American Muslims

Student watches the Republican presidential debate at the CAIR office (REUTERS/Jason Redmond)

Muslim civil rights group ‘appalled’ by John Bolton’s interim replacement

“While we welcome the resignation of John Bolton, who has a long track record of promoting anti-Muslim policies and associating with hate groups, we cannot simply replace one Islamophobe with another

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
12/09/2019
Student watches the Republican presidential debate at the CAIR office (REUTERS/Jason Redmond)

U.S. Census Bureau partners with controversial Muslim group - report

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced the partnership on Wednesday.

Rashida Tlaib

Tlaib, AOC meet pro-Palestinian activists on Capitol Hill

American Muslims for Palestine, who met with the freshmen US congress members is an alleged Hamas front group according to a lawsuit.

Report on Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

Muslims and Jews in Iowa ‘break bread’ together for Passover

“The more we've gotten to know each other and to know each other's belief systems we've found there are more commonalities than there are differences," said Jewish cantor Gail Karp.

Student watches the Republican presidential debate at the CAIR office (REUTERS/Jason Redmond)

California Islamophobia initiative ended after constitutionality complaint

The lawsuit, brought by the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, claimed that the Council on American-Islamic Relation’s (CAIR) Initiative gave Muslim students special protections.

24/03/2019
Representatives take selfies ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's second State of the Union.

Minnesota state senator says Ilhan Omar tweets ‘a pattern of behavior’

“I don’t know if her apology is genuine,” said Minnesota State Senator Ron Latz. "If she doesn’t like Israeli policy then say that, don’t use antisemitic canards."

Ilhan Omar says she's the first refugee in Congress, but forgot these Jews

Seffi Kogen, the Global Director of Young Leadership for the American Jewish Committee, counts at least four other lawmakers who in their lifetimes had refugee status, and two of them are Jewish.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
04/01/2019
Muslim Democratic congressional candidate Ilhan Omar calls Israel ‘apartheid regime’, July 10, 2018.

Congresswoman Omar shares support for BDS

“I believe and support the BDS movement and have fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized,” she said, adding her reservations about the movement.

By JTA
14/11/2018

Iranian immigrant raises over 1m. for Pittsburgh synagogue

Khatiri, a graduate student at John Hopkins University, does not himself live in Pittsburgh. However, a conversation with a Jewish friend spurred him to begin the account.

Rashida Tlaib on interview about Arab-Israeli Conflict (August 13, 2018).

J Street cancels support of Palestinian House candidate

If elected to the House in November as is expected — Tlaib will become the first Palestinian — American woman ever to sit in the chamber.

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