even when the message is constructive. After the bombing attempt in Times Square in 2010, Dr. Rashid—who was born and raised in New York—and two Muslim colleagues were on every major network and cable TV outlet all day condemning the action. That night he gave a talk to 200 people and asked how many had seen the coverage. “Of the 190 people who claimed…
What’s ‘Normal’ in Trump’s America? – The Takeaway – WNYC. The demands that Muslims in this country meet certain expectations of “normalcy” are not new. Hussein Rashid, professor of religion at Barnard College and a Truman National Security Fellow, and Jerusha Lamptey, professor at Union Theological Seminary and author of the book “Never Wholly Other,” discuss that sentiment, and how Muslim immigrants meet and adjust to certain expectations of “normalcy” in America.
Terror in Paris: The Muslim Community Responds – The Takeaway. Over the last year, Muslim refugees fleeing the brutality of war in Iraq and Syria have sought asylum in a number of Western European countries, including France. But many lifelong French citizens are Muslim—the Muslim nation of Algeria was actually part of France in the 20th century. Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University, explains how the Muslim community is responding to these attacks.