Category Archives: Islam in America

Muslims in Trump’s America: They came before Columbus

By Ameen Izzadeen In 2003, six months after US troops invaded Iraq, I met this young Afro American researcher in Chicago, while I was touring the United States under a State Department International Visitors’ Programme. He was Amir Nashid Alid … Continue reading

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If Trump is joking, the joker is knave

By Ameen Izzadeen Until Monday, the debate used to be whether to take Donald Trump seriously or not. Notwithstanding his lead position in the Republican race for the presidential election 2016, Trump, who often comes out with outrageous remarks, is … Continue reading

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Separation of Church and State: Is America a Christian nation?

By Ameen Izzadeen (Deputy Editor The Sunday Times, Sri Lanka) In 2003 Ameen Izzadeen spent nearly a month in the United States as a guest of the US State Department. This is part 7 of a series of observations penned  … Continue reading

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Close encounter with Bush: A political miscarriage

By Ameen Izzadeen (Deputy Editor The Sunday Times and Daily Mirror-Sri Lanka) Islam in America – (P-6) This article originally appeared in the Daily Mirror of Friday November 7, 2003 The Florida vote recount at the 2000 US presidential election … Continue reading

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Slander and setbacks, the struggle continues

This article originally appeared in the Daily Mirror of Friday, October 31, 2003 (This is the fifth part of the Daily Mirror series on ‘Islam in America’ by Ameen Izzadeen who spent nearly a month in the United States as … Continue reading

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9/11 and the Muslim civil rights campaign

Islam in America: Part 4 By Ameen Izzadeen (Deputy Editor the Sunday Times and Daily Mirror-Sri Lanka) Originally published in Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka on Friday, October 24, 2003 In 2003 Ameen Izzadeen spent nearly a month in the United … Continue reading

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Islam in America: The American Islam

by Ameen Izzadeen (Deputy Editor The Sunday Times and Daily Mirror-Sri Lanka) In 2003 Ameen Izzadeen spent nearly a month in the United States as a guest of the US State Department. This is part one of a series of … Continue reading

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