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Meet Hijabi Boxer Sannah Hussain Who Fights Disability Stigmas and Bigotry

Meet Hijabi Boxer Sannah Hussain Who Fights Disability Stigmas and Bigotry

Being a disabled Muslim woman you are likely to experience discrimination and obstacles in your path, but Sannah Hussain is changing and challenging the status quo of disabled females. We talked to her about her extraordinary journey. Sannah Hussain is a 25-years-old Pakistani Muslim, born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. She has Myasthenia Gravis, a chronic …

I Feel Discriminated for Being An Arab

I Feel Discriminated for Being An Arab

In this counseling answer: • Usually, the best course of action is to either ignore the person or to briefly tell them you have not used the Arabic language in a long time and are not fluent. • If you must respond, just be polite (I know it’s hard) because the last thing a provocateur …

Attack on Black Muslim State Rep Ends in Termination

NEW YORK – Pennsylvanian state representative Movita Johnson-Harrell was subject of another attack this week. On Wednesday March 27,  she received a message from Susan Cohen filled with xenophobic hate speech. In her message, Cohen demanded that Johnson-Harrell, an African American Muslim woman, “assimilate here” and “remove your hijab” when she is in “the people’s …

Harvard Graduate to Launch Book on Coping with Islamophobia

Zainab Merchant is a Muslim-American Harvard graduate student from Florida who also runs a political commentary website, Z. R. Studios. According to ACLU, she has been singled out for excessive, humiliating searches and treatment by TSA and U.S. border officers every time she encounters them. Zainab Merchant will be coming to Mississauga in March  for the launch …

Chicago Cubs, Muslims Agree to Combat Islamophobia

CHICAGO – In the first positive reaction to hate emails leaked from its billionaire owner, the Chicago Cubs and the local office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Monday announced a joint agreement to combat Islamophobia, bigotry, and racism, Chicago Tribune reported. “We have a tremendous opportunity to further our commitment to diversity and inclusion …

American Convert Files Discrimination Complaint over Hijab

WASHINGTON – A leading American Muslim civil rights group filed on February 4 a federal discrimination complaint against a restaurant owner on behalf of a female Muslim convert who complained about facing harassment from her manager over hijab, Augusta Chronicle reported. “Many people don’t report discrimination at work for fear of losing their job, but …

University Doesn’t Allow Me to Wear My Niqab

University Doesn’t Allow Me to Wear My Niqab

In this counseling answer: • The niqab is not an obligation, whereas the hijab is. In certain situations, the niqab is not going to be useful. In fact, when there is security, the niqab can be a stared at. • Your choice to leave the degree should come after weighing the advantages and the disadvantages …

Hospital Bans Muslim Family from Seeing Newborn Baby

FAIRFAX, Virginia – Muslim grandparents have been banned from seeing their son’s newborn baby girl in a hospital in Northern Virginia after guards kicked them out saying they looked “scary”. “He [security guard] screams at me and he tell us, ‘You are not allowed to be here’ and then said ‘You know, you look scary’,” …

British Muslim Aid Worker Says He's Being Racially Profiled

LONDON –A British Muslim aid worker has accused airport police of racially profiling him by being stopped for 50 times, the latest of which was on his way from pilgrimage to Makkah on New Year Eve. “It was an absolute nightmare. It’s getting really annoying. It’s just broken. They [police] are a law of their …

US Student Says She Was Expelled for Wearing Hijab

“It was pretty intimidating to have to choose the career I’m trying to pursue and do for the rest of my life versus the religion that I’m following,” the student said. TENNESSEE – An American students of Georgia Career Institute said she has been expelled after starting to wear  hijab, Huffington Post reported. “The hostility …



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