Muslim Affairs

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LISTEN: Muslim Screenwriters Fight Hollywood Islamophobia

Sameer Gardezi and Ramy Youssef discuss their new television projects and challenging the dangerous ways the entertainment industry depicts Muslims.

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Maysoon Zayid Uses Comedy to Fight Ableism and Islamophobia

“I want to get out there and be the image of the American you don’t think is American, and the Muslim you don’t think of when you think of a Muslim.”

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REPORT: 100 Years of Hollywood Islamophobia

A new report from the Pop Culture Collaborative details depictions of Muslims on screen—what the entertainment industry must do to uplift Muslim narratives that don’t damage the community.

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How the Government's Surveillance Practices Criminalize Communities of Color [OPINION]

We’re demanding more transparency and accountability around existing law enforcement surveillance practices, and urging our Congressional leaders of color to intervene on our behalf to prevent further exclusion, dehumanization and violence.

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Supreme Court Upholds 'Muslim Ban'

Advocates pledge to continue fighting the discriminatory ban, which denies nationals from several majority Muslim countries from entering the United States.

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Linda Sarsour: 'I'm Every Islamophobe's Worst Nightmare'

The Muslim Palestinian-American organizer talks to Quartz about what inspires her and what she hopes to give the next generation.

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READ: Writer Hanif Abdurraqib On His Enduring Connection to Ramadan

Abdurraqib for BuzzFeed News: “I do this in the name of a faith that I am uncertain of, and haven’t always felt at home in, and that makes the act both more complicated and more fulfilling.”

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LISTEN: Trump Administration Makes Case to SCOTUS in Defense of 'Muslim Ban'

The Supreme Court heard arguments in the executive orders that sought to block people from several majority Muslim countries from entering the United States.

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10 POC-Led Organizations to Support on International Women's Day

Put your Twitter fingers to good use helping people of color who identify as women.

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The New Normal: Fear and Loathing as Immigration Policy

It only took President Donald Trump one week in office to turn fear into a policy provision.

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Trump Tweets Anti-Muslim Videos, World Calls Him Out

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.): “The president is racist. There’s no doubt about that in my mind.”

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Marine Sentenced to 10 Years for Abusing Muslim Recruits

Ex-Sergeant Joseph Felix’s behavior allegedly pushed one Muslim recruit to commit suicide during a drill exercise.

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Muslims Celebrate Their Diversity With #MuslimAnd Campaign

These seven tweets speak to the youth-driven social media campaign’s goal of celebrating Muslims in all their complexity.

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Trump Administration Expands Travel Ban

Now nationals of eight countries are barred from entering the United States.

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READ: Suman Raghunathan on 9/11, Racism and 'Toxic Patriotism'

From the executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together: “This September 11, I will remember that this is the true patriotism—working with our communities to protect each other, and in doing so, to form a more perfect union.”

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Queer, Muslim and APIA Advocacy Orgs Protest Post-9/11 Hate Violence With Weekend of #QueerAzaadi Actions

Checkpoint protests, community funerals and other actions in cities across the country will honor people impacted by state and White supremacist violence.

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Appeals Court Says 'No' to 'Muslim Ban' Family Limits

“The government does not offer a persuasive explanation for why a mother-in-law is clearly a bona fide relationship, but a grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or cousin is not.”

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#MuslimsInLove Twitter Chat Explores What's Really at Stake in Muslim-American Love Stories

Facilitated by literary advocacy group PEN America, the chat brings together entertainment experts to discuss the history of on-screen depictions of Muslims in love.

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FBI, ATF Investigate Minnesota Mosque Bombing

The FBI has not yet ruled the bombing at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center a hate crime, but confirms that the explosion was the result of a “destructive device in violation of federal law.”

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U.S. Lifts Electronics Ban on Flights From Middle East

Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security has imposed new security measures for all international flights entering the United States.