At first glance, people would not assume I am Middle Eastern, specifically Palestinian. I always thought my large nose easily gives it away, but my name is the first indicator that I am a Muslim.
Tag Archives | Islamophobia
In the Diaspora, we observe an eighth day of Passover, during which we celebrate the conclusion of a holiday that honors the Exodus and we say Yizkor, a memorial prayer for the deceased recited four times a year.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota, one of the first Muslim woman elected to Congress, has been attacked maliciously by President Donald Trump for comments she made that were taken out of context – she has now received an influx of death threats since President Trump posted a video signaling that Omar was dismissive of the 2001 […]
Within a week after the mass shootings that killed 49 in two New Zealand Mosques last month, New Zealand’s government changed the gun laws to prevent something like this from happening again.
The religion of Islam has a current following of 1.8 billion people, yet some, including legislators challenge Islam’s status as a religion, therefore they believe, followers of Islam should not be protected by the First Amendment.
The University of La Verne held a panel discussion on Islamophobia Wednesday to consider discrimination that Muslim communities face today in America, as part of the One Book, One University event.
Playwright and actress Rohina Malik expressed the damaging effects of Islamophobia post-9/11 through the perspective of five different women in her one-person play “Unveiled” Wednesday night in the Campus Center Ballroom.
In light of the current debates around immigration and Islamphobia, the University of La Verne community aimed to acknowledge and reflect on the similar trends of discrimination experienced by different minority groups in a discussion panel “Different Faces, Same Fears” Feb. 19 in LaFetra Hall.
With the outpouring of support for Muslims on social media, you would think that the overall anti-Muslim sentiment would not be as harsh, but hate crimes have already begun to dominate local media reports in North America and Europe in wake of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.
Americans like to boast about the United States being a land of opportunity, freedom and justice, but it clearly does not apply to everyone, especially people of Muslim origins.