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Hijabi Monologues’ at University of Texas

SHAFAQNA-According to rahyafte:  She said she has crushes and gets stressed about class, but is often reduced to the scarf she wears, not the woman she is — an issue the upcoming play “Hijabi Monologues” addresses. “Hijabi Monologues”…

Dutch anti-Islam party to hold Prophet Mohammad cartoon competition, despite previous polemics

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SHAFAQNA : Despite provoking serious polemics in the past, The Freedom Party of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders will hold a competition of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad. According to Reuters, the party said the plan to…

'Hijabi Monologues' at University of Texas

SHAFAQNA- She said she has crushes and gets stressed about class, but is often reduced to the scarf she wears, not the woman she is — an issue the upcoming play “Hijabi Monologues” addresses. “Hijabi Monologues” will be performed…

Amid Anti-Muslim Protests, North Texas Mosque Welcomes Public In to Learn about Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Just as they do every week, the Islamic Association of Allen opened their doors to curious non-Muslims, wanting to ask questions about Islam. "We wanted to show support to the Muslim community,” said Betheny Reid of Dallas. She…

Desecration of Quran at Texas University

SHAFAQNA- The Muslim Student Association at the UTD has condemned the ‘hateful’ act, according to The Mercury, the university’s student-run website. The hate crime was discovered by Jonathan Schuler, a member of the student government. He…

Teacher in Texas Calls Muslim Student a 'Terrorist'

SHAFAQNA- Sounds like this teacher could use some sensitivity training -- or just a clue about what is and isn't an appropriate way to speak to children. Seventh-grader Waleed Abushaaban, who attends middle school in Fort Bend County, Texas,…

A Muslim woman in Texas teaches Police about cultural sensitivity

SHAFAQNA - It all happened after a Muslim woman threatened to sue the police department when they forcibly removed her hijab during her arrest. There’s a police officer in the room with me, and he’s shouting “You don’t know what you’re…