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42 Somali Refugees Gunned Down as They Fled Yemen

On Thursday night of last week, as a group of Somali migrants were aboard a boat off Yemen’s west coast headed towards Sudan, 42 people were brutally gunned down by an Apache helicopter, reports indicated. According to The Guardian, a coastguard said that all people on the small ship were carrying official UNHCR refugee documents….

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4 Ways to Survive Christmas as a Muslim Revert

Christmas for reverts to Islam can be awkward if you’re the only Muslim person in your immediate family. Last year, I gave birth to my child a week before Christmas and was staying at my parents’ home. During that time I had no desire to talk to anyone since I was so focused on my son….

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Did Trump Just Lift His Muslim Ban?

According to ABC News, Donald Trump‘s Muslim ban statement has all but vanished from his campaign website. Trump has not made any public statements saying he will lift his proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S., but this certainly may be an indication that his team is already starting to center his right-leaning posture. The…

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Trump Has a December Court Date for Raping a 13-Year-Old Girl

The sexual assault allegations against Trump have piled so high, it’s hard to keep track of them all. One particularly upsetting lawsuit lobs multiple accusations of pedophilia against the GOP presidential candidate. The case has largely been dismissed by mainstream media as a crackpot scheme, but considering his rampant misogyny it’s hard to ignore. A…

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8 Things Not to Say to a Muslim Convert

Here are eight things, represented by — of course — memes, on what not to say to Muslim converts. 1. “But Janet Jackson doesn’t always wear hijab.” 2. “Does your baby fast too?” 3. “Do the Benazir Bhutto with your scarf. Benazir.” ? Really?  4. “Do you pray five times a day?” 5. “Is that henna…

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New National Museum Monumentalizes Black American History

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), a long-awaited branch of the Smithsonian Institution, finally opened to the public over the past weekend in Washington, D.C. The museum’s presence marks the government’s institutionalization of the history of the black diaspora living in the United States, and was inaugurated by our country’s first black…

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Could the Hijab Be Banned if Trump Becomes President?

Conservative British columnist Kelvin Mackenzie has received tremendous backlash from the Muslim community and its allies for penning a column which derides Channel 4 for poor editorial choice. Mackenzie wrote in The Sun that the news channel should not have allowed a hijabi woman to report the Bastille Day attack in Nice back in July….

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Did the UN Human Rights Chief Just Compare Trump to Daesh?

Kind of. On Monday, United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein drew some pretty straight, parallel lines connecting the practicing ideologies of populist politicians such as Donald Trump and Dutch Geert Wilders to that of none other than their supposed greatest enemy, the Islamic State. In particular, Zeid pulled out the common thread between them…