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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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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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Is Halaloween Even a Thing?

Ah, Halloween. So, since I moved to the United States, I’ve noticed something. There is little thing that divides Muslims more than whether it’s okay to indulge in the spooktacular holiday of Halloween. While some take joy in accompanying their kids for a little bout of trick-or-treating, or dress up to greet trick-or-treaters in their…

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#LetNoorRun: This Athlete Was Disqualified Due to Her Hijab

Last week was a rough one as far as the United States Constitution is concerned, as a talented runner’s freedom of religion came under blatant attack. Noor Abu Karam, a 16-year-old athlete from Ohio was devastated to find that she had been disqualified from her 5km race. Noor told BBC that prior to the race,…

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You Know You’re From Two Cultures When…

Alrighty! Given this insane summer heat, it only seems fitting that we put a little humor back into our daily rituals, so I’m going to give it to you, and give it to you good! As some of you may know, I am half-Arab and half-Circassian. Circassians are from Russia, for the people who do…

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10 Memes to Help You Survive Holiday Travel

As the holiday season approaches, it comes along with its baggage of tough travels (pun intended). Just thinking about how hectic airports get around this time of year is exhausting to say the least. Checking in, TSA, long lines, rude people, baggage claim, and delayed flights are every flyer’s worst nightmare. While everyone’s ultimate goal…

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We Stan These 5 Women Who Stood Up to the Patriarchy

Today, we list out inspirational women from Asia who stood up against dominant power structures, battling patriarchy while seeking to dismantle majoritarian and communal power structures. Their efforts, despite being recognized by international bodies tend to be forgotten in the discussions of fierce women inspiring many in their home countries. With the rise of right…