Entries by TMO

2002 Gujarat Massacre: 19 Years, Still Awaiting Justice:

The following is a press release by Alliance to Save and Protect America from Infiltration by Religious Extremists (ASPAIRE). It has been edited for clarity. The Alliance to Save and Protect America from Infiltration by Religious Extremists (ASPAIRE) held its third part of a series of discussions on “Resisting the Assault on Democracies in India […]

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf’s Story of Basketball and Sacrifices

by Zain Ahmed Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf made a massive, but also an impactful decision by choosing not to stand for the national anthem over 20 years ago. According to The Undefeated, Abdul-Rauf continued this ritual before each National Basketball Association (NBA) game, despite it hurting his career and situation financially.   Abdul-Rauf was looking to have a […]

Refugees are being removed from flights to the US

by Zaid Aleem According to resettlement organizations that deal directly with refugees, hundreds of refugees who had been accepted — and booked — to travel to the United States are being forced off flights, CNN reports.  After years of record lows under his predecessor, President Joe Biden vowed to expand the number of refugees that […]

Manikfan: A Man in a Million

By Mohammad Nasir Jawed “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series When Ali Manikfan dropped out after fifth grade, no one had expected him to do magic to […]

Biden Administration Bombs Iranian Targets in Syria

By Yousuf Ali The United States attacked Iranian-supported militias in Syria that were said to have threatened American interests and personnel on Feb. 26. The Biden administration explained the decision with the justification that Iran cannot act with “impunity” and that the targets were responsible for attacks against American personnel. According to the Associated Press, “Administration […]

Half a Million and Counting

by Zaid Aleem As the U.S. prepares to reach a horrific new milestone—half a million Covid—19 fatalities—officials say the nation is now nearing the end of its brutal war against the epidemic. This grim milestone has taken the country just over a year to reach since the first known COVID-19 death, according to CNN.  And […]

Black History Month: Putting our differences aside

by Victor Ghalib Begg Black History Month this year began in the wake of a historical swearing-in of a Black female Vice President. When Kamala Harris took her oath of office on that cloudy afternoon on January 20th, a young black girl, Amanda Gorman, brightened the day with her now famous inaugural day poem calling for […]

AHRC Urges End to Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis 

The following is a press release from The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) welcomes the Biden administration’s effort to help end war in Yemen and bring closure to years of a bloody war that claimed more than a hundred thousand lives. Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the […]

Allegations on Andrew Cuomo’s handling of COVID-19

by Zaid Aleem In the wake of the raging debate about whether the administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo intentionally undercounted deaths among nursing home residents at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, a top governor’s aide apologized to Democratic senators, claiming that the administration “froze” when state legislators first inquired […]

Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial

by Zaid Aleem In his second impeachment hearing Saturday, the U.S. Senate convicted former President Donald Trump, voting that Trump was not guilty of inciting the violent Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. The decision amounted to a democratic rebuke of the former president with seven Republicans voting that he was guilty, CNN reported. […]

Death Sentence Commuted for Saudi Man Jailed as a Teen 

By Nida A. Imam The Specialized Criminal Court of Saudia Arabic has reduced a Saudi man’s sentence from life to 10-years in prison. The man, identified as Ali al-Nimr by his father Mohammed al-Nimr, was arrested and sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for involvement in anti-government protests when he was a teen. According to […]

It’s officially a permanent ban: Trump will never tweet again

by Aysha Qamar Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial is probably not the only concern he currently has. Twitter, Trump’s social media platform of choice, confirmed that the former president is facing a lifelong ban, not a temporary ban, from the platform. Whether or not Trump decides to run for president again will not impact this […]