Who started racism in the United States? Racism is the belief that one’s race, skin color, or more generally, one’s group, be it of religious, national or ethnic identity, is superior to others in humanity. History of racism in American landscape primarily since the European colonization of North America beginning in the 17th century.
While Muslims love and deeply respect Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, others regularly heap abuse on him in ways that are very painful for Muslims to bear. This requires patience and fortitude.
Hate never limits itself to one stop. It keeps looking for the new targets. Just as KKK targets were not limited to African-Americans as it attacked Catholics, Jews and other immigrants, the current phase of hate, ethnic bigotry and religious intolerance is looking for new targets.
After the 9/11 attacks, at the request of churches, Sound Vision issued a guide on how they could help their Muslim neighbors during that difficult time. Since then, we have not felt the need to do that again - until now.
Islamophobia like other forms of racism and religious or ethnic intolerance, is not the problem of its victims It is a societal problem. Unless we as a nation speak out against it, educate others about it, and fight, it will continue to perpetuate.
Suggested Eid day action items for Masjids and Islamic centers in the year 2010, when Eid day fell one or two days before the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan.
May God help us all. May He guide our president to save the lives of Americans as well as others in our global village. May He comfort the victims. May He change the hearts of the oppressors. May He stop victims from becoming wrongdoers. May He let human beings talk to each other to understand each other. Ameen.
Cultivate harmony among neighbors through art, media, strategic communication, and education.
The vision of Sound Vision is to establish peace, justice, fairness, and equity in the world.
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It airs on Galaxy 19 Satellite, Amazon FireTV, Roku, Apple TV and social media. The network emerged from the daily show Radio Islam, which aired on WCEV 1450 AM in Chicago for 20 years.
MuslimFest is an award winning one to three-day arts festival which has been taking place for the last 17 years in seven cities across North America attracting 500 to 60,000 people.
Adam's World is a series of videos featuring two Muslim puppets, Adam and his sister Aneesah. Adam's World has been a source of creative Islamic education for thousands of young Muslims growing up in North America and Europe.