Somewhere in America….Stereotypes Just Got Served

I’ll admit it: Muslim Hipsters (“Mipsterz”) have more style than me. If you’re a American Muslim–or just an avid HuffPost reader, since they are posting a plethora of articles on the topic- then you probably have seen the “Somewhere in America–Mipsterz” video or heard about it. Social media has been abuzz with talk of the … More Somewhere in America….Stereotypes Just Got Served

Indians are Not Terrorists, and Neither are Arabs!

The title of this blog post is eye-catching, if a little stupid-sounding. Of course, the intelligent, worldly reader might say: Indians are not terrorists, and neither are Arabs! How could one ever lump a whole race/ethnicity/nation/whatever-you-want-to-call-it of people into one categorization and label based on the actions of a few people? But alas, the blog … More Indians are Not Terrorists, and Neither are Arabs!

Arab Women Rise

Why are you with the uprising of women in the Arab world? The responses from women-and men-across not just the Arab but the entire world are varied, tearful, defiant, comical, sad and strong. Their reasons shouldn’t exist. My response: “I’m with the Uprising of Women in the Arab World because I want to one day … More Arab Women Rise

Grab Your Parasol, ‘Cause it Might Rain in Europe’s Banlieus

From the Tunisienne Faculte Facebook page “A burka?! You’re going to take that off for me right now!” “Uh, by the way, you do know that you’re talking to an umbrella…” The above bande dessinee was found shared on the Facebook page “Tunisienne Faculte,” which is actually a treasure trove of political cartoons and inspirational images if … More Grab Your Parasol, ‘Cause it Might Rain in Europe’s Banlieus

Grab Your Parasol, ‘Cause it might Rain in Europe’s Banlieus

From Tunisienne Faculte Facebook page “A burka?! You’re going to take that off for me right now!” “Uh, by the way, you do know that you’re talking to an umbrella…” The above bande dessinee was found shared on the Facebook page “Tunisienne Faculte,” which is actually a treasure trove of political cartoons and inspirational images if … More Grab Your Parasol, ‘Cause it might Rain in Europe’s Banlieus

It’s Arab Idol!

The “American Idol” brand has spawned countless spin-offs in the USA as well as abroad. The Arab world too has embraced the singing-contest format, both with “Star Academy” (which also exists in France) as well as a full-on copycat of it’s American predecessor, entitled—you guessed it—Arab Idol. Arab Idol even visually resembles it’s American counterpart. … More It’s Arab Idol!

Salam alaykoum

In the Arabic language, words with similar meanings are formed by the same root consonants. The words ‘Islam’ and ‘Salam’ both have the same 3 consonants: S-L-M. These 3 letters mean “peace” in Arabic. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of peace in the world today. A lot of people, including radical Islamists, do not believe in … More Salam alaykoum