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7 Scriptures on Oppression From Quran & Hadith

It’s quite unfortunate that we live in a world where the oppressed are continuously being oppressed without any end and justice has become a word that we can only ever say, but never physically or successfully see come into fruition. From Palestinians fighting for their rights, lands, and homes, to young women being denied the…

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An Open Letter to Demand Justice for Shireen Abu Akleh

Shireen Abu Akleh, the well-known Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist, who was a voice for Palestinians in Palestine and beyond, was fatally shot dead in the face by Israeli forces — a piece of news that we’re all very much still in denial about. Shireen Abu Akleh was a Christian U.S. citizen conveying the news to…

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A Timeline of the Rise of Israeli Violence During Ramadan

Al-Aqsa Mosque complex is a frequent flashpoint for violence against Palestinians, carried out by the occupiers. Al-Aqsa mosque is the third-holiest site in Islam and the complex is also the location of the holiest site in Judaism, known as Temple Mount. The attacks come as Muslims celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, while Jews around…

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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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How Progressive Media Spaces Rule Palestinians Out

With the war raging in Ukraine, Gigi Hadid joined many celebrities who took to social media to sound their solidarity with Ukraine. She stated she would be donating all of her earnings from her Autumn 2022 fashion shows to “aid those suffering from the Ukraine war, as well as continuing to support those experiencing the…

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How UNESCO’s Listing of the Tatreez Is a Win Against the Occupation

The UNESCO has listed the art of traditional Palestinian embroidery (Tatreez) as “social and intergenerational practice” last Wednesday on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (16.COM 8.b.30). The UNESCO’s listing of the Tatreez took place during the 16th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage…

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Is Nike Ending Sales In Israeli Stores a BDS Win?

Over the past few years, thousands of popular brands have come under scrutiny for supplying and selling products in Israel. This has led to boycotts of some of these companies. Ben & Jerry’s was one of the first major brands to take action against the illegal occupation. In July, they announced they would be ending…

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Meet Dania Nour, Repping For Team Palestine at the Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are under way with hundreds of countries represented. Some of those countries come to compete with a mere handful of athletes. One such country is Palestine, where only five athletes will represent the nation. Seventeen-year-old Dania Nour, born and raised in Beit Jala (Bethlehem), is the only female swimmer on Team…

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Is Ben and Jerry’s Really a BDS Victory?

On July 19, 2021 Ben and Jerry’s released a statement that they would end their ice cream sales in Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) called this a “decisive step toward ending the company’s complicity in Israel occupation and violation of Palestinian rights.” However, Ben and Jerry’s “will stay in…

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Israel Sends Expired COVID-19 Vaccines to Palestine

As a potential third wave of corona-virus could be on its way through the Middle East, vaccines are needed now more than ever, especially in areas where healthcare is not easily accessible. For those living in Palestine, the number of vaccines is limited. Last month, Israel made a deal with the Palestinian Authority to deliver…

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14 Resources and Ways to Help Palestine

As the world witnesses the ethnic cleansing and apartheid of Palestinians in Palestine, many people are receiving their information from the news they watch on television, or possibly their spiritual leaders at their house of worship (depending on what faith they practice). Unlike some governments we are witnessing around us, Muslim Girl supports human rights…

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Mia Khalifa Takes to Twitter to Defend Bella Hadid and Palestine

Lebanese adult actress turned influencer Mia Khalifa never fails to publicly share her opinions of conflicts in the world. Over the past two weeks, she took to social media to shed light on the historic and ongoing injustices in Palestine. In recently posted tweets, Khalifa referred to the United States’ support of the Israeli government…

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Why Biden Must Immediately Halt the Sales of Weapons to Israel

In the midst of Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity, the Biden administration has moved to sell $735 million of arms to Israel. There are moments when people must come to terms with the full measure of their actions, and the consequences of their complicity. Now is that time for the Biden administration, and…