Bangladeshi-origin Shahana Hanif made history when she became the first Muslim woman elected to NYC Council. Hanif, who won with a more than 3,900-vote lead over the second-place candidate, will work for marginalized communities that have no voice in NYC.
A recent study conducted in the US in 2020, showed a rise in the number of women attending mosques during the last ten years, as it showed that among the main factors behind this rise is the increase in the number of mosques that provide places designated for women.
Documentary "American Muslims", by Adam Zucker, has been produced in the USA recently. It chronicles 5 diverse Muslims and reviews the misconceptions about Muslims, the racism and intolerance they are exposed to across the Internet and how they face Islamophobia.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken praised America’s Muslim frontline workers and said that their contributions and sacrifices during Covid-19 pandemic reflected the true spirit of Eid Al-Adha, expressing his sincere gratitude and appreciation for their work. https://twitter.com/secblinken/status/1423693603466010630?s=21
A statistical report issued by Islamic organizations in the USA recommended a set of steps demanded by several parties in the USA to curb the increase in hate crimes against Muslims after the report monitored a noticeable increase during the first half of 2021.
Democratic lawmakers have urged Secretary of State to appoint a special envoy to combat Islamophobia and to include Islamophobic violence in the human rights reports. They also called the US to play a heightened role in monitoring Islamophobic incidents worldwide.
The US president Joe Biden’s Cabinet includes the largest number of Muslims in the history of the White House after American Muslims succeeded in proving their political and administrative competence. Us Muslims hope that this would improve their conditions.
A new survey produced by a coalition of Islamic civic groups showed a dramatic rise by 31% in the number of US mosques over the last 10 years, despite the increase in local obstacles that hinder building, expansion or relocation of mosques.
A US company will settle a lawsuit that claimed it discriminated against Muslim employees by preventing them from prayer and ablution breaks. This case serves as a reminder of the systemic discrimination within some Western societies against immigrants and Muslims.