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Here’s Why “9-1-1: Lone Star” Needs to Do Better

It’s 2020, and Muslim women can be found representing states at the federal level,  serving as CEOs of major companies, and taking the art world by storm. One would think that such public prominence would improve how Muslim women are perceived and represented. Sadly, that has not been the case. It would seem that certain…

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These Takes on Stereotypes Are Hilarious

We’ve all been there. A nice, well-meaning stranger asks, “So, where are you from?” “Right, but where are you really from?” Sigh. So you indulge them by telling them where you’re really from. And then they have the audacity to hit you with, “Really? But, you don’t look it!” And that’s when it happens. The…

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These 14 “Muslim” Pick-Up Lines Will Ruin Your Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day, fam! For those of you without a date (take it easy, haram police, you know it’s happening), we’ve compiled some of the cringiest Muslim pick-up lines to keep you far away from the plethora of heart-shaped chocolates and paraphernalia. At least until tomorrow. Hello, discount candy! These one-liners will make you cry,…

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Meet Your Newest Internet Obsession: Arab Girl With Sign

Move over “Dude With Sign.” We’ve got a new internet obsession, and she’s the “Arab Girl With Sign!” Here to bless our feeds with placards stating what we’re ALL thinking, “Arab Girl With Sign” is doing it for the culture, and she’s taking no prisoners! From calling out problematic double standards within her culture to…

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This Reflection on the Muslim Ban Is Everything

In this emotional yet enlightening Twitter thread from reporter Rowaida Abdelaziz, she explores the sad reality of the Muslim Ban. The Muslim Ban entered its third year a few days ago, and whilst the media noise around it may have died down, the ban continues to tear families apart. On its third anniversary, Rowaida reflected upon…

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Deal of the Century or Scam of the Century? This Twitter Thread Clarifies

Are we talking “Deal of the Century,” or “Scam of the Century?” Matters reached a fever pitch yesterday after Jared Kushner and the Trump Administration’s paltry attempt at a two-state solution came to a head. Whilst Palestinians and their allies decried the plan as erasure, Kushner and his cronies spun a narrative that suggested Palestinians…

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#OwnVoices: Here’s Why We Need Representation in Literature

So, we know the battle for representation is a fierce one. The seemingly simple request that Muslim women (or any people of color) be the ones to tell their own stories to lend some semblance of authenticity to our narratives has somehow brought on more confusion than I can explain. Muslim women tell their own…

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These 11 Tweets Remind Us That Yemen Is Still Suffering

The internet is saturated with information, and so, it’s easy for devastatingly vital news to get lost in the deluge. But let’s not forget, Yemen is currently going through what is widely considered to be the worst humanitarian crisis in the 21st Century, courtesy of the self-proclaimed gatekeepers of Islam, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia….

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This Is What Michelle Williams Got Wrong About Voting in Her Speech at the 2020 Golden Globes

During the 2020 Golden Globes, actress Michelle Williams accepted her award to make a political opinion — confidently going against Ricky Gervais’ request that performers needn’t use this platform to share an opinion as “the public doesn’t care what you think,” since everyone in that room was working with organizations knee-deep in exploitative practices.   …

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This Is Why America Has Never Truly Been Great

Editor’s note: Pegah Smiley gives an anecdotal account of why she believes that the United States’ mistreatment of minorities means the United States has never been truly great. In August of this year, I finally made my decision to move back to Canada, where I was born. I had lived in the U.S. for four…