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About half of New York City’s 50,000 cabbies are Muslim and for many of them, remaining observant isn’t easy in an urban environment where it’s hard enough to find a place to pee, let alone a place to park and pray. Muslims are required to pray five times daily between sunrise and sunset for a […]

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Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah, comedians and documentary filmmakers behind the movie The Muslims Are Coming, are fighting back against conservative activist Pamela Geller’s hateful subway ads with the best weapon in their arsenal: humor. They’re pasting up posters in subway stations with messages like “FACT: Grownup Muslims can do more pushups than baby Muslims,” […]

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A group of Muslims are reclaiming the name of Islam’s prophet, “Muhammad” — which also happens to be the most common name in the world — after professional racist Pamela Geller asked people to draw cartoons dehumanizing him. Geller, who runs an anti-Muslim hate group called the American Freedom Defense Initiative, is perhaps most well-known […]

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An Islamophobic ad that suggest Muslims want to kill Jews is protected by the First Amendment, says a federal Manhattan judge, and therefore the MTA must run them. A description of the ad, per the New York Times: The ad shows a man with a scarf across his face next to the words, “Killing Jews […]

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There are no mosques in Cuba. The closest thing there is to a public prayer room for Muslims is an exhibit of a prayer room at a state-run Arabic museum in old Havana. Inside the Casa de los Arabes, which translates to “House of Arabs,” there are mannequins and dioramas of old school-looking Arabs in […]

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Ahlam Ahmed, a senior at Al-Ihsan Academy in Queens, could become New York’s first-ever Muslim female firefighter, according to The Village Voice. Ahmed was one of the participants in the FDNY’s first Women’s History Month Female Outreach Event on March 28. Women are a rarity among the FDNY. Only 44 of the city’s 10,4000 firefighters […]

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Nuance is not something you see every day on Twitter, so it’s moving and powerful to see that #JeSuisCharlie has given rise to #JeSuisAhmed, a hashtag that honors a Muslim cop who died while defending Charlie Hebdo during an apparent Islamic militant attack. The satirical French weekly was firebombed in 2011 by Islamic radicals, and […]

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The president of Turkey is not a Game of Thrones fan. Maybe he thought the Red Wedding went too far, maybe he’s pissed that Joffrey’s dead, or maybe his parents canceled their HBO subscription and now he doesn’t want anyone else to have it. Regardless of his reasoning, as of Sunday, the Turkish military is no […]

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ANIMAL’s feature Game Plan asks game developers to share a bit about their process and some working images from the creation of a recent game. This week, we spoke with Hamish Todd about Music of the Spheres, a game inspired by Islamic art and viruses, which have only one thing in common: math. “I don’t […]

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As a Muslim, I’m calling out this latest decision by the Fatwa Committee under the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the United Arab Emirates. One-way trips to Mars are against Islam? That’s some interstellar bullshit. Nice attempt at trying to hijack the hot topic headline though. “Such a one-way journey poses a real risk to […]

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