I could never let Islamophobia stop me from seeing my country. At the end of the day, I'm an American. If I don't go out and confront the ignorance that tries to take that identity away from me, I'm letting it win.
As you'd imagine it can be pretty shitty, especially when the fast is about 17 hours long during summer.
The man—who allegedly met Omar Mateen on Grindr—said Mateen carried out the attack after learning that a Puerto Rican man he slept with was HIV positive.
Growing up, I felt I had two distinct incompatible identities. But I found refuge in the music of weirdos like PJ Harvey.
Double or triple minorities, LGBTQ Muslims struggle with discrimination in many forms—and Orlando might make it worse.
"What makes us nervous is that one of his supporters is going to do something crazy or extreme just to show their support for him."
For my father and many others, it wasn't what Ali did in the ring that made him the Greatest of All Time—it was the decision to convert to Islam.
From Ramadan bros and wildly uninformed colleagues, to the pain of eating and your uncle's bad breath.
We asked an expert what the black icon might have thought of Trump's plan to build a wall, ban Muslim immigration, and make America great again.
Ambreen Razia's play "The Diary of a Hounslow Girl" tackles the stereotype that teenage Muslim girls can't rebel.
Terrorism almost destroyed my life before I was even born.
Pulling Muslim kids out of class and accusing them of sympathizing with the Islamic State is the quickest way to go about othering an entire generation because of their religion.
How the country's secretive hookup culture warped my sexuality and how moving to Canada helped change that.
Every Friday before sundown, South Asian expatriates in Dubai gather in a sandlot behind a fish market to compete in a series of wrestling matches with the aim of pinning an opponent to the ground for two seconds.
The satirical magazine wrote an editorial that puts ordinary Muslims on the same continuum as terrorists simply because they practice their religion.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Caliphate just wants everyone to love each other.
We asked an imam if saying "I divorce you" three times as a way to end a marriage, known as a "triple talaq" in certain sects of Islam, is actually a thing.
Watch the first episode of STATES OF UNDRESS, where host Hailey Gates gets a taste of the vibrant fashion scene in one of the world's most volatile countries.
Contrary to popular opinion, radicalization does not primarily happen in European mosques and Muslim centers but instead in prisons overcrowded with young Muslim men.
Then Motherboard explains the science behind automatonophobia, or the fear of statues, and VICE Sports tells us about Tony Barnette, an American MLB player who got his start in Japan.
Fawzia Mirza, a Chicago-based actress and writer, created the character of Ayesha Trump as a way to explain the reasons behind the candidate's most outrageous and hateful rhetoric.
The Satanic Verses is to Muslim intellectuals what Infinite Jest is to hipsters: It's on everyone's shelves and they all have strong opinions on the author, but most haven't read past the first 30 pages.
Dearborn, Michigan, has been the target of anti-Islamic sentiment since 9/11, but in reality, it is the model of a peaceful community where people of various faiths live alongside one another without conflict.
After the San Bernardino shootings and the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, I asked some of my friends, who have dabbled in extremism, what the draw is for so many young muslims.