Salam Al-Marayati is an author at Religion News Service.
All Stories by Salam Al-Marayati
Trump’s words — and tweets — are dangerous to the very ideals of our nation
By Salam Al-Marayati — November 29, 2017
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The president of the United States is setting policy and making public statements using fallacious and incendiary ideas from extremist and hate-driven sources.
Unity is the best weapon against ISIS (COMMENTARY)
By Salam Al-Marayati — November 19, 2015
(RNS) The challenge to Americans is to recognize that Muslims are decisively on their side in the fight against extremism. The challenge to Muslims is to engage fully with the rest of the nation in identifying the safest and wisest paths forward.
COMMENTARY: Head scarves and Islamic revivalism
By Salam Al-Marayati — January 1, 1999
c. 1999 Religion News Service (Laila Al-Marayati is a physician and past president of the Muslim Women’s League, based in Los Angeles.) UNDATED _ Earlier this month, Merve Kavakci, a newly elected member of the Turkish parliament, was denied her democratically won seat because she failed to gain approval from the authorities before applying for […]
COMMENTARY: Afghanistan’s Taliban _ not a valid `interpretation’ of Islam
By Salam Al-Marayati — November 24, 1998
c. 1998 Religion News Service (Dr. Laila Al-Marayati is a Los Angeles physician and past president of the Muslim Women’s League. She is a regular contributor to the RNS series, Voices of Women in Religion.) UNDATED _ Just a few weeks ago, Jay Leno and his wife Mavis donated $100,000 to the Feminist Majority Foundation […]
COMMENTARY: Women and Islamic Law: It’s a matter of interpretation
By Salam Al-Marayati — May 12, 1998
c. 1998 Religion News Service (Dr. Laila Al-Marayati is a Los Angeles physician and past president of the Muslim Women’s League.) UNDATED _ For supporters of women’s human rights, it may sometimes seem as though Islam offers nothing but obstacles. While so-called Islamic countries are quick to modernize other areas of civil law _ policies […]
COMMENTARY: Soccer stereotypes: America’s distorted view of Muslims
By Salam Al-Marayati — January 1, 1998
c. 1998 Religion News Service (Salam Al-Marayati is director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Los Angeles.) UNDATED _ I watched the World Cup soccer game between Iran and the United States, and could not believe what I saw. The pregame show featured commentators spouting phrases like”holy war”and interviews with former American hostages held […]
COMMENTARY: Confusing religious freedom with religious triumphalism
By Salam Al-Marayati — January 1, 1997
c. 1997 Religion News Service (Salam Al-Marayati is director of the Los Angeles-based Muslim Public Affairs Council.) UNDATED _ A good deal of attention has been given lately to the issue of the persecution of Christians in the United States and overseas, particularly in the Muslim world. Outrage over this issue has been the motivating […]
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