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Activists Gather in NYC to Call for the Release of Ahed Tamimi

  On Friday, Jan. 5 in New York Grand Central Station, a protest of about 70 was held and organized by NYC Students for Justice in Palestine. A small group of counter-protestors were also present, holding signs that read “Thank God for Trump.” These protests come following the arrest of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi, who was arrested for assaulting…

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Watch Author Najwa Zebian Discuss Abuse and Self-Love at the 2017 Summit of Greatness

In this video, author, poet and motivational speaker Najwa Zebian discusses her own experiences with abuse, self-love and self-esteem. She talks about everything from conversations with her father to her own relationships. This talk given at the 2017 Summit of Greatness unpacks the realizations Zebian had when writing her two books, “Mind Platter” and “Nectar of Pain” and ends…

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An Interview with ‘The Secret Life of Muslims’ Creator, Joshua Seftel

Airing right before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, The Secret Life of Muslims became a viral sensation. The series of videos shared the stories of about a dozen Muslims across America, including MuslimGirl founder, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh. With a Goldziher Award and a Peabody Award nomination already in tow, the series now has an Emmy nomination for outstanding short documentary and…

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Meet Esma Voloder: The Muslim Miss Australia

At age 25, Esma Voloder, a Muslim, has won the Miss Australia beauty pageant and will now be going on to compete for the title of Miss World. Voloder, a criminal profiler by trade, was born in a refugee camp after her parents had escaped the Bosnian War. Remembering her parents’ struggle in the face…

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Gay Muslim Man Faces Threats After Wedding

While Jahed Choudhury is not the first gay Muslim man to get married, his widely shared experience speaks to the adversity LGBTQ+ Muslims continue to face. Choudhury, the 24-year-old son of Bangladeshi immigrants, says he has been harassed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike for his sexual orientation. “Some people would spit on me, empty rubbish bins…

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How the 10,000 Muslim March Went

Both Muslims and non-Muslims joined in a march against terrorism in Cologne, Germany on Saturday under the slogan “Not With Us.” While 10,000 people signed up to attend the march, the crowd grew to only about 1,000 people, disappointing many. “Muslim civil society should not let extremists speak [for them].” However, the rally’s organizers Lamya…

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3 Things You Need to Understand to Be a Woke Muslim Girl

As Muslim women, inequality isn’t a foreign concept. Whether we actively experience it in our daily lives or hear about it on the news, discrimination is something that our Muslim identity faces on a daily – and it’s exhausting. Here’s the deal though – in order for us to challenge the hateful rhetoric and face the…

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Seattle Sikh Man Shot Outside His Home

Only weeks after the shooting of two Indian men in Kansas, Deep Rai, a Sikh man, was shot in the driveway of his home in the Seattle area.  Rai, 39, was working on his car around 8 P.M. this past Friday, when a six-foot-tall white man wearing a mask approached him. According to Jasmit Singh,…

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The Problem With White Feminism in the Women’s March

Motivating millions to march across America and the world, the Women’s March was, no doubt, a success. While the solidarity shown by those attending the march was encouraging, the question must be asked: would as many people, specifically white women, who attended the march by the thousands, show up — had it been connected to any other…

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Paris’ Eiffel Tower Goes Dark in Solidarity for Syrians

The Eiffel Tower, a cornerstone of French culture, went dark on Wednesday to display solidarity for the people of Aleppo in the wake of the Syrian government’s capture of the rebel held city. “At the request of Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, the Eiffel Tower will be symbolically dark this evening, Wednesday, Dec. 14, to demonstrate…