Amir Khan Crosses the Pond and Dominates

May 17, 2010 5:46 pm0 comments

“He talks a lot, and he’s really getting a little bit ahead of himself, and now he’s getting a little bit on my nerves. Actually, he’s getting a lot a bit on my nerves, to tell you the truth. I think the most enjoyable part of [the fight] is going […]

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Sumaiya Malik: As ‘Good’ As it Gets

May 13, 2010 8:25 pm0 comments

Whether you’re Muslim or not, it’s no secret that the media is full of what can most simply be described as “bad news”. From plane crashes to oil spills to terrorism to Jersey Shore, “bad news” has always been at the forefront of prominent news organizations. Luckily, someone decided she’d […]

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elan Gets Personal with Reza Aslan

April 27, 2010 9:23 pm0 comments

Internationally acclaimed writer and scholar, Reza Aslan, author of No god but God and the recently released Beyond Fundamentalism sat down with elan: The Guide to Global Muslim culture to discuss his book, his experiences and, yes, his personal life.  We dug deep in our questions to show you the […]

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Waleed Aly: “Just Do Things”

April 14, 2010 5:44 pm0 comments

Waleed Aly is a well known Australian sports commentator, musician, political science lecturer, TV show co-host and published writer. When you list it all out like that he almost sounds like a proverbial renaissance man, a myth… except he’s real. I was first introduced to him through the Australian TV […]

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Hasan Minhaj On Comedy and Burritos

March 30, 2010 4:29 pm0 comments

By Sara Elghobashy March 30, 2010 Comedian Hasan Minhaj began his career at the Punchline Comedy Club in San Francisco . Since then, he’s appeared on E!’s Chelsea Lately and was a finalist for NBC’s Standup for Diversity. Taking his career to the next step, Minhaj has now released his […]

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Dalia Mogahed in London, Talking Public Opinion

March 29, 2010 7:45 pm0 comments

By Uzma Nazir March 29, 2010 The Coexistence Trust, in partnership with Islamic Circles, organized an evening full of inspiration with Sister Dalia Mogahed at the House of Commons in London last week. As the Executive Director of the Center of Muslim studies at Gallup USA, Mogahed has been working […]

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CNN’s Maria Ebrahimji Talks Media and More

March 23, 2010 9:56 pm0 comments

March 23, 2010 Imagine that you were assigned one day in your life, where your task is to gather up all of the world’s greatest minds in one giant room. Artists, experts, thought leaders, writers, business leaders and celebrities, are all at your disposal to talk about the events happening […]

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Cha-Ching! Arabs Leave Their Mark on Forbes’ Annual Billionaires List

March 16, 2010 9:24 pm0 comments

By Farrah Hamid March 16, 2010 It’s that time of the year again – when all of us common folk get blinded by the dollar-bill-hued light emanating from the stars on Forbes Magazine’s annual list of the world’s top billionaires. What, us, jealous, over gajillions of moolah that could easily […]

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Arab Brooklynite Linda Sarsour Holds Her Own

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If you’re Arab or at all active in community organizing and live in the greater New York area, you probably already know about Linda Sarsour. She’s got her hands in everything – as the director of the Arab American Association of New York, the Coordinator of Community Initiatives for the […]

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Murdoch in the Middle (East), Discussing Future of Media

March 10, 2010 10:47 pm0 comments

By Farrah Hamid March 10, 2010 The first-ever Abu Dhabi Media Summit is currently underway, and Rupert Murdoch, head honcho of News Corp., has set his lucrative little heart on the Middle East as the creative future of the media industry. News Corp. owns a slew of media properties, including […]

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