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December of 2023 I embarked on my umrah pilgrimage. I went with Qalam Institute which is based in Texas. This was my first time going and due to personal situations going on in my life, I don’t think I...

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The Media, Refugees, and Racism: The Double Standard of Western Responses to the Ukraine Crisis

A Photo of Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Ukraine
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine approaches the end of its third month, there has been an unprecedented outpouring of assistance and condemnation of Putin’s actions from nations across the world.

Ukraine Crisis: The Double Standard of Western Responses

A photo of the Motherland Monument in Kyiv, Ukraine. There is a large, grey statue with its back towards the camera, holding up a sword and shield . In the background, there are residential buildings.
In many cases the effects of these conflicts, no matter how far flung, are still often felt within the Global North due to the inevitable exodus of refugees and asylum seekers. The reception of people fleeing war is typically influenced heavily by the media which in itself is a reflection of Western attitudes.

Refugees with Disabilities Struggle to Join the Workforce

A Kurdish woman in a hijab with young children surrounding her.
Finding employment as a person with a disability can be particularly difficult, but for refugees, it is nearly impossible to navigate alone. 

A Minority Within a Minority: Muslim Filipinos in America

Filipino American History Month, Mosque, Filipino American
The lack of a present Muslim Filipino community similarly creates biases and limits awareness. More coverage of underrepresented groups like Muslim Filipinos in the United States is necessary to combat misrepresentation.