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Jul
10

Making Moves: CNN op-ed and some other recent press

I had an op-ed piece go up today on CNN.  It’s the first time I’ve written something like this so I’d appreciate some feedback.  It’d be great if you all could share the link to it with your networks and repost, retweet, and whatever else can be done.

Some other (relatively) recent stuff you can check out as well:

Italian Magazine ilsole24ore Article link 1 link 2 (I can’t read Italian so I don’t know what this says actually 🙂 )

CNN Interview
Towards a Younger, Hipper Islamclick here

Altmuslimah Interview on Domestic Violence You Are No Longer A Blessing in His Life click here

Salon.com Article A Troubling Cultural Gap. If today’s young American Muslims can’t relate to their imams, where will they turn? click here
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Editor’s note: Imam Khalid Latif is a chaplain for New York University and Executive Director of the school’s Islamic Center.

By Khalid Latif, Special to CNN

I was recently eating dinner at a restaurant with a friend near Times Square when it became time for me to pray. Muslims pray five times a day and this particular prayer, called Maghrib, is performed at sunset.

Having lived in New York City for decades, I’ve become comfortable praying pretty much anywhere. It also doesn’t hurt that there are stranger things happening on the streets here than a young guy bowing and kneeling for a few minutes.

After I started to pray, a tour bus parked in front of me and a large group of people proceeded to spill out.

While I continued, a woman from the group came closer to where I was praying. She removed a scarf from her neck, placed it on the ground so that I would be praying on something clean, then walked away before I finished….

To continue reading, please click here.

A child at a recent rally for Muslim holidays to be observed by New York city schools.

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4 Responses to “Making Moves: CNN op-ed and some other recent press”


  1. 1 Anonymous
    July 1, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Cut and paste the Italian article into Google Translator. It translates most of the words into English so you can read the article. Good job on all this work – may Allah (SWT) bless you and reward you in this world and the next.

  2. 2 poet91
    August 20, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Here’s the link for the translation of the first italian article 🙂
    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=http://www.ilsole24ore.com/ventiquattro&ei=bcJtTIG-MMSblgfsw93sDg&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBgQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3DRestare%2Bfedeli%2Balle%2Bproprie%2Bradici%2Breligiose%2Bpartecipando%2Bpienamente%2Balla%2Bsociet%25C3%25A0%2Bin%2Bcui%2Bsi%2Bvive.%2BPer%2BKhalid%2BLatif,%2Bimam%2Bventottenne%2Barruolato%2Bdalla%2Bpolizia%2Bdi%2BNew%2BYork,%2Bdeve%2Bessere%2Bquesto%2Bl%2527obiettivo%2Bdei%2Bmusulmani%2Bd%2527America.%2BLui%2Blo%2Bmette%2Bin%2Bpratica,%2Bal%2Bcommi%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us%26prmd%3Do

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