Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad stopped by Washington University on Tuesday to discuss on identity, racism and her journey to the Olympics.
On Thursday night, around 200 students gathered in Brookings Quadrangle for a candlelight vigil hosted by Muslim Students Association (MSA) for the three Muslim students murdered in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Tuesday.
One by one, Muslim students and their peers passed the microphone to discuss past experiences with racism and Islamophobia. For many of them, these memories resurfaced when a Halloween photo of students costumed in military garb in what some argued was a depiction of Osama bin Laden, others as a stereotypical Muslim at gunpoint, surfaced on Facebook last Wednesday.
As I’m sure many of you have heard, Pamela Geller has struck again. Her organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, recently put up controversial ads in New York City subways declaring, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.
New York City subway-riders were shocked to read blogger Pamela Geller ‘s advertisement as they made their daily commutes. The ad read, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.
More than 200 students, professors and community members fasted at the Fast-A-Thon hosted by the Muslim Students Association (MSA). Local community members agreed to donate money for every student that fasted. All money raised by the event will be donated to the St. Louis Food Bank.