In a time when of heightened discrimination against Muslims in America, Muslim-American journalist Noor Tagouri is the first woman wearing a hijab on the cover of Playboy magazine – a bold, progressive move both by the magazine and Tagouri.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 […]