A poster campaign in Boston bus shelters aims to teach the art of de-escalation in the face of anti-Muslim confrontations.
Islamophobia even worse under Trump than after 9/11 attacks, says top Muslim activist
Exclusive: ‘He has empowered and mainstreamed white supremacy and bigotry’
You know things are bad in your country when the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan praises the president of the United States for retweeting misleading videos about Muslims, peddled by a right-wing hate group from England whose leader was convicted of a hate crime last year.
But that is exactly where we find ourselves.
President Trump’s latest Twitter controversy revolved around him sharing three murky videos purporting to show violent acts by Muslims.>>>>>>>>>
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Over the years, feminism has become a term largely associated with being both female and liberal, and that has especially been the case in the Arab and Muslim worlds. It is a term that clerics and preachers have shunned and dubbed a Western concept, a conspiracy to destroy the region’s social fabric and exploit women, among other things. However, it is my belief that Islam is in fact the cradle of feminism, and possibly one of the very few religions that recognizes the important role of women, making them equal in every sense to their male counterparts.
Throughout his life, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was surrounded by strong, opinionated and intelligent women, and that fact is quite telling. His aunts, wives and daughters each played crucial roles in preserving and spreading his teachings, in addition to taking part in battles and political life. The Prophet sought their guidance on many occasions, spoke highly of them in public and, most importantly, gave them the space to become the strong women they were.
The woman who played the most significant role in the Prophet’s life was perhaps his first wife, Khadija bint Khuwaylid.>>>>>
On Monday, December 4, the United States Supreme Court allowed the third version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to take immediate effect. The latest rendition of what is broadly called the “Muslim Ban”, a campaign promise that Trump delivered on three times during the first 10 months of his presidency, limits entry of nationals from six Muslim majority nations (Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen) and two additional states on which the order has minimal practical effect (North Korea and Venezuela).
The Supreme Court decision is a limited one, overturning the lower court’s restraining orders on the Ban until it is able to rule on the constitutional claims. However, it is significant on several accounts.》》》》》》》》》