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Guest Blogger on DAPL: A Timeline for a Timeless American Tragedy

Guest Blogger on DAPL: A Timeline for a Timeless American Tragedy

I’m so excited to introduced guest blogger, Natasha, to yasminareality.com.  Natasha and I met at an open house mosque event that brought more than 400 community members together in Schaumburg, IL of all faiths and walks of life. The event brought together Americans who want to look past fear-mongering and hate and unite in our […]

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Guest Blogger, Hani: Thanksgiving Message to Immigrants

Guest Blogger, Hani: Thanksgiving Message to Immigrants

I always love having guest bloggers. In fact, I am soliciting aspiring writers and activists to contribute to the yasminareality.com independent platform on topics such as immigration, hate crimes, Standing Rock, Flint water crisis and other ideas you might have. This blog comes to you from Hani on the topic of immigration.  Thank you, Hani!  […]

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My Non-American Friends, It’s Black Friday in America

My Non-American Friends, It’s Black Friday in America

By on November 22, 2016 in social issues with No Comments

My non-American friends, my country is preparing for black Friday this week.  Black Friday is the day after the Thanksgiving holiday when corporate retailers typically, allegedly, aim-to-be “in the black” or realize their corporate profit goals which rely a lot on the Christmas shopping season. Today, as I pulled the mail out of my mailbox, […]

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It’s Election Season and I Have Faith

It’s Election Season and I Have Faith

Originally published at the HuffPost Religion on an Editor’s writing prompt. Great prompt, HuffPost! Thanks! Yasmina The 2016 elections are like none we’ve seen before. If you were to look up the meaning of “rock bottom,” the picture that would pop up would be the presidential debates of 2016. Typical political mudslinging has now morphed […]

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Muslims & Arabs at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Muslims & Arabs at the 2016 Rio Olympics

By on October 25, 2016 in culture, social issues with No Comments

Psyched to be published in Hyatt Magazine. “Hyatt Magazine is a free social and cultural magazine, featuring events, entertainment, lifestyle, business data, leisure, and lore. ‘Hyatt’ in Arabic Language means Life. Its events and news guide targets the heavy populated Middle-Eastern community in the south and south west Chicago Suburbs.” Dreams Come True for Muslim […]

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We’re Running for Peace!

We’re Running for Peace!

We’re Running for Peace! Click the link to help us reach our goal to help children in the middle get the medical treatment they need. THE PALESTINE CHILDREN’S RELIEF FUND (WWW.PCRF.NET) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1991 TO HELP ADDRESS THE MEDICAL AND HUMANITARIAN CRISIS FACING PALESTINIAN YOUTH IN THE MIDDLE EAST. IT HAS BECOME THE LARGEST […]

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Re-Printing an Open Letter to EpiPen’s Frankenstein

Re-Printing an Open Letter to EpiPen’s Frankenstein

By on August 31, 2016 in social issues with No Comments

Reading this open letter from a mother of a child with a life-threatening allergy to the CEO of Mylan brought tears to my eyes. I am repulsed by the greed that has fattened bank accounts at the expense of children’s’ lives. This mother said what all of us are feeling- and unfortunately, she comes from […]

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French Burkini Ban Podcast

French Burkini Ban Podcast

The day after I published this podcast on the burkini ban, French courts ruled this practice unlawful. Some mayors still want to enforce it. Regardless- the global uproar on social media and the media had a huge affect on this outcome. France could not deal with the backlash. If you think your voice doesn’t matter, […]

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Be an unapologetic supporter of #BDS. I support #BDS

Be an unapologetic supporter of #BDS. I support #BDS

By on August 25, 2016 in civil rights, Middle East with No Comments

  There are some things in life you need to be unapologetic about. Some things you can’t allow bullying and intimidation to knock you off your heels. There are times to dig your heels IN- and #BDS is one of those things. This is one of those times. Please watch the above video. #BDS is […]

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Aisha: Scholar and Wife of the Prophet of Islam

Aisha: Scholar and Wife of the Prophet of Islam

By on August 23, 2016 in islam with No Comments

On the HuffPost Blog- I published a piece about Aisha, mother of the believers and wife of the prophet of Islam, may peace and blessings be upon him and his family and companions. Aisha is a willfully misunderstood historical figure. Most powerful, regal human beings are … Adding to my viral piece about Khadija- I […]

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