"On September 10th, 2001, I went to sleep an American," comedian Dean Obeidallah told a packed room at Georgetown University’s Mortara Center for International Affairs. "On September 11th, I woke up an Arab," he said with a smile. This summer Dean and a group of American Muslim comedians have been making audiences laugh across the south of the
Watch "The Coexistence Trust in 60 Seconds" from TheCoexistenceTrust on YouTube. “Can dialogue between people of different faiths really build trust and cohesion in diverse societies?” Members of the House of Lords recently debated this question in a conversation on “Multiculturalism and Interfaith Dialogue,” and it's a topic that's very close to our work in the
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Something essential is missing from the round-the-clock news coverage of Libya: The voices of its people. It is a journalistic gaffe almost too painful to point out, but social media outlets provide useful platforms to understanding the experiences of everyday Libyans that might otherwise be lost.
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In September 2001, I had just arrived in a predominantly-Muslim neighborhood in east London. While my friends and family back in the States were united in recovery and service, I was learning how important it is to have friends with differing experiences. Here are a few reflections on 9/11 from my friends around the world - and four ways I
http://vimeo.com/26694155 How can Muslim Americans transcend the label of "the other"? from British Council USA on Vimeo. Ten years after 9/11, the majority of Muslim Americans are very happy with their lives in the U.S. A new report by the Pew Research Center found that the American Muslim community at large fits in with “mainstream and moderate attitudes” in