Aleena Haider

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Aleena is a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago majoring in English and minoring in Political Science. She is on the pre-law track, planning to attend law school in 2019. With a special interest in human rights and international relations, she hopes to work for a human rights organization such as the United Nations or Human Rights Watch.

Trump Appointees to the War on Muslims and Immigrants

On November 9th, 2016, the seemingly never-ending election finally came to a close. However, it certainly did not end the way most people were expecting. Donald Trump’s victory struck fear and concern into the hearts of many Americans as well as citizens all over the globe. Before his inauguration, Senate Republicans have already scheduled eight confirmation hearings this week,...

Sectarianism and Islam in Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Islam, like many other religions, is a very diverse religion with many branches. The majority of Muslims belong to the Sunni sect, while the minorities include Shias, Ahmedis, Sufis, and other smaller groups. These sects are all neighbors with one another, and many have learned to coexist peacefully. However, in some Muslim majority countries, being a different sect of...

Sufi Singer Amjad Sabri of Pakistan – Victim of Sectarianism

On June 21st, famous Sufi singer, whose songs called for peace and love, Amjad Sabri of the Sabri Brothers was shot dead in Karachi, Pakistan. The devoted qawwalist (devotional musician) practiced his skills every evening after evening prayer with his family, often performing poetry written by his father and brothers. The talented artist was targeted in what has been...

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