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So I Interviewed a Muslim Woman and Published it in Playboy — So What?

Playboy magazine is featuring Noor Tagouri, a hijabi Muslim woman, in its October issue on renegades, but Tagouri’


Playboy magazine is featuring Noor Tagouri, a hijabi Muslim woman, in its October issue on renegades, but Tagouri’s presence in a magazine criticized for what many say is the objectification and fetishization of women has sparked social media outrage worldwide among Muslims who take issue with her being featured in such a publication. We were curious about Playboy’s decision […]

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The First Presidential Debate

  The first debate had a lot of hype around it. Many said that it could determine the outcome of the election. In m


  The first debate had a lot of hype around it. Many said that it could determine the outcome of the election. In my opinion, there was not a clear winner. The segments focused on Jobs and Economy; Race Relations and Policing; Cyber Security and Terrorism. Hillary came out swinging and attacking Trump. She coined […]

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POLL: Have Trump’s outrageous comments become the norm?

Donald Trump’s many, many racist and derogatory remarks throughout the 2016 presidential campaign season hasn̵


Donald Trump’s many, many racist and derogatory remarks throughout the 2016 presidential campaign season hasn’t dented his popularity. In fact, a recent poll by Rasmussen, a right-leaning organization, has Trump leading Hillary Clinton by 5 points nationwide. This has us wondering, is the media critical enough of Donald Trump, despite his many outrageous and factually inaccurate […]

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US Election Perspective Series: Muslims Should Vote Republican

Editor’s note: Send us your opinion and it might get published in this ongoing series! Editor [at] theislamicmonth


Editor’s note: Send us your opinion and it might get published in this ongoing series! Editor [at] theislamicmonthly [dot] com The Republican Party and Muslims in the Presidential Election: Thoughts from a Bosnian Muslim By: Edin Plevljakovic I am a Bosnian Muslim, originally from Sarajevo, with an abiding interest in American politics. I have always considered […]

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The Story Behind ‘She Who Tells a Story’

An interview with curator Kristen Gresh The Middle East has never been a simple region. Its complexity and diversity mak


An interview with curator Kristen Gresh The Middle East has never been a simple region. Its complexity and diversity makes for a rich background upon which to paint contemporary issues, be they related to conflict or art, but mainstream media and most people tend to view the region as a monolith, mired in conflict, religious […]

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Election 2016: The Muslim Democrat and The Muslim Republican

            . North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico, New Jersey, Montana, California Hist


            . North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico, New Jersey, Montana, California History was made Tuesday night, as Hillary Clinton became the first woman to get the nomination for a major party. This formally puts an end to a long battle between Clinton and Bernie Sanders, though Sanders will remain […]

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Chapel Hill, One Year Later

It has been one year since Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu Salha were brutally slain at home in Cha


It has been one year since Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu Salha were brutally slain at home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In tribute to his brother’s memory, Farris Barakat is converting the home into a community center he will be calling The Lighthouse, a reference to the meaning of Deah’s name in […]

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Human Rights Violations, Persecution, and Terror

Signs of Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar/Burma by: Dr. Wakar Uddin, Director General, Arakan Rohingya Uni


Signs of Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar/Burma by: Dr. Wakar Uddin, Director General, Arakan Rohingya Union INTRODUCTION The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar/Burma is systematic, systemic, and intricate. It did not receive widespread attention from the international community until June of 2012, when gruesome massacres of Muslim pilgrims by Buddhist Rakhine took place in […]

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The six spiritual pilgrimages I made in a year

“As someone who has been talking about the Abrahamic faith for more than a decade now and as someone who has been


“As someone who has been talking about the Abrahamic faith for more than a decade now and as someone who has been a part of many interfaith dialogues, there is more hostility around reconciling traditional and modern in a religious sense for a whole variety of reasons that we all know.  But the problem with […]

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Bill Maher, UC Berkeley and the Muslim Boycott: Perspectives and Opinion

The University of California’s recent decision to have comedian and political critic Bill Maher deliver the commenceme


The University of California’s recent decision to have comedian and political critic Bill Maher deliver the commencement speech has become the center of a new debate concerning the limits of free speech. Citing Bill Maher’s record of denigrating remarks about Islam,  Muslim students circulated a petition to get the university to rescind its invitation. Bill […]