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Here’s What’s Happening in Lebanon

It’s been a little over a year now since the explosion of the Port of Beirut, and matters are only getting worse.  Early on Sunday, August 15, a fuel tank exploded, killing at least 28 people, and injuring 79 others in northern Lebanon.  “The corpses are so charred that we can’t identify them,” said Yassine…


Rotana Tarabzouni Talks Her Comedy Special, ‘F*d & Blessed’

The LA-based Saudi independent artist, singer, songwriter, and pleasure activist, Rotana Tarabzouni, will release the first season of her straight-to-camera sex education comedy show F*D & Blessed.  Tarabzouni was named BBC’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She collaborated with Vogue Arabia, Fendi, and Lucky Brand in their “New Class” campaign about “a generation of those who…


5 Terms to Avoid When Speaking About Palestine

Every time we read news and/or analyses about the status quo in Palestine, we encounter countless subtle connotations and biased implications that are hard to be detected unless you read between the lines. And it goes without saying that, unfortunately, we unconsciously use these terms from time to time. Foremost is, such misleading terms, used…

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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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Meet the 18-Year-Old Muslim Climate Activist Inspiring a Youth Movement

In the midst of President Biden’s partial adoption of the Green New Deal, first introduced in 2019 by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA), many high school students are still rallying for climate action. One of those on the front lines is Isra Hirsi, an 18-year-old Black Muslim climate justice activist….

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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…


Qanon: The Great Awakening or the Great Illusion?

For QAnon adherents, March 4 was supposedly the day when Mr. Trump would emerge victorious, 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…