MIC In the News


National & International

CBS News – The Early Show: “Tennessee Church, Islamic center embrace post 9/11”
NPR – All Things Considered: “A Ramadan Story of Two Faiths Bound in Friendship”
MIC & Heartsong Church on NBC Nightly News
Dr. Bashar Shala and Pastor Steve Stone on Countdown with Keith Olbermann (MSNBC)


ABC 24 WPTY-TV: “Muslims, Christians Sit Side-By-Side for Thanksgiving Dinner”
ABC 24 WPTY-TV: “Christians and Muslims Gather for Thanksgiving Dinner”
Fox 13 WHBQ-TV Memphis: “Muslim and Christian Church Celebrate Thanksgiving Together”
NBC Channel 5 WMC-TV: “Heartsong Church hosts dinner for Muslim friends”
WMC-TV Action News 5: “Cordova Church reaches out to area Muslims”
Fox 13 WHBQ-TV Memphis: “Cordova Christians Welcome Mosque”
Fox 13 WHBQ-TV Memphis: “Local Christians Welcome Muslim Neighbors”
News Channel 3 WREG-TV: “Memphis Islamic Center Welcomed Amidst National Controversy”
ABC Eyewitness News 24 WPTY-TV : “Memphis Area Muslims Worshiping At Christian Church During Ramadan”


National & International

Washington Post: “Church welcomes new neighbor, a mosque”
USA Today: “Cordova Christians put out welcome mat for new mosque”
AOL News/GNN: “Christian Church and Islamic Center Share Faith and Friendship”
AOL News/GNN: “Tennessee Christians Lay Out Welcome Mat for New Mosque”
Huffington Post: “Heartsong Church Welcomes Memphis Islamic Center”
CNN-IBN: “Muslims and Christians: an unlikely friendship”


Commercial Appeal: “Bill restricting Islamic law misguided, un-American”
Commercial Appeal: “Faith Matters: Muslims, Christians share differences, similarities in Sunday conversations”
Commercial Appeal: “Social media helps many places of worship deepen bonds of community”
Commercial Appeal: “Faith in Memphis: What’s shocking about a mosque is how familiar it seems”
Commercial Appeal: “Cordova Christians put out welcome mat for new mosque”
Commercial Appeal: “Welcome Mat for Muslims”
Commercial Appeal: “Memphis story of religious tolerance resonates nationally”
Tennessean: “Memphis-area church shares its space with a Muslim group”


Commercial Appeal: “United Front Against Bigotry”
Hartford Courant: “Welcome, neighbor”
The Huntsville Times: “Loving Christians: Memphis-area church opens its doors to welcome new neighboring Muslim mosque”
Fox 13 Tampa Bay WTVT-TV: “Memphis church extends neighborly welcome to mosque”


Fox News Insider: “Memphis Church to Mosque: ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood’”
Rant Rave: “Heartsong Church welcomes Memphis Islamic Center”

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National and International

Muslim Matters (blog): “My Reflections on the New York Times Article”
New York Times: “A Marked Man in America”
New York Times: “Yasir Qadhi: An American Cleric”
New York Times: “Why Yasir Qadhi Wants to Talk about Jihad”
CNN International: “Why Comedians are Visiting Mosques”
30 Mosques, 30 States: “The Muslims in Memphis – Part 1”
The Christian Century: “Prominent Muslims make pilgrimage to Auschwitz”
The Boston Globe: Big Picture – Ramadan 2010 [Dr. Yasir Qadhi is featured in picture #35)
Channel 2 WBBH-TV Fort Myers: “Military leaders: “Burn a Koran” plan could endanger troops”
The Washington Post: “Jim Wallis on the story behind Pastor Terry Jones’s change of heart”


News Channel 3 WREG-TV: “People of All Faiths Join Together To Promote Religious Unity”
Commercial Appeal: “Annual Ramadan Interfaith Dinner softens religious divisions”
Fox 13 Memphis WHBQ-TV: “Heartsong Pastor on Koran Burning Day”
Commercial Appeal: “Memphis Muslims keep faith amid roil of events”
Associated Press / Commercial Appeal: “US Muslims to Demonstrate Loyalty to Country”
Examiner.com: “Memphis preacher takes on Koran burning minister”
The Commercial Appeal: “David Waters: After dream gig in D.C., ’tis faith that brought me home”