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An American Eid

Disclaimer: This might or might not be typical of functionally single American Muslims (those who do not have family, close relatives, spouses, kids around during Eid). Eid al Fitr is a 3 day holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. The first day is especially significant and is marked by an […]

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The American Muslim Thanksgiving

In recognition of turkey day, I am re-posting this blog post from the last few years. ____________________________________________ Thanksgiving is that wonderful yearly holiday when American families bond over food and enjoy the typical dysfunction and drama that invariably happens when people related by blood come together. For immigrants, Thanksgiving is the day when everything is […]

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The immigrant Muslim American Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is that wonderful yearly holiday when American families bond over food and enjoy the typical dysfunction and drama that invariably happens when people related by blood come together. For immigrants, Thanksgiving is the day when everything is shut down except for Chinese takeout and all their non-immigrant friends are hanging out with family to […]

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Strategic Communication with the Muslim Community

Strategic communication recently made the news because of a column Admiral Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chief of Staff wrote for the Joint Forces Quarterly. His basic point was that by making it an organizing item, strategic communication has become a goal in itself, rather than being a process to enable the larger objectives. […]

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