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These Three Presidential Pardons Are Long Overdue

As Muslims, part of our belief system includes standing against oppression and standing against injustices. Here are three cases of injustice that you should be aware of, as well as some ways that you can help advocate for justice for these individuals. Imam Jamil The ongoing work to free Imam Jamil continues.  The movement to…

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3 Ways You Can Help Stop Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a silent crime that is forgotten by many. It is estimated that 40.3 million victims worldwide suffer from the trappings of human trafficking. One in every four are children. This is a huge number to remain undetected by the public and seen as a minor problem. The human trafficking facts 2021 will…

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5 REASONS NAFTALI IS WORSE THAN BIBI

Whenever news from Palestine flashes across our newsfeed, it’s tough to shake that sinking feeling of defeat it brings. Unfortunately, the ushering in of Naftali Bennett as the newly-minted Prime Minister of Israel may serve as a reminder that just when you think things can’t get worse, they do. Bennett, who made his millions through…

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Is Ben and Jerry’s Really a BDS Victory?

On July 19, 2021 Ben and Jerry’s released a statement that they would end their ice cream sales in Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) called this a “decisive step toward ending the company’s complicity in Israel occupation and violation of Palestinian rights.” However, Ben and Jerry’s “will stay in…

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Why American Muslims Have Become More Politically Engaged

Muslim participation in American politics is influenced by several factors, most of which are historical and religious. In recent years post-9/11, Muslim Americans have gotten increasingly more involved in politics following growing anti-Muslim sentiment and policies.   Historically, for many years, American Muslims have been sidelined in American politics. Today, the American Muslim voter turnout…

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Israel Sends Expired COVID-19 Vaccines to Palestine

As a potential third wave of corona-virus could be on its way through the Middle East, vaccines are needed now more than ever, especially in areas where healthcare is not easily accessible. For those living in Palestine, the number of vaccines is limited. Last month, Israel made a deal with the Palestinian Authority to deliver…

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Why Juneteenth Is America’s True Independence Day

“The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.” —  Frederick Douglass What Frederick Douglass…

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Why France’s Hijab Ban Is About Racism and Misogyny

I am a Muslim woman, and I do not wear the hijab. Because it is my choice not to wear it. I am also an American woman who has seen the repercussions of Islamphobia in her country. I am outraged, yet not surprised, with France’s recent decision to add an amendment to its “separatism bill”…

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Ilhan Omar Faces Islamophobia From Her Own Political Party

United States Representative, Ilhan Omar, was caught in a crossfire with Jewish Representatives from the Democratic party over her recent question where she supposedly piled the U.S., Israel, Hamas, and the Taliban in the same category. During a video conference with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Omar called for justice for “all victims of crimes…