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The Backlash Against Noor Tagouri is Far More Revealing than her Playboy “Photoshoot”

For those who don’t know, Noor Tagouri is a first-generation Libyan American hijabi Muslimah with aspirations to be the first American hijabi anchorwoman. She’s currently a news reporter for @Newsy, a video news network that publishes short videos about breaking news stories and feature pieces. Noor has done stories about Detroit being America’s first Muslim […]

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Rest in Peace, friend.

This morning, I drove to the Kankakee County Courthouse on an Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon case, and I made the mistake of checking my phone one last time before I went into the Presiding Judge’s courtroom. I learned that a childhood friend of mine, Junaid Alam, the son of Dr. Shahid and Farzana […]

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None of these women are asking for it

  Source I’m not going to bother repeating the same old points about consent. There’s no excuse to NOT know that shit already. Consent, consent, consent. The woman on the far right is certainly not asking for it any more than the woman on the far left is. But there’s another point I want to […]

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Mosque Arsonist-Terrorist Randolph Linn Says He Learned About Islam From FOX News

But don’t worry – FOX News totally isn’t racist, nor is it perpetuating racist beliefs. That’s just your super-sensitive bleeding heart liberal bias in action. Try to ignore it as best as you can, just as FOX “News” honchos ignore their collective conscience.   Muslims individually and generally, our religious and charitable organizations, and our […]

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Book Review: “I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced” by Nujood Ali and Delphine Minoui

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali My rating: 4 of 5 stars Deeply, deeply compelling. The story of a girl with amazing courage and resilience and such a full, generous heart. No girl should ever have to live through what Nujood lived through, but far too many do all over the […]

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Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) and Islamophobia: Chickens Come Home to Roost with Shooting Incident at Morton Grove Mosque

On Sunday, a Sikh temple in Milwaukee, WI, was stormed by an armed, neo-Nazi white gunman who killed many worshipers while they were celebrating a child’s birthday. (We still had geniuses like Dean Obediullah asking, iz it terrorism doe? we need facts first u guise.) On Monday, the masjid in Joplin, MO, was torched to […]

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Egypt’s Mohamed Hamada Qualifies For Men’s 800M

Egypt’s Mohamed Hamada finishes first in the initial heat with a time of 1:48:05. For the full results of Egyptian athletes in London 2012 click here. I already explained in an earlier post what people like Hamada here are doing when they prostrate themselves like this. This position is called the sujood. (Prostration, in Arabic, […]

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Palestine’s Woroud Swalaha is … Insanely Awesome

How can I not talk about Muslims absolutely owning it in the Olympics – keep in mind, MANY are fasting, since the Olympics fall during the days of the holy month of Ramadan – and not talk about Palestine? Seriously, I teared up something serious when I saw this during the Opening Ceremony. How could […]

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I Had No Idea Ping-Pong Was an Olympic Game, But a Muslimah is Representing!

Seriously, who knew that table tennis was an Olympic event? That’s even more unbelievable than the fact that table tennis often inspires trash talking and macho posing. Still, a Muslimah is representing! Djibouti’s Yasmin Hassan Farah serves against Brazil’s Caroline Kumahara during their women’s singles preliminary round table tennis match at the ExCel venue of […]

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The First Hijabi Competed in the Olympics in 2004

I’m on a posting streak of Muslim Olympians, and I had to include this lovely Muslimah. In 2004, Bahrain’s Ruqaya Al Ghasara was the first athlete to ever take part in an Olympics wearing a hijab. If you want to read more, do so here.

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