They also fight for women equality, but they assure that their struggle is twofold: they are forced to fight against stereotypes for being women and for being Muslim. Especially those who wear a headscarf.
Alicia cannot stop smiling. Aladdin makes jokes and laughs. They have such an energy that nobody would say it has been only ten days since they became parents. Amelia sleeps peacefully next to her parents while they chat with Salam Plan in a cafe in Madrid on a cold January morning. They gladly share their love story for Valentine’s Day.
She was trying to reach Greece with her family last week. The information about her is so scarce that even her name is not something we know for sure.
“I cannot be a Muslim if I do not love Jesus and his mother, virgin Mary,” says Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque which suffered an islamophobic terrorist attack in June 2017. For Islam, Jesus is a very important and beloved prophet who is often mentioned in the Qur’an.
She is always smiling and has a natural gift to speak in front of the camera, although she assures to be shy and feel “stressed” when she is surrounded by many people. That is why she gets nervous when someone recognizes her on the street. This young lady from Barcelona (Spain) who graduated in Business Management has more than 38,000 followers on her YouTube channel, Ramia Schannel.
“Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of muslimness or perceived muslimness.” This definition is the result of half a year of investigation and consultation directed by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims.
“Without my illness, I don’t think I would have the same drive.” Sannah Hussain would love to be a professional boxer, but she suffers from Albinism and an auto-immune condition which do not let her see well or have the physical strength she might need. Nevertheless, she does not give up and already took part in an exhibition fight last Septembre, after just about half a year of training. Another one is planned for next March.
Ilhan Omar y Rashida Tlaib have made history in these Midterm elections in the United States by becoming the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress. The first one arrived as a Somali refugee at the age of 8 after fleeing the civil war in her native country; the second, was born in Detroit as the daughter of Palestinian immigrants.
Mail bomber Cesar Sayoc has not been charged with terrorism. Robert Bowers anti-semitic attack against a sinagogue in Pittsburgh has been defined as a hate crime. Is that right?
The Antidefamation League (ADL) has asked authorities to investigate the sinagogue shooting in Pittsburgh as a hate crime. Georgetown professor Bruce Hoffman says it is more than that.