Tlaib attempts to raise funds based on canceled trip to Israel

U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). Credit: Screenshot.

A fundraising email by left-wing political-action committee Democracy for America calls on people to “chip in whatever you can to stand with her and Ilhan as they continue to fight for justice for all.”Continue Reading

It’s time for Muslim Americans to condemn Hamza Yusuf

Prominent Muslim American scholar Hamza Yusuf agreed to be part of a 10-member panel that would examine the role of human rights in US  policy [File: AP]

His membership in a commission that could help the Trump administration roll back human rights is the last straw.

Since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency in January 2017, many American Muslim leaders have been busy fighting back against the repressive, Islamophobic policies designed and implemented by his administration.Continue Reading

Tucker Carlson’s Latest Racist Rant Against Ilhan Omar Is a New Low, Even for Him

Tucker Carlson delivers a racist rant against Rep. Ilhan Omar on his Fox News show.

Tucker Carlson has delivered some abhorrent, racist, dangerous rants over the years but his latest against Rep. Ilhan Omar might genuinely be his absolute worst ever.

Since taking office, Rep. Omar has not held back when talking about the aspects of the country she sees as needing improvement. In a recent profile in the Washington Post, she describes the racism, classism, and Islamophobia she’s seen since she first came here as a child and a refugee. She talks about the disappointment in realizing firsthand the difference between America the myth and America the reality.Continue Reading

It’s Time for the Democratic Candidates to Confront Islamophobia

Demonstrators take part in a protest against Islamophobia at Times Square in New York

In 2016, Donald Trump ran for president, in part, on banning Muslims. The Muslim Ban was a product of his first month in office. So, it would have been logical for Democratic candidates to express their concerns about the Muslim Ban and emphasize their commitment to upholding our nation’s constitutional ideals of protecting religious minorities.

But at the first round of Democratic presidential debates of the campaign season, none but one of the 20 candidates on stage even mentioned Muslims or the Muslim Ban. On Wednesday night, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said, “I’m proud to have been the first governor to stand up against Donald Trump’s heinous Muslim ban.” Aside from this one comment, however, Muslims didn’t come up.Continue Reading