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Christine Skarbek: Oh, Poland!

My buddy Yolanta invited me over to Park Café to listen to this wizard on the piano, a 17-yr old skinny fellow. I cannot tell you how thin this character was or, for that matter, how long and tapered his fingers and what a master he was at the ivories.

August 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Chauncey K. Robinson: In defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar

The attacks on Rep. Ilan Omar by President Donald Trump are racist and meant to excite his base for the 2020 elections, but they are also a reaction to the rising power of the resistance movement.

July 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Nate Terani: Being Demonized in Your Own Country

Already Hell Enough for This Muslim-American Understand this: I’m an American veteran. I’m also a Muslim-American in a country in which, in these years, that hasn’t exactly been the happiest … Continue reading

March 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

Arnold R. Isaacs: The False Case Against ‘Foreign-Born Terrorists’

When you see an immigrant or a foreign visitor, especially from a Muslim country, should your first thought be that you might be looking at a possible terrorist? Clearly, that’s … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Joe Sexton: Amid the Blaring Headlines, Routine Reports of Hate-Fueled Violence

Last Wednesday, July 19, was something of a busy news day. There was word North Korea was making preparations for yet another provocative missile test. The Supreme Court, in its … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Sofia Ali-Khan: Dear Non-Muslim Allies

I am writing to you because it has gotten just that bad. I have found myself telling too many people about the advice given to me years ago by the … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 4 Comments

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