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Raise Awareness, Don’t Be Silent: Chapel Hill Tragedy

I am a Muslim woman of Afghan descent. Last night, Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha were brutality murdered by Craig Stephen Hicks, a 46 year old white male because of their faith and their religion. Islam has relentlessly been bashed over and over again. It seems like no matter how many times…

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ISIS Does Not Define Islam

ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq); a terrorist group whose ultimate goals are to 1). Establish a new Islamic caliphate across the Middle East 2.) Force Muslims to submit to Al-Baghdadi’s radical Islamic perspective, while implementing  a high-stakes  mentality. Al-Baghdadi asks that one either “join the Islamic caliphate, or to be killed”. Muslims have observed the dark misconstructions…

FEMEN: Flower-Crowned Islamophobia

What do you get when you mix white women, flower crowns, racism and colonial imperialism? FEMEN! Unfortunately, FEMEN and their actions are no laughing matter. Self-described as a “radically feminist” organization, FEMEN’s roots are in protesting against sex trafficking of Ukrainian women and demonstrating for pro-choice legislation in Ukraine. The group was founded in Kiev,…