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Terrorism in Europe Triggers Debate Over Surveillance of U.S. Muslims - NY City Lens. Meanwhile, Hussein Rashid, a research fellow from the Truman National Security Project, a non-profit that works towards principled solutions for global challenges like terrorism, applauded the commissioner’s statement that underlines that Muslims are a part of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at islamicate
Terrorism in Europe Triggers Debate Over Surveillance of U.S. Muslims - NY City Lens. Meanwhile, Hussein Rashid, a research fellow from the Truman National Security Project, a non-profit that works towards principled solutions for global challenges like terrorism, applauded the commissioner’s statement that underlines that Muslims are a part of New York’s diverse community. “The New York Police Department has really publically understood where they went wrong in a lot of their surveillances, [and] really spoken out against people who want to replicate this at a national level,” said Rashid. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
<p><a title="Muslim Americans Respond to Orlando Mass Shooting - The Takeaway - WNYC" href="http://www.wnyc.org/story/muslim-americans-respond-orlando-mass-shooting/">Muslim Americans Respond to Orlando Mass Shooting - The Takeaway - WNYC</a>.</p> <blockquote cite="http://www.wnyc.org/story/muslim-americans-respond-orlando-mass-shooting/">Shortly after&nbsp;the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida,&nbsp;Muhammad Musri, president and senior imam of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, held a press conference to offer the support of the Muslim community. He also&nbsp;cautioned the media and Americans around the country from rushing to judgment.&nbsp;</blockquote> <blockquote cite="http://www.wnyc.org/story/muslim-americans-respond-orlando-mass-shooting/">But in this tense political environment, have&nbsp;American Muslims also become victims of such tragedies? For answers, we turn to&nbsp;Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra University.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
Muslim Americans Respond to Orlando Mass Shooting - The Takeaway - WNYC. Shortly after the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Muhammad Musri, president and senior imam of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, held a press conference to offer the support of the Muslim community. He also cautioned... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at islamicate
Emanu-El | Calendar. All temple members and their guests are invited to join us for an evening celebrating our commitment to our friends in the Muslim American community. First, Muslim scholar and educator Dr. Hussein Rashid will address the congregation at Sabbath services about his experience of being Muslim in America. Then, at 8 PM in I.M. Wise Hall, we will host a festive Iftar, the break-fast meal during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (Please note: The Iftar begins later in the evening because break-fast occurs after sundown. Programming to be held after services and before the Iftar will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
Emanu-El | Calendar. All temple members and their guests are invited to join us for an evening celebrating our commitment to our friends in the Muslim American community. First, Muslim scholar and educator Dr. Hussein Rashid will address the congregation at Sabbath services about his experience of being Muslim in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at islamicate
Why was Muhammad Ali the greatest? He had a clear moral vision | Religion News Service. Ali defined more than a generation. His religious identity was new to the American public, but he did with it what many believers have done — offered a voice of moral clarity and urgency to the issues of the day. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
Why was Muhammad Ali the greatest? He had a clear moral vision | Religion News Service. Ali defined more than a generation. His religious identity was new to the American public, but he did with it what many believers have done — offered a voice of moral clarity and urgency... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at islamicate
Traditionally, Muslims read the Qur'an in its entirety over this time, in a section a day. The Qur'an is split into thirty sections, called juz', and one section is read each night. This year is the 8th year I am inviting people to tweet the Qur’an for Ramadan. I will be tweeting @islamoyankee. To see how the call has (not) evolved, here are the six call outs: 2009 Windsor Star Article 2010 (despite the title, which says 2011) 2011 USA Today Article 2012 2013 Storify (including press stories) 2014 A piece I did on Immanent Frame The Background [from the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
Traditionally, Muslims read the Qur'an in its entirety over this time, in a section a day. The Qur'an is split into thirty sections, called juz', and one section is read each night. This year is the 8th year I am inviting people to tweet the Qur’an for Ramadan. I will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at islamicate
DE BLASIO press shake-up -- CUOMO bans insider lobbyist -- REDSTONE saga - POLITICO. NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, NYC Council Members I. Daneek Miller and Helen Rosenthal toured the America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan earlier this week with the museum’s executive director Andy Ackerman, the museum’s honorary board chair Laurie M. Tisch, museum board member Judith Hannan, the exhibit’s academic advisor Hussein Rashid and others. America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far is a groundbreaking new interactive exhibit for children... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
