A Muslim Mother’s Worry for the Trump-filled Landscape of Today

By Sabina Khan-Ibarra In the fourth grade, I read Anne Frank’s diary for the first time. I was devastated for the young girl, who had to live in hiding and was eventually killed because of who she was. Later, I cried for the many, many Bosnians who were killed and raped – again, for who [Read More…]

The Trump Problem: Why This Muslim is Praying for a Christian America

By Charles Turner Most Muslims have engaged with the idea of America being a Christian nation. That idea is often heard from the nativist camp that attempts to claim that Muslims, and Muslim immigrants in particular, are not truly part of the fabric of this nation. It’s also heard from the more conservative elements within [Read More…]

What Would Malcolm do This Black History Month?

By Tariq Touré “Yo this is the Blackest history month ever!” I told my wife, Imani, after she told me that this year was a leap year. We both laughed shamelessly at each other. Black History Month was coming to a close with a screeching halt. This Black History Month has been one for the record [Read More…]

Why Everyone Should Study Islam – A Christian College Student’s Advice for all Americans

Editor’s Note – Simran Jeet Singh is an Assisant Professor in the Department of Religion at Trinity University.  This essay was written by his student as a part of a class assignment on why people should study Islam.   My name is Bethany, and I am a collegiate athlete, sorority girl, and dog lover hailing [Read More…]

Dear President Obama: Guantanamo will Never be Resolved

By Dr. Maha Hilal President Obama gave a speech yesterday highlighting his administration’s plan to close Guantanamo Bay, the infamous prison that has been used to house prisoners in the so-called “War on Terror.” Obama offered several rationales as to why the prison should be closed, such as U.S. national security and its standing in [Read More…]

As Black, African, Muslim and American, All Our Identities Matter

By Hanifah Lum From a young age, I have been taught Black history during February in public school and Islamic history on Sundays at the local weekend Islamic school. For so long, I yearned to find a place where to two could co-exist in a coherent and succinct way. In public school, we were taught [Read More…]


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