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CNN’s senior writer Eliott C. McLaughlin writes, “New Yorkers by the thousand, representing myriad backgrounds and faiths, converged on Times Square on Sunday, heeding a music mogul’s calls to let Muslims know their fellow Americans stood by them.
The Daily Good’s associate editor Tasbeeh Herwees writes, “While at a protest at Los Angeles International Airport against President Trump’s Muslim ban, I watched as a white woman approached two Muslim women in headscarves. She carried with her Shepard Fairey’s now-inescapable American hijab poster—which depicts a Muslim woman wearing an American flag print headscarf—and plastered on her face was the kind of expectant smile I’d come to recognize from well-meaning, but misguided, white non-Muslims. I couldn’t hear what she was saying, but I already knew what she wanted: a photo with the Muslim women while holding the poster. They posed patiently, their smiles strained, for what would surely become her protest Instagram or Facebook photo.”
The Intercept’s Jon Schwarz writes, “There’s been lots of attention-grabbing opposition to Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order, from demonstrations to court orders. But polls make it clear public opinion is much more mixed. Standard phone polls show small majorities opposed, while web and automated polls find small majorities continue to support it.
What surprises me about the poll results isn’t that lots of Americans like the ban — but that so many Americans don’t. Regular people have lives to lead and can’t investigate complicated issues in detail. Instead they usually take their cues from leaders they trust. And given what politicians across the U.S. political spectrum say about terrorism, Trump’s executive order makes perfect sense. There are literally no national-level American politicians telling a story that would help ordinary people understand why Trump’s goals are both horrendously counterproductive and morally vile.”
The Huffington Post’s trends editor Jenna Amatulli writes, “The 19-year-old model and Muslim refugee made her New York Fashion Week debut and walked Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 5 fashion show on Wednesday, wearing a black hijab with a golden fur coat and black pointed boots.
IMG Models, who now represents Aden, tweeted a video of the model strutting down the catwalk and one thing’s for sure: the Somali-American is a natural on the runway.”
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This list was curated by Kaitlin Montgomery, altM News Editor