Muslims are already denouncing terrorism, why aren't we hearing them? | America Magazine. Dr. Hussein Rashid, a Muslim American who teaches religious studies and consults on religious literacy, has also experienced a form of selective inattention even when the message is constructive. After the bombing attempt in Times Square in 2010, Dr. Rashid—who was born and raised in New York—and two Muslim colleagues were on every major network and cable TV outlet all day condemning the action. That night he gave a talk to 200 people and asked how many had seen the coverage. “Of the 190 people who claimed... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
DE BLASIO press shake-up -- CUOMO bans insider lobbyist -- REDSTONE saga - POLITICO. NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, NYC Council Members I. Daneek Miller and Helen Rosenthal toured the America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far exhibit at the Children’s... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at islamicate
Muslims are already denouncing terrorism, why aren't we hearing them? | America Magazine. Dr. Hussein Rashid, a Muslim American who teaches religious studies and consults on religious literacy, has also experienced a form of selective inattention even when the message is constructive. After the bombing attempt in Times Square in... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at islamicate
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I'll be speaking at a rally to counter the hate emerging out of this year's Presidential Election Cycle. Please join if you can on Sunday, April 30, 2016 at 2PM in New York City, by New York University. The official letter about the program is here. Dear Friends: As the co-founder of the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (PACH; pach.org), I am writing to let you know that PACH and 20 other NYC organizations are having a love rally in Washington Square Park on April 10th from 2-4. Please join us! We have over 35 world leaders,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
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I'll be speaking at a rally to counter the hate emerging out of this year's Presidential Election Cycle. Please join if you can on Sunday, April 30, 2016 at 2PM in New York City, by New York University. The official letter about the program is here. Dear Friends: As the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at islamicate
I'll be speaking at the following conference on a Muslim theology of Black Lives Matter. I've spoke at the church before on a similar topic, but this will be different. “Body Politics” :: Jan 17 @middlechurch from Middle Collegiate Church on Vimeo. The Leading Edge 2016: REVOLUTIONARY LOVE—Tools, Tactics, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at islamicate
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The loud discourse on Islam in the United States today marks Muslims as a threat, embroiled in pre-modern sensibilities, and unable to participate in democratic societies. These articulations are often made by recycling colonial and oriental images of Muslim women as oppressed and Muslim men as violent, with objects such as the hijab and the figure of the terrorist at the center. This rise of Islamophobic commentary has resulted in myriad incidences of bullying, teasing, and direct violence against teachers and students who identify, or are read by others, as Muslims. All this points to the lack of understanding about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
I'll be speaking at the following conference on a Muslim theology of Black Lives Matter. I've spoke at the church before on a similar topic, but this will be different. “Body Politics” :: Jan 17 @middlechurch from Middle Collegiate Church on Vimeo. The Leading Edge 2016: REVOLUTIONARY LOVE—Tools, Tactics, and Truth-telling to Dismantle Racism Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 17 in New York City Our nation is in a crisis. Though there is only one race — the human race — racism is a construct with lethal consequences. People die while in its custody. Racism has annihilated the souls... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
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The loud discourse on Islam in the United States today marks Muslims as a threat, embroiled in pre-modern sensibilities, and unable to participate in democratic societies. These articulations are often made by recycling colonial and oriental images of Muslim women as oppressed and Muslim men as violent, with objects such... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at islamicate
elumenati is the company that did a wonderful immersive architectural experience for the Children's Museum of Manhattan's America to Zanzibar exhibit. They have posted a promo video that only hints at how great the experience is. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
elumenati is the company that did a wonderful immersive architectural experience for the Children's Museum of Manhattan's America to Zanzibar exhibit. They have posted a promo video that only hints at how great the experience is. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at islamicate
My Secret Thoughts of America to Zanzibar at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan — Ummah Wide — Medium. For the last few years, I got paid to play with toys. I was able to put a philosophy of Star Trek’s Vulcans into practice, and live as a Jedi. Comics littered my work space, and Dr. Who’s TARDIS traveled with me through space and time. All I was missing was a Buffy or Firefly fix. All of this was possible because I was working on religious literacy and global citizenship. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Hussein Rashid
My Secret Thoughts of America to Zanzibar at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan — Ummah Wide — Medium. For the last few years, I got paid to play with toys. I was able to put a philosophy of Star Trek’s Vulcans into practice, and live as a Jedi. Comics littered... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at islamicate
Here is a Newsday article on the exhibit America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far, at The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, for which I was the lead academic advisor. It's a good chance to shout out my friends from high school. “Our goal is to have children deal with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at islamicate