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Muslims Win Big on Oscars Night

The 2016 Oscars may have been riddled with controversy about nominating only White actors, but let’s not forget to acknowledge some serious groundbreaking wins from Muslim filmmakers. This year, two of them have taken home the wins in both the shorts and feature categories for documentaries! Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has won an Academy Award…

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Did the MuslimGirl Founder Just Ring Nasdaq’s Opening Bell?

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, MuslimGirl founder and editor in chief, joined several Forbes honorees Monday morning as she rang the opening bell at the Nasdaq in New York City, N.Y. The ceremony took place at the major commercial sector in Times Square, and was showcased on the Nasdaq MarketSite Tower. This historic moment marked a hijab-clad woman…

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Muslim Women Named Teen Vogue’s “New Faces of Feminism”

In this unprecedented inclusion of veiled Muslim women in a glossy U.S. magazine, our MuslimGirl founder Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is among several young women leaders featured in Teen Vogue‘s February cover story “Power Girls” with The Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg! The story identifies “The New Voices of Feminism” with a photoshoot and personal statements from…

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The (20)15 Articles That Made MuslimGirl’s Year

In 2014, we promised to take 2015 by storm… and we did not disappoint. This past year was one of glass-breaking, history-making, narrative-reclaiming badassery. Thank you to all the Muslim girls out there who continue to speak up for our community, who won’t be silenced, who took bigots to the Supreme Court, who challenged presidential…

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Week of 1/02/16: Paul Ryan Has a Muslim Beard

#MuslimGirlProbs is our weekly link roundup of headlines, stories, events, and situations that make us want to rip our hijabs off. Welcome back to another week of #MGProbs — Enjoy! Week of 1/02/16: The far right isn’t happy about Paul Ryan’s “Muslim Beard.” I mean, hello. Beard = Muslim. Duh. [Esquire] Rhyl man admits religiously…

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#MGWRAPUP: The Last “The Girls Room” Episode of 2015

The Girls’ Room is a MuslimGirl.net online monthly series of Google Hangouts in which we discuss the topics that we all actually want to talk about with badass guests from the Muslim community and beyond. Be sure to subscribe to our emails to hear about upcoming episodes before anyone else. DATE: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 TIME: 8:30 PM Eastern Standard…

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Week of 12/12/15: Muslim Teacher Fired After Showing Malala Video

#MuslimGirlProbs is our weekly link roundup of headlines, stories, events, and situations that make us want to rip our hijabs off. Welcome back to another week of #MGProbs. Enjoy my darlings. Week of 12/12/15: Muslim teacher fired after showing a video of Malala to her class. Keep in mind, a non-Muslim teacher at the same…

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Week of 12/06/15: Trump Says ‘I’m Doing Good for the Muslims’

#MuslimGirlProbs is our weekly link roundup of headlines, stories, events, and situations that make us want to rip our hijabs off. Saw these headlines coming, didn’t you? Week of 12/06/15: Why Franklin Graham says Donald Trump is right about stopping Muslim immigration: “Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized —…

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Week of 11/22/15: French Ban on Headscarves is NOT Discriminatory

#MuslimGirlProbs is our weekly link roundup of headlines, stories, events, and situations that make us want to rip our hijabs off. Another week. Another set of crazy headlines. Enjoy my darlings. Week of 11/22/15: Armed mosque protestors publish Irving Muslims’ home addresses. Creepy much? Personal violation much? Anyone? Also, these protestors apparently call themselves B.A.I.R…….