Long before the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were identified, some early news reports insinuated that Muslims were responsible. That has prompted one Chicago-area Islamic leader’s call for more Muslims to get involved with shaping media coverage.
Yvonne Maffei is the publisher of My Halal Kitchen — a great resource for figuring out how to follow halal and eat healthy. But her own story, of converting to Islam just prior to the events of September 2001, is also worth noting.
Less than one week after sending a letter to Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a Muslim rights advocate organization says it has been reassured that Chicago police will not undertake blanket surveillance of the city’s Muslim population.The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islami
“Being Muslim these days is like being public enemy number one,” says actor Usman Ally. “Our voices are not being heard.”“In a way, it’s a dangerous play,” he says of Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced, which had its world premiere at American Theater Company last month.