US Teacher Urged People to Vote for Trump So Muslims Can Be “Butchered”

US Teacher Urged People to Vote for Trump So Muslims Can Be “Butchered”

  A US high school teacher is facing massive backlash for a series of Facebook posts that targeted Muslims, gays and other minority groups. He encouraged people to vote for Donald Trump so Muslims would be “butchered.”     The offensive posts were allegedly made by Dan Close, who teaches American History and Government at Dewey High […]

Muslim Celebrities Explain What It Actually Means to Be Muslim

Muslim Celebrities Explain What It Actually Means to Be Muslim

by Soad Farah

  What does it mean to be Muslim? Vox Media joined forces with The New York Community Trust and Ford Foundation to give everyone a peek into the secret life of Muslims, and the results are absolutely amazing.   The video shows prominent Muslim Americans, from Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad to Glee star Iqbal Theba […]

This Amazon Ad That Features an Imam and a Priest Will Warm Your Heart

This Amazon Ad That Features an Imam and a Priest Will Warm Your Heart

  The most surprising thing just happened. For the first time in the history, Amazon Prime had a Muslim imam featured in a television ad shown in the United States.  “I can’t think of one. There are plenty of religious figures in televisions, especially sitcoms and police procedurals. But no ads with imams,” said Tobe […]

Are Enthusiastic Pokémon Go Players Crossing the Line in the UAE?

Are Enthusiastic Pokémon Go Players Crossing the Line in the UAE?

By Nourhan Shahin

  A little over a month ago, Pokemon Go came to everyone’s life and took total control of it. A month later and the app is still going strong. I’ve become so used to seeing people walking in the streets, malls, beaches and basically everywhere catching Pokemon. I’m not sure Dubai’s imams feel the same […]

Egypt’s Jewish Community Shrank To 6 Women

Egypt’s Jewish Community Shrank To 6 Women

  Lucy Saul, an Egyptian Jewish who lived in Cairo, passed away yesterday. According to the Jewish community leader, Magda Tania Silvera, the Jewish community in Egypt now shrinks to six elderly women.     Silvera’s post reads:   Today the Jewish community in Cairo lost one of its members, Lucy, who was known among the enthusiasts in the […]

The Four Sides We All Have in Ramadan and How to Balance Them

The Four Sides We All Have in Ramadan and How to Balance Them

By Nelly Karrar

In the last few years, Ramadan has become the month of mind-numbness, low productivity, browsing through your Facebook newsfeed during the day, watching mosalsalat for the rest of the night, and stuffing our faces with food from Iftar to Sohour.   Truth is; the holy month is much more than what people think it is. With just a […]

Where Is the Ramadan Spirit?

Where Is the Ramadan Spirit?

  On Snapchat yesterday, we asked people, “What does Ramadan mean to you?” Here’s what they told us: “Konafa bel manga.” “Akl bas.” “Mosalsalat.” Really? This is the meaning of Ramadan? The folks we asked in London spoke about the hardships of fasting, which is a lot closer to the spirit of the holy month than weird […]

Thanaweya Amma’s Religion Exam to be Postponed in Egypt

Thanaweya Amma’s Religion Exam to be Postponed in Egypt

By Laila Gamaleldin

  The Thanaweya Amma religion exam, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed to June 29, according to Egyptian Minister of Education El-Helaly El-Sherbiny.   The decision came after the exams were leaked on Facebook. Students were already inside testing rooms when the decision was released. Many students are understandably frustrated since they do not feel comfortable taking the […]

Egyptian Lawmaker Seeks to Abolish Religion from National IDs

Egyptian Lawmaker Seeks to Abolish Religion from National IDs

  Echoing the sentiment of many enlightened Egyptians, member of Parliament Alaa Abdel Moneim wants to remove the religion field on national IDs — because what is the actual point of it, really? According to Al Masry Al Youm, Abdel Moneim is submitting legislation regarding citizenship rights to Parliament sometime in the next two weeks, […]

Elderly Christian Woman Stripped Naked in Minya

Elderly Christian Woman Stripped Naked in Minya

By Mahmoud Aziz

  Another ugly chapter of sectarian strife took place after an elderly Coptic Christian woman was stripped naked and dragged along the streets in the Minya governorate of Egypt as hundreds of onlookers watched. The old woman was attacked amid clashes over a love affair rumor involving a Christian man and a Muslim woman in […]

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