Reflections on Manchester

My connection with Manchester happened purely by accident. I initially started out my undergraduate degree in London. But after a family crisis sent my family and I into a domestic violence refuge, push came to shove and we were eventually forced to relocate to my mother’s home town of Bradford….

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Anti-Muslim Extremists: The SPLC’s Field Guide

Based in Montgomery, Alabama, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has been at the forefront of the fight against racism and for civil rights since 1971.  More recently, in its efforts to track and eliminate hate and extremism in this country, it has provided some invaluable resources on anti-Muslim bigotry….

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If You See Something, Say Something

There was a story that happened yesterday that you probably did not hear about. It happened in Boston between the Prudential and Copley train stations. A man who seemed “off” had been staring at my friend since she got on at the Longwood Medical Area stop. This made her feel…

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An open letter to Bill Maher from a Muslim American

The problem isn’t Islam. It’s your movement to demonize Islam in the liberal left.

Hey there, Bill. You hate religion. You particularly hate Islam. We get it. Your liberal bigotry against Muslims and Islam is no secret. For a while now I’ve just avoided watching your show, which kind of stinks because for many years I was a great fan and really loved it.

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Allahu Akbar: Homeland’s season finale is a shocker

Warning: This post contains spoilers about the season three finale of “Homeland.”
You would think Allahu Akbar was synonymous with “Death to America!” if you watched the final two pulse-pounding episodes of Showtime’s Homeland season three. A multitude of Allahu Akbars serve as the backdrop in the horrific public hanging scene of last night’s season finale, “The Star.”

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