Dounia Mshaiel

Dounia Mshaiel
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Dounia is a student at DePaul University majoring in political science with a minor in Arabic. She eventually wants to work internationally with refugee camps and human rights development.

Planet Fitness Kicks Muslim Woman Out

Albuquerque 's Planet Fitness refused to let Tarainia McDaniel wear her religious head cover when she attempted to workout at the gym. McDaniel is a 37-year old African American woman who converted to Islam when she was 16, she has practiced the religion ever since. Islam is now apart of her identity and she is also raising her two kids as...

U.S Builds Fake City in Virginia

On February 16th 2014 the U.S military constructed a complex zone designed center-terrorist combat training. This artificial city is located in Fort A.P Hill Virginia. The Telegraph reported that the training center launched its opening January of this year, "The U.S. Army has built a 300 acre ‘fake city’ complete with a sports stadium, bank, school, and an underground subway in order to...

Misconceptions of Hijab in Chicago

On Tuesday February 11th 2014, Leena Suleiman was on her way to work, bundled up to keep herself warm in what many are calling Chicago's most brutal winter. Suleiman, who works as an architectural designer downtown, wears the Muslim headscarf hijab. On this particular day she noticed that was treated differently, as the headscarf she wore was concealed under her winter gear. "People...

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