Hina Tai

Hina Tai is an associate editor at The Islamic Monthly. Follow her on Twitter @hina_m_tai.


Hina Tai is an associate editor at The Islamic Monthly. Follow her on Twitter @hina_m_tai.



ARTICLES BY Hina Tai



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Latinos Are the Ignored Victims of Islamophobia in the Age of Trump

Guadalupe García de Rayos was detained Wednesday after an annual visit with the federal Immigration and Customs En


Guadalupe García de Rayos was detained Wednesday after an annual visit with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Phoenix. The 36-year-old mother of two teenagers was deported Thursday morning after living in the U.S. for 21 years. Activists protested for 15 hours shouting “liberation, not deportation,” going as far as surrounding the deportation […]

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Elderly Iranian woman pressured to relinquish green card under Trump’s ban

Shahin Hassanpour, an Iranian national, flew into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Saturday morning only to fi


Shahin Hassanpour, an Iranian national, flew into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Saturday morning only to find out that she was banned from entering the U.S. on an immigrant visa. The 70-year-old woman with soft red-brown hair and a heart condition was immediately detained and denied the constitutional right to legal representation. She was one […]

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Muslim Ban is Tearing Apart Families, Not Stopping Terrorists

The day after Donald Trump won the elections, Alisa Wartick decided to focus her energies on helping refugees because sh


The day after Donald Trump won the elections, Alisa Wartick decided to focus her energies on helping refugees because she knew it was going to become harder for these people to find a home in the United States. “The rhetoric and campaign promises of Donald Trump made me feel like this is a group that […]

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Fight or Flight? Muslims in America

Fight-or-flight mode. That seems to be the state of the Muslim American community lately. When Muslims aren’t being ki


Fight-or-flight mode. That seems to be the state of the Muslim American community lately. When Muslims aren’t being kicked off flights for speaking in Arabic, we are fighting to reclaim our civil liberties and identities. After the wave of violence in Paris, Brussels and San Bernardino, coupled with flamboyant anti-Muslim rhetoric from various presidential contenders, […]

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Who is to blame for the Orlando nightclub attack?

Muslims are instinctively preparing to launch another battle against Islamophobia in the aftermath of one of the deadlie


Muslims are instinctively preparing to launch another battle against Islamophobia in the aftermath of one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. A man, reported to have pledged allegiance to ISIS, killed 50 at a gay nightclub in Orlando, and social media is bickering over who’s to blame for the attack, even as the […]

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Nadiya’s hijab is problematic, but not for the reasons you think

Last Wednesday, Nadiya Jamir Hussain, 30-year-old Muslim woman from Northern England, won BBC’s The Great British Bake


Last Wednesday, Nadiya Jamir Hussain, 30-year-old Muslim woman from Northern England, won BBC’s The Great British Bake Off. Adored for her quirky facial expressions and “acrobatic eyebrows,” Hussain has since become a praised symbol of immigration success, going as far as earning the support of Prime Minister David Cameron. She has unquestionably broadened Muslim women’s […]

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Progressive Mosques Gain Ground in America

At first glance el-Tawhid Juma Circle doesn’t look like a mosque. After all, it is only a conference room at a local b


At first glance el-Tawhid Juma Circle doesn’t look like a mosque. After all, it is only a conference room at a local business somewhere in Toronto. The location is kept private to protect community members from possible harm since the mosque is the frequent target of online taunts and threats. Chairs are pushed up against […]