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Raising a Confident Muslim-American Child in the Age of Islamophobia

Raising a child is a difficult feat. Raising a brown child in America is even trickier. Raising a brown, Muslim child in America seems almost impossible.

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January 22, 2015

Facing A Gender Segregated Upbringing As A Female, Muslim Medical Student

To this day, my mother thinks that the cadaver I dissected in anatomy lab was a female. The thought of telling her that I learned my anatomy from regularly studying a naked male corpse doesn’t seem like something she would want to hear.

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January 15, 2015

Tayyib: The Foundation of Ethical Eating & Conscious Consumption

in “small town America” one can find halal food options…

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January 4, 2015

What to Say When Your Muslim Child Asks About Peshawar

Does the fact that the gunmen — members of the Pakistani Taliban — consider themselves devout Muslims make the conversation more difficult?

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December 24, 2014

Righteous Anger: Turning Grievances Into Meaningful Action

I woke up to the tragic news of the Peshawar school attack, which claimed the lives of 132 innocent children at the hands of seven Taliban cowards. Since then I have experienced many emotions and moods: disbelief, confusion, grief, denial. Today, one of these has settled and will guide my reaction in every tomorrow: anger…

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December 18, 2014

Book Q&A: Ayesha Jalal on ‘The Struggle for Pakistan’

In her new book, The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014), Ayesha Jalal examines Pakistan’s history from its creation in 1947 to the present…

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December 4, 2014

Regulating the Sacred: Why the US halal food industry needs better oversight

For many Muslims, adherence to Islamic dietary laws, known as halal, is an intrinsic part of their everyday lives.

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November 26, 2014

Don’t Just Fight the Islamic State Group- Fight for the Multi-State

By Adnan Kifayat *This commentary was originally published as “Transatlantic Take” by The German Marshall Fund of the United States. Editor’s Note: Adnan Kifayat is a senior resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and has held senior positions in public service, including at the White House, State Department, and Treasury […]

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November 20, 2014

My Journey to Muslim Mental Health

Towards a better understanding of mental health in the Muslim community

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November 13, 2014

Jerusalem, the Capital of Apartheid, Awaits the Uprising

Mass arrests, violent settlers, expulsion, and dispossession: With that as the lot of Jerusalem’s Palestinians, no one should have been surprised with Wednesday’s terror attack.

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November 6, 2014

TMO Foundation’s Essay Contest: First Prize Winner

Editor’s note: Yousuf Ali was the overall winner of the TMO Foundation essay competition and won $1,200. TMO will publish all the essays in sequence starting from the first place winner.

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October 23, 2014

US Supreme Court Denies Mehanna Appeal

Tarek Mehanna’s appeal to the US Supreme Court was rejected on Monday, October 6, 2014.

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October 16, 2014

Mind Control

The news media seems a one-sided product that serves the best interests of government and those who control it through financial means.

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October 9, 2014

Denying Palestinian Humanity; A Response to Elie Wiesel

“I cannot help feeling that your attack against Hamas and stunning accusations of child sacrifice are really an attack, carefully veiled but unmistakable, against all Palestinians…”

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September 25, 2014

Defiance, Victory and Netanyahu’s Nemesis

Gaza could possibly become Netanyahu’s biggest miscalculation, and perhaps the reason for his downfall. Aside from the collapse in his approval ratings, down from 82% on 23 July, to less than 38% shortly after the ceasefire, the man’s own language in is telling enough By Ramzy Baroud Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh delivers a speech […]

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September 11, 2014

The Grand Failure of Israeli Hasbara

Israeli attempts to shape the narrative of the Gaza war have failed in the face of global solidarity with Palestinians.

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September 4, 2014

Eyeless in Gaza

There can be no real solution for Gaza without a real solution for Palestine. The blockade must end, with serious security concerns of both sides properly addressed

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August 21, 2014

Let My People Go

God’s covenant in the Promised Land was not made with those who pilot F-16 fighter jets that drop 1,000-pound iron fragmentation bombs over the concrete hovels of Gaza.

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August 14, 2014

Women’s Liberation: Beyond Feminism

I was actually quite surprised by the vitriol that ensued against me, peppered with insults against Islam. Minus the last two words, my statement isn’t even remotely religious and could be practiced by anyone, regardless of religion…

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August 14, 2014

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