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American Muslim Project is a weekly podcast featuring Muslims shaping America. For nearly 500 years, Muslims have had a presence in North America and have made lasting contributions to American life, culture, and history. In each episode, our podcast elevates unique Muslim voices and explores how they are currently influencing the American experience.
American Muslim Project is produced by Rifelion Media.
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American Muslim Project Rifelion Media

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 46 Ratings

American Muslim Project is a weekly podcast featuring Muslims shaping America. For nearly 500 years, Muslims have had a presence in North America and have made lasting contributions to American life, culture, and history. In each episode, our podcast elevates unique Muslim voices and explores how they are currently influencing the American experience.
American Muslim Project is produced by Rifelion Media.
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    Changemaking With Muslim Counterpublics Lab & Community with “Hudson, America” Documentary

    Changemaking With Muslim Counterpublics Lab & Community with “Hudson, America” Documentary

    Asad discusses the recent act of protest by Aaron Bushnell. Later filmmaker Geoffery Hug and documentary subject Jahed Miah discuss “Hudson, America” (2022), and Dr. Maha Hilal discusses The Muslim Counterpublics Lab.

    Learn more about “Hudson, America” here: https://hudsonamerica.org/
    Learn more about Muslim Counterpublics Lab here: https://www.muslimcounterpublicslab.org/

    Produced by Rifelion Media.
    Hosted by Asad Butt.
    Edited by Ari Mathae
    Music by Simon Hutchinson
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    • 33 min
    Muslim Filmmakers on Sundance

    Muslim Filmmakers on Sundance

    Asad interviews two filmmakers from the Islamic Scholarship Fund’s cohort attending the Sundance Film Festival.

    Learn more about Samia Khan’s work here: https://railbedproductions.com/about
    Connect with Akram Shibly on X here: https://twitter.com/akramshibly?lang=en

    Produced by Rifelion Media.
    Hosted by Asad Butt.

    Edited by Ari Mathae
    Music by Simon Hutchinson

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    • 26 min
    The Audacity of Gen Z, Muslims on Screen, and Neebz Cancelled

    The Audacity of Gen Z, Muslims on Screen, and Neebz Cancelled

    Israel launches attacks on Rafah, the last “safe zone” in Gaza. The stabbing of a Palestinian-American in Austin meets the definition of a hate crime according to the police. The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times post some questionable (Islamophobic) opinion pieces. And Selma Blair posts Islamophobic and xenophobic comments on Instagram. Sam Gill, President and CEO of the Doris Duke Foundation, writes an opinion piece on Hollywood’s Responsibility in Combating Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism. Guest Neebz (WatchWithNeebz) discusses the removal of his TikTok account and his hope in the future with Gen Z.
    For more information on the topics discussed in this episode, you can visit the following articles and websites:

    Body of 6-year-old killed in ‘deliberate’ Israeli fire found after 12 days | Al Jazeera | https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/2/10/body-of-6-year-old-killed-in-deliberate-israeli-fire-found-after-12-days 

    Austin stabbing of Palestinian-American meets hate crime standard, police say - | The Washington Post | https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/02/08/austin-stabbing-hate-crime-palestine/ 

    Israel Strikes Rafah, and a Super Bowl Surprise | NYT | https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/12/podcasts/israel-rafah-super-bowl.html 

    Israel kills dozens in Rafah strikes, frees two captives | Al Jazeera | https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/2/12/israel-strikes-rafah-says-two-captives-freed 

    Understanding the Middle East Through the Animal Kingdom | NYT | https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/01/30/opinion/thepoint#friedman-middle-east-animals 

    Welcome to Dearborn, America’s Jihad Capital | WSJ | https://www.wsj.com/articles/welcome-to-dearborn-americas-jihad-capital-pro-hamas-michigan-counterterrorism-a99dba38 

    Michigan city ramps up security after op-ed calls it ‘America’s jihad capital’ | AP News | https://apnews.com/article/dearborn-michigan-wall-street-journal-jihad-islamophobia-8c9ed0029ab21e6cd134b15f121b833a


    Biden condemns ‘anti-Arab hate’ after Wall Street Journal op-ed labels Michigan city ‘America’s jihad capital’ | The Hill | https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/4448494-biden-condemns-anti-arab-hate-after-wall-street-journal-op-ed-labels-michigan-city-americas-jihad-capital/


    Selma Blair Called Out for Saying ‘Islam Has Destroyed Muslim Countries’ | Yahoo News | https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/selma-blair-called-saying-islam-011119453.html 

