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When Christianity is not a religion

In May 2010, the Regional Planning Commission of Rutherford County in Tennessee approved a request for the construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (ICM). It was a straightforward request that, legally speaking, should have garnered no controversy. But in a post-9/11 context, and in light of the heated and…

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Anti-Muslim Hate Groups Tripled

Before the elections, we were told that our fears of a Trump presidency were unfounded, that we were overreacting, and should have faith in humanity. But in recent days, less than two months after the election, we hear stories daily that are horrifying and heartbreaking. We hear stories of Latino…

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Black in the Muslim Students Association

In 2010, I was a fresh faced first-year Muslim student at Virginia Commonwealth University. I began my time at VCU with a sanguine outlook and an eagerness to bond with my fellow Muslim students, but the four years that followed would turn out to be the worst of my short…

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“You Don’t Look Like a Lawyer”

“To be an attorney, you need to have a certain look. And you just don’t have it.” “Why the f*** do you even wear that thing on your head?!” “The judges are going to be more critical of our team when they see you with us – It’s not personal,…

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When Pakistan is Safer than North Carolina

Remember the clock kid, Ahmed?  He was honored by President Obama for his ingenuity and scholastic achievement after he was put in handcuffs and arrested at his own school for the same. He lives with his family in Qatar now, because of safety concerns after he became a target of…

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Dear Neighbor: I Take Your Trump Sign Personally

Dear Neighbor: I want you to know that I take your Trump sign personally.  I take it personally because I have a vagina, or as your favored candidate might say, a “p***y.”  My daughter has one, too.  And I figure if you’re okay with a p***y-grabber for President, you might…

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Weekly roundup of altM news: Aug. 8

With all the stories on the Internet it can be difficult to always stay in the know. To help, we’ve searched the web for interesting pieces of news, videos and tips to help you start off your week on the right foot. 1. 40 badass times Donald Trump was asked…

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