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Salma Hasan Ali

Salma Hasan Ali is a Washington DC-based writer, blogger and storyteller, with a focus on sharing personal stories that help people understand each other better, as well as inspiring stories of Muslims around the world to help change the narrative surrounding Muslims and Islam. Her work has been published in national and international media, including The Washington Post, Th Huffington Post, MORE magazine, the Washingtonian, The Islamic Monthly and AltMuslimah, and she has been invited to share her stories at the State Department, the United Nations, and at schools, interfaith events and conferences around the world. Salma worked as a writer, editor, and press and information leader for international organizations in Geneva, Paris, Stockholm, Bahrain and New York. You can read Salma's work at

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Mohammad refugee

Mohammad Shares His Story as a Refugee

It was New Year’s eve, and my daughter Saanya and I were at Skaramangas camp outside Athens, Greece listening to the heartbreaking and hopeful stories of refugees so we could share the human side of this massive crisis through our writing and photography. We asked Mohammad, an affable Iraqi Kurdish man with blue-grey eyes, his …


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