Muslims

money-inequality

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
5.29.19
Culture

'Girls of the Sun' Is an Homage to Kurdish Women Fighters

Eva Husson's new film attempts to depict the harrowing mission of real-life Kurdish women held captive by ISIS, escaped, and fought to free their loved ones.
Nadja Sayej
4.19.19
LGBTQ

We Talked to Muslims in the LGBTQ Community About Standing Up for Queer Youth

"Queer Muslim voices in this debate are the most important. We can’t continue to have conversations about marginalized groups without them leading those conversations."
Salma Haidrani
3.28.19
Culture

We Talked to Stand-Up Comic Dave Merheje About Arab Representation on TV

The Juno-winning comedian told us about his role on the upcoming Hulu original 'Ramy.'
Samar Warsi
3.22.19
true crime

This Jail Is Accused of Favoring Christians Who Agree to Live in 'God Pod'

Muslim prisoners, meanwhile, say they were starved during Ramadan and deprived of religious texts.
Kira Lerner
12.10.18
Culture

Finally, There’s a Bechdel Test for Muslim Representation

The Riz test asks Hollywood to chill with the terrorist characters.
Abeer Yusuf
8.24.18
representation

I Wish I Never Revisited This 'Proud Family' Episode on Muslim Americans

I remembered the episode titled "Culture Shock" as an exciting, rare moment of representation for Muslim Americans like me. In reality, it was simply a caricature-like depiction that I was embarrassed to revisit.
Leila Ettachfini
6.15.18
Religion

Young Muslims Talk About the First Time They Cheated on Ramadan

"We ended up dipping back to her place to watch movies. The devil really looked after me that day."
Mahmood Fazal
5.18.18
HOTY2017

The Comics Writer Who Wants More Authentic Female Muslim Superheroes

Comics scholar Safiyya Hosein explores how superheroes like Dust and Ms. Marvel can both perpetuate and subvert stereotypes.
Jacob Dubé
12.29.17
terrorism

Uzbek Muslims Are Living in Fear After the New York Terrorist Attack

New to the city and relatively unknown even to other Muslims, this growing community is already experiencing a backlash.
Sonja Sharp
11.2.17
refugees

Inside the Most Urgent Refugee Crisis in the World

Tens of thousands of Muslims who escaped Myanmar are living in hellish conditions despite fervent efforts by a small army of international aid workers to provide relief.
Shahirah Majumdar
9.28.17
Television

'The Night Of' Was a Win, Just Not for Brown People

I couldn’t be happier for Riz Ahmed’s Emmy win, but it comes with a caveat.
Noel Ransome
9.25.17
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