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Linda Sarsour Arrested During #ADayWithoutWomen

At approximately 1:30 P.M. yesterday, March 8 — activist, Women’s March organizer and Palestinian Brooklynite Linda Sarsour was arrested outside of Trump tower for disorderly conduct. According to Fader, protesters of the Women’s March’s #DayWithoutAWoman convened at 59th and 5th, on the southeast corner of Central Park, protesters marched down 59th Street towards Trump International…

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Trump to Track ‘Honor Killings’ Under New Muslim Ban

Under Trump’s second travel ban for six Muslim-majority countries, “honor killings” by Muslim men will be tracked. According to Thinkprogress, a provision is included in the executive order which directs the the Department of Homeland Security to collect and make public “information regarding the number and types of gender-based violence against women, including so-called ‘honor…

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Stop Saying These Microaggressions Against Muslim Women

During this time of widespread Islamophobia, when the dehumanization of Muslims has become justifiable, one of the most important things to do is to diversify the narrative of Muslims. We must convey that individuality is present in Islam, just like it is in any other religion. In order to do this, a Muslim should not…

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Poem: On Choosing What Is Hereditary

10:42 P.M. You are 2 hours and 42 minutes Past your curfew This is the 5th time this month How long will you leave your mother Worrying in the dark at night For someone else? You are too much like your father You think about your parents How you have been called spitting images Of one…

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Pence’s Tiebreaker Makes Betsy DeVos Education Secretary

Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has been confirmed by the Senate in a vote of 50-51. Vice President Mike Pence acted as a tiebreaker to the 50-50 Senate split, according to NPR. DeVos will now lead the Department of Education and is responsible for setting the nation’s education policy. NPR stated that the decision…

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Poem: They Said God

Written by Dena Igusti and Marwa Adina. If I wrap my words around “God,” will they be protected? If I say god after every phrase, will they be preserved? Like I god LOVE god YOU god I god NEVER god LOVED god THIS god COUNTRY god THIS god COUNTRY god NEVER god LOVED god ME…

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7 Ways to Protect Yourself Online

With the rise of Islamophobia, hate crimes, Trump’s presidency, misused photos associated with extremists, activism and the potential for a Muslim registry, now is the time to keep yourself safe, both on the streets and online. Although Muslims as a whole are not responsible for any acts of extremism and actions that have caused prejudice…

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Spanish Translation of White House Site Has Been Removed

Shortly after President Trump took office last week Friday, whitehouse.gov/espanol went missing and was replaced instead by an error message explaining that “the page you’re looking for can’t be found.” According to the Washington Post, the Obama administration regularly updated versions of the White House website in Spanish and a companion Twitter account (@LaCasaBlanca), sharing news…

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Homeland Security Says Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Still in Place

Despite federal judge Ann M. Donnelly’s issue of a block on President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily restricting entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and senior adviser Stephen Miller issued a response emphasizing that the order remains in place. According to NBC News, hours after the stay was in place, the…

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Check Out Our December #MuslimGirlArmy Care Package

As you all know, Muslim Girl launched a #MuslimGirlArmy care package. The first box was the Post-Election box, which contained goodies, as well as practical defense material to protect and prepare yourself during this post-election time as the country gears up for the rise of Trump and his administration. The care package contained five items…