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What Can You Do About the Hijab Ban in India?

In case you haven’t been catching up with recent news, there’s been an outrage following the India hijab ban order – and we’ve got the full story here. Long story short, on 5th February 2022, an order was issued by the Karnataka government, in India, banning Muslim students from wearing a hijab as part of…

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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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#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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This Is the Irony of Trump’s New Human Rights Panel

The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own.  Donald Trump has led Islamophobic rhetoric in the United States since he began his 2016 presidential campaign. From making promises of a Muslim ban and going to the trouble of creating three different versions until one passed, to proposing the idea of a Muslim database…

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Is Nicki Minaj More Moral Than Saudi Arabia?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be hosting a huge, internationally-accessible concert on July 18th, called the “Jeddah World Fest.” The list of performers included Nicki Minaj, former One Direction member Liam Payne, and Steve Aoki, a DJ-producer. The Human Rights Foundation requested these artists to pull out of the show in support of the…

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The Muslim Community is Failing Our Rohingya Brothers and Sisters

It’s that time of the year when social media timelines are flooded with pictures and posts of friends sharing important milestones and life-achievements — from graduations to weddings to births. As I click the “like” button or double-tap these special moments, my attention is diverted by flashes of distraught and famished faces of the Rohingya…

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Gaza, One Year Later…

Today is the one-year anniversary of the first day of the Gaza siege. Many of us can clearly remember the horror: the first bits of news trickled in and protests exploded around the world out of solidarity and, possibly, guilt for not having acted sooner. Day by day, the death toll rose; I myself can…