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Banksy Just Created Haunting New Art in Gaza

The notoriously elusive and legendary street artist Banksy just revealed some new art — and it’s in Gaza. This time, it’s set against the backdrop of Gaza’s ruins after Israeli forces bombed it back into the pre-Industrial Era in a military campaign last summer. This is the second time that Banksy creates art in Palestine…

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Week of 2/15/15: Apparently Islam = ISIS? Eyeroll…

#MuslimGirlProbs is our weekly link roundup of headlines, stories, events, and situations that make us want to rip our hijabs off. :eyes: It’s been a very emotionally exhausting couple of weeks for all of us. The heightened hate crimes and political neglect are just phase 1. Get ready for the second painful phase that we…

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“I’d Wiretap That”: Muslim Valentine’s Day Cards

Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed is an artist and activist who is countering the ugly narrative of Islamophobia through humor with a refreshingly original, unapologetically cheeky new art form: Muslim Valentine’s Day cards. Check out MuslimGirl’s Q&A with the artist: MuslimGirl: What gave you the idea of making Muslim Valentine’s Day cards? What are your goals? Taz:…

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#MGBLACKOUT: What Happened on Tuesday?

Dear beautiful, beloved, badass MuslimGirl readers, As you may have noticed, our blog went offline Monday evening for a whole 24 hours before going back up on a Tuesday [hijabi Drake reference.] We crashed because of an overload of traffic from you people. Thanks a lot. For a brief period of time, our entire worlds came to…

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#MuslimGirlProbs Roundup: Molly White, Michelle Obama, Buzzfeed…

So, we’ve been low-key letting you in on #MuslimGirlProbs we’ve been feeling here and there, and you were really into it. Some of y’all were even like PREEEEACH SISTA! :raised_hands: You already know our biggest #MuslimGirlProbs of them all is, you know, this little ongoing battle we like to call FIGHTING FOR OUR VOICE? TRYING…

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Haroon Moghul, MLI, and Apologists: Enough is Enough

My first question as I read Haroon Moghul’s blog about participating in the Muslim Leadership Initiative in Israel is: who are you? Forty-four members of my family were murdered in cold blood in Palestine and I’m still trying to figure out how that has anything to do with you. I’m a Palestinian American. I’ve been…

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8 MLK Excerpts That Apply to Muslim Americans Too

We know that history hasn’t been written by the oppressed. Those who hold the pen also hold the power to retell the story and shift public perceptions to serve a variety of purposes, from maintaining the status quo to marginalizing those who have had roles in shifting it. Martin Luther King, Jr. is not exempt…

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The Video That Made Time Stop for Arabs Everywhere

Two beautiful sisters wrote a letter to the Arab world. In it, they captured the essence of the region today and the trembling thoughts of Arabs across the world. Rihan Younan is a poet. With her power of poeticism, she wrote earth-shattering prose about the current state of the Middle East, touching upon Syria, Iraq,…

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This Guy Made a Muslim Remix to Bobby Shmurda

Hip-hop has its roots planted in social conscientiousness, and we’re all about that life. Unfortunately, today’s music is made solely for consumption, and a lot of the catchy but not-so-interesting songs making the rounds on the radio are a product of that condition. Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N*gga” became an instant phenomenon, with countless remixes of…

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An Open Letter to Wall Street Journal from a Palestinian Woman

Bret Stephens penned a column last week in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Where are the Palestinian Mothers?” in which he makes the racist assertion, based on conversations he’s had with three individual women, that all Palestinian mothers raise their children to become “martyrs.” The thing that Stephens must understand about Palestinians’ concept of “martyrdom”…

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What If Men and Beards Were Treated Like Women and Hijab?

We have a new favorite Facebook page. A Man’s Hijab is a parody of what we Muslim women have to put up with everyday. You know what we’re talking about: the constant messages of the “haram” and “halal” way for women to dress, the devaluation of women that don’t wear a headscarf, the objectification of…