Meet the Press: Spotlight on Journalist Rima Abdelkader

August 3, 2009 9:53 pm0 comments

By Farrah Hamid August 3, 2009 On the surface, Rima Abdelkader may be yet another grad student pursuing a Masters degree at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, but in actuality, she’s already well on her way to giving Barbara Walters a run for her money. […]

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The Next Wave in Civil Rights Heroes: CAIR-New York’s Aliya Latif Channels a Bit of Erin Brockovich

July 29, 2009 6:11 pm0 comments

By Yara Souza July 23, 2009 “Law and Order” might be her go-to television show, but CAIR NY’s Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif asserts Jack and Abbie had nothing to do with her choice to lunge at a law degree. The tough time she endured wading through law school prepared […]

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The Face of “The Muslim Guy”: Arsalan Iftikhar Finds the Time to Do It All

July 27, 2009 9:57 pm0 comments

The Face of “The Muslim Guy”: Arsalan Iftikhar Finds the Time to Do It All By Yara Souza July 27, 2009 Odds are you’ve already seen him on a CNN roundtable, heard him on NPR or read his stuff in the opinion section of your hometown newspaper. He was even […]

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Iranian Hip-Hopper YAS Breaks Barriers

July 21, 2009 7:30 pm0 comments

By Farrah Hamid July 21st, 2009 To many in Iran looking for hope at a difficult and tumultuous time, hip-hopper YAS has been one of the most distinct voices of leadership and inspiration for the country’s youth. On the global music stage, YAS is becoming a force to be reckoned […]

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U.S. Government Appoints First-Ever Liaison to Muslim Communities

July 20, 2009 11:28 pm0 comments

By Aziza Charaf July 15th, 2009 The Obama Administration is keeping its promise to engage the Muslim world.  On June 23rd, 2009 Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton appointed Farah Pandith to Head New Office of The United States Representative to Muslim Communities, a first for the U.S. State Department.  Pandith’s most […]

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Meet Playwright, Wajahat Ali

July 15, 2009 12:55 am0 comments

By Farrah Hamid July 13, 2009 elan’s first-ever “Profile” features Wajahat Ali, a Muslim-American blogger who has risen to Internet fame as an authority on Muslim culture in the United States, and through his cleverly named Goat Milk Blog. In the following interview, Wajahat shares the motivations behind his writings, […]

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A New Dawn: Obama Gives Historic Interview to Pakistani Newspaper

July 7, 2009 4:59 pm0 comments

By Liali Albana June 29, 2009 With the June 20th interview with Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper, President Obama became the first US President to speak directly with a Pakistani media outlet while still in office. The occasion marks a huge shift from previous administrations in dealing with the Muslim world. When […]

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