Terrorism and Selective Memory

Terrorism is a term that is used almost exclusively to crimes committed by Muslims. What does the term terrorism mean and who gets to define it? According to the FBI, terrorism is the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. Even [...]

2017-12-29T16:15:41+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

A 1400 Year Old Tradition

Habeeba Husain   Growing up, my family was fortunate enough to live across the street from a prayer space, or musalla. In Islam, men are encouraged to offer the five daily prayers in congregation, and the space in the building across the street allowed my brother and father [...]

2017-12-29T16:15:46+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Zootopia, America, and Muslims

Zootopia is one of my favorite movies. The theme of the film is very timely. Zootopia is a place where animals of all species can live together freely and in harmony. The animals have moved beyond their past barbaric “cultures” where animals savagely eat each other. [...]

2017-12-18T09:56:05+00:00December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I Spent a Week With Syrian Refugees, Here is What I Found. Interview with Radayna Thabata

1)      What inspired you to go to Jordan to work with Syrian refugees? For the longest time, I repeatedly inquired about trips and opportunities I could partake in to provide aide first-hand. I worked with Syrian refugee families in my local community but wanted to help [...]

2017-12-05T07:21:37+00:00December 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Money Can’t Buy Happiness

by Habeeba Husain It seems every time I check my email these days, there are rows of new messages from retailers competing for my attention. Full of capital letters, exclamation points, and stars, these companies seem almost desperate for my clicks. Many times, this tactic works. [...]

2017-12-05T07:15:53+00:00December 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|