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Muslim students reconsider Quebec universities after face-covering ban

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SHAFAQNA - Two weeks ago, the passing of a controversial law in Quebec banning face coverings for those giving or receiving public services was met with public backlash. While Quebec’s Liberal government was forced to tone down its interpretation…

London students protest Israeli envoy’s planned speech

SHAFAQNA - A planned speech by Israel’s ambassador to Britain at a university in London has been met with protests by anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students on the campus. Mark Regev, the Israeli envoy, who is a former aide to Israeli…

Students Visit Tokyo Mosque to Get Unbiased Glimpse of Islam

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SHAFAQNA- A recent wave of terror has fueled anti-Muslim hostility worldwide, fostering a negative image of Islam — a faith still unfamiliar in Japan. But Japan’s youth have been seeking answers to questions including what Islam…

Does Religious Freedom Still Exist for Muslims?

SHAFAQNA - I was seven years old when my best friend asked me what religion I was. I responded, “I’m Muslim.” They shouted back, “You can’t be Muslim! Muslims are covered up and live in the desert.” They pulled out a reference…