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Thank you for joining us for #BeyondTheBan. On the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision solidifying the Muslim Ban, we gather at this event to explore the history and impact of structural Islamophobia. Through a moderated panel discussion, experts will discuss the law surrounding the Ban, links between societal and systematic Islamophobia, and frameworks to understand Islamophobia. The panel will provide analysis alongside calls to action to challenge structural Islamophobia at its roots, resist systemic bigotry of all kinds, and amplify the voices of people currently impacted by the Ban today.
We encourage you to livetweet this panel using the hashtag #BeyondTheBan. Other hashtags to use today include #repealtheban, #noMuslimBanEver, #nobanact.
By Hana Alasry
“The parable of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever.”
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5665, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2586
by Irtefa Binte-Farid
Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States of America.
More than the election outcome, I have been surprised by the genuine shock of so many of my white and non-Black Muslim friends at Trump’s success. So I wanted to share this message with my friends and others who feel sucker-punched by the elections—please know that it comes from a place of love.
All these heartwarming posts about “this is not America” have to stop. I know you mean well, I know you mean that’s not your America or the America you believe in. But you know what? It is America.
by Anas White
As Salaamu Alaikum,
Let me say in the very beginning, that as a black Muslim man, approaching this topic can honestly be a hard thing to do, especially given sensitivities and emotions in play.
I will start by saying, may peace, and love be with the families of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha. Although the media seems largely disinterested in this story, it has resiliently traversed the globe. At the moment of this writing, the legacy of these outstanding youth, as well as the expression of disapproval at present media coverage, has been shared using #ChapelHillShooting 1.8 million times on twitter.
Having participated heavily in protests, and actions both online, and on the ground in several cities; I feel entitled to saying that I have devoted time, and energy to the cause that is #BlackLivesMatter. It actually hasn’t been very long since we had to speak out against people using #AllLivesMatter. So I couldn’t actually go to sleep tonight, without addressing the issue behind the issue, that is #MuslimLivesMatter.
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED at arabstereotypes.org/blog.
April 24, 2014
Afro-Arab History for Arab American Heritage
by Margari Hill and Namira Islam