Staff Insights

Maha Elgenaidi’s Opening Remarks for the 2017 Halaqa-Seder Dinner at Congregation Beth Jacob, April 2, 2017

By Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director. This speech was delivered at a Halaqa-Seder Dinner at Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City on April 2, 2017. Learn more about the Halaqa-Seder program here. Salam alaikum, shalom alaichem and greetings of peace. My name is Maha Elgenaidi and I’m… Read More

Esther and Asiya: Bold Women in the Jewish and Muslim Tradition

By Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director. This speech was delivered at Shabbat services at Kol Emeth Conservative synagogue in Palo Alto on Purim 5777, Saturday, March 11th, 2017. Shalom and Salam. I’m deeply honored to have been invited to speak to you this morning on the day that you celebrate Purim,… Read More

Revised Travel Ban Can’t Promise A Safer America, But It Can Promise to Make Muslim Americans Feel Less Safe

By Kate Chance, Interfaith Coordinator. This opinion was originally appeared at the Huffington Post. “Are my mom and dad terrorists?”A seven year-old Muslim boy raised his hand and asked this question at a public town hall in Houston following the presidential election. He sought some reassurance because… Read More

Thanks for Standing Up for Muslims — And for America

By Ishaq Pathan, INGYouth Coordinator. This speech was delivered at the National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees rally held in Mountain View, CA. My dear Jewish sisters and brothers, I want to thank you, as a Muslim, and on behalf of Maha Elgenaidi and of all… Read More

More People of Faith Need to Speak Up

By Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director. This opinion appeared at the ING blog. We as a society are in a tumultuous moment—not only politically but morally. Millions of people find the actions of the Administration, and of Congress also, deeply immoral, and they are taking to the streets to voice their… Read More

How a Bible Belt Christian found herself working for a Muslim organization

By Kate Chance, Interfaith Coordinator. This opinion originally appeared at the Huffington Post. Working for a Muslim organization enables me to both honor my Christian faith and my American citizenship. As American-Muslims face continue to face Islamophobic rhetoric and increased bigotry and discriminatory policies from our President,… Read More

Women’s Marchers Affirmed the Rights of American Muslims, Too

By Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director, and Ameena Jandali, Content Director. This opinion originally appeared in the San Jose Mercury News. Last Saturday, we were privileged to address thousands of peaceful protesters at the Women’s Marches in San Jose and San Francisco. Together, we made a powerful statement… Read More

ING CEO Maha Elgenaidi’s Speech at the San Jose Women’s March

By Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director. This speech was delivered at the Women’s March in San Jose on January 21, 2017. Salam alaikum, Shalom, and peace be unto you. I am honored to be with all of you today representing the American Muslim community. Attending today are three South Bay mosques… Read More

Ameena Jandali’s Speech at San Francisco Women’s March

By Ameena Jandali, Content Director. This speech was delivered at the San Francisco Women’s March on January 21, 2017. I want to thank the organizers for their great efforts in organizing this rally and march which is being replicated across the Bay, the country, and the world. And thanks to… Read More

Why We’re Allies of the Muslim Community – Five Short Stories

By Kate Chance, Interfaith Coordinator; Marcia Beauchamp, PhD, Affiliate Director; Henry “Hank” Millstein, PhD, Content Manager & Program Analyst; Tim Brauhn, Communications Manager; and Steven Cohen, Media Consultant.  This opinion appeared at the ING blog. Does it make sense that an organization named Islamic Networks Group (ING), whose mission is “to… Read More
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