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Here’s Why Tinder’s Parent Company Is Suing MuzMatch

MuzMatch, one of the biggest and most influential Muslim dating apps with a total of 5 million global members and 150,000 successful marriage stories, is going head-to-head legally with a US-based dating powerhouse, Match Group, which filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement. Founded over a decade ago by Shahzad Younas, a British-Asian Muslim, MuzMatch was…

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Authorities Identify British National Behind Texas Synagogue Attack

Yesterday, a hostage situation occurred at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. Four people were held hostage during an hours-long standoff between the suspect and authorities. One of the hostages included  Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, who released a statement saying he is “grateful to be alive.” Thankfully, all four hostages were released unharmed. Today, the FBI identified…

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Israel and Indonesia to Confirm Diplomatic Ties

Israel has been a military powerhouse for decades, strengthening and making relationships with foreign countries since its formation. And while many countries all over the world have formed strong relations with the state, there were still quite a few that did not recognise Israel. A high-ranking Israeli official has confirmed that Israel has been working…

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ICYMI: The Anti-Islamophobia Bill Heads to the Senate

Last month, the United States House of Representatives voted to pass the Combating International Islamophobia Act that serves as a formal step to monitor and combat Islamophobia worldwide. The final vote, which took place on December 14th, was 219-212 along party lines. Rep. James McGovern (D-MA), the chairman of the House Rules Committee, cited several…

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Bulli Bai: Muslim Women Put Up for Auction Online

On January 1, 2022, when most people were celebrating the start of the new year, some Muslim women in India were thrust into an entirely different scenario. Nobody could have predicted the disgusting reality that would unfold on New Year’s Day. Around 100 Muslim women — including several journalists, activists, and politicians — were put…

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Tribalism in Nigeria: Can Islam Bridge the Gap Among Muslims in Nigeria?

Allah has blessed every one of us around the globe with one thing or the other and here in Africa, we’re blessed with culture. And there’s this part of West Africa called Nigeria is supposedly referred to as “the giant of Africa,” but this “giant” might be crumbling. Muslims don’t consider themselves part of the…

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How UNESCO’s Listing of the Tatreez Is a Win Against the Occupation

The UNESCO has listed the art of traditional Palestinian embroidery (Tatreez) as “social and intergenerational practice” last Wednesday on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (16.COM 8.b.30). The UNESCO’s listing of the Tatreez took place during the 16th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage…

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Palestinian Fashion Brand Depicts Miss South Africa as “Miss Apartheid”

Trashy Clothing, a queer Ready-to-wear, and politically aware, Palestinian fashion brand, recently released their Autumn/Winter 2021/22 “Errorvision” runway film. Using the label “Miss Apartheid,” the brand depicts how Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane, has been condoning apartheid policies imposed by Israel on Palestinians. “No art-washing agents allowed in song contests, sports competitions, and beauty pageants,”…

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The Shocking Reasons These Miss Universe Contestants Withdrew

The Miss Universe 2021 competition is to be held on December 12th at the Red Sea resort of Eilat.  And with the whole #NotMyMissSouthAfrica going viral over Twitter, we all know that some beauty contestants want to insist that participating in Israel isn’t a political issue, whereas others pulled out of the competition. Here’s a…

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Ilhan Omar Slams Lauren Boebert for Her Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) slammed Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for telling a made-up anti-Muslim story during Thanksgiving break. In an attempt to entertain her laughing crowd, Boebert lied about having an encounter with Omar in the Capitol, calling it “not my first ‘Jihad Squad’ moment.” In essence, the clout-chasing story that Boebert made up implied…