Category Archives: Muslims

Ramadan covers Northern Hemisphere’s longest days of 2016

In 2016, the Muslim holy month of Ranmadan covers the longest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Why does that matter? It makes Ramadan challenging because observant Muslims will observe strict fasting from sunup to sundown. At this … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Rachele Kanigel, associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, for the launch of a new diversity style guide for journalists. The guide is filled with contemporary definitions and is well organized, listing terms alphabetically and by … Continue reading

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FBI adds hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus, Arab Americans

The FBI has announced that its mechanism for gathering reports on hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus and Arab Americans is operational. Quantifying is an important step on the road to understanding a problem and then solving it. The FBI announced … Continue reading

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Islam catching Christianity as world’s largest religion

Muslims will nearly match Christians by 2050 The Pew Research Center’s Future of World Religions study projects this month that Islam is growing much faster than Christianity and that he two will have nearly equal numbers of followers by mid-century. … Continue reading

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Anti-Islam sentiment blamed on organized campaign

Anti-Islamic sentiments might seem to bubble out of events like 9/11 and extremism, but John L. Esposito blames a deliberate and well-orchestrated campaign. He said it is driven by people seeking ideological, religious, political and financial gain. Esposito is a … Continue reading

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Is your New Year’s resolution a jihad?

The Arabic word “jihad” is one of the most misunderstood and politicized words in the world these days. Today, New Year’s Day when so many people make resolutions, is a good time to revisit the meaning of “jihad.” In the … Continue reading

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Muslims on how to say some words used in Islam

We recorded this audio for “100 Questions and Answers About Muslim Americans” to shows how some Muslims pronounce “Islam,” “Muslim,” “Allah” and “Ramadan mubarak,” which means, “Blessed Ramadan.” The words are pronounced by a Pakistani-American woman in her 20s, a … Continue reading

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This month: Guide to Muslim Americans

This month, we expect to take delivery on the seventh guide in our Bias Busters series. This one answers 100 of the everyday questions that people ask about Muslim Americans. The questions were suggested by Muslims interviewed by students asked … Continue reading

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Muslims guide will focus on cold end of thermometer

In the fall of 2014, a journalism class at Michigan State University will produce “100 Questions and Answers About Muslim Americans.” This is part of the school’s series of guides in cultural competence. This will be the seventh guide in … Continue reading

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MSU Bias Busters crowdsource interfaith questions

Course graduates attended the North American Interfaith Network conference Tuesday in Detroit to seek help on the next Bias Busters guide. The graduates were Dmitri Barvinok, a Michigan State journalism alum, and Merinda Valley, now a journalism senior at MSU. … Continue reading

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