Category: Politics

So you want to be an activist? Here are 5 things you need to start doing now

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The last few weeks have been exhausting, to say the least. As someone who never thought we would get to the point of an actual Muslim, refugee and immigrant ban, I’m both physically and mentally drained. At times, I feel energized and ready to do whatever I can as a citizen to fight the new and dangerous orders. Other times, I feel completely overwhelmed with just how much damage has already been done. Read More

When a non-thing becomes a thing: What even is “radical Islam?”

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Two days after Muhammad Ali’s funeral painted Islam the brightest and most inspiring portrait — Omar Mateen took the lives of 49 people and injured 53. Three days after, Rabbi Michael Lerner, a political activist and editor of Tikkun Magazine, said “We will not tolerate politicians or anyone else putting down Muslims and blaming Muslims for a few people,” because Muslims were once again scrutinized for the vile behavior of one man. 

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This man takes selfies with Muslims to combat Islamophobia

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Many of us have heard of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s ridiculous plan to ban all Muslims from coming into the United States. His plan sparked a discussion about Islamophobia across the United States and abroad. While many condemned Trump’s ban, some have gone so far as to support it, further developing fear mongering and bigotry in our societies.

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