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Countdown to law school finals – V

I’m putting the finishing touches on my Labor Law outline and consolidating it with Prof. Gerald “Bizzy” Berendt’s slideshow notes. I’m not worried about memorizing it; the final is, thankfully, open book, open note, and open NLRA. I’ll have a crapload of stuff to print out beforehand, but whatever. I can easily spare the printer […]

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Business Casual Superstar #109: Indian without being Indian

I got this message today from Lizzy: I need some help…I’m going to a wedding in January, and I really want to get an Indian-inspired dress. All the dresses I’ve looked at at department stores are the most boring things on the planet. I want to sparkle! Not jewels so much as sequins and tiny […]

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Business Casual Superstar #102: Inspired by Rachel Berry of Glee

Every single week, I get a TON of hits to this site courtesy of people looking for outfits inspired by Rachel Berry of Glee. I also get a lot of hits thanks to people looking up the Great Philosopher Megan Fox, namely her Great Philosopher Bewbs. So screw that noise. For those of you that […]

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Amen/Ameen!

Click to visit Alex’s Twitter page. Seriously? So much word.

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This one goes out to Shabana.

Shabana describes herself as a lurker here, and left a very nice comment for me the other day. She said that as a hijab-wearing Muslim woman, she appreciates the fact that I use this blog in part to dispel baseless stereotypes about Islam. To which I don’t really have anything to say, but I do […]

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Muslims Gather at US Capitol for Prayer

Well, this is kind of awesome. Today, everything is not terrible. Except that it kind of is. On Friday, a large group of Muslims gathered at the US Capitol to pray Ju’muah salat. Ju’muah is Friday in Arabic, and it’s a particularly holy day for us. Every day at midday, we pray Zuhr prayer, which […]

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Ramadan Kareem!

Today (well, yesterday at sundown) marks the first day of Ramadan, the sacred Islamic month during which Muslims fulfill one of the five pillars of Islam by fasting from sun up to sun down. Image courtesy of the Hoomster Yup, you heard me right: sun up to sun down. We give up food, water, cigarettes […]

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The 5 Pillars of Islam – er, Economic Recovery

This is fun, and naturally strikes close to home for me, as I’m a Muslim. IĀ read about this on the LegalLine blog, and just had to write up something as well.

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Driver kicks a niqab-wearing woman offthe bus.

Ha, it’s never smart to decide that just because someone looks weird, you won’t serve him or her. Insta-trouble, just add water. For those of you who don’t know what a niqab is, it’s very simple. You know what a hijab and jilbab are, right? Robe and head scarf? Well, when you add a niqab to the […]

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Mosques Save Authorities Millions (Netherlands)

There has been much news internationally lately about various restrictions placed on those seeking to build masjids(Austria’s restrictive zoning laws doing everything but banning construction of minarets) as well as flat out bans on masjid construction (like in Bulgaria). IĀ understand that Islamophobia is a powerful force, but it’s truly pitiful that there are enough ignorant […]

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