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Meet the First Headscarf-Clad Chef on Primetime Television

She volunteers at a hunger relief agency, works at a hospital, and — oh, yeah, is competing on the world’s largest cooking competition reality show. The Dearborn, MI native uses her Arab background to inspire her culinary feats, while doubling as a social worker focused on women and children. Now, her participation in this season’s…

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The Growing Litany of Victims of Police Brutality

In the last year we have been inundated with media coverage on police brutality; particularly police brutality against the Black and transgender community. A handful of names have made it into the collective conscious, but they are representative of thousands of lives that have been extinguished by what is essentially discriminatory state-sanctioned violence. These deaths…

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Official MuslimGirl Statement Commemorating 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

MuslimGirl stands firmly with the Armenian community in its struggle for justice and extend our unwavering support in solidarity. We vigilantly condemn statements made in the April 19 press release issued by the United States Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO). We believe that in the statement, the USCMO and its signatories plainly deny and whitewash the Armenian Genocide. Through…

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SIGN: Armenian, Turkish, Middle Eastern and Muslim-Americans Condemn USCMO Statement on the Armenian Genocide

This public letter is written by Sophia Armen, Armenian-American, great granddaughter of survivors from Van, Kharpert, Hadjin, and Istanbul. To conscious community, We, the undersigned, condemn the statement released on April 19,2015 by the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) entitled “USCMO Statement on 1915 Turkish-Armenian Events.” We come from diverse identities, issues, and their intersections. We…

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The Changing Terrorist Profile

The recent tide of reports claiming that large swarms of Western Muslim women of various ages are planning to join ISIS, and other reports accusing Western Muslim women of plotting terrorist attacks in the United States, is transforming the traditional terrorist profile commonly identified in the West as a middle-aged, pious, brown man. Just a…

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Why the Way We Approach Islam Needs Reform

Conversations about Islam are everywhere. Although many have their virtues, a lot of these discussions are also glaringly problematic. Reasons for this include the way most discussions on Islam paint Muslims as a monolith. Perhaps ironically, this monolith differs depending on the purposes of the speaker and depending on which Muslim group is deemed worthy…

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Amani Al-Khatahtbeh Joins HuffPost Live to Talk Media Representation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and More

Our editor-in-chief Amani Al-Khatahtbeh joined HuffPost Live on Monday to discuss how millennial Muslim women are reshaping Islam. The discussion was prompted and joined by the anonymous author of Gawker’s published essay called “Practicing Islam in Short Shorts,” in which a Muslim woman explores her contemporary interpretation of the faith. The conversation not only talked…