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The Bold Type Adds A New Queer Muslim Woman Character

The Bold Type: Three fierce women take on New York City together while writing for a global women’s magazine called “Scarlet.” Through their adventures, they explore their sexual identities, the subject of love, and fashion. All this takes place on the Freeform’s relatively new show, The Bold Type. It’s actually based on Cosmopolitan magazine, dealing…

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Swedish Peace Activist Denied Entry to Palestine by Israel

Earlier this month, Swedish peace activist Benjamin Ladraa was denied entry into Palestine by the Israeli government, after walking all the way from Sweden to Palestine. The walk took him approximately eleven months to complete, his goal to raise awareness about the Israeli military occupation in Palestine and the injustice and violence that’s being ravaged…

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Prophet Muhammed Was An Intersectional Feminist

Intersectional feminism:  a term that, while seasoned, is just now getting the time in the spotlight that it needs. While feminism advocates for women’s rights and equality between the sexes, intersectional feminism goes even deeper than that. It’s the understanding of how women’s overlapping identities  — like race, class, religion, sexual orientation, and ethnicity — all come together…

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You Don’t Need A Community To Stay True To Your Beliefs

Staying true to my beliefs in my community– where my family probably made up the entire Muslim population in the area– was tough, to say the least. We actually moved around quite a bit in my childhood, and pretty much every neighborhood we’ve lived in has been predominantly white and Christian. There was seldom a mosque in our area, and…

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#MGTop8: The Quadruple Threat, Representative Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar gets our #Firestarter superlative in our first-ever #MGTop8. The #MGTop8 highlights fearless changemakers that are making an impact on elevating Muslim women’s voices. To view the rest of our #MGTop8, click here. Gunshots rung out one night as attackers broke into the Omar family home, destroying walls with bullets and leaving lasting imprints of the…

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Stephon Clark and the Muslim Battle with Anti-Blackness

“We are all one Ummah.” We hear this sentiment a lot, and don’t get me wrong– I love it. I just wish it were true. Unfortunately, our Muslim communities, particularly the older generation, are overwhelmingly oblivious (or complacent) to the racism prevalent in our communities. As in our overall society, Black Muslims are sometimes treated as “less than” other Muslims by…

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The Women’s March: Where We Are One Year Later

The Women’s March that made history on Jan. 21 of last year is nearing its first anniversary. The protest was considered largely a response to his election and inauguration, as well as an opposition to the extremely problematic policies of his campaign. Unlike the grim shadow that many people felt was cast over the country when he…

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Why I Won’t Truly Celebrate Christmas as a Muslim

Diversity–getting to know how different cultures typically live, eat, celebrate holidays–is beautiful. Stepping out of your comfort zone to get to know and understand someone who was raised differently than you were is what is oftentimes lacking. We need acceptance, understanding, willingness to learn and openmindedness in order to improve the ways in which we…

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Muslims Brace for Backlash Following NYC Subway Attack

New York City is an extremely resilient city. Shortly after 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning, a pipe bomb explosion took place in the New York City subway. The bomb only partially exploding, but injured five and sent panic throughout the city. Akayed Ullah, 27 and a resident of New York City, was allegedly acting alone and informed…