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A Reflection on Winning the End of ‘Muslim Registrations’

On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security formally eliminated the regulations that formed the basis of the NSEERS (National Security Entry-Exit Registration System) or Special Registrations program which devastated our communities. At a time when the incoming administration is openly committed to resurrecting such a registrations program, this commendable step by the White House and…

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Ending Institutionalized Bullying In Our Schools

When most people hear of the term “bullying” they think about several things at once: school, a classmate, school fights, name-calling, relentless harassment, and many other unpleasant memories. However, how many people think about why the bullying behavior exists in the first place? We expect our education system to develop young people as human beings,…

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In the past couple of months there have been a string of violent attacks on Muslim individuals in New York City. These attacks include the killing of Imam Akonjee and his assistant Thara Uddin in Ozone Park, the killing of Nazma Khanam in Jamaica, assaults on women with strollers in a Brooklyn park, and the…

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