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HOW AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSLIMS PAVED THE WAY TO JUNETEENTH

President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act this June 17th. This makes Juneteenth, the day that commemorates the emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans in Texas on June 19, 1865, a federal holiday.  While Juneteenth marks “footsteps away from where President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation,” and while it is a…

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Poem: “Salaam”

Salaam means peace, and that’s how we greet. But the peace we don’t see on the streets of Paris, the place of Tour Eiffel, where the wrong goes by so well. You want protection? And so do we. You take on your armor, and say that it’s we who are trying to take on your…

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Here’s a Timeline of What’s Happening in Palestine and How To Help

Palestine has been gaining global attention due to the tensions that has been happening ever since the start of Ramadan when Israeli police officers started preventing Palestinians from gathering during Ramadan nights. Shortly after that, the attention has shifted to the ethnic displacement targeting Palestinians of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem. As of this…

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This Is Not the First Ramadan That Palestinians Are Under Attack

Since the start of Ramadan on April 13, the tensions have been escalating between the Palestinians and the Israeli police who closed off the Damascus Gate using barricades to stop their Ramadan evening gatherings in East Jerusalem. Right-wing Israelis rallied on April 22 toward Damascus Gate, chanting “Death to Arabs.” To justify the deliberate violence…

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The House Just Passed an Act to Ban the Muslim Ban

On April 21, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Origin-Based Anti-discrimination for Nonimmigrants Act (H.R. 1333), also known as the NO BAN Act. Introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), it prohibits the possibility of implementing religious-based bans, including the Muslim ban that former President Trump first enacted back…

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#MuslimWomensDay Recap: Why Muslim Girl Writers Talk Back Online

The Executive Editor of Muslimgirl.com, Azmia Magane, met with two of the Muslim Girl Clique’s writers, Munna Hazime and Jummanah Abu Samra, on March 27, to share with Muslims and writers their individual and collective experiences in relation to writing as a means of activism and healing at Muslimgirl.com, along with sharing their insights on…

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Qanon: The Great Awakening or the Great Illusion?

For QAnon adherents, March 4th was supposedly the day when Mr. Trump would emerge victoriously, and regain his “legitimate” 19th presidency. None of that happened. In a statement released on Wednesday, the U.S. Capitol Police department said it made necessary “security upgrades” to make sure that the Capitol would be protected from potential attacks from…

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Will Biden Be the President Who Finally Closes Guantanamo Bay?

In a press briefing on Feb. 12, the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki declared that Biden’s administration was working on “a robust interagency process” that would allow them to close the Guantánamo Bay Detention Center in Cuba, officially known as Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) or GTMO. “That certainly is our goal and our…