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Aziz Akbari Fremont City Mayor

“I love my city,” says Aziz Akbari, the 18-year-old college sophomore who could be Fremont's youngest and the city's first Indo-American Mayor.

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Faith, Civic Engagement and the 2012 US Elections

Muslim American civic engagement has been on the rise. But come November, will Muslims take their faith-based commitment to social justice to the voting booth?

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First Pakistani Nobel Prize Winner Shunned By His Nation

Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, Abdus Salam, who led the discovery of the subatomic “God particle” has his name banned from textbooks, and is no longer considered a hero in his nation.

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Brooklyn Halal Cart Vendor, Sports Bar in Turf War

Shawarma and fries on the go, or a sit down with steak and pasta? In Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, these dining choices have turned into a political and legal struggle between halal food cart vendors and brick-and-mortar restaurants.

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Egyptians Prepare for Presidential Elections

Egypt's presidential elections are set for this week. The candidates all seem to be lining up to claim the mantle of preserver of the revolution and champion of Islam. But who will capture the populace and excite them enough to be elected remains to be seen.

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America's First Female Indian Mayor

On Apr. 10, Fremont Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan launched her campaign to become the nation’s first Indian American woman mayor.

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Middle Eastern Americans Transcend Politics with Humor

Can a joke break down stereotypes and dispel myths? Middle Eastern American comedians Aron Kader, Maz Jobrani, Maysoon Zayid and Dean Obeidallah are proving that it can.

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Colorblind racism is the new normal in American conservative political thought.

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Islam has become an important part of American discourse leading up to the 2012 federal elections and candidates everywhere appear eager to take a position on Islam for political gain.

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Ethnic Media Take Sober Look at US Intervention in Iraq

In the wake of the end of the Iraq war, U.S. ethnic media are taking a sober look at the last nine years of American military intervention in Iraq, and the meaning of the war in each of their communities.