AUC Students Protest Trump’s Declaration of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

AUC Students Protest Trump’s Declaration of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

Happening Now: #AUC students stand for Al-Quds #القدس_عاصمة_فلسطين A post shared by American University in Cairo (@auc_egypt) on Dec 7, 2017 at 3:21am PST   Students at the American University in Cairo are currently protesting against American president Donald Trump’s latest decision. The White House announced earlier this week that Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as […]

Arab Idol Winner Mohammed Assaf Goes on US Tour to Aid Palestinian Refugees

Arab Idol Winner Mohammed Assaf Goes on US Tour to Aid Palestinian Refugees

By Reem Tolba

  Palestinian pop singer Mohammed Assaf, who also happens to be the winner of Arab Idol’s second season, is currently on a US tour, for all the best reasons. Why, you ask? Because Assaf has already raised more than $275,000 for Palestinian refugees during his first half of the tour.   The “Promise for Palestine” […]

This New Sitcom Follows the Lives of Saudi Students in America, and We Love It

This New Sitcom Follows the Lives of Saudi Students in America, and We Love It

by Reem Tolba

  A new type of sitcom is being aired on MBC that goes by the name of Cut. Directed by Osama Alkhurayji, the sitcom tells the story of five diverse Saudi students consisting of males, females, conservatives and liberals who are struggling to pursue film-making in the States.   Cut, indeed, has been gaining a […]

Gerard Butler Reveals How Much He Loves Amr Waked, and It’s Cute

Gerard Butler Reveals How Much He Loves Amr Waked, and It’s Cute

If you’ve ever wanted to see a tidal wave sweep over the horizon of a waterless desert or eggs frying on an overheated street, “Geostorm” is the movie for you! Gerard Butler plays Jake Lawson, the man who will obviously have to save the world in Dean Devlin’s feature directing debut.     But nope, […]

Basic Hijabi: We Talk to the Instagram Sensation About Her 40,000 Followers, Islamophobia and Being Muslim and American

Basic Hijabi: We Talk to the Instagram Sensation About Her 40,000 Followers, Islamophobia and Being Muslim and American

by Meriam Raouf

A post shared by Touria (@basichijabi) on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:31am PDT   We talked to Instagram wunderkind Touria Mrani-Talbi, the 17-year-old girl behind the popular Instagram account, @basichijabi.   Toria talks Islamophobic DMs, why she wears hijab, and the shock of having 40,000 followers before going to college.     Q: Let me […]

This 91-Year-Old Imam Was Also the ‘First Muslim’ in Saginaw, Michigan

This 91-Year-Old Imam Was Also the ‘First Muslim’ in Saginaw, Michigan

by Nadine Arab

A 91-year-old retired Imam opened up, about how he found his way to Islam, during a podcast interview.     Imam Abdur-Rahim Rashada, the first Muslim in Saginaw, Michigan, said that it all started when he got invited to a meeting by Nation of Islam, a political and religious group that preaches black liberation, separatism […]

This Podcast Is About Being Unapologetically Muslim in America, and We Absolutely Love It

This Podcast Is About Being Unapologetically Muslim in America, and We Absolutely Love It

Being Muslim in America is watching the country praise Muhammad Ali one day and an outpour of Islamophobic comments the next. It’s turning off the television for the sake of your sanity. It’s being hesitant to wear your hijab, when you don’t need to be, all because you’re not sure whether people are ready to […]

The Muslim Youth Camp of California: An Inside Look at Young Muslims in the US

The Muslim Youth Camp of California: An Inside Look at Young Muslims in the US

Founded in 1961, the Muslim Youth Camp of California was the nation’s first sleepaway camp of its kind, an early experiment that mixed Islamic studies and rustic Americana. With a history stretching from Presidents John F. Kennedy to Donald Trump, the camp has helped shape the identities of thousands of Muslim children, many of whom […]

A Muslim Woman Made It on the Cover of Time Magazine and People Are Rejoicing

A Muslim Woman Made It on the Cover of Time Magazine and People Are Rejoicing

by Fadila El Karrany

Time magazine recently released pictures from their yet to come issue and people were in for a shock – the good kind – because a Muslim woman made it on their cover for the very first time. Women generally – Muslim women specifically – are rejoicing for this major step forwards in the world of […]

Dreamers: What Trump’s Latest Policy Might Mean for Arabs

Dreamers: What Trump’s Latest Policy Might Mean for Arabs

  On Tuesday, Donald Trump terminated DACA, the Obama-era program that protects the so-called Dreamers from deportation, putting the fate of nearly 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants into uncertainty.   To begin with, for those who do not know what DACA is, it stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is an American immigration policy founded by […]

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