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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…

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Here Are Powerhouse Muslim Women Reshaping Our Media Narrative

The Girls’ Room is a MuslimGirl.net online monthly series of Google Hangouts in which we discuss the topics that we all actually want to talk about with badass guests from the Muslim community and beyond. Be sure to subscribe to our emails to hear about upcoming episodes before anyone else. MuslimGirl.net proudly invites you to our International Women’s Month…

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Everything You Need to Know About Nowruz

What does “Nowruz” mean? “Nowruz” is a compound word made up of two Persian words; “now” meaning “new” and “roz” meaning “day”. Spellings vary as there is no standardized way of transliterating “Nowruz” into English and pronunciations vary depending on a person’s mother tongue. What is Nowruz? Nowruz is a holiday that marks the first…

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As a Muslim Woman, I Reject Your Rejection of My Values

On March 20, 2015, the Guardian posted a comment piece by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown titled “As a Muslim woman, I see the veil as a rejection of progressive values.” As a Muslim woman who wears “the veil” in the form of hijab, I immediately bristled upon reading this title. However, as a Muslim woman whose faith…

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Torture Victims Are Not For Display

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 12,751 people have been tortured to death by Bashar al-Assad’s regime since 2011. Photographs depicting the bodies of those tortured and killed by the regime were smuggled out of Syria by “Caesar”, an anonymous ex-military photographer who defected and fled the country, as he was unable to…

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This Is the Poignant Story of Rasmea Odeh

In 1948, at only a month old, Rasmea Odeh fled with her family from their home in Lifta, a village outside Jerusalem, during the Nakba, a time during which Israeli forces ethnically cleansed, displaced, and expelled thousands of Palestinians from their homes and land. Later Odeh settled in Lebanon to pursue a degree. She was…

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State of the Muslim Union

The Girls’ Room is a MuslimGirl.net online monthly series of Google Hangouts in which we discuss the topics that we all actually want to talk about with prominent guests from the Muslim community and beyond. The past month has been especially mournful for the American Muslim community. With the murders of Mustafa Mattan, Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha,…

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Look Who’s Joining Us in ‘The Girls’ Room’!

We’re excited to announce that next week’s episode of The Girls’ Room, FERGUSON: NOW WHAT? will have two additional surprise guests! Our epic Google Hangout with you on Wednesday will be joined by: Suhad Khatib, Community Organizer, St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee Ahmad Abuznaid, Legal & Policy Director, Dream Defenders After the federal decision to clear Darren…