Affaire Rossignol: Does Hating the Hijab Mean You’re an Islamophobe?

   L’affaire hijab in France is weighed down with almost 30 years of rhetoric, polemique and infamy and yet, 30 years on, it still won’t quit. The French obsession and stubbornness regarding the Islamic headscarf made headlines again recently with not one but three separate incidents (none involving actual Muslim women) which are both embarrassing … More Affaire Rossignol: Does Hating the Hijab Mean You’re an Islamophobe?

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

Modern Islam: Winnie Detwa and the Hijabi Hunnies

When Westerners think of Islam, women’s fashion is often one of the first things that comes to their mind. Not fashion with a capital ‘F,’ but a style of dressing that is markedly different from the pages of Vogue and Lucky Magazine: tent-like burqas, black niqabs and plain hijabs complemented by baggy clothes. Obviously, not … More Modern Islam: Winnie Detwa and the Hijabi Hunnies