Muslims in Entertainment and Anti-Intellectualism

Unraveling the Misconceptions Over the past several decades, Muslims have been portrayed as “mysterious” and "radicalized" in different platforms from news to entertainment. Political officials have used international events and organizations to highlight extremism and violence. Early examples like the Iranian hostage crisis, mujahideen, and the Gulf Wars [...]

2023-07-16T06:54:27+00:00May 29th, 2018|American Muslims, Terrorism|

Former NFL Player Husain Abdullah Talks Islamophobia & Being an American Muslim Athlete

By: Habeeba Husain From the NFL to Hajj and Advocacy I remember the day my family and I gathered around a screen to watch the video news report on two NFL players who took a leave from their career to perform Hajj, the mandatory pilgrimage to Makkah. I felt [...]

2023-07-16T07:18:19+00:00May 17th, 2018|American Muslims|

Hijab-Wearing Muslim Basketball Player Takes Stand Against FIBA’s Headgear Ban for the Right to Play

By: Habeeba Husain The Inspiring Journey of Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir I had the pleasure of speaking with Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir on multiple occasions over the last few years. Hailing from the birthplace of basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts born to two African American Muslim reverts, Abdul-Qaadir is the youngest of eight. The [...]

2023-07-22T07:09:40+00:00May 9th, 2018|American Muslims, Hijab, Islamophobia|

‘Muslims Condemn List’ Creator Tackles Islamophobia at University & Online

By: Habeeba Husain Transforming Perceptions of Islam and Inspiring Change I cannot recall the first time I heard of Heraa Hashmi, a 20-year-old Muslim woman of Indian background, currently studying Molecular, Cellular, and Development Biology and Linguistics at the University of Colorado in Boulder. It [...]

2023-07-16T07:18:10+00:00May 2nd, 2018|American Muslims, Islamophobia|
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