World Hijab Day Promotes Visibility, Not Meaningful Progress

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by Ruqaya Izzidien Today marks World Hijab Day, in which non-Muslims are invited to wear the hijab for the day to foster religious tolerance and understanding. Though well-meaning, World Hijab Day is a symbolic gesture that deals with only the… Continue Reading  

Upholding Trump’s Ban: Danger Ahead

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by James J. Zogby The Supreme Court decision upholding the Trump Administration’s infamous “Muslim ban” will have consequences far beyond its restriction on visas for nationals from the affected countries. Of the greatest concern is the validation it has given… Continue Reading  

Tomorrow’s Terror Today

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by Nick Turse For almost 20 years, U.S. drone warfare was largely one-sided. Unlike Afghans and Yemenis, Iraqis and Somalis, Americans never had to worry about lethal robots hovering overhead and raining down missiles. Until, that is, one appeared in… Continue Reading  

A New Hope in Jerusalem

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by Mitchell Plitnick In May, around the time of the seventieth anniversary of Israel’s creation, the United States plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem. The event may be greeted with an unfortunate bang or a dangerous whimper. In either… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision: A Fatal and Fateful Blow

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by James J. Zogby  President Donald Trump’s decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was irresponsible and dangerous for more reasons than I can count. Let me outline just a few of the principle concerns: While we have all… Continue Reading