Highlights of the 2017 AMI Fundraising Dinner

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AMI hosted a fundraising dinner keynoted by Mehdi Hasan, an award winning British journalist.  The program was filled to capacity with over ninety people in attendance.  The aim of the evening was to empower and support American Muslims to tell their stories and celebrate their successes. The evening began with an overview by Dr. Aquilur […]

American Muslims Speak out Against President Trump’s Tweets Promoting Extremist and Racist Agenda

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Washington, D.C., November 29, 2017—American Muslim Institution (AMI) is outraged and shocked by President’s Trump’s latest tweets repeating and promoting the racist and widely vilified group, “Britain First” and its agenda of falsehood and lies. The three videos re-tweeted by President Trump that appear to show Muslims engaged in hostile acts have either been debunked […]

American Muslims condemn terror attack in New York City

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Washington, D.C., November 1, 2017. – American Muslim Institution (AMI) is outraged by the loss of eight innocent lives and injury to eleven bystanders yesterday in New York City. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families in this hour of tragedy. “The targeting of innocent people is absolutely unacceptable, as it […]

American Muslims are ambassadors of goodwill for the US

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Among the many fields American Muslims have distinguished themselves is entrepreneurship, achieved through the use of the opportunities that the United States offers for innovation in business. Dr. Aly Gamay, head of DreamPak Company, represents one such story of success. He among the current business leaders, who came to the United States at a young […]

Respect for equality and diversity are American values

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Washington D.C. was once again the scene of American quest for harmony and equality, when a group of interfaith leaders and rights activists recently converged on the nation’s capital to demand an end to the latest version of the travel ban. The third iteration of the ban bars citizens of several countries – with no […]

We must continue to celebrate diversity as America's strength  

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  The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., marked its first anniversary last month. The museum stands as a profound testament to America’s wealth of diversity. The museum does not merely showcase the history, struggles and contributions of African Americans. It also reminds visitors of the immense achievements of African […]

American Muslim journalists share stories of their struggles and successes

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A widely attended event hosted by American Muslim Institution highlighted the need for the Muslim community to be part of the mainstream media conversation in a way that fosters awareness about their achievements. The event on “The Challenges Facing Minorities in Today’s America”, held in Gaithersburg, Maryland, provided a platform for direct interaction between some […]