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Eid Mubarak 2015

Eid Mubarak 2015

By on July 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

It’s nearly 10:30 Chicago time. I’m sitting in my kitchen waiting for the banitza to come out of the oven. I texted “mabrook” to my brother for completing another perfect month of fasting. I told my son he cannot open the huge bag of lollipops that the kids will get tomorrow. And my kids are […]

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My Reflections on Srebrenica

My Reflections on Srebrenica

By on July 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

20 years ago, 8,000 Bosnian men and boys were massacred by Serb forces in the worst genocidal event since 1945. In 1945, Serb forces massacred Croatian soldiers that included my grandfather, leaving my mother an orphaned refugee before she even left her mother’s womb. Growing up “Yugoslavian,” it was very clear how the maternal elders […]

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Grieving the Victims of the Charleston Church Terrorist Attack

Grieving the Victims of the Charleston Church Terrorist Attack

By on June 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

On this first day of Ramadan, our nation grieves the victims of a terrorist attack that took place at an historic Charleston Church in South Carolina, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church . My friend and fellow interfaith peace lover, Larry Perlman, put to words what I could not say better! With his permission, I am […]

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Islamophobia, Inc. Musings

Islamophobia, Inc. Musings

By on June 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

The past few weeks, the Islamophobia Industry and its repercussions have created a lot of craziness here in the states.  There was the armed biker gang that came brandishing semi-automatic weapons and “F*ck Islam!” t-shirts and Neo-Nazi t-shirts to the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix.  Pretending that freedom of speech and our first amendment isn’t […]

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A Poetic Apology

A Poetic Apology

By on May 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

Thank you, Tim Torkildson, for putting one of my articles to poetry. Tim creates poems about trending news topics.  His bio in the New York Times can be found here: A Reporter’s Beat, and a Poet’s Muse. Tim Torkildson is a retired circus clown who messes around with words. He is the author of Clown […]

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7 Remarkable Things About Khadija, Wife of the Prophet of Islam

7 Remarkable Things About Khadija, Wife of the Prophet of Islam

By on April 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

Thanks for the shares! Please go out on HuffPost and post your comments! 7 Remarkable Things About Khadija, Wife of the Prophet of Islam I often get into debates with people about women in Islam. How we dress. How we don’t dress. What we think or don’t think or should-be-thinking. I get into debates about […]

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18 Years Ago You Left Me

18 Years Ago You Left Me

By on March 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

March 20, 2015 18 years ago you passed away- at the young age of 58. You didn’t want to go. We didn’t want you to go. But these things are not up to us. We weren’t ready to live life without you in it. And like everything else you did in life- you faced it head on […]

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A Terrorist Murdered Three Promising Young Adults in North Carolina

A Terrorist Murdered Three Promising Young Adults in North Carolina

By on February 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

I’m supposed to feel weird stating the truth- that a terrorist murdered three young people in North Carolina.  The reason I’m supposed to feel weird is because the three young people were Muslim.  And terrorists don’t murder Muslims according to what we are told. We are told that Muslims are the terrorists. All other types […]

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My Debut as a Huffington Post Blogger

My Debut as a Huffington Post Blogger

By on October 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

I’m thrilled to now be a Huffington Post Blogger. What a fun week where my blog inspired the open-hearted and got haters riled up. When I was a teenager talking with my father about my dream of becoming a Journalist, I never imagined I could one day be accepted as a Muslim Writer in the […]

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My TEDx Talk: #MyJihad- The Struggle for Self-Expression

My TEDx Talk: #MyJihad- The Struggle for Self-Expression

By on October 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Re-Posting for my new readers.  Originally posted by Yasmina Reality on May 13, 2013. My TED talk is published. Please Watch and Share. “#MyJihad at TEDx Talk! Powerful words by MyJihad board member Yasmina Blackburn. Share with your friends, your neighbors, your kids. Education is the key. Darkness will not brighten darkness, and fire will […]

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