    Muslim Representation in Hollywood Can Help Combat Islamophobia | The Hollywood Reporter | https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/muslim-representation-hollywood-islamophobia-1235820454/ 

    Hollywood’s Responsibility in Combating Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism | Fann | https://www.createfann.com/hollywoods-responsibility-in-combating-islamophobia-and-anti-semitism/ 


    Follow Neebz on Instagram @watchwithneebz
    Follow Neebz on his new TikTok @WatchWithNeebz2
    Check out the Salaam Nerds Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/5fnHFob9WJa5ZZNyCFJC2a?si=669887f41be44735 

    Produced by Rifelion Media.
    Hosted by Asad Butt.

    Edited by Ari Mathae
    Music by Simon Hutchinson

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    • 29 min
    Grassroots Campaigning with Qasim Rashid & Searching for Muslim Representation at the Emmys

    Grassroots Campaigning with Qasim Rashid & Searching for Muslim Representation at the Emmys

    Qasim Rashid discusses his congressional campaign, representation to reflect reality, and his fundraising without corporate donations. Dr. Uzma Jafri and co-founder Zaiba Hasan talk about their organization, the HAWA Collective, and their mission to help prevent podfade in women independent podcasters. Finally, contributor Maryam delivers her analysis on the lack of Muslim representation at the Emmys, especially from Muslim women.

    For more information on the topics discussed in this episode, you can visit the following articles and websites:

    Introducing the 1st ever Emaan Entrepreneur Expo Event | Mommying While Muslim and the HAWA Collective | https://www.instagram.com/mommyingwhilemuslimpodcast/p/C2SheX9sqnt/ 

    Muslim Actors at the Emmys: Where is Our Recognition? | Fann | https://www.createfann.com/24-muslim-actors-at-the-emmys-where-is-our-recognition/ 


    Learn more about Qasim Rashid and his platform: https://qasimrashid.com/issues/ 

    Learn more about the HAWA Collective: https://www.hawacollective.org/
    Follow Zaiba and Uzma’s podcast Mommying While Muslim: @mommyingwhilemuslimpodcast

    Produced by Rifelion Media.
    Hosted by Asad Butt.

    Edited by Ari Mathae
    Music by Simon Hutchinson

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    • 30 min
    Insights on ICJ Gaza Ruling, Michigan Muslims Reject Biden & Ramadan Celebrations With M.O. Yuksel

    Insights on ICJ Gaza Ruling, Michigan Muslims Reject Biden & Ramadan Celebrations With M.O. Yuksel

    The news today: International Court of Justice orders Israel to prevent genocide, Michigan Muslims cancel on Biden, while Canadian Muslims and Arabs push back on PM Trudeau and the Canadian government’s response to the ICJ ruling. Muslim foster homes are needed in Michigan while a Canadian woman’s court case challenges the country’s ban on adoptions from certain Muslim countries. The Marvels comes to Disney+, a new exhibit shows at the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, and Spaghettifish Productions puts on a charity comedy show for Palestinean aid. Guest author M.O. Yuksel discusses the importance of representation in children’s books and how she wrote five books about Muslims around the world and their various holiday celebrations. 

    For more information on the topics discussed in this episode, you can visit the following articles and websites:


    ICJ orders Israel to prevent acts of genocide in Gaza | Al Jazeera | https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/1/26/icj-fails-to-order-ceasefire-but-says-israel-must-prevent-genocide-in-gaza 

    Muslim advocates condemn Canada's ICJ stance | CTV News | https://www.ctvnews.ca/video/c2856284-muslim-advocates-condemn-canada-s-icj-stance 

    Michigan Muslim, Arab leaders rebuff Biden campaign | ABC News | https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/michigan-muslim-arab-leaders-cancel-meeting-biden-campaign/story?id=106720208 

    Arab leaders in Michigan decline meeting with Biden campaign team amid Israel-Hamas War backlash | CBS Detroit | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONGQmVRfCgo 

    Muslim foster children in Michigan need homes, mentors | WDET | https://wdet.org/2024/01/26/muslim-foster-children-in-michigan-need-homes-mentors/ 

    Canada's ban on adoptions from some Muslim countries faces court challenge | CBC News | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3tlblu7KJ4 

    New Exhibition at Shangri La Museum Blends Hawaiian Perspectives With Islamic Art | Fann | https://www.createfann.com/new-exhibition-at-shangri-la-museum-blends-hawaiian-perspectives-with-islamic-art/ 

