VIDEO: 19-Year-Old Girl Ordered to Take Hijab off at McDonald’s in London

VIDEO: 19-Year-Old Girl Ordered to Take Hijab off at McDonald’s in London

By Reem Tolba

   Another day, another hate crime against an innocent teenager who wanted nothing but to enjoy food. A security guard at McDonald’s in the UK refused to serve a hijabi girl unless she took off her headscarf.   The incident took place at McDonald’s branch on Seven Sisters Road, North London. We here at […]

Meet the First Muslim Actor to Win an Emmy

Meet the First Muslim Actor to Win an Emmy

by Shams Ahmed

British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed won the Emmy for best actor in a limited series or a television movie last night for his performance in The Night Of. His win meant more than just an award.     Ahmed became the first Muslim actor, as well as the first South-Asian actor, to win an acting Emmy […]

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 […]

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry Grants Hotels Permission to Ban Burkinis

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry Grants Hotels Permission to Ban Burkinis

  Summertime in Egypt means one thing: a burkini vs. bikini battle. For the past few years, some Egyptians have been quite vocal about their dislike for the burkini, with some claiming that it negatively affects the pools’ hygiene. Many, however, claim that this is a simple case of discrimination.   The situation has escalated […]

Why “No, This Does Not Represent Islam” Is No Longer a Sufficient Response to Radical Islam

Why “No, This Does Not Represent Islam” Is No Longer a Sufficient Response to Radical Islam

A video has recently emerged on YouTube containing footage from an Islamic School in the United Kingdom; the footage indicates that the school is openly teaching hate and prejudice towards other religions.     What makes matters even worse, is the fact that the school had originally been created and sponsored by the government under […]

Muslim Teen Flawlessly Shuts down Islamophobic Nonsense by Texting Her Dad

Muslim Teen Flawlessly Shuts down Islamophobic Nonsense by Texting Her Dad

A few days ago a 17 year-old Muslim girl by the name of Lamyaa- residing in Pennsylvania tweeted a screenshot of an iMessage conversation she had with her father.     The conversation she tweeted was one that involved Lamyaa asking her father a direct question regarding his reaction and/or opinion should she decide to […]

Wrap My Hijab Music Video Reveals Sickening ‘Hijabiphobia’

by Rana Elhawary

Last week, Mona Haydar — a veiled, Muslim, pregnant, Syrian-American — released a music video commemorating the very first official International Muslim Woman’s Day. Haydar released the video hoping it would combat certain stereotypes regarding veiled women being passive, oppressed, and voiceless.   This is one of those situations when the intention of the artist […]

US-based Artist Captures Powerful Portraits Of Refugee Children

US-based Artist Captures Powerful Portraits Of Refugee Children

by Salma Hossam

  United States President Donald Trump, 24: Legacy, Islamophobics and others have painted refugees as the bad guys. In reality, they’re people, just like every single one of us, fleeing desperate situations in their home countries.   A new exhibit, titled “Refuge,” brings this juxtaposition to light by showcasing the refugee children who stand to lose […]

Being Young, Female and Muslim in the UK

Being Young, Female and Muslim in the UK

  With everyone focusing on President Trump’s executive order to ban people from traveling to the United States from seven major Muslim countries, everyone seemed to forget that racism and Islamophobia doesn’t just exist in the land of the brave. On the other side of the world, the UK to be specific, it may be […]

Palestinian American Organizer for #WomensMarch Faces Islamophobic Attacks

Palestinian American Organizer for #WomensMarch Faces Islamophobic Attacks

  Women have been uniting like never before in the United States this past week. Following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, every woman has left the comfort of her home, took to the streets to protect her basic rights. The Women’s March  has been a huge inspiration for females all over the world, yet amidst one of the […]

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