Here She Is, Miss America – A Look Behind the Bigotry

Nina-Davuluri

By Abrar Qadir The racist reactions to Nina Davuluri’s Miss America pageant victory were indeed alarming. Nonetheless, there is much to unpack from the incident, and considered compassion can and should be as much a part of the American Muslim reaction as outrage. For purposes of this analysis, let us consider racism as stemming largely [Read More...]

Shaima Al-Awadi – Beyond Hoodies and Hijabs

hoodies and hijabs

By Nadia S. Mohammad The perplexing circumstances surrounding the brutal murder of a young mother, Shaima Alawadi, has had the Muslim American community abuzz recently. As her daughter purportedly found Alawadi’s body with a note stating, “go back to your country, you terrorist,” many rushed to label the incident as a ‘hate crime,’ even attempting [Read More...]


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