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 […]

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 […]

Americans Try ‘Syria-ously’ Amazing Syrian Food for the First Time

Americans Try ‘Syria-ously’ Amazing Syrian Food for the First Time

With the Syrian Civil War in it’s fifth year and a looming fear of Syrian refugees spreading across the West, especially in America, the rich history, culture and people of Syria are forgotten in the midst of tragedy. The folks over at BuzzFeed took a step towards exploring Syrian culture through their exquisite cuisine unique […]

3 Arab Americans On Taking Off The Hijab

3 Arab Americans On Taking Off The Hijab

  In the Middle East, we don’t question what it means to wear the hijab, but for Arab Americans it’s a different reality. We’ve heard stories of women taking off their hijab and many will pass judgement and formulate a conclusion in their head, but what’s the real story? I share with you the story […]

5 Things Christians Can Be Outraged by Instead of #StarbucksRedCup

5 Things Christians Can Be Outraged by Instead of #StarbucksRedCup

With the holidays around the corner and ignorance in the air, self-proclaimed Christians took to the Internet to share their disgust over #StarbucksRedCup for stripping the “Christ out of Christmas”. While we should be boycotting Starbucks (for their shitty, overpriced coffee), there are a few other things this angry Christian mob should be enraged about.     1. The […]

Viral Visual: Coke Super Bowl Ad Reactions Reveal How Racist Americans Still Are

Viral Visual: Coke Super Bowl Ad Reactions Reveal How Racist Americans Still Are

Last Sunday, Coca-Cola provoked outrage in America after airing a – God forbid – multi-cultural, interfaith, gay-friendly advertisement, during the Super Bowl, to the tune of “America the Beautiful.” Commercial time during the Super Bowl is its own competition between mega-corporations, which compete to win the attention of over 110 million TV viewers. The 60-second […]