Media & Honors

Newsweek: “I’m a Muslim U.S. Marine, and I Stand with the Protestors in El Paso and Dayton.” August 8, 2019.

Newsweek: “I’m a Muslim U.S. Marine, and I’m Staying, to Make America Great Again. Just Not in the Trump Way.” July 22, 2019.

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

Newsweek: “My 12-year-old Son Gave Me a List of Names He’s Been Called. This is Today’s America.“ May 30, 2019.

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

Baltimore Sun: “Republicans nationwide could learn a lesson from Md.'s governor.” May 20, 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.

Newsweek: I'm a Muslim U.S. Marine, But Am I American Enough? November 22, 2018.

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.

The Florida Times-Union:  "Muslim, Christian vets find common ground." January 24, 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.

USA TodayLetter on Chattanooga shooting. July 21, 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.