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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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Muslim Activist Banned from Facebook for Responding to Trump’s Islamophobia

Muslim Activist Banned from Facebook for Responding to Trump’s Islamophobia

By on June 21, 2016 in islamophobia, social issues with No Comments

Be careful what you wish for. Donald Drumpf seems to be projecting his fear of actually reaching his goals of moving into the white house which would put him in a precarious situation. He would actually have to stop pretending to know things and would actually have to know things and talk coherently. Not just […]

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Digesting Orlando Narratives as a Muslim American

Digesting Orlando Narratives as a Muslim American

By on June 15, 2016 in islamophobia, social issues with No Comments

“Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.” (Qur’an, 5:32) Any human being murdered is a travesty and a grave tarnish on the human race. Since taking one life is equivalent to taking the lives of […]

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Bernards Township, NJ Gives Lame Excuses to Stop Mosque

Bernards Township, NJ Gives Lame Excuses to Stop Mosque

Dear Bernards Township, New Jersey, Did you ever hear of the Religious Land Use And Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) of 2000? Better yet, have you ever heard of The Constitution? Or how about common decency? It’s disheartening to read about another mosque on U.S. soil whose attempts to exist are being stopped because of planning […]

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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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Panel Discussion: Islamophobia A Threat To Us All

Panel Discussion: Islamophobia A Threat To Us All

By on February 25, 2016 in islamophobia with No Comments

Check out my podcast where I talk about a panel discussion I took part in a few weeks ago. The panel consisted of a Muslim (me), Christian and Jew. And we tackled the tough questions around this serious topic. Thanks for listening! ~Yasmina     Check out Bawb and the Friends! on Yahala Voice Check […]

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In Memory of Our Three Winners: Razan, Deah and Yusor

In Memory of Our Three Winners: Razan, Deah and Yusor

By on February 11, 2016 in islamophobia with No Comments

Beautiful original artwork by my friend, Ayah, created as she grieved the loss of Our Three Winners last year.  Thank you for letting me share it on my blog, Ayah! Last year, we lost 3 innocent souls to a senseless terror attack in Chapel Hill in their own apartment. By a neighbor who killed them […]

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Tackling Islamophobia with Bawb on Yahalavoice.com

Tackling Islamophobia with Bawb on Yahalavoice.com

By on February 5, 2016 in islamophobia, social issues with No Comments

  Bawb And The Friends On Yahala Voice Honored to have been a guest on Bawb and the Friends, an awesome radio show on Yahalavoice.com.  Bawb, or as I affectionately call him, “B,” is my dear friend who happens to be a self-described “recovering Islamophobe.”  We have gone through a great journey together through sharing […]

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A Deeper Look at Islamophobia in the U.S. Empire // Empire_File015 // Abby Martin

A Deeper Look at Islamophobia in the U.S. Empire // Empire_File015 // Abby Martin

By on January 12, 2016 in islamophobia, politics with No Comments

  A must watch video of Abby Martin’s  interview with Dr. Deepa Kumar, professor of media studies at Rutgers University and author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire.  Dr. Kumar discusses empire and agenda of the 1% that is at the root of Islamophobia.  She talks about how historically, empires are created through conflict […]

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Is America Islamophobic? Or White Supremacist?

Is America Islamophobic? Or White Supremacist?

By on January 7, 2016 in islamophobia, social issues with No Comments

This is a guest blogger post. My mentor and friend, Abu Amina Elias, is a blogger at FaithInAllah.org or http://abuaminaelias.com/ where he addresses oft misrepresented elements of the Islamic faith and explains them as well as covers the most intriguing questions regarding Islam.  I’m so blessed to know him. I learn so much from him. We […]

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