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Integrated Deterrence: Consider Ending the War on Terror and UNITING for Shared Values

In Fall of 2022, the Biden Administration released its long-awaited defense strategy called Integrated Deterrence. Since the 1990’s the Department of Defense has issued its National Defense Strategy (NDS) roughly every 4 years. If you weren’t aware of this, Think Tanks influence much of what goes on in the US government, and supply recommendations for each…

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A Lecturer Was Fired for Showing a Painting of the Prophet and Muslims Are Divided on the Decision

It’s been four years since I first entered my university’s halls, excited about the centuries-old history within the walls of my academic institution. I remember thinking professors were intimidating, and the profession unattainable, but its social value was exponential. These individuals have studied long and hard, beat all the competition to be accepted into their…

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Harvard Denies a Fellowship Due to Criticism of Israel

Recently, Harvard University rescinded a fellowship that it offered to human rights activist Kenneth Roth over his criticism of Israel. Roth was the former Executive Director of Human Rights Watch and was recruited by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy to become a fellow, which he accepted. But a few weeks…

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This Is Why Morocco’s Win Is a Victory Against Islamophobia

For centuries Spain and Morocco have negotiated their shared histories of the colonizer and the colonized. For over 800 years, Moroccan Muslims ruled Spain, impacting the country’s culture, architecture, language, and art. However, when Spanish Christians ousted Muslim rulers in 1492, that was as much the beginning of an era of Islamophobia as it was…

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Another World Cup Double Standard: LGBTQ+ Rights

What does it mean for Qatar to host the World Cup? There have been repeated Islamophobic attacks on the Qatari government. In this article, I would like to address the double standard regarding LGBTQ+ rights. We all know how homophobia is an issue in the Muslim world. That isn’t a news flash. However, there are multiple blind spots…

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Is Dr. Oz a ‘Pick Me’ Muslim?

Dr. Oz, known for his popular television show, recently ran as a Republican in the U.S. Senate. (Spoiler alert: He lost.) His campaign received much attention from the Muslim and non-Muslim communities, with some excited about his nomination, and others wary of his intentions. What made Dr. Oz’s campaign so important was that if he…

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Here Are 12 Muslim Candidates Who Made History in 2022

Muslim candidates set a new precedent this year. In case you missed it, here are twelve of the amazing trailblazers who won their races across the U.S. 1. NABEELA SYED Nabeela Syed made history in this year’s midterms when she defeated a Republican incumbent in Illinois’s 51st District, making her the youngest member of the…

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How Prosecutors Weaponized Adnan Syed’s Pakistani Muslim Identity

The world celebrated Adnan Syed as he was released from incarceration after 23 years. As he begins a new life, the question remains: what are the next steps for him? And, what happens to the victim’s family now that their wounds have resurfaced? the role of race and religion in trial During the trial, prosecutors…

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How To Speak About What’s Happening in Iran

Recently, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman named Mahsa Amini was brutally murdered by Iran’s “morality police” for “improper hijab.” She died at the hospital three days after her arrest, on September 16, 2022, due to her injuries. Her family reports she was severely beaten by the morality police with repeated blows to the head, both during…

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A flood victim stands amid the damages of his house, following rains and floods during the monsoon season, in Nowshera, Pakistan August 31, 2022. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

The Flooding in Pakistan Is an Omen of What’s To Come if We Don’t Stop Climate Change

Since June 2022, Pakistan has been experiencing major flooding in the southern part of the country. By August 2022, a state of emergency was declared due to the growth of the flood across Pakistan. Pakistan, the fifth most populated country in the world, also has the world’s second-largest number of glaciers, behind only the Arctic….