1) Icon Malala Yousafzai Talks To Dave Letterman: The third episode of David Letterman’s new Netflix talk show ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’ featured 20-year-old world activist Malala Yousafzai.
2) Philanthropist Couple Gift University With New Muslim Studies Dept: Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer have donated $2 million to Florida International University for the creation of the ‘Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies’ with the mandate to promote greater understanding of the global Muslim community.
3) Katie Couric Asks ‘What It ‘Means to be a Muslim Today’ at SXSW: As part of Katie Couric’s upcoming six-part National Geographic series ‘America Inside Out with Katie Couric,’ the broadcaster taped a live podcast from the SXSW festival entitled ‘The Muslim Next Door.’ Couric welcomed guests Wajahat Ali from the New York Times, Brian Goldsmith from Stitcher and Syrian-American rapper and activist Mona Haydar, and dived into the American Muslim experience.
4) First Hijabi U.S. News Reporter Talks About Milestone: Last month, Local 4 News, the CBS affiliate for the Quad Cities region on the Illinois-Iowa border, announced that its new on-air reporter, Tahera Rahman, is “the first full-time reporter who is a Muslim woman to wear a hijab on mainstream TV news in the United States.” The reporter talks to Huffington Post about her new… post.
5) And lastly, Top Attorney Stands Up For Mosque Rights: “I viewed it as critically important, as a Muslim, to be standing up for every community that is under attack and whose rights are being taken away from them,” states attorney Adeel A. Mangi who, along with his litigation partner Muhammad Faridi, have worked on various legal disputes involving the denial of mosques.