I am not an alarmist. But after the recent presidential election, my attitude may have changed. President-elect Donald Trump has turned minority groups into targets for discrimination by taking advantage of the hardships and dissatisfaction voters experienced over the last eight years. Many in the American Jewish community, 71 percentRead More
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On Wednesday morning, I called my parents, Muslim, Pakistani immigrants living in the San Francisco Bay Area, to explain to them why Donald Trump had won the election. I had to explain to them that the next four years were going to be very dangerous for us. I explained toRead More
What does it mean to be a Muslim in the United States? For many of us, that includes some form of consistent discrimination or prejudice, whether on the streets or in the classroom. Islamophobia has become one of the most poignant issues for Muslim Americans, a community that makes upRead More
Some time ago, I read the words of Sayed Kashua, a Muslim journalist from Haaretz, who wrote after the attacks in Paris: “My first thought was: How the blazes do I cancel my labeling as a Muslim? How can I dump every definition that’s liable to connect me with thoseRead More