Man berates a Muslim woman in a coffee shop
May 21st, 2018

A viral video shows a man insulting a Muslim woman wearing a niqab in a California coffee shop. The incident sparked an intense debate over the merits of Islamic face coverings. Some argue they are oppressive and should be outlawed in public, but others insist this would be a mistake. Continue reading

March 30th, 2018

Forced marriage is an antiquated and cruel tradition, but contrary to popular belief, its horrors are not restricted to backwards places on the other side of the world. Just ask Texas resident Maarib Al Hishmawi, who paid a harsh price for standing up to her parents. Continue reading

A letter declaring April 3 "Punish a Muslim Day"
March 15th, 2018

Copies of an anonymous letter declaring April 3 “Punish a Muslim Day” have generated waves of anxiety in Muslim communities throughout the United Kingdom. The letters even include a table awarding point values for specific acts of violence against Muslims: 25 points for pulling off a woman’s head scarf, 500 for killing a Muslim person, and 1,000 for bombing a mosque. Continue reading

March 5th, 2018

An offshoot of the original #MeToo movement, thousands of Muslim women have been using the hashtag #MosqueMeToo to come forward and tell their own stories of sexual assault in the Muslim world. But for followers of Islam, these revelation pose unique challenges. Continue reading

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February 23rd, 2018

A proposed ban on circumcision in Iceland has gotten pushback from the nation’s Jewish and Muslim minorities, who claim it violates their religious freedom. Where do religious freedoms end and the rights of children begin? Continue reading

Muslim beauty model
January 30th, 2018

Even the most casual observer could tell you that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is capable of being reignited at any moment. Just as tensions appeared to be cooling off, a pair of international cosmetic companies inadvertently revamped the hostilities. Continue reading

December 28th, 2017

Another year in the books! As we inch closer to January 1st, we’d like to take a moment and reflect on all that happened in 2017. From revelations of sexual abuse by people in powerful places, to intense debates over … Continue reading

Trump names Jerusalem capital of Israel
December 12th, 2017

When it comes to city politics, it doesn’t get much more complicated than Jerusalem. Now, a U.S. decision to officially recognize it as the capital of Israel puts an already-hostile situation at even higher risk of boiling over. Continue reading

Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar
December 5th, 2017

Although Pope Francis did finally meet with the Rohingya in Bangladesh, he appears to be offering a balm for the pain without any real solutions. There are still huge questions about the future of the Rohingya and we must do more to help, writes guest contributor Sandra Gilman. Continue reading

Katie Freeman wears brownface.
October 29th, 2017

A white nurse from the UK, Katie Freeman, has admitted that she has held stereotypical opinions on Muslims. Hoping to challenge Ms. Freeman and expose her to the harsh reality of Islamaphobia, Channel 4 darkened her skin, gave her a fake nose, and put her in a Burkha. Continue reading