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The Continuous Problem of Perpetuating Stereotypes

aic | November 05, 2014

Credit: Buzzfeed and Twitter by Zara Marvi Every year people get excited for the opportunity to dress up in costume for Halloween. Many people get the chance to show off their creativity and produce amazing costumes. Those that are not creatively inclined will opt to venture to their local party store to pick up a costume. Last week, Halloween fell… Read More

Sexual Slavery of Women under the name of Sex Jihad

aic | October 27, 2014

Al-Shorouk Newspaper, 2014   by Taameem Almaliki, Project Nur Program Coordinator Since the war started in Syria, we continue to hear ugly words. One such word is Jihad Nikah, which means Jihad marriage. In reality there is no such thing as Jihad Nikah in Islamic jurisprudence. However, any married couple that has sexual relations outside of marriage is considered zina (adultery). In… Read More

Definitions: The Importance of Terminology when Discussing Terror

aic | October 24, 2014

By Jessica Smelser, Program Coordinator for Project Nur Media these days is a funny thing: you can read one sentence from a news agency’s Facebook page and feel like you know everything about a subject. Read the comments on the article, and it’s clear many people didn’t even read it. Instead, they’re reacting to the words in the title. Language… Read More

Qatari Women’s Basketball Team Refuses to Play Without Hijabs

aic | October 23, 2014

Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images   by Michael Semel Muslim women face enough obstacles today living in a society where they are frequently discriminated against and face misogynistic treatment. Last month, the Qatari women’s basketball team encountered another obstacle when the International Basketball Association, or FIBA, stood by its outdated rule of banning the wearing of hijabs and other head coverings as a… Read More