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As My Firstborn Graduates

As My Firstborn Graduates

By on May 25, 2016 in personal stories with No Comments

When I was pregnant for the first time, I couldn’t believe a baby would be in my arms at the end of the journey. My friend even had to keep reminding me that yes … a real baby will be yours at the end of this journey. And then she arrived and I was dissociated […]

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Book Review of Talk to Me by: Qasim Rashid

Book Review of Talk to Me by: Qasim Rashid

By on May 20, 2016 in Book Reviews with No Comments

In his third book, Talk to Me, Author, Qasim Rashid continues his jihad of the pen. His book, The Wrong Kind of Muslim, shined a light on the persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslims in Pakistan while his second book, Extremist, took on renowned extremist-Islamophobe, Geert Wilders.  In Talk to Me, Rashid takes his activism to the […]

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Our Story in Daily Sabah, Turkey’s English Newspaper

Our Story in Daily Sabah, Turkey’s English Newspaper

By on May 9, 2016 in personal stories with No Comments

Honored to cover this feature story with Sadaf Syed for Turkey’s Daily Sabah.  We visited Fatima in Lombard, IL and met her beautiful girls.  We brought our own daughters along to break the ice.  I am so amazed at the resilience displayed and her heart of gold. ****** A day with a Syrian mother in […]

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Thank You, HuffPost! 15 of HuffPost Religion’s most moving blogs from 2015

Thank You, HuffPost! 15 of HuffPost Religion’s most moving blogs from 2015

By on May 6, 2016 in Previous Posts with No Comments

Thank you HuffPost Religion for choosing my Khadija piece as a top blog of 2015.  Honored!   Original Khadija blog   Carol Kuruvilla Religion Associate Editor, The Huffington Post HuffPost Religion has been blessed with a wonderfully diverse group of bloggers who practice many of the world’s great religious traditions. Over the past year, our bloggers […]

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DS Centre Journalism Academy travels to refugee camp in Nizip

DS Centre Journalism Academy travels to refugee camp in Nizip

By on April 15, 2016 in Middle East with No Comments

I just had an amazing week in Turkey! My photojournalist colleague and friend, Sadaf Syed, joined me in taking part in the Daily Sabah Think Tank Spring 2016 Journalism Academy in Turkey. Look for more to come about our incredible experience and some published pieces about our refugee camp visit in Nizip along the Turkey […]

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Where was Ted Cruz Radicalized?

Where was Ted Cruz Radicalized?

By on April 15, 2016 in politics with No Comments

This article was published in Huffington Post and the Chicago Monitor. Pot? Meet kettle. When GOP presidential candidate, Ted Cruz stated, “We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized,” I chuckled. I mean it’s no laughing matter to stigmatize and ostracize an entire community based on their religious […]

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Appreciating the Men in My Life – My Latest on The Good Men Project

Appreciating the Men in My Life – My Latest on The Good Men Project

By on March 30, 2016 in social issues with No Comments

Really proud to be a Contributing Author with The Good Men Project.  Here is my latest. Why Donald Trump Makes Me Appreciate the Men in My Life See more at: http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/why-donald-trump-makes-me-appreciate-the-men-in-my-life-erink/#sthash.0jptomRV.dpuf Yasmina Blackburn talks about Donald Trump’s candidacy as the next US President, and how it has helped to shape her view of men as […]

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Photo Gallery:  Chicago UIC Trump Protest, March 11, 2016

Photo Gallery: Chicago UIC Trump Protest, March 11, 2016

This photo gallery of the protest that took place at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion on March 11, 2016 accompanies my Chicago Monitor story that also has additional photos and that tells more of the “inside” story. I’ve also uploaded a number of outside video clips on my YouTube Channel (see an example below.) Being a part […]

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Why You Sound Like An Idiot When You Say, “All Lives Matter!”

Why You Sound Like An Idiot When You Say, “All Lives Matter!”

By on March 17, 2016 in civil rights, social issues with No Comments

All Lives Matter All Lives {should} Matter All Lives {in practice don’t} Matter {except privileged people} All Lives {in practice don’t} Matter {except privileged people- so those who don’t matter in practice try to say something about the fact that their lives don’t matter in practice} All Lives {in practice don’t} Matter {except privileged people- […]

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Happy International Women’s Day 2016

Happy International Women’s Day 2016

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