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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 …

American Rally Decries Hate Crime Targeting Muslim Business

WISCONSIN – About 100 people rallied on February 15 in La Crosse, Wisconsin to denounce the Islamophobic attacks against Muslims in the state, Madison reported on February 19. “This racist and Islamophobic incident did occur. We’ve to accept that because doing anything less would be minimizing the pain and seriousness of the incident,” said Wale …

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 …

US Muslims... Time to Tell Your Own Narrative!

US Muslims... Time to Tell Your Own Narrative!

Give me a media without conscience; I will give you a nation without awareness. Perhaps this adage is suitable for the current times in America with the widespread of Islamophobia. Still worse, a study shows that more than half of the Americans have never met a Muslim in their lives. This combination of malicious agendas …

How Should New Muslims Deal with Racism?

How Should New Muslims Deal with Racism?

Never allow yourself to feel that racism is your fault. It isn’t. The person that is being racist is the one with the problem. The way I cope with racism now is to simply correct people politely. Don’t argue and above all remember that it is a test from God…

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Muslims in the West: Between Stereotyping and Social Acceptance

Race…religion….skin color…ethnic origin…disability…gender…age…body shape…marital status…family makeup…career choice…favorite food…etc…The list goes on…we are all different! Despite this, so much animosity exists in the world today as a result of these so called differences so it’s important that we learn how to appropriately cope with them to avoid falling into psychological distress as a result. Challenge the …

While Defending a Passenger, Melbourne Muslim Woman Attacked

‘I hate Islam’: Violent racist’s train tirade not Australian A 39-year-old woman was arrested and charged with assault on Saturday but has been released on bail. MELBOURNE – A Melbourne Muslim women suffered cuts and bruises after coming to the aid of another passenger and her child who were being racially targeted on a train, …

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’,” …

Muslim Barber's "Cut Hate with Hair" Initiative Draws Huge Support

Proceeds going toward the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights EDMONTON – Dozens of Canadians turned out on January 6 to support the “Chop Shop” barber shop in Edmonton, Central Canada, at its anti-racism fundraiser, a month after it was targeted by an Islamophobic vandal, CBC reported. “I never expected this turnout. It …

Amazon Removes 'Offensive' Products with Islamic Text

WASHINGTON, DC – A local American Muslim Islamic group has welcomed a decision from retailer Amazon to remove numerous doormats, bath mats, and other items imprinted with Islamic calligraphy, NY Post reported. “We thank Amazon for its swift action on this issue and hope it sends a message to manufacturers of such inappropriate and offensive …



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