VIDEO: “Death Threats Were Daily: Arsalan Iftikhar Reflects On 9/11”

From KPFA Radio | September 8, 2021 Guest: Arsalan Iftikhar was a young human rights lawyer in the days following the 9/11 attacks. It would change his life. He joins us for a conversation on how the attacks and the US response to them effected and continues to effect Muslim Americans. Arslan Iftikhar is the founder of TheMuslimGuy.com & author of “FEAR OF A MUSLIM PLANET: Global Islamophobia in…

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PODCAST: “Arsalan Iftikhar on Global Islamophobia with Michael Steele”

From The Michael Steele Podcast (September 3, 2021) Michael Speaks with human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar. The pair discuss Muslims in America, the “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory and Arsalan Iftikhar’s new book FEAR OF A MUSLIM PLANET: Global Islamophobia in the New World Order. Listen to Full Podcast Episode Below: Listen to “Our Worlds Are Coming Closer Together: With Guest Arsalan Iftikhar” on Spreaker.

“French ‘Muslim Rosa Parks’ Group Challenge Burkini Bans”

From ABC News (Australia) They call themselves the “Muslim Rosa Parks”. A group of women from the southern French city of Grenoble have launched a series of “swim-ins” in public pools across the city, after Muslim women wearing full length swimsuits known as “burkinis” were systematically denied entry to the pools. Arriving in small groups, the women deliberately flout existing regulations by taking a swim in…

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“How the War on Terror Undermined American Democracy”

From The New Republic On September 5, 2016, two months before the Electoral College victory of Donald Trump, an essay published under the pseudonym “Publius Decius Mus” appeared in the conservative intellectual journal the Claremont Review of Books. Aimed squarely at never-Trump conservatives, its author—later identified as Michael Anton—insisted that there was no choice but to support Trump. “A Hillary presidency will be pedal-to-the-metal on the entire…

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MUSLIM WOMAN BECOMES UK’S FIRST HIJABI JUDGE

From The National (UAE) A woman in Britain who has become the first judge in the western world to wear a hijab hopes to be an inspiration to young Muslims. Raffia Arshad, 40, who grew up in Yorkshire, north England, has wanted to work in law since she was 11. Ms Arshad, a barrister, was last week appointed a deputy district judge on the Midlands circuit….

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THE WEEK MAGAZINE: “THE COVID HAJJ”

From The Week by Arsalan Iftikhar | July 28, 2020 There are very few gatherings on the face of the Earth which capture more of the world’s imagination than the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Every year, over two million Muslims (out of a staggering 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide) from every country on the planet embark on this once-in-a-lifetime journey to fulfill the fifth foundational…

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PAKISTANI WOMAN NAMED DEAN OF MIT SCHOOL OF SCIENCE

From MIT Astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala has been named the new dean of MIT’s School of Science, effective Sept. 1. She will succeed Michael Sipser, who will return to the faculty as the Donner Professor of Mathematics, after six years of service. Mavalvala, the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics, is renowned for her pioneering work in gravitational-wave detection, which she conducted as a leading member of…

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BLACK MUSLIM WOMAN NAMED MINNESOTA TEACHER OF YEAR

From TwinCities.com Qorsho Hassan is a fourth-grade teacher at Echo Park Elementary School in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District. “It means a lot,” Hassan said of the award. “It’s very validating.” Hassan, who has been teaching for eight years, credited her students with making her the teacher she is. “They are the reason I was selected as the recipient (of the Teacher of the Year…

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MARVEL SUPERHERO IS PAKISTANI-AMERICAN TEENAGER

From LA Times Before Sandra Saad was a superhero in a major Marvel property, the actress found herself in an unfortunate, potentially career-killing position for a young performer. She had to turn down acting opportunities. It’s crucial, says Saad, a first-generation Egyptian American, to take on characters that don’t fall into Middle Eastern stereotypes. But the pitfalls of certain roles aren’t always immediately apparent. While…

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DETROIT WOMAN BECOMES 1ST MUSLIM US ATTORNEY EVER

From Detroit Free Press by Niraj Warikoo | Detroit Free Press | January 24, 2021 Starting next month, the new top federal prosecutor in Detroit will be Saima Mohsin, the first Muslim to be a U.S. attorney in Michigan and the country, according to federal officials and Muslim advocates.  On Feb. 2, Mohsin, 52, is to become the acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan after the…

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