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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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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…

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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…

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This Is Why You Should Be Educated About Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a terrible crime and can easily be likened to a form of slavery. It steals life, and the victims are forced to use another human for sex, labor, marriage, organ removal, or service against their will. While we hear a lot of human trafficking in other countries, but human trafficking is pervasive…

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This Woman Is NYC’s 1st Muslim Woman Councilmember

Despite being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, New York City has never had a Muslim woman serve on City Council until now. We at Muslim Girl are proud to say that on November 2nd, from Brooklyn’s 39th district, Shahana Hanif has made history in NYC by becoming the first Muslim woman…

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Was the Fire At the Islamic Center of Tacoma a Hate Crime?

A fire broke out at the Islamic Center of Tacoma in University Place, Washington last Monday. Authorities were called onto the scene as soon as it began before the evening prayer, Al-Maghrib. The fire caused significant water and smoke damage to the Center, especially to the roof. And while no one was injured, two people…

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Trials in Post-9/11 Era: Elizabeth Holmes Versus Aafia Siddiqui

In case you missed it, Elizabeth Holmes, the founder, and CEO of Theranos, a now-defunct health technology company, is currently on trial and will be facing a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if found guilty.  Holmes is accused of allegedly deceiving doctors, investors, and patients from 2010 till…