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altM’s Asma Uddin for Newsweek ME – Marrakesh: Rites of Passage

altM’s Founder, Editor-in-Chief, and religious liberties lawyer Asma Uddin reviews the Marrakesh Declaration, and what it means for religious freedom. In the 13th century, when the Mongols conquered Baghdad, their ruler Hulagu Khan gathered the religious scholars in the city and asked them: According to spiritual law, which option is…

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Shabana Mir: The Hijab Debate

Recently, a blogosphere debate erupted on headscarves/hijab among various Muslim women. The debate was preceded by physical harassment against visibly Muslim women (see this, this, this, and this). The worsened climate of Islamophobia was greeted with shock and disgust by a number of Americans. A number of non-Muslim women—Dr. Larycia…

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The importance of Ahmed’s race

I remember a particularly sunny afternoon in South Brunswick, NJ, when my high school had a “bomb threat.” We’d had six already and everyone knew it was just some vagrant scrawling threatening words on the bathroom walls. Still, the school was evacuated. As I gleefully followed my friend out the…

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