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Sad Week

Sad Week

By on October 3, 2017 in social issues with No Comments

It’s time to stop pretending we don’t have a serious problem in the United States. Our politicians are purchased by NRA- and children are orphaned this week due to yet another mass shooting. When will the next one be? No one is safe. We are living in terror thanks to our reckless gun culture and […]

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3 Heroes in Portland

3 Heroes in Portland

The climate of Trumpistan (aka America) is one where the most dreadful things like hate speech and incitement of violence are dying to become normalized. So much so- people are dying. Trump’s America is killing people. When a white, extremist terrorist who will not be named on my blog- no notoriety here- walked on a […]

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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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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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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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I’m a Pomak. (What’s That?)

I’m a Pomak. (What’s That?)

My Muslim heritage goes back to the Ottoman empire when Islam spread into the Balkans. My paternal ancestry is Bulgarian Muslim or Pomak.  It’s such a minority, it’s still not completely recognized.  I’m a minority of a minority.  When hanging around mosques my entire life, finding a Pomak was like finding a needle in a […]

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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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