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Rashida Tlaib And Ilhan Omar Joining Congress Is A Celebration For Muslim Women

"When we see those women in their seats on Capitol Hill, it feels like one of us is making decisions.”

Hannah Allam • 5 months ago

A Religious Leader Being Sued For “Grooming” A Follower Is Now Under Fire For Polygamy

BuzzFeed News has confirmed that the cleric was ousted from a second mosque for alleged bad behavior — but his current employer is sticking by him.

Hannah Allam • 6 months ago

Two Girls Had Their Genitals Cut, But A Judge Dismissed Their Case — Here's Why

“It was a shock and it was heartbreaking, but I feel like sometimes when you have that negative reaction, it can energize people. We saw that with the Trump election.”

Hannah Allam • 6 months ago

Here’s Why The FBI Report Didn’t Consider The Charlottesville Violence A Hate Crime

Blame it on everything from poorly trained cops to problems with a drop-down menu.

Hannah Allam • 7 months ago

Hate Crimes Jumped 17% During Donald Trump’s First Year In Office, According To The FBI

“This is a historic increase, and it has to be recognized as such. It can’t be explained away by increased reporting.”

Hannah Allam • 7 months ago

Rashida Tlaib And Ilhan Omar Are The First Muslim Women Elected To Congress

Tlaib, from Michigan, won earlier in the evening; Omar, from Minnesota, will be the first headscarf-wearing member of Congress.

Hannah Allam • 7 months ago

He Counseled A Teen For Years, But She Says He Was Grooming Her For Sex

A young woman filed a lawsuit and a police report accusing a Texas imam of sexual misconduct. Those who know her say it’s a landmark moment for Muslims saying #MeToo.

Hannah Allam • 8 months ago

For A Lot Of Muslim Republicans, Their Party's Over

Muslim voters in the GOP are wondering how, or whether, to cast ballots at a time of anti-Muslim rhetoric from politicians in their own party.

Hannah Allam • 9 months ago

Sapelo Islanders Have Survived Persecution And Slavery. Can They Survive Tourism?

A federal lawsuit accuses the government of trying to drive the descendants of enslaved Muslims from the place they call home to make way for wealthy weekenders.

Hannah Allam • 10 months ago

A Palestinian American Progressive Will Now Likely Be The First Muslim Woman Elected To Congress

Rashida Tlaib, who has deep ties in activist circles, won a Democratic primary in Detroit early Wednesday.

Hannah Allam • 10 months ago

Muslim Candidates Are Determined To Make History In This Election

"It's so close we can taste it." But first they have to get Michigan's Muslim voters to cast ballots.

Hannah Allam • 10 months ago

Suicide Is On The Rise In The US, And Muslims Aren’t Immune

It’s hard enough dealing with the suicide of a loved one, but for a lot of Muslim families, that’s just the beginning of the heartache.

Hannah Allam • 11 months ago

First She Escaped Syria, Now She's Searching For Medical Care In The US

The move from Syria to Texas was sure to be difficult, but Maryam had no idea how tough it would be.

Hannah Allam • One year ago

How Many Facebook Posts Does It Take To Topple A Bigot?

Jeff Sieting is a proud white conservative and the elected president of his Michigan village, but he's finally gone too far for some people.

Hannah Allam • One year ago

State And Local Republican Officials Have Been Bashing Muslims. We Counted.

A BuzzFeed News analysis found that Republican officials in 49 states have openly attacked Muslims with words and proposed legislation since 2015, and few have faced repercussions.

Hannah Allam • One year ago

How The Women’s March Is Fighting Through Its Anti-Semitism Crisis

“There has never been a true, intentionally intersectional feminist movement. And the reason it hasn’t happened is precisely because of the controversy we’re in right now,” Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour told BuzzFeed News.

Hannah Allam • One year ago

These Survivors Of Female Genital Mutilation Refuse To Be Silenced

A growing number of Muslim women are harnessing this #MeToo moment to speak out against FGM. To do so, they’ve had to face off against sexist peers and anti-Islam zealots alike — and even one another.

Hannah Allam • One year ago

Payoffs, Threats, And Secret Marriages: How An Accused Preacher Is Fighting To Save His Empire

Muslim preacher Nouman Ali Khan has been accused of manipulating his female followers into sham marriages and paying them off to keep his empire unscathed. One woman tells BuzzFeed News her story.

Hannah Allam • One year ago

Women's March Planner Says A Report That She Ignored Sex Harassment Is "Character Assassination"

Linda Sarsour denied the accusations in an interview with BuzzFeed News and called them part of a smear campaign by her critics. But the woman alleging harassment is standing by her claims.

Hannah Allam • One year ago

What The FBI’s New Report Actually Says About The Rise In US Hate Crimes

The FBI's annual report on hate crimes shows that anti-Muslim attacks jumped 19%, the biggest rise in the religion category, but analysts say this can't necessarily be tied to Trump's anti-Islam rhetoric.

Hannah Allam • One year ago