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The True Spirit of Jihad Made Me Muslim

The Arabic word “Jihad” is roughly translated as “to struggle and strive in the Way of God.” Jihad is to speak nicely to people when they speak poorly to you. It is a jihad to smile at others when you are not in the best mood. It’s a jihad to refrain from intoxicants…

With Flowers, Arkansas Muslim Students Respond to Hate

Reacting to anti-Islam post shared publicly by the principal of White Hall High School, a group of Muslim students from Little Rock, Arkansas delivered flowers and a note with the principal’s name on it, apologizing also for not doing enough to change his misperceptions about Islam, KATV reported. “Principal Jelks, on behalf of the Muslim community, …

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 …

US Muslim Women: Weaponized Faith in PA Legislature is Unacceptable

Monday 3/26 marked the historic swearing-in ceremony of Movita Johnson-Harrell as the first Muslim woman elected state representative in Pennsylvania. Johnson-Harrell won a seat in the Philadelphia 190th district through a special election–garnering sixty-six percent of the vote. Islamophobia tainted Johnson-Harrell’s swearing-in when Rep. Stephanie Borwicz used the routine invocation to unleash faith-based aggression on …

Confrontations Between Good and Evil Are Here to Stay

Confrontations Between Good and Evil Are Here to Stay

Following the New Zealand tragedy, much has been said and written about Islamophobia, hate, racism, extremism, etc. The causes, objectives and modi operandi of the unfortunate phenomena have been dealt with extensively and with different degrees…

How Tolerant Are You Really?

How Tolerant Are You Really?

It seems as though Muslims are experiencing hate crimes more and more. Mosques are set on fire, sisters’ hijabs are pulled off, and children are hearing racial slurs in the playground. If you’re even slightly different from the traditional idea of ‘normal’, the world is pretty difficult place to live in right now. When we …

This Video Will Help You Explain Terrorism to Kids

This Video Will Help You Explain Terrorism to Kids

Distressing events like the recent terrorist attack on New Zealand mosques affect us all in different ways. While adults often have enough life experience to be able cope with such terrifying events, children can face different challenges. Monsters – Sammy J S2 (ep7) This week on Playground Politics, Sammy J answers a letter from a …

Christchurch Massacre: Canadian Muslim Teens Struggle to Feel Safe

The aftermath of the Christchurch massacre in which a terrorist killed 50 Muslims while praying Jum`ah prayer on March 15 is having its impact on the lives of Muslim teens in Canada, with many feeling unsafe, afraid, angry, and unwelcome. Salahuddin Khan, a 14-year-old Canadian Muslim teen, sat close to the door when he and …

Missing My Ride in A Strange City - Visiting London

Missing My Ride in A Strange City - Visiting London

It took me five hours to reach Heathrow airport from Cairo. We landed safely. I finished my papers to enter so easily. The only thing that kept me in the airport for a while was my bag. This is the fun part, really. I could not find my bag on the baggage reclaim, waiting about …

Islamophobe Arrested for Threatening US Mosque Worshippers

PHOENIX – An American Islamophobe has been arrested after he visited a mosque in Phoenix, the USA on March 16 and wandered into rooms without permission and, when questioned by a mosque leader, made a slashing motion across his throat, CNN reported. “Noel Thomas Becht showed up Saturday evening at the United Islamic Center of …



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