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Domestic terrorism is real threat

Three people were killed and nine were injured in a shooting Friday in the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood, by a man identified as Robert L. Dear. While almost every news outlet covered the tragic event, not many called it what it is: domestic terrorism. According to the United States Patriot Act, domestic terrorism is defined by three characteristics. The first is described as acts dangerous to... 

Stop the spread of Islamophobia

With the outpouring of support for Muslims on social media, you would think that the overall anti-Muslim sentiment would not be as harsh, but hate crimes have already begun to dominate local media reports in North America and Europe in wake of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. Stand Up To Racism organizer Sabby Dhalu said, “Too often the response to such attacks is to hold responsible and scapegoat all... 

Muslim model breaks norm

Muslims are the second largest religious group in the world, so it only seems smart for companies to market to them, but that is certainly not the case, as 23-year-old London-based actress Mariah Idrissi is currently the talk of the fashion industry for being the first Muslim headscarf-wearing model for H&M. Idrissi modeled in print and video advertisements wearing a hijab, a Muslim headscarf,... 

Islamophobia still prevalent

Islamophobia still prevalent
editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Americans like to boast about the United States being a land of opportunity, freedom and justice, but it clearly does not apply to everyone, especially people of Muslim origins. Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed of Irving, Texas, took a clock he made to school Sept. 14, and was subsequently suspended and arrested for having what policed had believed to be a hoax bomb,... 

Commentary: Views on American Muslims must change

<i>Commentary:</i> Views on American Muslims must change
Erum Jaffrey, Arts Editor The American Muslim condition in the 21st century can be deemed as paradoxical. On one hand, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States, but it is also one of the least known about and judged religions in America. With the recent negative onslaught of Muslims in the media, it is safe to say that we have been examined and dissected under the microscope for years,... 

Really, let’s #bringbackourgirls

April 15 marked the kidnapping of more than 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by militant Islamic group Boko Haram, but May 1 marked the world’s late attention to the issue. While major media outlets focused on Donald Sterling and the horrifying incident of the South Korean ferry, the missing girls were reportedly being raped, abused and sold for marriage for $12. Boko Haram aims to overthrow the government... 

Perry’s video only for shock value

Pop stars have some of the biggest egos in the world. Some even think that they are equivalent to a God, as we found out last year with Kanye West’s album “Yeezus.” But the one thing that is worse than when fame inflates an artist’s ego to the size of a God, is when they think they can make a mockery of one. In this case, Katy Perry’s music video for “Dark Horse” does just that. More... 

Get it right the first time

In times of terror, such as last week when the Boston Marathon bombings erupted into random attacks of violence by two unidentified suspects, citizens drew conclusions from past events to assume the cultural background of criminals and the reason for their attacks. When it was confirmed that the bombings were in fact a terror attack, the automatic reaction from some Americans was to assume that Muslims... 

Muslims defend their jihad

Since the World Trade Center towers fell in 2001, almost anything having to do with Islam or the Muslim culture has become an automatic “go-to” for blame. Nervous Americans have turned terms used by Muslims into synonyms for “terrorism.” The question that has to be asked is how is the Muslim community reacting to these anti-Islamic extremists? Last year a campaign known as MyJihad was launched... 

Clubs work together to celebrate Eid-al-Adha

Katie Madden Staff Writer Several multicultural and religious clubs on campus assembled to host an event for the Islamic holiday Eid-al-Adha. Clubs, students and members of the community gathered to celebrate and learn with games, movies, activities and information booths at Sneaky Park on Wednesday. Eid-al-Adha is the celebration of the Prophet Abraham’s obedience to Allah. Allah told Abraham to... 
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