    “The Marvels” Seeks a Second Chance at Glory on Disney+ | Fann | https://www.createfann.com/the-marvels-seeks-a-second-chance-at-glory-on-disney/ 

    Palestine Fundraiser Comedy Show | Fann | https://www.createfann.com/must-see-comedy-show-raises-funds-for-palestine/ 



    Check out Mindy Yuksel on Instagram @moyuksel.author
    And find out more about Mindy’s upcoming books "Ramadan Kareem" and "Sami’s Special Gift": https://www.moyuksel.com/

    Check out Spaghettifish Productions on Instagram @spaghettifishproductions

    Produced by Rifelion Media
    Hosted by Asad Butt
    Edited by Ari Mathae
    Music by Simon Hutchinson

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    • 29 min
    Threats against Muslims on Social Media, Real World Hate Speech by Obama Official & Free Speech on Campus with Eman Abdelhadi

    Threats against Muslims on Social Media, Real World Hate Speech by Obama Official & Free Speech on Campus with Eman Abdelhadi

    The news today: Jews, Muslims and Arabs face threats of violence over social media, pro-Palestinian protesters attacked, Palestinian-American shooting survivors speak up, ex-Obama official gets out of hate crime charges, Florida Marriott cancels Muslim conference, UChicago faculty members form chapter of Faculty for Justice in Palestine, Film Workers for Palestine protest at Sundance, Doris Duke Foundation awards $6 million in grants to Muslim Creators, ISF Opens Scholarships for Muslim American Students in Media and Politics, and we hear all about Muslim House 2024. Guest Eman Abdelhadi discusses life on campus for Palestinian Americans today.

    For more information on the topics discussed in this episode, you can visit the following articles and websites:


    Threats against Jews, Muslims and Arabs continue on social media: DHS bulletin | ABC News | https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/threats-jews-muslims-arabs-continue-social-media-dhs/story?id=106291629 

    Pro-Palestinian protesters say they were attacked with stink bomb at Columbia University | The Hill| https://thehill.com/homenews/education/4422747-pro-palestinian-protestors-say-they-were-attacked-with-stink-bomb-at-columbia-university/ 

    Palestinian-American survivors speaks out on Vermont shooting | NBC News | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhq4GBNwx4w


    Ex-Obama official reaches deal to avoid prosecution for racist abuse of NYC food truck vendor | The Independent | https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hate-crime-food-truck-obama-official-b2481185.html 

    Coral Springs Marriott cancels Muslim conference, organizers call move "racist" | CBS Miami | https://www.cbsnews.com/miami/news/coral-springs-marriott-cancels-muslim-conference-organizers-call-move-racist/ 

    UChicago faculty members form chapter of Faculty for Justice in Palestine | FJP | https://fjpuchicago.noblogs.org/post/2024/01/16/press-release/ 

    Film Workers for Palestine Takes to Sundance, as Prominent Filmmakers Speak Out Against War | Democracy Now | https://www.democracynow.org/2024/1/22/headlines/film_workers_for_palestine_takes_to_sundance_as_prominent_filmmakers_speak_out_against_war#:~:text=Over%20700%20film%20workers%20have,Mira%20Nair%3B%20and%20Finnish%20director 

    Cinema, Comedy and Cancel Culture — The Muslim House at Sundance 2024

    | CreateFann.com | https://www.createfann.com/comedy-cancel-culture-and-critical-thinking-the-muslim-house-at-sundance-2024/ 


    ISF Opens Scholarship Applications for Muslim American Students in Media and Politics | CreateFann.com | https://www.createfann.com/isf-opens-scholarship-applications-for-muslim-american-students-in-media-and-politics/ 

    U.S. Muslim Creators Receive $6 Million Boost from Doris Duke Foundation | CreateFann.com | https://www.createfann.com/u-s-muslim-creators-receive-6-million-boost-from-doris-duke-foundation/ 

    How U.S. Muslims Have Transformed in the 20 Years Since 9/11—and What It Means in the Wake of 10/7 | In These Times | https://inthesetimes.com/article/muslims-palestine-islamophobia-palestine-israel-gaza



    Produced by Rifelion Media.
    Hosted by Asad Butt.
    You can connect with Nadia at Naz Consulting: https://www.nazconsultants.com/
    Edited by Ari Mathae
    Music by Simon Hutchinson
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    • 35 min

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46 Ratings

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