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Court says inmate can sue Florida for violating his religious rights over prison meals during Ramadan

Akeem Muhammad sued while an inmate at Florida State Prison, saying officials did not provide meals before astronomical twilight.

Interview with author of “Between Two Moons”.

Samar spoke to American Arab novelist Aisha Abdel Gawad about her new novel Between Two Moon. Set in the Arab immigrant enclave of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, following three siblings coming of age over the course of...

A conversation with Imam Derrick Peat

On the occasion of Eid Al-Adha (festival of Sacrifice) we replay Ahmed Bedier’s conversation with Imam Derrick peat on faith and the Imam’s unusual journey to Islam.
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Tampa-area mosque arson being investigated as hate crime

In a news release, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said an intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a mosque early Friday in Thonotosassa just outside New Tampa; the mosque arson is also being investigated as...
Hassan Shibly

Muslim civil rights attorney in Tampa carries handgun

A local civil rights attorney has bought a handgun; so far, it’s not that surprising –but the attorney is the leader of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Hassan Shibly. On WMNF’s MidPoint...
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Queer Muslims — they exist

Queer Muslims exist; what’s it like to be LGBTQ and Muslim in the United States — and especially in Florida? Since a Muslim man — who  may have been gay and in the closet — killed 49...

Upcoming forum aims to create better understanding of Islam – Radioactivity

BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday, we first discuss an effort by two local organizations to foster better understanding and dialogue between Muslim and non Muslim communities in a time of increased Islamophobia. Community Tampa Bay...
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Tampa Muslim reacts to “Islamophobic” joke by Florida legislator

This show is a look at Islamophobia in the Florida Legislature and on the presidential campaign trail; we spoke with a Tampa Muslim who says she was the victim of Islamophobic bigotry by a member of...

The Secret Lives Of Young Arab Women

A young Syrian woman is brutally murdered by her brother, because she had sex outside of marriage. In Lebanon, women resolute to appear virginal have genital reconstruction surgery. A network of secret, women-only prayer groups...
Bob Kunst

St. Pete mayor Rick Kriseman protested for banning Trump

This week St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman made headines by firing back on social media against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Trump said the U.S. should stop letting Muslims into the country, to which Kriseman...

CAIR Florida speaks out against Trump’s call to ban muslims from entering US

By Rob Lorei In the latest in a string of controversial remarks made during his presidential campaign, Donald Trump last night called for a ban on all Muslims traveling to the United States until politicians...
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Rick Kriseman “bans” Donald Trump from St. Pete

Donald Trump’s statement Monday that all Muslims should be stopped from entering the U.S. has led to criticism from around the globe and across the political spectrum; a tweet by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman criticizing...

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