For many Muslim Americans, threats of violence and discriminatory policies under Trump’s administration signal a need for increased political engagement
Fariha Nizam was sleepy and stressed last Thursday morning when she boarded the Q43 bus, which cuts through the affluent Queens neighborhood where Donald Trump was raised.
As a Muslim, she was concerned about the newly minted president-elect and his campaign promises that targeted Muslims, immigrants and women. But it wasn’t until an older white couple began yelling at her, 10 minutes into her weekly commute to her internship, that the reality of Trump’s America set in.
They were telling me I can't wear [the hijab] anymore
How we can use the leverage of our voting block in a post-9/11 world has become all the more critical
The platform [Trump] was running on, most of it was against me, as a human being, as a Muslim, as a minority.
We are saying to our Muslim brothers and sisters, be concerned but do not project yourself as a scared victim Continue reading...