Author: Wisconsin Muslim Journal

Living in the New Era: Q&A with MAS Milwaukee

The Muslim American Society (MAS) Milwaukee held its 12th Annual Conference on March 30 and 31 at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport. The Wisconsin Muslim Journal attended the two-day program, recording keynote speakers and photo documenting the event which also served as a community platform. This feature is part of an editorial series put together to highlight the many important topics that were discussed by national leaders over the weekend. Established in 1993 as a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization, the Muslim American Society (MAS) is a religious, social, cultural, and educational organization. The Milwaukee chapter, along with affiliate chapters across...

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Ala Ismail: Organizing an event that offers a path and a purpose

The Muslim American Society (MAS) Milwaukee held its 12th Annual Conference on March 30 and 31 at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport. The Wisconsin Muslim Journal attended the two-day program, recording keynote speakers and photo documenting the event which also served as a community platform. This feature is part of an editorial series put together to highlight the many important topics that were discussed by national leaders over the weekend. For the past 12 years, Ala Ismail grew up attending the community event and is now a part of the steering committee, helping to plan it each year. “It’s...

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A platform for exploring the bonds of faith and family

The Muslim American Society (MAS) Milwaukee held its 12th Annual Conference on March 30 and 31 at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport. The Wisconsin Muslim Journal attended the two-day program, recording keynote speakers and photo documenting the event which also served as a community platform. This feature is part of an editorial series put together to highlight the many important topics that were discussed by national leaders over the weekend. Opening remarks for the MAS-Milwaukee Convention from MAS leadership to the community, with image highlights of the inauguration ceremony. Extended Coverage© Photo© Audio Living in the New Era: Q&A...

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Nigel Oakes: Trump used Muslims the way Hitler used Jews

An interview transcript released on April 17 by the U.K. Parliament’s Digital, Media, Culture and Sport Committee revealed that Nigel Oakes, CEO of Cambridge Analytica’s parent company SCL Group, compared the tactics used by President Trump in his 2016 campaign to those of Adolf Hitler. The founder of the controversial data company, with links to US and UK counter-extremism campaigns, was quoted as praising the Nazi propaganda machine. The parliamentary inquiry into fake news noted that Oakes said Trump seized on anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S. in the same fashion that Hitler demonized Jews to rile political support. “Of...

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“Beirut” movie features every Hollywood stereotype about the Middle East

Jon Hamm’s latest movie “Beirut” was released in theaters nationwide on April 13. The movie, set in 1982, tells the story of a former U.S. diplomat who finds himself back in Beirut ten years after his family was killed there. His new mission is to save a friend, who works for the CIA, after he is kidnapped by an Islamic terrorist organization. In theory, and the fact that the movie was written by the same people behind The Bourne trilogy, it originally sounded like something that could be fun. Except, once again, an American Hollywood studio decides to whitewash...

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Family of child with lead poisoning struggles with illness and complicity

Written by Jabril Faraj • Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Shu’aib Al-Mujaahid is a quiet child. The 5-year-old peeks out intermittently, through sunken eyes, from behind his mother, curious at the cameras that follow him. His older brothers Sulayman, 10, and Salahudeen, 12, filter water from the kitchen tap through a ZeroWater filter into five-gallon jugs, used to store clean water for drinking. In April 2017, Shu’aib tested high for lead in his blood. A finger-prick test showed his blood lead level was 11.4 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), more than twice the level of 5, at which the Centers for...

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