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Friday Nite Videos | Sept 17, 2021

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10 Years Since Occupy: What Did We Learn? High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America. 9/11 and My Immigrant Experience | Hasan Minhaj. The War in Afghanistan: What Else Should We Never Forget? My Name Is Pauli Murray | Movie.

Democratic Socialist Rana Abdelhamid Takes On a New York Incumbent

Aída Chávez The Nation
"I came to organizing both from a class perspective and also just growing up post-9/11 as a Muslim New Yorker,” the candidate told The Nation. She founded a women’s self-defense group after she was assaulted on the street for wearing a hijab...

Friday Nite Videos | August 28, 2020

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Kenny Smith Walks Off the Inside Set. Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Link to Trump. Ramy Youssef - Shattering Muslim Stereotypes on TV. Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (Movie). Deadly Sins and Cardinal Virtues: A Voter Checklist.

The ‘Blue Wave’ Was Also A ‘Muslim Wave’

Domenica Ghanem Other Words
The progressive Muslim wave thrived even as it faced one of the most Islamophobic elections of our time. These candidates ran on health care for all, protecting black lives, reversing our climate disaster and challenging US foreign policy.

`Love Thy Neighbor?'

Stephanie McCrummen Washington Post
When a Muslim doctor arrived in a rural Midwestern town, "it felt right." But that feeling began to change after the election of Donald Trump. Trump had won Lac qui Parle County, with nearly 60 percent of the vote. Nearly all of Minnesota outside the Twin Cities had voted for Trump, a surprising turn in a state known for producing some of the Democratic Party's most progressive leaders, including the nation's first Muslim congressman.

Muslim Americans and Opposition to Misguided Wars

Moustafa Bayoumi; Peter Certo; Clancy Sigal
While Khan's speech was meant to tell everyone that Muslim Americans are proud and patriotic citizens, which is fine and true, there are also other ways to work for the good of the nation than fighting in its wars. To be a Muslim citizen of the United States, you don't have to die as a Muslim American. You can live as one, too.
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