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Justice For Aafia- A Graphic Novel

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This is Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's story in visual form. The artist Christopher Towne is a young anti-war activist. He blogs here. Towne has given Muslimmatters.org exclusive permission to share his graphic novel. He says “the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is both strange and disturbing. The so-called “War on Terror” demands periodic show trials, to make endless wars appear justified. Countless ... Read More »

Political Prisoner #Aafia Siddiqui Human Rights Forum & Rally in Washington D.C.

Joe Lombardo, National Coordinator of United National Antiwar Coalition  (UNAC) rallies for repatriation of Aafia Siddiqui

On International Women's Day, March 8th, 2013, anti-war, civil liberties, and Muslim activists, along with college students and families joined hands in demanding the repatriation of political prisoner Dr. Aafia Siddiqui back to her home country of Pakistan, and the compassionate release of Attorney Lynne Stewart. The peaceful protest was held outside the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C. More than fifty  protestors ... Read More »

#MyJihad – The ‘Struggle’ to Reclaim Islam

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Too beloved a term to be allowed to be hijacked in this fashion, “My Jihad” was launched with the slogan and intent of, “Taking back Islam from Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists alike,” where both Muslims and non-Muslims are encouraged to contribute their reflections of what this spiritual struggle means to them. Read More »

‘You Deserve Racism Because You’re Corrupt’

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Those who are inclined toward racism or self-hate will inevitably bring up the faults of the people they detest whenever discrimination is discussed. In America, it appears that African-Americans are not only the most fault-ridden group in the eyes of others, but the most likely candidates of discrimination—even in Muslim communities and masjids. And some argue this is because of their faults. Read More »

Israel and Apartheid | Part 3

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Pre-req | Introduction  | Part 1 |   Part 2 | Part 3 |  Part 4 | (Note: The Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) refers to the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem which have been under Israeli occupation since 1967 )  Apartheid Roads and Restrictions on Freedom of Movement Israel has created a system of extensive roads in the Palestinian territories, primarily in the West Bank, which connect Jewish ... Read More »

The Islam Women were Promised

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By Musa Furber for The Washington Post. See original post here.   The horrific and heartbreaking news from India is tragic enough on its own: two alleged victims of gang rape have died, one a 23-year-old woman who succumbed to her wounds and a 17-year-old girl who took her own life after being pressured to marry one of her alleged attackers. These stories are awful enough ... Read More »

Islamic Relief: The Trauma of Gaza’s Children

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What will be the fate of this young boy, and many others like him that have had to witness the death of a parent, relative, sibling, or friend? What affect will the fragile social climate have on his upbringing, where poverty, injustice, severe depravation are widespread, in one of the most volatile regions on earth? Read More »

1000+56 Words, Explained

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 I feel like this message is far too important to me and far too sensitive for all of us for me to leave it unexplained. —– Where were you when it happened? For me, it was the classroom.  I was in 5th grade when the Twin Towers were attacked.  The school day had just begun when the first plane hit, ... Read More »

Religious Discrimination at Work

Religious discrimination in the workplace

She didn’t know that the $20 scarf she wrapped around her head that morning would result in a $25,000 lawsuit . She walked into the job interview for Morningside House of Ellicott City: a confident, well educated professional. Excited, about to graduate from nursing school and after spending years caring for other’s children as a childcare worker, she was starting a new chapter of her life. A heartfelt prayer to Allah mumbled under her breath and she opened the door. Read More »

Israel and Apartheid | Part 2

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This article explores the different apartheid policies designed and enforced by Israel in the Palestinian territories to oppress Palestinian Arabs and give preferential treatment to Israeli Jews to maintain the domination of its race. Read More »

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