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Council on American-Islamic Relations

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  • Shadia: My contract with America

    A religion should be judged by the understanding and practices of the majority of its followers.
  • Showing 'the face of Islam'

     Showing 'the face of Islam'
    Before the Huntington Beach City Council meets every other week, someone walks up to the podium to lead a prayer after the flag salute. Prayers in public meetings often end with a phrase like "in Jesus' name," which reflects the country's dominant...

    Shadia: Muslims view Christmas with more reverence than you may think

    I had only been in the United States for about three months when I experienced Christmas for the first time. It made me long for the excitement of the holidays when they came around back home in Egypt — Eid ul-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan,...

    Shadia: Islam's influence on the Founding Fathers

    Even though I wasn't born or raised here, there's a reason I feel at home in America. America's principles align with Islam's teachings. In fact, America's principles are not just based on Judeo-Christian values, but Judeo-Christian-Islamic values. After...

    O.C. Muslims welcome Ramadan in year of uprisings

    Ramadan began Monday with special significance for Orange County Muslims, who celebrated the democratic tide washing over Egypt and Tunisia but also expressed concern for those who remain in peril in Syria, Libya and other Middle Eastern dictatorships....