Bringing in the Big Guns – When Discipline Becomes Crime and Punishment


By Layla Abdullah-Poulos People across the country continue to express their shock at the brutal treatment of a high school student by a resource officer in Columbia, SC. Unfortunately, incidents like this are the standard of interactions between blacks and law enforcement. Unfortunately, youth does not secure one from harm. A study in the Journal [Read More...]

Five Solutions to End All-Male Panels


By Saud Inam  Recently, there’s been a heated discussion around the need for female speakers and scholars on panel discussions at Muslim conferences, seminars and events. If you haven’t already, check out #NoAllMalePanels on Twitter – there was a great “tweetstorm” around this hashtag last night. Many of our conferences, seminars and events do have male-dominated panel [Read More...]

Why the #NoAllMalePanels Discussion is Important

Margari Hill of Muslim ARC, and a featured Muslim woman speaker

By Sabina Khan-Ibarra On the heels of the #NextTimeRememberHer twitter event, Muslim women are calling for their Muslim male allies to stand with them against All Men Panels. They are asking Muslim men to sign the pledge to eliminate all male panels and anthologies. The issue is not a new one. For years, women have not [Read More...]

Giving a Name to the Asexual Muslim Experience


By Laura P. I spend an awful lot of my time online, for work, for volunteering, for fun. But even I didn’t expect that one of the most profound realizations in my life would come from the internet. One evening in 2004, browsing news online after work, I happened upon an article called Coming out, [Read More...]

Is Islamophobia Over? 

Flickr Creative Commons, photo user Geoff Dexter. From a UK rally against racism and Islamophobia

By Saud Inam Recently nationwide rallies were held called the Global Rally for Humanity. These rallies, despite the misleading name, were actually blatantly Islamophobic rallies aimed at the Muslim American community. Most, if not all, of the rallies proved to be an utter failure with low attendance, which was a wonderful indication of how little [Read More...]

The Cycle of Violence: What Happened at Umpqua will Happen Again

Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

By Zainab F. Chaudary I spent Thursday night glued to my phone, refreshing Google News every five minutes. News of an active shooter on the Umpqua Community College campus in Oregon had hit Thursday afternoon, and by early evening, the shooter’s identity was still unclear. At the end of the workday, I shifted from monitoring Google News [Read More...]