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Raffia Arshad, 40, who grew up in Yorkshire, north England, was practicing law as a barrister before her promotion.

Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too late?

Twelve injured as car hits <em>hijab</em> shop in Sydney

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Twelve injured as car hits hijab shop in Sydney

Over a dozen people have been injured in a car crash in Sydney, after a car was driven into a Hijab shop.

British-Lebanese Muslim woman shot dead in UK

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British-Lebanese Muslim woman shot dead in UK

Aya Hachem was shot dead by an unidentified assailant on Sunday afternoon, according to local reports.

Palestinian anchor sues US-based channel for anti-<em>hijab</em> discrimination

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Palestinian anchor sues US-based channel for anti-hijab discrimination

Raeda Hamra has filed a lawsuit against the US-based Arabic language news channel for allegedly discriminating against her because she wore a ...

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Israel's Independence Day: Abuses against Palestinians continue in Hebron

Israeli settlers blocked off private Palestinian land in the occupied city of Hebron to mark Israel's so-called Independence Day.

Malia Bouattia

Boris Johnson's police state won't solve the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Johnson's government is shifting blame onto the poor, and away from his shocking lack of leadership and neglect of essential state ...

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'Quran-tine?': Coronavirus isolation led Austrian MMA fighter to Islam

Wilhelm Ott announced his conversion to Islam in an Instagram post on Thursday.

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Iranian 'Angelina Jolie' Instagram star contracts coronavirus in jail

Fatemeh Khishvand shot to notoriety in 2017, for her bizarre and unnerving selfies, showcasing the result of over 50 plastic surgery operations ...

Druze commander to light IDF torch for 'Independence Day'

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Druze commander to light IDF torch for 'Independence Day'

A senior Druze colonel will participate in Israel's so-called Independence Day, Israeli media confirmed.

Khaled A. Beydoun

Muslim Americans salute Bernie, their first ever president

Comment: While the country fell short of propelling him to the presidency, Muslim Americans elected Bernie Sanders as president, and one of ...

Muslim woman sues US police over <em>hijab</em> controversy

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Muslim woman sues US police over hijab controversy

Ihsan Malkawi claims she and her husband were arrested on 'false allegations of abuse' and was later told to remove her hijab when she ...

UK police investigating 'corona cough attack' on Muslim woman

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UK police investigating 'corona cough attack' on Muslim woman

A Muslim woman said she was coughed on, threatened with coronavirus and verbally assaulted while walking down a high street in south London.

Books by Muslim authors every child should be reading

Narjas Zatat

Books by Muslim authors every child should be reading

From teenage novels to stories for younger readers, here are a few books by Muslim authors children should be reading right now.

Employers must do more to empower Muslim women

Sami Rahman

Employers must do more to empower Muslim women

Nearly half of Muslim women encounter Islamophobia and discrimination at work. Sami Rahman looks deeper into why, and what companies can do to ...

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The Palestinian women behind Joint List's Israeli election surge

Israel's male-dominated political stage is set for a small but significant shake-up as four Palestinian women championing equality on all fronts prepare to be sworn into parliament.

Sami Rahman

Muslim women who shattered stereotypes in the past year

#IWD2020: For International Women’s Day, Sami Rahman looks at four Muslim women who have made history and shattered stereotypes in the past 12 ...

Narjas Zatat

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine power, while ...

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Idlib-based Syrian journalist faces horrific sexist trolling

A freelance Syrian journalist based in Idlib has been targeted by sexist attacks and smear campaigns online, Reporters Without Borders has found.

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

Sumaiyya Naseem

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who are fighting the system back with words by contributing stories ...

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Hijabi women stage protest outside famous Paris restaurant

Protesters pinned banners on the restaurant a day after the incident, vowing to 'name and shame' the Matignon for its racism and Islamophobia.

Amnesty slams 'hypocritical' Saudi Arabia for arresting rapper

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Amnesty slams 'hypocritical' Saudi Arabia for arresting rapper

A YouTube rap video from Saudi Arabia garnered more than 1.6 million views in a week before it was taken down.

Saudi rapper faces arrest, racism over music video

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Saudi rapper faces arrest, racism over music video

The music video, meant to empower women from Mecca, resulted in racist backlash and arrest orders.

A year on since It's Not About The Burqa

Tahmina Begum

A year on since It's Not About The Burqa

Book Club: With Brexit and new heights of Islamophobia in the UK, The New Arab speaks to some of the contributors about what they have learnt ...

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