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The Hijab … and other scary stories.

Cloth throughout history  worn for a political, personal or functional reason. Muslim cloth in general and Hijab in particular, have triggered so much debate and controversial in this country. America seemed  obsessed with what Muslim women wear or don’t wear as if the only problem we are facing in this country. where, Political hijab is celebrated everyday in the White House and national news.  The symbolism of Muslim hijab ranges from an oppression of Muslim women to a strong identity and a strong feminist stand.  Lately we have two Muslim women who used hijab to break ground with totally different symbolism. “Halima Aden and Rep. Ilhan Omar. “Halima Aden both,  brook ground  and Made History as the First Model to Wear a Hijab and Burkini in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. “ screamed the headline of the Sports Illustrated Magazine, SI, on the front page , the 21 year old Somali Muslim playfully lying on the beach wearing  her sexy burkini swimsuit. I’m not sure about the business of Breaking history and being first. lots of Muslims women wear burkini on the beach, swim with their everyday cloth which a wholesome sexy too for lots of onlookers. 

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WHAT DID REP. ILHAN OMAR REALLY SAID ON MY TV SHOW (FULL INTERVIEW)

MY INTERVIEW REP. Ilhan Omar was about 5 years ago, recently A lot of  lies, and filth spreading about Rep. Ilhan Omar and my show…  FoxNews and other right wing news outlets led the smear campaign, and now highly paid TV lawyer Guillain,     

Here is the full interview uncut and uninterrupted.. 

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Muslim Americans: An Identity Crisis

 

Some people start their morning facing hard questions such as ‘what breakfast or coffee will I have?’ and ‘what shoe or shirt should I wear?’. Every morning however I wake up and ask myself, ‘who am I?’, ‘what identity am I wearing today?’. A time of anguish and doubt, an identity crisis in the making, my identity keeps on forming, evolving and regressing and is questioned every day.

When I left Egypt more than 30 years ago, I was a disgruntled, confused Egyptian, an Arab Muslim who was shopping around for a better life and better identity. Living 25 years of my life under a despotic dictatorship in Egypt, my personal identity was as a proud Egyptian; Arab or Muslim. That didn’t work well for me though, and defeat after defeat I left for America and escaped to a faraway place, a place that is as glamorous as their movies and seducing as their bottles of Coca-Cola.

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Honoring The National Anthem.. and Other Horror Stories!

Ahmed Tharwat

Im going to say this and maybe regret it later, I don’t go to live sporting events in America; football, baseball or basketball,it is not so much because of the smell of hotdogs and beer or the fact that sport here appears more entertainment than being competitive, where people go mainly to consume food and the sport itself, regardless of winning or losing.

The concept of a sports fan hasn’t been fully introduced in professional sports yet. A fan is someone who supports a team and hates other teams, he/she acts as if his/her life depends on it, when his team plays, there is no time to drink, eat or watch the replays on big screen TVs.

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