Tag: Muslim Americans

Trump Accuses Jewish Democrats of ‘Great Disloyalty’

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Tuesday that any Jewish person who votes for a Democrat is guilty of ignorance or “great disloyalty,” intensifying his efforts to drive in a partisan wedge over religion and support for Israel even as he appeared to draw on an anti-Semitic trope. Mr. Trump did not go into specifics […]

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Trump’s Attacks Will Not Stop Me

On Nov. 7, 2018, I woke up to some astounding news: Two Muslim women had been elected to the House of Representatives. And in my Queens district, a young progressive, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who had defeated our longtime congressman, went on to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. At that moment, seeing what women […]

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Man Is Charged in Twitter Threat to Lynch Muslim Lawyer

When a Muslim lawyer in Virginia was threatened by a stranger on Twitter last year, he reported it to the social media company and to the federal authorities. The lawyer, Qasim Rashid, had no idea who had written the tweet in March 2018, which included an image of a man who had been lynched, along […]

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Comedian Wins $4.1 Million in Lawsuit Against The Daily Stormer

The comedian and writer Dean Obeidallah has been awarded $4.1 million in a lawsuit he filed against The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that published a false article about him in 2017. A federal judge ruled last week that Andrew Anglin, the website’s publisher, and his company “acted with actual malice when they published false […]

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Deep in the Muslim Heart of Texas, a Farm Family Provides Halal Meat

TOMBALL, Tex. — Syed Raza and his wife, Jeanne Chilson-Raza, prefer not to use the word slaughterhouse. And Hira Halal Meat, their business in this small city an hour’s drive north of Houston, looks more like a petting zoo than an abattoir. An artistically carved granite rock greets visitors at the entrance. Palm trees and […]

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The Fight Is Still Happening for the Rest of Us

Image In June, millions of people will gather in New York City to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, which marked the start of a national pride movement. But some in the Midwest say there’s still work to be done — either because they’re still struggling, or because they feel […]

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Queer Muslims Are Still Rare on TV. One Writer Wants to Change That.

If Fawzia Mirza didn’t start seeing people like herself on screen, she felt like she “was going to die.” So the gay, Muslim actor, writer and activist, the daughter of a Pakistani immigrant, took matters into her own hands. Her 2012 short film “Queen of My Dreams,” made with her longtime collaborator Ryan Logan, imagined […]

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