Islam http://kalw.org en Your Call: What does it mean to grow up muslim in the US? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-what-does-it-mean-grow-muslim-us <p><span class="s1">&nbsp; Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 42175 at http://kalw.org Your Call: What does it mean to grow up muslim in the US? Bay Area Yemenis struggle to boost girls education http://kalw.org/post/bay-area-yemenis-struggle-boost-girls-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Not long ago, I attended a lecture at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall, the law school. It was just before sunset and about 100 Yemeni Americans – mostly young men – filled the room to see and hear their countrywoman, 34-year-old Tawakkul Karman. She’s the activist and revolutionary, who </span><a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nobelprize.org%2Fnobel_prizes%2Fpeace%2Flaureates%2F2011%2Fkarman-facts.html&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNGTwBLVbiDDrmnJWzYWeoMuOPflfw" style="line-height: 1.5;">won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for sparking the revolution that ousted Yemeni president Ali Abdalla Saleh.</span></p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:20:31 +0000 Hana Baba 32349 at http://kalw.org Bay Area Yemenis struggle to boost girls education Local Muslims react to presidential debate on foreign policy http://kalw.org/post/local-muslims-react-presidential-debate-foreign-policy <p></p><p>The Bay Area Muslim community includes at least 100, 000 people. There's a large Afghan community in the East Bay, a sizable South Asian population in the South Bay, and the Peninsula is home to large Arab American and Iranian American groups.</p><p>Historically, the Muslim community has voted Republican – until 2008 when they voted for President Obama. However, many say they are now disappointed by his presidency, especially in terms of issues like closing Guantanamo Bay, renewing the Patriot Act, and the continuing drone attacks in Pakistan.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:52:16 +0000 Hana Baba 18400 at http://kalw.org Local Muslims react to presidential debate on foreign policy What to expect from the Muslim vote http://kalw.org/post/what-expect-muslim-vote <p>As part of our ongoing series with New America Media exploring the ethnic vote, today we discuss how American Muslims may vote this year. We spoke with Javed Ali, editor-in-chief of Newark-based award-winning Muslim affairs publication, <em><a href="http://www.illumemagazine.com/">Illume Magazine</a></em>.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:44:11 +0000 Hana Baba 18404 at http://kalw.org What to expect from the Muslim vote FBI spies on Bay Area mosques http://kalw.org/post/fbi-spies-bay-area-mosques <p>Since 9/11, surveillance of Muslims has been on the rise. New York City made national news in February when the Associated Press broke the story about the NYPD spying on area mosques. AP won a Pullitzer Prize for that reporting.</p><p>About a month later, in March, we received similar news much closer to home. The ACLU announced it had documents showing the FBI spied on mosques here in the San Francisco Bay Area between 2004 and 2008.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:39:46 +0000 Hana Baba 11828 at http://kalw.org FBI spies on Bay Area mosques