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What’s Behind the Latest Wave of Anti-Asian Hatred?

Eight people, six of whom have been identified as Asian women, were killed in shootings at three separate spas in the Atlanta area on Tuesday evening. The suspect, a 21-year-old white man, has been charged with eight counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault. A ninth victim was injured and survived.  This incident…

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A woman wearing a headscarf joins a demonstration organised by "Stand up to Racism" outside the French Embassy in London on August 26, 2016 against the Burkini ban on French beaches. France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a controversial ban on the burkini by a French Riviera town after it was challenged by rights groups. In a judgement expected to lead to bans being overturned in around 30 towns, the State Council ruled the measure was a "serious and clearly illegal violation of fundamental freedoms". Several mayors in southeast France on Friday said they would maintain their bans on the Islamic burkini swimsuit despite a ruling by France's highest administrative court to suspend the measures. / AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

Why I Fled France as a Muslim Woman

It has already been almost two years since I left France, and this is was the best choice I have ever made as a Muslim woman. When I look back, it is as if I fled.  I currently reside in the United States, in San Francisco, California. I was born and raised in Lille, France,…

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Qanon: The Great Awakening or the Great Illusion?

For QAnon adherents, March 4th was supposedly the day when Mr. Trump would emerge victoriously, and regain his “legitimate” 19th presidency. None of that happened. In a statement released on Wednesday, the U.S. Capitol Police department said it made necessary “security upgrades” to make sure that the Capitol would be protected from potential attacks from…

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Will Your Artwork Become the Official Logo For #MuslimWomensDay?

The Opportunity It’s that time of year again: On March 27, it’s officially #MuslimWomensDay, and we are excited to announce an amazing opportunity for our creatives in the #MuslimGirlArmy! (We’re talking about you!) With #MuslimWomensDay fast approaching, we’re looking for a logo that captures what our international campaign is all about — us! That’s right:…

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Announcing the Official Teen Vogue Essay Contest for #MuslimWomensDay

Under the former Trump administration, many marginalized communities suffered. Hate crimes increased, transgender people watched their rights be rescinded, sexual assault survivors on college campuses had less agency, immigrants were vilified, and some people from Muslim countries were banned all together. Out of this strife, Muslim Girl‘s Amani founded #MuslimWomensDay in 2017, meant to empower…

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We Need To Talk About the Vaccine Inequality in Palestine

A week ago, Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che drew controversy when he used a portion of the show’s satirical news section to say that Israel vaccinated most of its population from COVID-19, adding “I’m guessing it’s the Jewish half.”  The joke didn’t tell the whole story, but it’s something we need to discuss since we…

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This Is What Joe Biden Said About the Genocide of Uyghur Muslims

During a recent town hall, President Joe Biden made some very dismissive claims about the mass genocide of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, China’s western region. President Biden shared his recent phone conversation with Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, General Secretary for the Chinese Communist Party, during the town hall. President Biden informed the public of their…

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Will Biden Be the President Who Finally Closes Guantanamo Bay?

In a press briefing on Feb. 12, the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki declared that Biden’s administration was working on “a robust interagency process” that would allow them to close the Guantánamo Bay Detention Center in Cuba, officially known as Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) or GTMO. “That certainly is our goal and our…