The Supreme Court’s “Muslim Ban” Decision is Terrifying

June 30, 2017

If the War on Terror has taught us one thing, it's that harsh laws targeting non-citizens will eventually be extended to citizens, too. I’m a US citizen. I’m also Muslim. And the Supreme Court decision on the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban scares me. In a June 26 ruling,...

In Exile in Trump’s America

March 20, 2017

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Sepideh Jodeyri, a poet who fled Iran for opposing the Islamic Republic. US President Donald Trump came to power on a wave of anti-immigration, anti-Muslim populist rhetoric. Having aggressively targeted illegal immigrants coming into the...

Travel Ban Unites Americans Against Bigotry

February 27, 2017

Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban was intended to divide America. It achieved the opposite. “Make America Great Again.” That’s been President Donald Trump’s motto since he decided to run for office. But is there really a need to make America great again? As the Trump...

Caught Up in the Muslim Ban

February 10, 2017

Dividing the Right and Conquering Trump

February 03, 2017

Trump's extremely effective at dividing and conquering his opponents. What would it take for progressives to divide his supporters? The resistance to Donald Trump’s presidency has been strong, sustained and multi-dimensional. The Women’s March after the inauguration deluged DC in a sea of...

False Perceptions of Muslims in the Age of Trump

February 01, 2017

The power of the online world must not be underestimated, particularly when examining how Muslims are viewed. Muslims living and working in the United States are being forced to reconsider their futures in light of Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. Citizens of seven Muslim-majority...

Resistance Without Sacrifice Won’t Stop Anything

January 29, 2017

It will take mobilization to make acts of civil disobedience and economic boycotts routine forces of resistance. There were way too many people watching Donald Trump get inaugurated. His speech was great. And the Cabinet is the best in American history. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the...