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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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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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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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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….

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Why Is the James Webb Telescope So Important?

Last week,  NASA revealed the most stunning visual images of the deepest views of the universe.   However, I did not see many Muslim magazines publish any articles about the impact of these discoveries on the future of the public community.  I believe this is partly due to the fact that there is still a…

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The Truth Behind the Statue of Liberty

The Fourth of July is never short on massive firework displays, family gatherings, and parades. This date commemorates America’s independence from Britain and also marks the day France presented the Statue of Liberty to the United States. While the history of the Statue of Liberty is taught in classrooms around the country, one important aspect…

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Why Justice Is Important to the Spirit of Ramadan

Nothing brings quite as much joy and unity to the Muslim community as Ramadan. It’s that time of year when we get excited about working on our spiritual selves and bonding with family and friends over meals. In recent years, Ramadan has also boomed into a major industry aimed to sell decorations, lights, and other…

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How International Allyship Is Influenced By White Supremacy

Putin’s latest attacks on Ukraine and its current refugees have reminded the Middle East of the death of innocent civilians of Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Palestine. The death of innocent and innocence itself is what combines the mentioned countries and Ukraine’s oppression. Civilians flee and become refugees. There is no choice left: either you leave everything…

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Why Are Niqabis Marginalized By Non-Muslims & Muslims?

Women who face veil — also known as niqabis — are often thrown to the wolves by the Muslim majority to break out of stereotypes imposed on the veil by the Western world through Orientalism and Islamophobia. In other words, women who wear veils are affected by respectability politics. Respectability politics is a form of…