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If only they saw rape and murder as a bigger problem than hijab

On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that the employers are entitled to ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols. Our Facebook fans shared the following sentiments regarding the ECJ’s ruling: “If only they saw increased drug use as a bigger problem than hijab. If only the saw domestic violence as a bigger issue than hijab. If only they …

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Discrimination: When and Where Will It End?

By: Fatima Javed In a country as large as the United States, there are always people around of different ages, backgrounds, and religions even in the workplace. Sometimes it’s less obvious as to what a person’s religion is, but other times it’s as clear as day. The most obvious is seeing a Muslim women wearing a hijab (head-covering)  or abayah …

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Assemblyman David Weprin issues statement in support of ‘World Hijab Day’

QUEENS, NEW YORK – Assemblyman David Weprin issued the following statement in support of ‘World Hijab Day’, observed on February 1, 2016. ‘With hate crimes against Muslim-Americans tripling in 2016, it is important we take this moment to stand together with our fellow Americans on World Hijab Day. Rooted in the American principles of religious freedom and liberty, the World …

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Muslim high school senior accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

“A Minnesota high school student has achieved the rare honor of being accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools, plus more highly accredited colleges. “I was very surprised,” Munira Khalif, senior at Mounds Park Academy, said. “The best part for me was being able to call family members on the phone and to hear their excitement. This was truly a …

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The aching delimma of “Human Rights”

By Amina (a Tunisian girl in France) Which is more concerning to the world? –  A fully covered woman or a barely clothed child? Actually, if we try to focus on the amount of attention dedicated to the “ hijab is an oppression” issue, we would instantly notice that the world is really driven by Islamophobia to the point that we …

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My Awakening

By Diana Villanueva (USA) It has taken me a while to decide how to begin writing this story, but I will start by introducing myself. My name is Diana; I am an ordinary person of flesh and blood. I grew up Catholic, in fact my whole family is. I currently attend to a university and work in a police department. …

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An open letter to Feminists regarding hijab |By Non-Muslim

By Chelsea Flores (Non-Muslim, USA)  Dear Feminists, Please stop. Pretty please with a cherry on top. Stop. Feminism, in its most simple form, is about achieving economic, social, and political equality. When one looks at feminism on a deeper level, they realize that feminism also encompasses the desire for comprehensive women’s health care. Feminism is about ending the worldwide epidemic of …

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