Entries by TMO

‘Primary suspect’ arrested and charged in connection with murders of Albuquerque Muslim men

by Aysha Qamar Less than a week after police officials called for help in finding a vehicle thought to be connected to the murder of four Muslim men, law enforcement officials announced the arrest of a “primary suspect” on Tuesday. Muslim community members, shaken by the string of attacks and despite sect differences, came together in solidarity to […]

New Mexico Muslim community fears “targeted killings” after four Muslim men found murdered

by Aysha Qamar Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Muslim community has been swept with fear after not one but four Muslim men have been found murdered. A 25-year-old man identified as Naeem Hussain is the latest victim of what police are calling “targeted killings.” Hussain was allegedly murdered on Aug. 5. His body was found in his car by friends. […]

MIST Nationals Take Place in New Jersey

by Zain Ahmed Returning after being online due to COVID-19, MIST (Muslim Interscholastic Tournament) held a Nationals Tournament at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey July 29 to July 31. MIST is a Muslim non-profit organization that works to educate and bring together Muslim youth around the world. The organization does by holding a variety of […]

Yom-e-Ashura (Day of Ashura or Martyrdom) of Imam Hussain

by M. Basheer Ahmed M.D. Yom-e-Ashura is one of the major commemorative events for Muslims. The Martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet of Islam, occurred on the 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar (Aug 7th, 2022).  Muslims worldwide commemorate that tragic event on this day on 680 AD. […]

United Nations Security Council Condemns Myanmar Executions

By Yousuf Ali The United Nations Security Council condemned the execution of four pro-Democracy activists on Wednesday, July 27. The wider context involves a coup in which Myanmar reverted to a military dictatorship after a previously successful transition to democracy led chiefly by Aang San Su Kyi. Despite this, there remained serious problems in the […]

Interfaith Common Ground on Abortion

by Victor Begg Roe vs Wade is one of a few historic court decisions most Americans are familiar with by name. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 1973 precedent has spurred public discourse that has further underscored intense divisions within the country.  Among the conversations is one about the role of God, Christianity and […]

Op Ed: My Reply to Jordan Peterson’s Message to Muslims

By Yousuf Ali Over the past month, the Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson has engaged in several conversations with famous Muslims including the former Guantanamo Mauritanian prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the American Islamic Scholar Hamza Yusuf and the famous influencer and preacher Mohammed Hijab. I thought these conversations were fairly productive with Jordan Peterson showing genuine […]

Sloan Foundation awards $500,000 to Support Just Energy Transitions in Florida, Louisiana, Kansas, and Pennsylvania

Press release provided by Nadia Ahmed from Barry University As the United States is expanding use of low carbon energy technologies, such as wind, solar, and advanced biofuels, some transitions to renewable energy have not accelerated at the pace needed to respond to the climate crisis. The renewable energy sector also faces concerns of lack […]

The pox on our house

This first was published on The Incision. by Abdul El-Sayed Unlike COVID, Monkeypox shouldn’t be so hard to fight. So why have we failed to contain it? Over the weekend, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared monkeypox a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” “We have an outbreak that has spread around the […]

Arrest made in case of 10-year-old rape survivor forced to travel to Indiana for abortion

by Aysha Qamar A Columbus man has been charged in relation to the viral story of a pregnant 10-year-old girl who had to travel from Ohio to Indiana for an abortion. According to the Columbus Dispatch, 27-year-old Gershon Fuentes has been charged with one count of rape involving the 10-year-old victim. Fuentes allegedly confessed and turned himself in […]

Pakistani-origin Khizr Khan receives highest honor in U.S.

by Rehan Qamar Pakistani American Khizr Khan Gold Star father and founder of the Constitution Literacy and National Unity Centre was the first Pakistani and Muslim to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest U.S. civil award. Khan is the father of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan who was killed in Iraq in […]