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Pakistani Social Media Star Killed For Defying the Norm

Qandeel Baloch, a popular Pakistani social media star, has been murdered by her own brother in a so-called “honor killing.” The 25 year old star was strangled to death by her 30 year old brother, Wasim, after they got into an argument on Saturday night. Baloch’s father called his daughter “brave” and said he would…

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Trump Isn’t as Charitable as He Claims…But Muslims Are

It turns out that Donald Trump isn’t the generous philanthropist he says he is.  (Surprise, surprise.) The Washington Post’s David A. Farhenthold is one of many journalists who have investigated Trump’s charitable track record and found that, well, there isn’t much to investigate. The 70 year old business mogul with a net worth of about…

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Bahrain Strips Leading Shia Cleric of Nationality

One of Bahrain’s top Shia clerics is the latest of at least 250 people to have their Bahraini nationality revoked in the past two years. The decision was taken in response to a request filed by Bahrain’s interior ministry who had accused Sheikh Isa Qassim of creating an “extremist sectarian environment” and encouraging “sectarianism and…

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‘Great British Bake Off’ Winner Nadiya Hussain is Baking the Queen’s Birthday Cake!

Last year, 31-year-old British Muslim chef, columnist, and author, Nadiya Hussain, won the sixth series of BBC’s The Great British Bake Off, making her the first ever Muslim to win the competition. During her acceptance speech, Hussain, who is a hijabi, said, “I’m never gonna put boundaries on myself ever again. I’m never gonna say…

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Lahore Death Toll Rises: A Reminder of Indiscrimination

Over 70 people have been killed and hundreds injured after a terrorist attack in a popular park in Lahore, Pakistan. Hospital officials and media report that the death toll continues to rise, while many of those injured are in critical conditions. Police stated the attack was a suicide bomb. The blast occurred on March 27, 2016,…

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Yes, We Now Have a “Haram” Emoji

Listen up people, this is big news for our emoji game. “Muslim Emoji” is the first and only official Muslim Emoji Keyboard App for all your “halal” (or not) expressions. The app has over a hundred emojis, ranging from bearded smiley faces and images of the Qur’an to prayer mats and even burqa-clad skateboarders. All…

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Group of Muslim Girls Attacked on Train

Last week a trio of Muslim hijabi college students – Yasmeen Alsaker, Sara Ebrahim and Tania Khaliq – were traveling on a New Jersey light rail when a 62 year old man, Patrick Pietropaolo, verbally abused them and then, spat on them. Alsaker recounted the incident in a Facebook post on the day of the…

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Top 10 Quotes by Malcolm X

Feb. 21, 2016 marks the 51st death anniversary of Muslim-American civil rights leader Malcolm X, also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. Malcolm X spent his entire life challenging a system that discriminated against him due to the color of his skin. His eloquent speech and powerful rhetoric influenced millions, and they continue to inspire the…

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GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – A humvee from the Puerto Rico Army National Guard’s 480th Military Police Company patrols the perimeter of detention facilities, Oct. 7, 2009. The 480th MP Company, part of the 525th Military Police Battalion, is here on a yearlong deployment supporting Joint Task Force Guantanamo and provides security throughout the camps. JTF Guantanamo conducts safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detainees, including those convicted by military commission and those ordered released by a court. The JTF conducts intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination for the protection of detainees and personnel working in JTF Guantanamo facilities and in support of the War on Terror. JTF Guantanamo provides support to the Office of Military Commissions, to law enforcement and to war crimes investigations. The JTF conducts planning for and, on order, responds to Caribbean mass migration operations. (JTF Guantanamo photo by Army Staff Sgt. Jim Wagner) UNCLASSIFIED – Cleared for public release. For additional information contact JTF Guantanamo PAO 011-5399-3589; DSN 660-3589 www.jtfgtmo.southcom.mil

Everything You Need to Know About Guantanamo Bay

The Obama administration’s deadline to submit a plan about how to deal with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp is fast approaching. In accordance with the controversial 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congress is expecting the White House to share details about Guantanamo by Feb. 23, 2016. Now, it is highly probable that you’ve heard…