Trump Delivers State of the Union Address After Government Reopens

by Aysha Qamar House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address on Feb. 5, following the reopening of the government after the lon

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Sworn In as First Muslim Women in Congress

by Aysha Qamar Not one but two Muslim American women were sworn into Congress for the first time on January 3.  Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib took oath on a Quran that belonged t

Halim Dhanidina Becomes First Muslim, South Asian Justice in California

by Aysha Qamar Despite prevalent Islamophobia, 2018 proved to be historic for Muslims nationwide. American-Muslims have continued to see firsts in different levels of government

Muslim Indian American Teen Wins University Hackathon

by Aysha Qamar Muslim Indian American teenager and high school senior Mahum Siddiqi won the inaugural “Digital Transformation Hackathon” at Cornell University as the only non-

Nigel Farage quits Ukip over its anti-Muslim ‘fixation’

by Aysha Qamar Nigel Farage has quit UK Independence Party (Ukip) after 25 years, saying he no longer recognizes the party as run by Gerard Batten because of its “fixation” w

Canada Hate Crimes Rise

by Aysha Qamar Hate crimes in Canada are reported to have increased by 47% , primarily targeting Muslims, Jews and black people, according to new figures released by the country

Justice for Nabra Hassanen

Virginia man admits murder of teenage Muslim girl, Nabra Hassanen by Aysha Qamar Last year, in June 2017, 17-year-old Muslim American girl Nabra Hassanen was attacked and murde

Nikki Haley Departs as US Ambassador

by Aysha Qamar Last week, US President Donald Trump announced that United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, would leave her post at the end of 2018. The for

Hijabi Heroes Visit NYC Comic Con

by Aysha Qamar This year’s New York City 2018 Comic-Con showcased a diversity of costumes and personalities. But, one group of women stood out from the rest. A group of Muslim

Trump Continues to Hurt Palestinian Efforts For Peace

by Aysha Qamar Recently, the Donald Trump administration had ended more than $500 million in aid for Palestinians to push them to the negotiating table. He referred to this action

Muslim woman who refused handshake wins discrimination case

by Aysha Qamar A Swedish Muslim woman has been awarded financial compensation after claiming she was discriminated against in a job interview upon declining to shake hands with a

U.S. Debates Sanctions Against China Over Muslim Detention Camps

by Aysha Qamar China is facing criticism as it has been accused of allegedly detaining a Turkic ethnic minority, Uighur, in its Xinjiang region under what UN experts have called

Ilhan Omar could become first Somali-American in Congress

by Aysha Qamar The former refugee could become the first Somali American elected to US Congress if she wins November's election. Set to make history after winning a seat in Minne

American Muslims Represent Most Diverse US Group

by Aysha Qamar Islam is not only the fastest growing religion in the world but one of the most diverse. Muslims represent one of the most diverse populations not only globall

Muslim Woman Unethically Searched By TSA

by Aysha Qamar The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has called for an investigation into the conduct of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Custom and Border Pro

First Arab Muslim Woman to Win Primary

by Aysha Qamar Michigan makes the news with the results of their Primary Election. Arab Muslim American, Rashida Tlaib, daughter of Palestinian immigrants, won the Michigan prim

Winning Team for FIFA 2018, France has 7 Muslim Players

by Aysha Qamar The French national team was named world champion after defeating the Croatian team 4-2 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final in Moscow on Sunday. France won its second

This Year’s Presidential Message on Ramadan

by Aysha Qamar The current administration under President Donald Trump has issued many changes to programming and events including no longer hosting the annual White House Iftar,

Updates from Gaza- Palestines Struggle to Survive

by Aysha Qamar Israeli and Palestinian relations have worsened since President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. May 15 marked the deadliest day in

“Hello, I am a Muslim”

by Aysha Qamar Throughout Europe, “Hello, I am a Muslim”, an initiative to promote understating and cooperation between Muslims and non-Muslims, is taking the streets by storm

‘Punish a Muslim Day’: Standing Together in the Face of Islamophobia

by Aysha Qamar Concern has spread as fliers left at the steps of several homes and mosques have declared April 3 as “Punish a Muslim Day.” Originating in London, these fliers

UN chief calls for an end to the Syrian people’s ‘suffering’

by Aysha Qamar The United Nations Secretary-General has urged Security Council members to "end the suffering" of residents in Syria, as the US threatened to "act if we must" as

Holocaust Museum Revokes Award to Aung San Suu Kyi

by Aysha Qamar Earlier this month, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum announced it was revoking the prestigious Elie Wiesel Award granted to Suu Kyi in 2012. According to the Muse

Anti-Muslim protests Shut Down Winter Olympics prayer room

by Aysha Qamar The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has cancelled plans for a mobile prayer room in Gangneung for tourists at the 2018 Winter Olympics after strong opposition b

President Trump Denies Making ‘Shithole Countries’ Comment

by Aysha Qamar President Trump described Haiti, El Salvador and parts of Africa as “shithole countries” in a meeting with lawmakers in the White House,  in a report first pu