Media & Honors


MSNBC: “Muslim U.S. Marine on ‘Go Back to Where You Came From’ Rhetoric.“ July 16, 2019.

WYPR: “A Muslim Marine Aims to Change Minds.” May 24, 2019.

Al Hurra: “I’m a Muslim… I’m a Marine.“ April 18, 2019

WCHS: Live with Danny Jones [starts at 13:30]. March 22, 2019.

Local DVM: Man on a mission to spread unity in West Virginia in wake of New Zealand mosque shootings. March 20, 2019.

CNN: Discussing Jeannine Pirro’s Islamaphobic Comments. March 12, 2019.

Slate: How a Muslim Marine Is Changing Minds. August 24, 2018.

VOA: Understanding the Muslim Community. July 6, 2018.

Marine Corps Times: Top Marine celebrates Ramadan at a Baltimore mosque. June 15, 2018.

VOA Urdu: Program for teaching retired marines about Islam. June 14, 2018.

NPR: Marine Corps' Top General Joins Ramadan Meal. June 8, 2018.

VOA: Muslim Marine Initiative Brings Americans Into Muslim Homes. June 4, 2018.

WMAR: Muslim veteran has open home and conversation to promote unity during Ramadan. May 25, 2018.

The Dean Obeidallah Show: 29/29 Ramadan Initiative with Scott Cooper and Mansoor Shams. May 24, 2018.

NBC 4 Washington: Ramadan Initiative Partners Veterans With Muslim Families. May 21, 2018

The National: US politics swept by 'Blue Muslim wave.' April 28, 2018.

Al Bawaba: ‘Being a United States Marine Was Very Muslim of Me’: Q&A With Marine Veteran Mansoor Shams. December 20, 2017.

WCNC: "Muslim Marine" visits Charlotte. November 17, 2017

NewsRadio WINA: Interview on Afternoon News Magazine Show. November 15, 2017.

WCHV: Interview on Joe Thomas in the Morning radio show. November 15, 2017.

CBS 19 NEWS: Muslim Marine visits Charlottesville. November 15, 2017.

NBC 29: Muslim Marine Stops by Charlottesville on 'Meet a Muslim Campaign.' November 15, 2017.

WACH FOX 7: Muslim Marine travels country spreading a message of unity. November 13, 2017.

WIS News 10: A Muslim Marine is on a mission to educate the world about his faith on Main Street in Columbia. November 13, 2017.

ThinkProgress: Four veterans offer a series of stirring rebukes to the president's comments. September 30, 2017

Voice of Islam: Interview on the Drive Time Show. September 6, 2017

KMBC 9: A Muslim and a Marine - this man is on a mission to educate. September 14, 2017

KOMU 8: Muslim Marine speaks at Westminster College. September 13, 2017

FOX 6 Now: Self-described “Muslim Marine” stops in Milwaukee to talk with people about his faith. July 12, 2017

ARY News: June 30, 2017.

WABE: On Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress. May 3, 2017

FOX 43: Muslim Marine travels the country to change hearts and minds. April 22, 2017

Baltimore Magazine: " True Stripes: A local “Muslim Marine” hopes to change hearts and minds." April 2017

WBRC: "Muslim marine to speak at UAB." April 3, 2017

Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien: "A Muslim Marine traveling with a message." March 25, 2017

Louisville Cardinal: “A Muslim Marine examines intersecting identities." March 22, 2017

WDRB: "Muslim Marine on mission to end negative stereotypes about Islam stops in Louisville." March 21, 2017

ABC News: "Muslim Marine is traveling the US with a sign saying, 'Ask anything.'" March 16, 2017

The Huffington Post: "This Muslim U.S. Marine Is Traveling The Country With An ‘Ask Anything’ Sign." March 15, 2017

Asia Society: Q&A, "Muslim Marine Hits the Streets of America to Spread Positivity About His Faith." March 14, 2017

Periscope: Featured in broadcaster spotlight series. Feb. 27, 2017.

TalkRadio 790 KABC: Interview on Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood. Feb. 17, 2017.

The National: "Former US marine battles anti-Muslim prejudice, one question at a time." Feb. 17, 2017.

