Muslim en My Accidental Jihad, A Love Story <p></p><p><a href="">My Accidental Jihad</a> is a book Krista Bremer never imagined that she'd write. Krista is a surfer, she'd&nbsp; grown up in a secular middle-class California family, dreaming of "a comfortable American life of adventure, romance, and opportunity."</p><p>Then she met Ismail. When Krista discovered she was pregnant, the two joined their lives. Ismail seemed to come from another world. He'd been raised in a fishing village in Libya, one of eight children. His parents are illiterate. His family was raised Muslim.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 20:53:18 +0000 Carol Jackson 34797 at My Accidental Jihad, A Love Story Breaking The Silence Of Mental Illness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;"><font color="black"><span lang="en">Melody Moezzi</span></font></a><font color="#444444" style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;"><span lang="en"> </span></font><font style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">has always been outspoken. As an Iranian-American writer and attorney, she has devoted herself to discussing controversial issues like religion, politics and culture in Iran. But when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, her family and doctors encouraged silence. On this issue, they thought, you could not speak the truth. Melody would not be quiet. She decided to write a memoir of her experiences so that others with the disorder, and those who know them, could better understand. The memoir is called “Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life,” (Avery/2013). Host Frank Stasio talks to her about her experience.</font></p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:35:01 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 19998 at Breaking The Silence Of Mental Illness What Is The Muslim Experience In North Carolina? <p></p><p>About 26,000 Muslims live in North Carolina, a 30 percent increase during the past 10 years. At the same time, the post 9/11 fear of Islamic terrorism continues to dominate people's views of the Muslim religion and people in their community.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 15:29:52 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 16284 at What Is The Muslim Experience In North Carolina? Muslim Women Speak Up About the Veil <p></p><p>Rarely do articles of clothing receive as much attention as the Muslim headscarf does in the 2000s. In quite a strange twist, the glances and questions that women who wear the headscarf, in non-Muslim majority societies receive is many times in contradiction with one of the purposes of the veil, which is to not draw attention to oneself. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:27:11 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Isaac-Davy Aronson 10835 at Muslim Women Speak Up About the Veil Muslim American Terrorism In Decline <p>Researchers at Duke University say the number of Muslim Americans convicted of terrorist acts in the U.S. is on a steady decline. They released<a href=""> the findings</a> in conjunction with the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security.&nbsp; In 2009, 49 people were arrested, and the number has dropped each subsequent year to 14 arrests last year. David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center, says recent terrorism plotters haven’t been as sophisticated.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:33:25 +0000 Gurnal Scott 9534 at Muslim Community Reacts to Local Terrorism Trials <p>Raleigh's Muslim community is caught between two uncomfortably close to home criminal trials. The dust has finally settled around the case of the so-called Raleigh 7. The final member of that gang was convicted last month for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and kill people overseas.&nbsp; Now, lawyers are preparing for a related case that begins this November. It involves a highly respected Muslim woman from Raleigh. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Asma Khalid 2030 at Imam Speaks At UNC <p>UNC-Chapel Hill is hosting a lecture later today by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. He's the man at the heart of a controversial plan to build an Islamic Center near ground zero in lower Manhattan. Bill Balthrop is a professor in the department of communication studies at UNC. He says the Imam will talk about religious tolerance and pluralism in the United States during this year's Weil Lecture on American Citizenship:</p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 9327 at Islamic Center Holds Open House <p><span class="link-external"><a href="">The Islamic Center of Raleigh</a></span> will host its annual open house for the public tomorrow. The event usually draws hundreds of people from the region who come to learn more about Muslims and their religion.</p><p>Imran Aukhil is a spokesman for the Islamic Association of Raleigh:</p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 10126 at Candlelight Vigil for Egypt <p>A candlelight vigil and prayer for the people of Egypt will be held this evening in Raleigh. The Muslim American Public Affairs Council and several others groups are organizing the vigil. Moe El-Gamal is the chairman of the council and one of the leading organizers. He also led a demonstration at the legislative building earlier today.</p> Tue, 01 Feb 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 10222 at