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The Problem With Being First: The Dangers Behind Being the Token Hijabi

Laila Alawa | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Laila Alawa

When the day comes that we have a Muslim American woman make it, it'll be the day that her identity is just another part of her, not the reason she was catapulted to fame. Otherwise, we really have not made it. We just will think we have, and that's what needs to be changed.

Can We Talk About This?

Soha Yassine | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
Soha Yassine

We have a lot to work out as a community. If we can't discuss a two-minute video set to a Jay Z song, how can we expect to resolve the more serious issues plaguing our community, sometimes to tragic consequences?

'Somewhere in America,' You Can't Handle the Truth

Laila Alawa | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
Laila Alawa

It is a true disservice to the diversity amongst Muslim American women to simply tear down the efforts featuring a group of women, and leave in its space nothing but critique and commentary.

Why Islam Needs More 'Mipsterz'

Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
Yasmine Hafiz

Why must Muslims be so quick to tear each other down? A look at the YouTube comments on the video offer a quick snapshot of the criticisms that Muslims like to fire at each other, the most common of which, is the simple assertion that something or everything about you is "not Muslim enough."

'Mipsterz' Creator vs. Critics

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

Since the "Mipsterz" video "Somewhere In America" was released, Twitter has blown up with an impassioned conversation about the work, with responses r...

These Muslim Hipsters Have More Style Than You

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

"Somewhere In America," these fierce and fly Muslim girls rule the urban landscape on skateboards, in high heels, and in hijabs, to the beat of a Jay-...