VIDEO: Arab-American Family Assaulted by White Man in Texas

VIDEO: Arab-American Family Assaulted by White Man in Texas

A disturbing video emerged on social media containing footage of a white American man yelling out racial slurs to an Arab-American man. The Arab man and his family were peacefully enjoying a public beach near their hotel in Texas.   What had originally happened was that two strange women came up to the Arab man, […]

Mezze: The Syrian Restaurant in Portugal That’s Helping Refugees in Very a Big Way

Mezze: The Syrian Restaurant in Portugal That’s Helping Refugees in Very a Big Way

The civil war in Syria has left more than just a death toll and destroyed cities. It has also left in its wake a refugee crisis that is considered to be the biggest since World War II.   This crisis of diaspora and dispossession was worsened by the wave of conservative nationalism sweeping the most […]

Marie Le Pen Might Be France’s next President, and Arabs Should Care

Marie Le Pen Might Be France’s next President, and Arabs Should Care

The results of the first round of the French Presidential Elections are in, and Emmanuel Macron is in the lead with 23.9% of the vote, and Marie Le Pen is in second place with 21.4% of the vote.     This means that Macron and Le Pen will be going head to head for the […]

Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem: The Woman Who Loves to Hate on Expats

Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem: The Woman Who Loves to Hate on Expats

by Rana Elhawary

  Earlier this week, Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem has proposed new laws that would place a temporary one-year halt on issuing driving licenses to expatriates.     She added that this halt should be renewed on a regular basis, until a solution is found to the growing traffic congestion on Kuwaiti roads. Finally, Al […]

European Court of Justice: Companies CAN Ban Women for Wearing Hijab

European Court of Justice: Companies CAN Ban Women for Wearing Hijab

  Two women were fired from their jobs in France and Belgium for wearing headscarves. The case was brought to the European Court of Justice (EU’s version of the ICJ) and the court’s decision was a huge surprise for everyone, especially Muslim women.   The court ruled that it is within the rights of the […]

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Made a Racist Joke

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Made a Racist Joke

  Last week, we Egyptians went head to head with Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations’ finale and lost. Shortly after our defeat, disgusting, racist posts from Egyptians that targeted Cameroonians took over the Internet. Needless to say, it struck a cord with me.   To the people who have “joked” that, as I’m Filipino, […]

Facebook Page ‘AfricanLandPost’ Expresses Disappointment with Egyptians’ Racist Comments

Facebook Page ‘AfricanLandPost’ Expresses Disappointment with Egyptians’ Racist Comments

  To say the whole country was disappointed when Egypt did not win the Africa Cup of Nations final is an understatement, but the positive spirit on social media has been uplifting and unexpected. Egyptians have been expressing nothing but supportive to our football team players who obviously tried their best. Yet, with every positive moment […]

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 […]

Racist Michelle Obama Post by Egyptian Page Goes Viral

Racist Michelle Obama Post by Egyptian Page Goes Viral

  In most parts of the Arab world, because of deeply entrenched racism, dark skin is demonized and light skin wins the prize. Someone, if not everyone, needs to put an end to this really fast.     A sickening post made by خير اجناد الارض (meaning Best Soldiers in the World) has gotten over 7,000 shares, […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Dunkin’ Donuts Egypt Online Scandal

Everything You Need to Know About the Dunkin’ Donuts Egypt Online Scandal

Cheers to the long weekend🍩🎉☀️ (📸: @mandygirll) A photo posted by dunkindonuts (@dunkindonuts) on Sep 4, 2016 at 5:48am PDT   Dunkin’ Donuts has just apologized to the Egyptian public for a post made by its Egyptian franchisee that caused a massive outrage and lead people to accuse the donuts giants of being racists.   The company sent […]

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