The Female Genital Mutilation Scandal Tearing a Community Apart
A high-stakes criminal case is forcing a tight-knit Midwestern Muslim sect to reckon with its most dangerous practice.
More Muslims Are Running for Office in a Vile Political Climate
Candidates like Abdul El-Sayed, who's running for governor of Michigan and has drawn comparisons to Barack Obama, are unafraid of any Trump effect.
The Long, Scary Struggle to Pass a Hate Crime Law in Indiana
Indiana is one of just five states in America without a law against hate crimes.
What It’s Like to Protest Trump as a Muslim
It's a lot more complicated when you aren't in the majority.
American Muslims Worry the Worst Is Yet to Come
Trump's travel ban has many fretting that it could fuel more Islamophobia.
Bernie Sanders Still Thinks America Needs Universal Healthcare
But for now, he'll settle for defending Obamacare.
How to Support Muslims in Trump's America
No, you can't trick the feds and help Muslims by falsely registering yourself as one. But you can get active in a bunch of other important ways. Here's how.
What Parents Are Teaching Their Kids About Terrorism
Amid a deluge of terrorist attacks abroad and mass shootings at home, American parents are doing what they can to keep their kids safe without inciting panic.
Meet the Woman Behind the Mockumentary About Trump’s Fake Illegitimate Muslim Daughter
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.
Bloody Hell: Does Religion Punish Women for Menstruating?
Exploring the faith-based limitations placed on menstruating women in nearly every major religion—from Islam to Judaism to Christianity to Hinduism.
What the Freddie Gray Protests Have in Common with the Riots of the 60s
Then, as now, people came together in anger over how the police, and society at large, were treating young black people.
Muslim Parents and 'the Talk' in the Wake of the Chapel Hill Murders
For a lot of American Muslims, conversations with their kids about the perils of interacting with police or security officers came up in the wake of 9/11—and have resurfaced after the murders in Chapel Hill.