Politics

Author Farah Pandith on how to win the war against the bad guys

Farah Pandith served as the first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities, appointed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009. In this role, she created Generation Change, which gathered young “change makers” together to work on issues such as violent extremism; Viral Peace, an online counter-extremism initiative; and Hours Against Hate, a…

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Becoming Unbecoming

Now that she is no longer presiding over the East Wing in the White House, Michelle Obama is grateful for the little things. One of them is toast, or rather toast she makes herself. As she recounts in her mega best-selling memoir, Becoming, nothing feels more liberating than tiptoeing to the kitchen…

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The Rise of the alt.Muslim*

*The author here discusses a phenomenon in the Muslim community somewhat akin to the alt-Right phenomenon. His essay in no way refers to or implicates altMuslimah (“altM”). The election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States ushered in many changes. While one may have expected some type…

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A Religious Double Standard

Religious liberty has become a particularly politicized topic in recent years, and recent months were no different. In a long-awaited June decision, the Supreme Court decided in favor of a Christian baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple. In July, Attorney General Jeff Sessions…

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