Buddha Comes to the Hospital: What’s the Sound of One Patient Meditating?

Buddha Comes to the Hospital: What’s the Sound of One Patient Meditating?

NPR’s Here & Now/New America Media , News Feature, Karen Michel, Posted: May 27, 2016

As aging baby boomers increasingly adopt Buddhism, there’s more need for Buddhist hospital chaplains to bring peacefulness to the suffering. But there’s a shortage of them in the U.S.

Oceana County Reaches Settlement with Dearborn Woman Over Hijab


Arab American News, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2016

Oceana County reformed its booking process to accommodate Muslim women after a Dearborn resident sued its sheriff department for forcing her to remove the hijab.


‘Daze of Justice’ Explores Cambodia’s Trauma of Silence


New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 17, 2016

A new documentary by San Francisco filmmaker Mike Siv looks at the lasting legacy of Cambodia's genocide and the silence that surrounds victims and perpetrators.


Sadiq Khan’s Election: Islamists Suffer a Slap in the Face


New Canadian Media, Commentary, Shenaz Kermalli, Posted: May 16, 2016

Followers of Islamic State may never admit it, but the election victory of Sadiq Khan as mayor of London was a slap in the face.

Rima Fakih’s Star-Studded Lebanon wedding


Arab American News, News Report, Posted: May 16, 2016

Fakih’s marriage caused controversy in the Muslim community as she had reportedly converted to Christianity before her wedding.

Muslim Calif. High School Student Misidentified as ‘Isis Phillips’ in Yearbook


The Root, News Report, Posted: May 09, 2016

Bayan Zehlif is a Muslim high school student at Los Osos High School in California, and like most high school students, she was excited to get her yearbook. When she turned to the page that held her photo, she was shocked to see that she had been identified as "Isis Phillips."


After Double Murder Bangladeshi-Americans Ask 'How Well Do We Know Our Kids?'


New America Media, Commentary, Hasan Zillur Rahim, Posted: May 05, 2016

After the murder of a Bangladeshi couple in San Jose, CA allegedly by their two sons, the community there agrees relations with the young generation are "superficial."

Muslim Couple Found Murdered in California Home


Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Apr 27, 2016

It is unclear where Haseeb Rabbi has been since his parents were found shot to death; Shamima's body was found near the laundry room.


Marijuana: Arab Smokers, Religious Scholars Weigh In


Arab American News, News Feature, Samer Hijazi, Posted: Apr 26, 2016

The older generation of Muslims and Arabs are quick to call a cannabis smoker a "hashash," which in English roughly translates to "fiend" or "high on."

Sesame Street Introduces Hijabi Muppet


Arab American News, News Report, Posted: Apr 14, 2016

The character will be appearing regularly on Baghch-e-Simsim (“Sesame Garden”) — a Sesame Workshop children’s series that’s been on the air in Afghanistan since December of 2011. Dawud Walid, Executive Director for the Council of Arab Islamic Relations (CAIR) told CBS Detroit that American producers of the series should consider featuring Zari.

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