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The Re-Education of the Muslim Next Door

In some respects I am a quintessential American soccer mom — I actually have two sons who play both recreational and travel soccer. My family eats burgers and watermelon on July 4th. We live in a suburban New Jersey neighborhood with picket fences and bikes abandoned in front yards at dinner time. My family binge …

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Engaged in the holy

A year and a half ago, Sheryl Olitzky asked me to serve on the Executive Committee of the newly forming organization, the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom®.  I was happy to be able to say “Yes!” and my life has been enriched in lovely and unexpected ways since. My co-chair, Tasneem Shamim, and I started our …

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All Lives Matter

We are disturbed and saddened to witness more senseless violence – the execution style killing of three Muslims in North Carolina. #MuslimLivesMatter. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these victims. We pray that God Almighty blesses their souls and admit them to heaven. We cannot be silent in the face of violence. …

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We will continue to stand up for each other and to support each other

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom® is deeply saddened and sickened by the unfolding news in Paris over the past few days. This most recent tragedy makes us confront, yet again, how helpless many of us feel in the face of this seemingly relentless violence. When terrorists attack any one of us—as Journalists, as Policemen and …

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Recruiting for New Chapters

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom® is delighted to announce that we are currently recruiting members for new chapters in these cities: Cleveland, Ohio Los Angeles, California Ft. Lauderdale, Florida St. Louis, Missouri San Franscisco, California Chicago (Downtown), Illinois San Diego, California Rockville, Maryland And additional chapters in Phildadelphia, Kansas City, Boston and throughout New Jersey …

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The Muslim fast and the Jewish fast: Really? By Atiya Aftab, Co-Founder and Board Chair

Today, November 3, is the 10th day of Muharram in the year 1436. I am referring to the Hijri calendar — often less accurately called the “Islamic” calendar. While there is nothing “Islamic” about it in a religious sense, year one of the Hijri calendar marked the Hijra in 622 CE (Common Era). The Hijra …

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Santa Barbara, Essex County, Providence and Philadelphia Chapters Launch

  More new chapters launch.  A special welcome toSanta Barbara, California; Essex County, NJ;  Philadelphia, PA and Providence, Rhode Island.  We are so excited to welcome our new Muslim and Jewish sisters into the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom® organization.  The Sisterhood now has coverage on both coasts of the US and also is active in many …

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