BYU Scroll: "Muslim Marine seeks to spread knowledge about Islam." Feb. 16, 2017.

Task and Purpose: "This Muslim Marine Vet Wants To Change The Way Americans Think About Islam." Feb. 13, 2017.

BuzzFeed News: "This Muslim Marine Welcomes Any And All Your Questions." Feb. 11, 2017.

PBS: "Why one Muslim Marine is inviting questions about his faith." Feb. 3, 2017. (Online story here.)

WBALTV: "Muslim Marine works to educate public on Islam." Feb. 1, 2017.

CNN: Interviewed by News Day host Carol Costello about Trump's travel ban. Jan. 30, 2017.

BuzzFeed News: "Here’s What Muslim American Veterans Think Of Trump’s Refugee Ban." Jan. 29, 2017.

FOX 12 Oregon: "Muslim Marine traveling the country in effort to fight Islamophobia stops by Portland." Jan. 26, 2017.

KATU News: "Muslims reach out to the community at Pioneer Courthouse Square." Jan. 25, 2017.

NPR: Interviewed by Ari Shapiro on All Things Considered. January 24, 2017.

ABC2 News: "Interfaith gathering promotes inclusion after divisive election." Nov. 20, 2016.

Human Rights First: "Mansoor Shams: Muslim, Marine." Nov. 3, 2016.

Voice of Islam: Interviewed on VOI's Drive Time. Nov. 7, 2016. Interview begins at 39:00

Voice of IslamInterviewed on VOI's Breakfast Show. Nov. 4, 2016. Interview begins at 1:44:00.

The Leslie Marshall ShowInterviewed by Fox News contributor Leslie Marshall. Nov. 1, 2016.

NBC News: "Shocked by Parris Island Hazing Scandal, Muslim Vets Still Stand by Marines." Oct. 9, 2016.

The Marc Steiner Show: Interviewed on Sept. 20, 2016.

Al Jazeera The Stream: Featured in live episode on August 16, 2016.

Voice of America Urdu: Interviewed in Urdu. Interview begins at 10:00. August 4, 2016.

MSNBC: Interviewed  about how veterans will react to Trump's disparagement of Muslim Gold Star family. August 1, 2016

New York Times: "Muslims in the Military: The Few, the Proud, the Welcome." Aug. 2, 2016.

DW: "Muslims in the US military face pressure to prove their loyalty. August 1, 2016. (Also published in German.)

BuzzFeed News: "Muslim American Veterans Blast Trump’s Comments About Khizr And Ghazala Khan." July 31, 2016.

WBALTV: "Sen. Ben Cardin joins local Muslims 'United Against Hate." July 3, 2016.

ABC2News: "Baltimore Muslim community speaks out about Orlando shooting." June 14, 2016.

BBC Newshour: Interviewed by Razia Iqbal. Interview begins at 45:00. June 13, 2016.

BBC Newshour: "Life as an ordinary Muslim in the West." Jan. 7, 2016.

The Edge Show: "Extremism, Terrorism and Islam: A Muslim U.S. Marine Answers Questions." Dec. 9, 2015.

The Washington Post: "For Muslims in the U.S. military, a different U.S. than the one they swore to defend." Dec. 9, 2015.

The Chicago Citizen: "American Muslims Slam Ben Carson." Sept. 23, 2015.

International Business Times:  "9/11 In The Age Of ISIS: Facing Continued Anti-Islam Sentiment, American Muslims Are Determined To Reclaim The Narrative." Sept. 11, 2015.

The Daily Beast "Muslim Americans Are Split Over the Iran Deal." July 15, 2015.

Siriux XMInterviewed on a special live episode of The Dean Obeidellah Show. July 4, 2015.

Met with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Attorney General Marilyn Mosby on May 27, 2015 to introduce #FreeIceCream peace campaign during local protests.

The Baltimore Sun: "#FreeIceCream in Baltimore." May 15, 2015.

ABC2 News: "Maryland Christians and Muslims weigh in on Muslims4Lent campaign." Feb. 18, 2015.

Presidential Volunteer Service Award: Received gold-level award in 2009.