Media & Honors

Fox43: 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.

Fox12 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.