Islam

Queering Islamophobia: The Homonationalism of the Muslim Ban

Though Donald Trump is himself transphobic and homophobic, he can get on the side of LGBTQ rights when it’s convenient. Read more »

"Homeland's" Sixth Season Could Help the Espionage Thriller Ditch Its Islamophobic Rep—But Will It Work?

Season 6 offers an opportunity for Homeland to show how Muslim communities have been wronged by American policies. Read more »

10 Ways To Resist Donald Trump: Activists Share Concrete Actions You Can Take Right Now

Don’t despair. There are ways to use your power and your voice.  Read more »

After FIFA Lifts Hijab Ban, Muslim Women Soccer Players Hit the Field

Tasneem Abu-Rob and Rand Albustanji, two of Jordan’s starters, became the first players to wear a hijab at a FIFA-sanctioned world tournament. Read more »

Coming out as Bi When You’re Muslim and Married

I was nervous to come out to my parents, but I was infuriated by pundits who kept saying Islam and LGBT identity are at odds. Read more »

French Mayors Just Banned the Burkini. The Country's Islamophobic History Shows Why

Women should be able to wear what they want to the beach.  Read more »

Comedian Negin Farsad Talks About "How to Make White People Laugh"

Iranian-American comedian Negin Farsad is equal parts subversive and hilarious.  Read more »

In "Quantico," Erasing the Accent

Priyanka Chopra is making waves as the star in the ABC drama. At the same time, the character is stripped of cultural identifiers of her Indianness.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Volunteers

From a teenager farmworker in Seattle to the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, stories about going above and beyond.  Writer Rafia Zakaria explores the complicated dynamics of voluntourism—the trend of people from richer countries combining international travel and... Read more »

The Orientalist Narrative and Erasure in "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"

Is Tina Fey's latest film the most “American white lady story” ever? Read more »

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