American Muslims

Abdullah Hammoud, mayor-elect of Dearborn, Michigan

Dearborn’s first Arab American mayor-elect: ‘You need not change who you are’ to run for public office


“You’re seeing minority populations and residents begin to really get involved in the political process,” says Abdullah Hammoud, the mayor-elect of Dearborn, Michigan. He spoke to The World’s Marco Werman about the issues facing his constituents.

Congressional Representatives-elect Rashida Tlaib, left, and Ilhan Omar, right, will both use Qurans during their ceremonial swearings-in on Jan. 3, 2019.

Two reps were sworn in on the Quran. It’s a symbolic moment for Muslim Americans.

Democratic congressional candidate Deb Haaland reacts upon learning that fellow Native American Sharice Davids of Kansas also won her midterm election

After midterms, women fill a new-look Congress

Woman in hijab with American flag pattern amongst men in suits and one woman in black shirt

Why the fight over how immigrants are characterized is so important


Borders or bans can’t stop me from being a Muslim doctor

Islamic Center

In Los Angeles, anxieties about Trump trigger solidarity — and organization


“We are getting blessings from places we didn’t even anticipate,” says one imam in Los Angeles.

Men surrounded by reporters, photgraphed from above

Islamophobia is on the rise in the US. But so is Islam.


A Pew study says that 20 percent of Americans who identify as Muslims are converts. With surges in hate crimes and negative media portrayals, here’s what makes them faithful.

Marwah Maasarani and her husband Omar Awad watching Donald Trump's RNC speech in their New Jersey livingroom on Thursday.

Here’s what a Muslim couple in New Jersey made of Donald Trump’s RNC speech

Election 2016

A Muslim couple in Lodi, New Jersey, have been watching the Republican National Convention all week. Last night, they invited a reporter in to watch Trump give his acceptance speech.

Suhaib Webb

Why both ISIS and some US right-wingers are threatening to kill this American imam


Jihadis accuse Suhaib Webb of being too Western. Islamophobes charge him with fomenting religious hatred. The message of the blond, blue-eyed former hip-hop DJ from Oklahoma City: We can coexist.

Pamela Geller is a political blogger and the founder of the “American Freedom Defense Initiative,” which is described by some as a hate group.

A Texas imam says Muslims are better off ignoring this woman’s anti-Islamic hate group — and others like it


After a “Muhammad cartoon contest” came under attack over the weekend, Texas imam Omar Suleiman is glad he and other Muslim leaders urged their followers to leave the event alone. Ignoring extremists — both the anti-Muslim crowd and radical Islamists alike — is the best policy, he says.