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Islamophobia around the US increases with anti-Palestine rhetoric 

University of Southern California valedictorian’s speech was canceled by the university, citing security concerns. Asna Tabassum, the 2024 valedictorian, is a Muslim woman who wears hijab. Previously selected in April, the university provost Andrew Guzman wrote, “While this is disappointing, tradition must give way to safety. This decision is not only necessary to maintain the safety of our campus and …


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Divestment from Israel on US College Campuses

Students at the University of California, Davis have passed a bill that divests student government funds from the government of israel. This bill mandates that the expenditure of student funds  will be compliant with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.  The BDS movement uses boycotts, divestments, and pressure to sanction as a tool to gain the recognition of the …


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France bans abaya, polices Muslim girls’ education

In early September, a top French court upheld a ban that prohibits girls in school to wear abayas. The French court found that wearing the abaya is a religious affirmation and that the ban is in line with French law that prohibits, “the wearing by pupils of signs or clothing ostensibly expressing religious affiliation, either in and of themselves, or …