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An Urgent Encounter with Islam, A reading List in the Aftermath of 9/11 is an article
by Rosemary Bray McNatt  in the January/February 2002 issue of UU World.

Being Muslim in America is a publication of the US Dept. of State.  It’s available in sections or as a complete downloadable document.

Exhibition Celebrates Muslims Who Rescued Jews in WWII also mentions a film based on a book on the same subject and how the largely Muslim country of Albania resisted Hitler’s genocidal agenda.

Five Myths About Muslims in America is a Washington Post article by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.

FBI Library and Online Training Resources Stocked with Islamophobic Materials is an article by Eli Clifton at Alternet.

In Interviews, American Muslims Say They Reject Separate ‘Sharia’ Law System – “A new study based on interviews with more than 200 North American Muslims over four years concludes that a recent spate of state laws banning ‘sharia law’ from the court system may be an overreaction to a non-existent threat.”

Islam and Gender: The Slippery Slope of Interfaith Dialogues was a talk given at UUA General Assembly in 2007 by Dr. Amina Wadud, professor of Islamic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University known for her feminist interpretations of Islam.

Muslim Comedians Fighting Prejudice, Armed with Punchlines is an article about two Muslims comedians reaching out to audiences to open hearts and minds.

Muslims in America is a series of New York Times articles by Andrea Elliot.

Muslim Students Reeling From Shocking News of NYPD’s Spying is an article about the fact that “Muslim students all over the northeastern United States have been monitored, regularly and with troublingly free license, by the New York Police Department. The Associated Press reported that the NYPD had monitored the Internet exchanges and postings of Muslim students on at least 16 colleges and in a number of cases the police sent undercover agents to actively spy on Muslim student associations, known as MSAs.”

Reclaiming the Sacred: Five Uniting Sacred Principles by Maha Elgenaidi
“While we may never be able to stop violence in the name of religion, we can prevent it at home and in our lives by remembering and instilling in each other basic ethical principles that are held by all religious traditions.”

Religious Dialogue in a Divided World by Christopher Walton reviews two books on religious tolerance in Islam and other Abrahamic traditions in the January/February issue of UU World.

Standing on the Side of Love archives this page of blogs tagged “Muslim.”

War zone sabbatical – I went to Afghanistan and Iraq to learn something about hope, is a UU World article by Tim Kutzmark

Why I am fasting for Ramadan: A Unitarian Universalist embraces a month-long discipline of letting go, is an article in UU World by Abhi Janamanchi