This post was originally published on this site  Solidarity amidst chaos and confusion Since Friday January 20, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security and TSA have been honoring the executive order of the Trump administration to prohibit entry for people from a handful of Muslim Majority countries. The homelands selected include Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Trump’s order uses language invoking the complicated history of 9/11 terror attacks three

This post was originally published on this site (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Our reality just set in Donald John Trump took an oath of office, on a bible, for the Presidency of The United States of America, Friday January 20, 2017. His campaign, positioned as the calvary for white working class Americans collected the hearts and minds of his supporters like staples to magnets. Throughout all the jest, hot-takes, and naiveness,

This post was originally published on this site President Donald Trump is preparing to issue an executive order dramatically restricting refugee admissions to the U.S. and denying visas to individuals from countries his administration deems high-risk, according to congressional and advocacy organization sources briefed on a draft. The executive order could still change before Trump signs it, which could happen this week. According to sources, administration officials are considering: Blocking

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Donald J. Trump wants to unite the world against what he calls “Radical Islamic Terrorism”, but by his own admission, he has yet to “figure out what the hell is going” when it comes to why such violence is occurring. He doesn’t exactly possess a sophisticated understanding of the political, social, psychological and ideological factors behind contemporary terrorism. Of course, this has

This post was originally published on this siteBy Wendy Diaz On January 6, 2017, which happens to be Three Kings Day -a holiday related to Christmas and widely celebrated in the Spanish-speaking world- a US military veteran of Puerto Rican descent opened fire in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport killing five people and injuring eight in a senseless shooting rampage that ended with him running out of ammunition and surrendering to

This post was originally published on this siteLinda Sarsour is one of four national co-chairs of the Women’s March which drew millions of women around the world. Her efforts were instrumental in the success of the largest protest in American history. Now she is being viciously attacked by right wing trolls and white supremacists because she is unapologetically Muslim, as are so many of us are. She has devoted her

This post was originally published on this siteBy Khawaja Ahmed Leaving the MSA can be a daunting yet inevitable step for many. It’s part of the package of leaving college and entering the post grad world: things aren’t going to be same anymore. Graduation opens doors to a world of unknowns where few things are left as structured as our education system. Once the seal of graduation from the campus

This post was originally published on this siteBy Kyle Ismail “America is unique among western major democracies in that…a sizable number of its Muslims are native born converts…We are already a part of America, the Black community has secured that position for us. They are our Banu Hashim in the West… Through carelessness, through callousness, through… almost stupidity …we have not been taking care of our relationships in the Black

This post was originally published on this siteBy Anjum Fatima Introduction The Prophet in his last sermon said: “All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly.” From this it is clear that the responsibility of relaying Allah’s message after the Prophet, has been laid