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EU Court Rules Muslim Women Can Be Fired For Hijab

Recent headlines have delivered the terrible news that the highest EU court ruled that it is okay to fire women for wearing the headscarf if it interferes with the ability of the workplace to create an environment that is “neutral” which is supposedly non-religious, or non-partisan, or secular. An article from Human Rights Watch rightly…

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London Attacker Who Murdered Four Charged With Terrorism

One week ago, a driver of a pickup truck in London, Ontario, ran down five pedestrians, killing four of them.  It was a premeditated attack, and he chose his victims because they were Muslim, the police said on Monday. “There is evidence that this was a planned, premeditated act and that the family was targeted because…

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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…