My introduction to adulthood happened the day after I turned 18. I was standing at a food cart with two other hijab-wearing females and one of their brothers
What would it look like if the rest of America followed Dearborn's example? What if, instead of trying to make Dearborn like the rest of America, the rest of America looked like Dearborn?
Befriending Muslims while attacking Islam is no way to make friends with Muslims. The attitude that "Muslims are good people, but that which makes them Muslim is evil" is averse to creating bonds of community between Muslims and non-Muslims in a multi-religious America.
I have always found that the most effective way to counter bigotry is via face-to-face human interaction. But when you're up against all caps and seven exclamation points, not to mention a mountain of artillery, lawsuits can become necessary.
It is time to admit that the word "white" is wiping out the word "evangelical."
Ask: "What would Jessica do?" And summon Jessica Jones-like strength to combat this evil. I confess: I binge-watched the Marvel / Netflix superhe...
For the last five weeks I've anxiously awaited Monday nights and relished the opportunity to sink back into my younger years. So, you can imagine how much it pains me to write this blog.
As a hijab-wearing Muslim woman, I garnered a lot of media attention. The coverage and response was overwhelmingly supportive and encouraging. However, there was some vile chatter that attempted to paint me as a possible terrorist.
These days, while watching the real and ongoing war in Syria and the Syrian refugees' escape towards a blurred future, we are the witnesses of many heartbreaking stories between Europe, the West in general and the Arab, Muslim world.
Negative portrayals of Muslims in media not only fan the flames of Islamophobia, but they also reinforce feelings of alienation and humiliation in Muslims -- exactly the sentiments that motivate people to join ISIS and other extremist groups.
Today is a special day in Dutch political history: it is the birthday of the Party for Freedom (PVV), a party known mostly for its "firebrand" leader, Geert Wilders.
A Muslim American spied on by the NSA should never feel welcomed in an overwhelmingly white state of Vermont. However, the truth is that Vermont has been nothing but accepting and welcoming to my family and me. How and why is that?
Right now, Islamophobia is hurting all of us South Asians, Muslim or not. On a very basic level, South Asians -- from Hindus and Sikhs to atheists -- are being dehumanized based upon how we look. This is a burden we all share, not just Muslims.
The battle for the presidency of the United States is drudging up a serious issue leading America on a dangerous path that it has traveled down before...
This new video by the Faith in Public Life Action Fund opens with an angry Donald Trump and the caption, "The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid." The contrast is clear. Fear is not faithful.
Stop me if you've heard this one before. An episode of prime time television that opens up with a Muslim man praying. It's not an uncommon cold op...