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 […]

These Young Black British Muslims Just Made a Web Series, and You Need to Watch It

These Young Black British Muslims Just Made a Web Series, and You Need to Watch It

by Nadine Arab

A group of black British Muslims just launched a series of videos exploring stories and dialogue around being black and Muslim in Britain. The global launch of the web series was on the 4th, celebrating Black History month.     Even though the African Muslim community in the UK represents about 10% of its Muslim […]

Meet Rahaf Khatib, the First Hijabi to Appear on the Cover of a Fitness Magazine

Meet Rahaf Khatib, the First Hijabi to Appear on the Cover of a Fitness Magazine

by Marwa Khalifa

A mother, a passionate runner, a marathoner, and a Muslim Syrian born/American woman, Rahaf Khatib, was one of the first hijabis to appear on the cover of an international magazine “Women’s Running”. She is one of the strongest influencers on Instagram, when it comes to issues of health.   Khatib is a true role model […]

The Fitness Beast: Everything You Need to Know About Heba Ali

The Fitness Beast: Everything You Need to Know About Heba Ali

by Noha Khalifa

Meet Heba Ali, the Arab-American She-Hulk with a passion for fitness that is transforming lives and propelling her into entrepreneurship.   The New Jersey resident isn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill personal trainer. Why, you say? Well, Ali does things differently. In this article, we’ll give you some reasons as to why we believe she is an […]

Can the Face of Terrorism Ever Be White?

Can the Face of Terrorism Ever Be White?

This past weekend – dating from the 11th to the 12th of August, 2017 – has marked a dark couple of days in the history of the United States of America. White supremacist/racist protesters took the streets of West Virginia by storm. According to the New York Times – and several other news sources – […]

Everything You Need to Know About Instagram’s Wealthiest Influencer

Everything You Need to Know About Instagram’s Wealthiest Influencer

  Who’s not a fan of her or her beauty tips and products? The one and only, Huda Kattan (aka Huda Beauty), rules the beauty industry and knows how to twist our perspective regarding skin care, makeup application and looking sexy, all while she embraces her natural beauty. Only recently, she has been crowned the […]

US Sells F-15 Jets to Qatar

US Sells F-15 Jets to Qatar

  On Wednesday June 15th, Doha and Washington signed a $12 billion Arms Deal, amidst the ongoing Gulf Crisis. The deal states that the US is to sell Qatar as many as 36  “F-15QA fighter aircraft.”     The Pentagon stated that the deal “will give Qatar a state of the art capability and increase […]

4,000 Cows Set to Be Imported by a Qatari Businessman

4,000 Cows Set to Be Imported by a Qatari Businessman

After several Arab states severed ties with Qatar, Qatar’s concerns for food security became more clear. A Qatari businessman decided to tackle the current fresh milk shortage present in Qatar, by what is considered to be the biggest cattle airlift ever attempted.     Moutaz Al Khayyat, chairman of Power International Holding, is planning to airlift […]

Why Did Donald Trump Pick Saudi Arabia as His First Trip Overseas?

Why Did Donald Trump Pick Saudi Arabia as His First Trip Overseas?

Donald Trump’s first trip overseas as the American president was to Saudi Arabia. Many — including us — were astonished by his decision, but as we take a closer to the visit and how beneficial it is to the American/Saudi relations, we were proven otherwise.   Not only did Trump’s visit seal a massive weapons […]

#EveryoneIsWelcome: The Way Los Angeles Welcomed Visitors from the Middle East Is Inspiring

#EveryoneIsWelcome: The Way Los Angeles Welcomed Visitors from the Middle East Is Inspiring

  The people of Los Angeles teamed up with the LA tourism board to send a clear message; everyone, and they mean EVERYONE, is welcomed in Los Angeles. The initiative came to life to counter President Donald Trump’s plans to to travel ban Muslims, as well as build a wall along the US southern border.   […]

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