Muslim Americans


The American Student Loan System Is Not Muslim-Friendly

"Is your career worth a spot in hell? That is what keeps resonating with me."
Tasmiha Khan

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Become the First Muslim Women in Congress Ever

Today marks a huge victory for American Muslims—and especially American Muslim women—who have gone vastly unrepresented in our federal government. Tonight, not one, but two Muslim women were elected to Congress for the first time.
Leila Ettachfini

Muslim-American Woman Says TSA Forced Her to Show Them Her Bloody Pad

In a complaint filed by the ACLU, 27-year-old Zainab Merchant claims that TSA agents subjected her to a two-year program of enhanced, intrusive, and humiliating security checks at airports around the US, simply for being a Muslim-American.
Sirin Kale

A Father's Mission to End Gun Violence After Losing His Family to Islamophobia

Mohammad Abu-Salha's daughters and son-in-law were murdered by a gunman in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 2015. Since then, changing gun control laws has been a difficult journey.
Mohammad Abu-Salha

The End of DACA Is the Latest Nightmare for Undocumented Muslims

Muslims who benefited from protection for young people brought to the US illegally as kids feel as if they're under a unique kind of siege.
Aviva Stahl

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

Why Do People Fake Hate Crimes?

Donald Trump's election unleashed a wave of (very real) hate across America, but some people are still inventing violent crimes of prejudice. What gives?
E.J. Graff

Dear Students: A Letter from Your Muslim American Teacher

All the things I should've told my students about being a Muslim and a woman and an American.
Zaina Arafat

Hope, Fear, and Rage: Muslim Americans React to the Election

"I'm not going to resign myself to defeat. We're going to do something to change this."
Shahirah Majumdar
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Feds Accused of Profiling Muslim Americans in Pre-Election Terrorism Probe

Muslims from eight states said they were interviewed by the FBI about possible connections to al Qaeda in response to unconfirmed terror threats in the lead-up to Election Day.
Lauren Messman
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Khizr Khan Is Back in a New Campaign Ad for Hillary Clinton

"I want to ask Mr. Trump, would my son have a place in your America?"
Lauren Messman
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Ex-Republican Muslims Explain Why They Left the Party Behind

"When I go to the Muslim community I don't feel like I'm totally embraced because I'm a Republican, and when I hang out with Republicans I don't feel like I fit in there."
Luke Winkie