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Alum Short Film Tackles Islamophobia

Alum Short Film Tackles Islamophobia

Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

In his powerful new short film "Dastaar," NYU alumni Javian Ashton Le examines the pervasive bias towards Muslims and practitioners of Islam in today's heated political climate.

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Discussions of Intersectionality Are Lacking In Sports

Discussions of Intersectionality Are Lacking In Sports

Manas Malik, Contributing Writer
September 14, 2016
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Religion adds a new level of abstraction to an already unpalatable discussion about racial tension.

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Twitter’s Censorship Policy Too Inconsistent

Twitter’s Censorship Policy Too Inconsistent

Rachel Salisbury, Contributing Writer
March 28, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Twitter's choice to censor the hashtag #StopIslam from its trending topics could be a foreboding glimpse at how Twitter’s attempt to curtail what the company deems hateful conduct could change how Twitter is used as a platform for political dialogue.

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How Islamic is ISIS?

How Islamic is ISIS?

Matthew Perry, Staff Writer
December 8, 2015
Filed under OPINION

Attempts from the right to screen refugees based on their religion, halt construction of mosques or justify casual discrimination against Muslims are all dangerously misguided because the average Muslim has nothing in common with the average ISIS member.

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Impressions: A tale of faith-born acceptance

Impressions: A tale of faith-born acceptance

Samia Ahmed and Sara BZ
November 3, 2014
Filed under Uncategorized

Samia Ahmed and Sara BZ explain how their different interpretations of faith brought them together.

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Fast-A-Thon 2014 raises $33,500

Fast-A-Thon 2014 raises $33,500

Alanna Bayarin, Staff Writer
October 20, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Coverage of Islamic Relief USA's "Fastathon 2014" Fast-for-Gaza event at the NYU Islamic Center.

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MTA sued over highly disputed posters

MTA sued over highly  disputed posters

Nathaly Pesantez, Contributing Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Community reactions to a lawsuit levied against the MTA by a group trying to post anti-Muslim advertisements on MTA property throughout the city.

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NYU, Barnard and Columbia join in Middle East panel

NYU, Barnard and Columbia join in Middle East panel

Arsh Harjani, Contributing Writer
September 17, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Coverage of a Panel Discussion held at NYU in response to the growing threat ISIS poses to the international community.

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Westgate Shopping Center attack incentive for counterterror plans

Westgate Shopping Center attack incentive for counterterror plans

September 24, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The attack perpetrated by al-Shabab militants on the Westgate shopping center, which is situated in an affluent suburb in Nairobi, Kenya, has so far claimed the lives of over 60 people. In recent months, many international affairs experts have signaled that Shabab’s influence was waning in Somalia and North Africa. They were mistaken. Shabab, a Somali-based terrorist group, immediately claimed res... Read more »

Religion vs. law: equal battle

Religion vs. law: equal battle

October 2, 2012
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

It all started with a conversation I had with one of my best friends in Canada, Murat. “Harper is anti-Islamic, to his soul,” said Murat, who is ethnically Turkish, referring to the current Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. “He let [a newspaper] put an article like, ‘You can’t fool... Read more »

Have we taken free speech too far?

September 26, 2012
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

As of this week, anti-Islamic ads reading, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad” are legally being displayed in subways across New York City. The ads are funded  by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization co-founded by Pamela Geller who also co-foun... Read more »

Free speech deserves protection in face of violence

Free speech deserves protection in face of violence

September 20, 2012
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Since the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi resulted in the deaths of four U.S. citizens, two major threads of discussion have emerged. Both revolve around the man responsible for the anti-Islamic film, “Innocence of Muslims,” that allegedly offended the Libyan assailants — and was thus... Read more »

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