Entries by TMO

Renowned Pakistani Journalist Shot Dead in Kenya 

By Mahvish Akhtar A prominent Pakistani Journalist and writer, Arshad Sharif, was shot by the Kenyan Police on Sunday, October 23rd, 2022, in a remote area outside the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The Kenyan Police say it was a case of mistaken identity.  Arshad Sharif was a Pakistani journalist, writer, and television news anchor. He specialized […]

Op Ed: Midterm Elections and Muslims

by Dr. Aslam Abdullah The Midterm elections on November 8, 2022, will undoubtedly change America’s political landscape for a long time. The hostility between the Republicans and Democrats has crossed all political barriers and entered into the realm of religious and racial loyalties. The Republicans stand for the supremacy of a white electorate loyal to […]

Op Ed: Importance of 2022 U.S. Midterms for Muslim Voters

By Yousuf Ali On Tuesday, Nov. 8, the United States will be holding the 2022 midterms with early or absenteé voting already underway in many states. These elections include all members of the House of Representatives and a third of senators with the fate of both chambers hanging in the balance. That’s not to mention […]

Imran Khan Disqualified from Participating in Elections

by Mahvish Akhtar In a significant decision today, the Election Commission of Pakistan has disqualified PTI Chairman Imran Khan from running in the election, finding him guilty of not sharing details of Toshakhana (Toshkana is a cabinet control department where all the gifts given by world leaders and dignitaries Pakistani officials are kept) gifts and […]

Muslim American groups denounce the appointment of Chandru Acharya

Press Release from Alliance to Save & Protect America from Infiltration by Religious Extremists Muslim American groups denounce the appointment of Chandru Acharya, a director of the Hindu extremist group, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), to the faith-based council of the Department of Homeland Security. Indian American Muslim organizations, Justice America, Indian Minorities Advocacy Network (ImanNet […]

Israel and Lebanon Reach Agreement on Maritime Border 

By Yousuf Ali  On Friday, Oct. 14, Lebanon and Israel reached an agreement on how to deal with offshore resources along their maritime border. The countries share a land border as well as a sea border and have not had good relations since their founding with Israel engaging in an extensive bombing of Southern Lebanon […]

Baltimore Prosecutors drop charges, Adnan Syed is free

by Aysha Qamar After 23-years of serving time for a crime he said he didn’t commit, Adnan Syed, the man whose legal case made international headlines because of the hit podcast “Serial,” is finally free. According to the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore prosecutors dropped Syed’s criminal case in connection to the 1999 killing of Hae Min […]

Pakistan’s New Financial Troubles and a New Finance Minister

By Mahvish Akhtar Pakistan has had to take some complex steps lately amid pressure from World Bank and other stakeholders since the country’s inability to create consensus and instability in the narrowing political space past few months. Last week WB asked the government to make some goodwill and a positive narrative regarding where the over […]

Chechen Muslim Fight in Ukraine for Both Sides

By Yousuf Ali Since Russia escalated its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, there has been considerable international involvement with fighters around the world coming to fight on either side of the conflict. One element of this to note is the presence of Chechen fighters on both sides of the conflict, Ukrainian and Russian. Immediate […]

Salam Al-Marayati Appointed by DHS Secretary Mayorkas to Prestigious Faith-Based Security Advisory Council

MPAC’s President, Salam Al-Marayati was appointed by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas to the Faith-Based Security Advisory Council. Salam joins 24 other new members on the Council, an external advisory body providing advice to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Reflecting on his appointment, Salam Al-Marayati stated “I look […]

Impending Russian Annexations in Ukraine and Escalations of Rhetoric Increase Fear of Nuclear War

By Yousuf Ali On September 29th, 2022, Russia formally announced that it would hold referendums in 4 regions of Ukriane which it currently occupies. Many see this as a way of annexing these territories officially. This in conjunction with Russian willingness to use nuclear weapons on response to “its territory” have dramatically increased fears of […]