Beenish Ahmed

crime

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.
Beenish Ahmed
5.16.17
politics

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.
Beenish Ahmed
4.25.17
hate

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.
Beenish Ahmed
3.23.17
politics

What It’s Like to Protest Trump as a Muslim

It's a lot more complicated when you aren't in the majority.
Beenish Ahmed
2.2.17
Muslims

American Muslims Worry the Worst Is Yet to Come

Trump's travel ban has many fretting that it could fuel more Islamophobia.
Beenish Ahmed
1.31.17
obamacare

Bernie Sanders Still Thinks America Needs Universal Healthcare

But for now, he'll settle for defending Obamacare.
Beenish Ahmed
1.19.17
Tips

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.
Beenish Ahmed
12.19.16
News

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.
Beenish Ahmed
8.23.16
Film

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.
Beenish Ahmed
3.14.16
Stuff

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.
Beenish Ahmed
6.20.15
Stuff

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.
Beenish Ahmed
5.4.15
News

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.
Beenish Ahmed
2.14.15
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