Memo from legal experts to President Donald Trump on resurrecting his stalled travel ban: Quit Twitter. Trump’s 140-character musings Monday may have undercut his own efforts to persuade the Supreme Court to reinstate his revised travel ban, which Trump called a “watered-down, politically correct” version of what he’d originally sought. […]

Legal experts to Trump on travel ban: Twitter hurting cause


According to witnesses, a white male passenger riding an eastbound MAX train early Friday afternoon began yelling what “would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions,” police said. Some of the slurs were directed at two female passengers, one of whom was wearing a […]

Final act of bravery: Men who were fatally stabbed trying ...


A Muslim woman who alleges Chicago police threw her to the ground and ripped off her headscarf and veil has been given the go-ahead to pursue a civil rights claim against the city. In a written opinion Friday, U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey did not rule on the merits […]

Bid nixed to drop Muslim woman’s suit



With the rise of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency and with several right-wing European politicians making headlines in recent months, focus has shifted to Islamophobia. But what really is Islamophobia? Islamphobia is an exaggerated fear, and negative sentiments, even hatred toward Islam and anyone who follows the religion. This […]

What Is Islamophobia And What Are The Reasons Behind It?


Please join the Muslim Bar Association for their annual dinner on May 19, 2017 as they celebrate 20 years of the Muslim Bar Association’s contributions to the Chicago legal community. Keynote speaker will be Judge Ann Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The MBA will also be honoring […]

Muslim Bar Association Annual Dinner is May 19




The intersection of Muslim and American has led to an increase in Arab American organizations working diligently on today’s most important issues. If you’ve heard of Ralph Nader, Shakira or Doug Flutie, chances are you don’t realize that they’re Arab American. Arabs are a prominent ethnicity among Americans. Their background […]

ARAB AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE SHAKING THINGS UP


A first-generation Palestinian born and raised in Jordan, and the child of Palestinian refugees, Diya Abdo is associate professor of English and Chair of the Department of English and Creative Writing at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. Less than two years ago, she was so moved by the terrible […]

Every Campus A Refuge: Turning Colleges Into Homes for Syrian ...


The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Tuesday to address the rise in hate crimes against minorities, but they left out a critical group. There was no Muslim on the panel, titled “Responses to the Increase in Religious Hate Crimes,” to address the rise in Islamophobia against the Muslim […]

U.S. Senators Held A Hearing About Religious Hate Crimes, And ...



When terrorists targeted Coptic Churches on Palm Sunday, the infamous news outlet Breitbart shared the news on its Facebook page with the caption: “When will Muslims stop murdering Christians?” Islamophobic outlets and individuals feast upon such attacks against minorities in Muslim-majority countries: They say they “prove” that “Muslims hate us” […]

Pope Francis in Egypt: A Voice Of Reason