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10 of the Best Reactions to Trump’s Twitter Ban

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the dangerous to democracy man-child in the Oval Office was banned from Twitter, finally, after four years of inciting hatred among his followers. Twitter, naturally, brought its best jokes for a day we’ve all been waiting for. Here are 10 of our favorites. Now we all have…

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Why Are Predatory Men Like Nouman Ali Khan Still Being Platformed?

Nouman Ali Khan, the founder of a prestigious Islamic school in Texas, held status in the Muslim community for many years as a famous teacher and sheikh on YouTube, beloved by many, including women. However, he wasn’t the man he portrayed himself as. A few years ago, he was exposed as having multiple affairs with…

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Rihanna Apologizes for Using Hadith in Lingerie Show

UPDATE: After the publication of this story this morning Rihanna issued the following statement to her Instagram: As someone who listens to Rihanna’s music and admires her, I am in complete awe right now.  Rihanna used a song that contains a narration of an Islamic Hadith during her recent fashion show. Many people took to…

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How Joy-Ann Reid’s Comments About “the Way Muslims Act” Absolves White Supremacy From Its Role in Terrorism

Earlier this week, MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid made some blatantly Islamophobic remarks when she compared white supremacists to Muslims who get radicalized in war-torn Muslim-majority countries.  “When leaders, let’s say in the Muslim world, talk a lot of violent talk and encourage their supporters to be willing to commit violence including on their own bodies in…

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Aya Hachem: When Shiaphobia Overpowers Anti-Muslim Violence

This article was published on Muslim on 5/20/2020, and has been republished with permission of Muslim. “Are we certain that she died a Muslim?” Aya Hachem, 19, was tragically shot in the chest and killed by a gunman on Sunday, May 17. Aya was Shia. Aya was Muslim. Aya was a human being.  And the…