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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Recently, Harvard University rescinded a fellowship that it offered to human rights activist Kenneth Roth over his criticism of Israel.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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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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MG Readers Gave Us Their Thoughts on the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp Trial

Content warning: This article discusses domestic violence/intimate partner violence. The internet has been flooding everyone’s feeds with footage and memes from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard defamation trial. Whether you’ve been keeping up with all the details from day one or you haven’t bothered watching, it’s likely you’ve still seen the viral content, from…

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What Happens When A Muslim Husband Shoots and Kills His Family In Texas?

Content warning: Domestic violence, child abuse, and violence against women. If you’re being abused, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or visit their website for help; please keep in mind that many abusers monitor web usage, and access resources as safely as you can. In one of the latest incident of domestic violence that took…

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Why We Need To Stop Trying To Overturn Roe v. Wade

According to newly disclosed documents, the United States Supreme Court intends to overrule Roe v. Wade, which is the lawsuit that led to the Supreme Court decision authorizing abortion as a constitutional right in the United States. If it is indeed overruled, it will inevitably have consequences on women’s reproductive rights across the country, not…

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How the Consequences of 9/11 Still Impact Muslim Americans

Twenty-one years ago, on September 11, 2001, a part of America was shattered and has not been repaired since. We all remember 9/11 as the day that two Twin Towers collapsed, the day a plane was hijacked, the day America lost 2977 lives. And while this is all true and tragic, the tragedy of 9/11…

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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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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…