Politics

Restoring Sanctity to Our Sanctuaries: An Open Letter to the Muslim-Jewish community

*This article will appear on AltMuslimah and The Times of Israel to promote continued partnerships between Muslim and Jewish communities.   Dear Community, The month following President Trump’s inauguration has seen Muslim and Jewish groups come together like never before. In addition to existing collaborative efforts between our faith communities,…

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A Day Without A Woman

On March 8, the Women’s March is joining forces with the International Women’s Strike in a day of action called A Day Without a Woman. People will be participating by withholding their purchasing power (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses), wearing red to show solidarity, attending rallies, livestreaming events,…

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What Next for the Muslim Ban?

On February 3, 2017, Federal Judge the Honorable James L. Robart, granted a nationwide Temporary Restraining Order halting the enforcement of the provisions of President Trump’s executive order regarding immigration.  The purpose of this article is to briefly discuss that decision, and what will happen next, from an academic perspective.  Q: …

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When Muslims Protected Jews

The past few weeks have been disheartening for a lot of people, and particularly Muslim Americans.  The Muslim Ban and the ratcheting policies targeting Islam and Muslims have constructed a narrative of “us versus them”. Muslims are rapidly becoming “the other.” However, all the protests since the Inauguration have given…

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