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Reflections of a Muslim Woman on Trump’s Shameful Victory

Today, fear won. I am wholeheartedly disappointed and mournful about the current political discourse of America. I am ashamed that the majority of Americans elected a racist, sexist, xenophobic, and inexperienced bigot to lead this country. I am concerned about the safety of Muslims, women, Latinos, African Americans, undocumented immigrants, and every minority, because normalized…

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11 Millennial Muslim Women Recall Where They Were on 9/11

These stories are part of our new hashtag conversation, #IAmMuslimGirl — Share your experiences about post-9/11 life, incidents of Islamophobia, or additional reflections on social media to let us know your thoughts.   The anniversary of 9/11 is always a somber day of remembrance and reflection. For many Muslim Americans, its memory is forever etched in…

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60-Year-Old Muslim Woman Stabbed to Death in Queens

Wednesday night at 9:15pm, police officers responded to an emergency call about reports of an assault in Jamaica Hills, when they found the body of Nazma Khanam a few feet from her home on Normal Road. Khanam was bleeding with a stab to her torso. She was quickly taken to Jamaica Hospital, where she was…

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Book Review: “The Butterfly Mosque”

Ramadan is quickly approaching, ushering in with it bountiful family iftars, long nights in the masjid, suhoors spent stuffing one’s face until the ardent sound of the melodic athan, mornings devoid of coffee, and hot lazy afternoons spent perched on the couch monitoring the clock for maghrib, or watching mindless TV – where food commercials…

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How China is Working to Win Over the Muslim World

Ever since the Iraq invasion and the subsequent decline of America’s economic and political influence, political scientists have initiated a critical conversation about the international order, arguing that China could potentially replace the United States as the world power. This contentious topic has engendered numerous debates, op-eds, and academic papers all of which explore various…

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Loubna Lafquiri: Muslim Mother of Three Dies in Brussels Attack

The brutal terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22, 2016, left 35 people dead and nearly 300 wounded. Among the innocent victims, who reigned from various countries, is Loubna Lafquiri, a Belgian-Moroccan mother of three boys. Lafquiri, a loved teacher at an Islamic school in Brussels, did not arrive to work on Tuesday, which concerned teachers…

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No, Bernie Sanders Is Not Pro-Palestine

Bernie Sanders’ campaign announced last Friday that Sanders will not attend AIPAC’s annual policy conference. Pro-Palestine activists celebrated the news that the self-proclaimed socialist will skip the conference organized by the largest Israeli lobby in the United States– which financially energizes Israel’s occupation of Palestine by lobbying US government officials to uphold and implement pro-Israeli…

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Why Is No One Talking About #OurThreeBrothers?

News emerged early Friday of three young Muslim men brutally killed in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The bodies of Mohamedtaha Omar, 23, Adam Mekki, 20, and Muhannad Tairab, 17, were found on Wednesday in an abandoned home, known locally as a hangout spot for young adults. Police officers were responding to “unknown problem” when they found…

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5 Years Later: Egyptian Women After the Revolution

Last Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the start of the Egyptian revolution, when thousands of Egyptians stormed Tahrir Square demanding bread, freedom and justice. On Feb. 11, 2011 — eleven days later, former President Hosni Mubarak, who reigned decadently for nearly 30 years, announced his resignation, which was met with victory and celebrations from…

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David Cameron Is No Match for Muslim Women

In a desperate effort to stop British Muslim women from joining ISIS and becoming radicalized, British Prime Minister David Cameron, announced a series of political measures that would only further marginalize and ostracize Muslim women living in the United Kingdom. Cameron and his right-wing government plan to ban Muslim women from wearing the face veil…