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#IraqProtests: Why Iraq Needs Us to Pay Attention

As a media and internet blackout continues to blanket Iraq, those who are able to are taking to social media when they can to shed some light on the protests — and the brutal, violent crackdown that followed — as the Iraqi people take to the streets. Their ongoing demands for access to basic human…

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Attended Pride and Muslim Twitter Went Nuts

So, at the start of the week, this happened: #HappyPride! I had a fantastic time dancing, hugging, and celebrating #TCPride with everyone this weekend! ❤️🧡💛💚💙 #Pride pic.twitter.com/wmdq4FVwRF — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 24, 2019 Rep. Ilhan Omar took time out of her busy schedule of breaking glass ceilings to attend Pride in her home state…

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How France Is Hiding Islamophobia Behind Opportunistic Feminism

Decathlon, a French sports equipment retailer, is a very strong brand in their native land. It is affordable, accessible — they have a lot of shops in France — and their range of choices is so large that it satisfies almost everyone. Many French people have childhood memories linked to the company, such as when…

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Here’s How I Found My Way to Feminism

Feminism (noun): the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. When I first learned the definition of feminism a few years ago, I hastened to label myself a feminist, because stating otherwise just didn’t make sense. As a young woman, I felt that not striving for gender equality was not only…

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All You Need is Prophetic Love

What happens when the meaning of Muhammad ﷺ is reduced to an empty name brand, that even those who were raised wearing it, stop buying? Let’s face it, many within and outside the faith don’t get the obsession with the man, and masculinity in general due to the looming specter of toxic masculinity. Toxic masculinity does not refer…