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Political issues affecting the Muslim world
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U.S. Presidential Elections 2012 - Muslim Voter Information
Information on the 2012 U.S. elections from an Islamic perspective: Where candidates stand on issues important to the Muslim community, how to register to vote, Muslim lobby organizations, how to get involved, and more!

Islamic World News
These resources will lead you to stories, analysis, and news footage from around the Muslim world.

Islamic Magazines & Newspapers
Get news and opinion from an Islamic perspective. Dozens of print publications for Muslims can be delivered directly to your mailbox! Includes subscription and contact information for Islamic magazines and newspapers.

Background of the Ground Zero Mosque Issue
What is the controversy over the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque?" Who is arguing for it, and against it? What is the proposed building designed to be, exactly? Sift through the arguments, learn the details, and make your own decision.

Park51 and the Cordoba Initiative
Who is behind the Cordoba Initiative and Park51, also known as the "Ground Zero Mosque"? Learn more about Imam Feisal Abdul-Rauf, Sharif El-Gamal, and other New Yorkers who are planning this community center in Lower Manhattan.

Answering Critics of the "Ground Zero Mosque"
Who is behind the Cordoba Initiative and Park51, also known as the "Ground Zero Mosque"? Learn more about Imam Feisal Abdul-Rauf, Sharif El-Gamal, and other New Yorkers who are planning this community center in Lower Manhattan.

American Muslims and "Integration"
Parvez Ahmed of CAIR discusses American Muslims and "integration" in light of the recent Conference of European Imams.

What does Barack Obama's name mean?
Email rumors have charged that U.S. Presidential hopeful Barack Obama is a practing Muslim, an urban legend that has since been proven false. However, Obama does have an unusual name which reflects his African Muslim heritage. What is the meaning of his name?

Flying While Muslim
Important and practical tips for making airline travel more smooth and pleasant, even when you are constantly "randomly" selected for extra security screening.

God is Not a Terrorist
Are natural disasters a "punishment from God?" An answer from an Islamic perspective.

What Would Muhammad Do? (Muslim Response to Cartoon Controversy)
Ibrahim Hooper of CAIR asks what the Prophet Muhammad would do in response to the recent Danish cartoon controversy. Are the reactions and protests of Muslims in line with the example of the Prophet?

U.S. Muslim Group Calls For Release of Afghan Christian
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim group, has called for the release of an Afghan Christian being charged with apostasy. Their public letter outlines the position of Islam on the punishment for apostates from Islam.

Dalia Mogahed
Dalia Mogahed serves on President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. As the first veiled Muslim woman to serve in an advisory position in the White House, people naturally want to know more about her.

Swiss Minaret Ban
In November 2009, Swiss voters approved a ban on new construction of minarets. Minarets are a basic component of mosque architecture. Muslims protest that this ban is xenophobic, while supporters claim that the minaret carries a political Islamist meaning and thus is rightly banned. Learn more about the issue, and the arguments for and against.

Anwar Al-Awlaki
Profile of the controversial U.S.-born Muslim cleric, Anwar Al-Awlaki. Includes information about his background, education, extremist views, and critics.

Poll on Taliban and Buddhist Statues
In March 2001, the Taliban destroyed two ancient Buddhist statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. Some saw the statues as historical treasures, while others saw them as polytheistic idols. What should the Taliban have done with the Buddhist statues? Find out what our poll said.

Review: Frontline Documentary about Islam Today
Across the Islamic world, Muslims are challenged by the political, economic, and cultural influence of a dominant West. PBS's "Frontline" produced a 2-hour film investigating the different faces of Islam's worldwide resurgence, telling the stories of Muslims struggling to define how Islam will shape their lives and societies.

Muslims Expected to Become Political Players
Article from Beliefnet regarding the growing activism of Muslims in American politics.

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