Staff Insights

ING Statements on Buffalo, “Great Replacement,” and the Middle East

By Dr. Zachary Markwith, PhD May 18, 2022 Salam alaykum/Greetings of peace friends,  ING released three statements this week in response to events that underscore the importance of our work together:  ING’s first statement is one of solidarity with the victims and families of… Read More

Islamophobia’s Key Role in White Christian Nationalism

Dr. Henry Millstein, Content Manager and Program Analyst (Bio) and Dr. Zachary Markwith, Education Director (Bio) May 18, 2022 As we grieve over the victims of the Buffalo massacre, the latest in a long series of terrorist attacks on various minority communities perpetrated by White Christian… Read More

ING Statement of Solidarity with Victims and Families of Buffalo Shooting

We at ING join the rest of the nation in expressing our grief and solidarity over the horrendous act of racist violence in Buffalo, New York, this past weekend. We mourn the deaths of the 10 innocent victims and pray for the healing of those who were injured, most… Read More

For the sake of our children, Jewish and Muslim Americans must pave the way towards peace in the Middle East by paving the way towards peace here in the United States.

By Maha Elgenaidi, Founder & Innovation Director [Bio] May 18, 2022 It saddens me to no end that the human rights abuses against the Palestinian people continue to escalate and spark new cycles of horrific violence that impact both Palestinians and Israelis. In just the past few months, we… Read More

Re-Embracing E Pluribus Unum as Our Nation’s Motto

By Maha Elgenaidi, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer April 28, 2022 As I reflect on my upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. alongside fellow Muslim Americans to celebrate Eid with the Bidens on Monday, May 2nd, an invitation I am grateful for, I am reminded of my previous trips to Washington… Read More

Countering Bigotry at its Roots Prevents Genocide Later

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s declaration today at the Holocaust Museum that the ongoing attacks against the Rohingya Muslims by the government and military of Myanmar (formerly Burma) constitute genocide is a welcome step for this country and the world. Hearing his recounting of some of the evidence… Read More

ING Statement on the Invasion of Ukraine

A Call for the Right of Self-Determination, Early and Consistent Diplomacy to End All Conflict, and Peace as Our Mutual Goal to Prevent Wars. As a peace-making organization working at the grassroots level, ING is deeply concerned with the threat to peace anywhere in the world. Today, the world’s… Read More

Muslims Stand with their Jewish Neighbors

By Henry Millstein, PhD, Content Consultant As the Jewish community and people of conscience around the world commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, it is timely to reflect on the persistence of anti-Semitism and what some people are doing to counter it. The news media have rightly brought the recent hostage situation… Read More

“A Mercy to All of Creation” Celebrating the Birth of the Prophet Muhammad

By Zachary Markwith, Education Director October 17, 2021 This week many Muslims in the US and around the world are celebrating the Mawlid or birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Sunnis will observe the Mawlid beginning on the evening of Monday, October 18th, while Shi‘a will commemorate… Read More

The Lingering Impact of 9/11, 20 years later

This opinion originally appeared in Medium. By Nisa Sheikh, Programs Manager August 16, 2021 My first day of 8th grade fell on 9/11/2001. I was starting the school year a couple of days late. My parents had gotten an exception from my principal because we were on a… Read More
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