View Post

Two Muslims at Poor People’s Campaign Rally, Where Were the Rest?

Date: June 20, 2018 | Categories: Opinion, Opinion All,

By Syeda R. Noshin & Farhana Begum ICNA CSJ Interns Picture this. Two hijabis covered from head to toe strolling through DC during a code orange weather warning (one of them dumb enough to wear heels). Why, might you ask? For a cause that represents a foundational (yet often overlooked) pillar of our faith. In Islam, zakat–or alms–giving to the poor–is …


View Post

Trump Fails to Help the Muslim Image Yet Again, Are We Really Surprised?

Date: June 19, 2018 | Categories: Opinion, Opinion All,

By Syeda R. Noshin ICNA CSJ Intern Two weeks ago, President Trump hosted an iftar at the White House, about which I wrote a response questioning his intentions behind having the event. As a general summary, I noted how this event is conveniently timed around the Supreme Court’s decision concerning his travel ban enacted on many Muslim-majority countries, and his history …


View Post

Legal Immigrants are Next on Trump’s Hit list

Date: June 11, 2018 | Categories: Featured, Opinion, Opinion All,

By Neha Malik ICNA CSJ Intern In the past, Trump has often brought up the Diversity Visa Program– and each time he does, its always been followed by a vow to scrap it. The program was originally enacted in hopes of promoting diversity by giving the opportunity for 50,000 people from countries with low immigrant populations in the United States …