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This Fearless Muslim Girl Trolled An Anti-Islam Protest In The Perfect Way

By John Haltiwanger
The third annual Muslim Expo was held in Antwerp, Belgium, this past weekend, and it drew some unfortunate characters. It's a sad fact Islamophobia is running rampant in many parts of the Western world right now, and this peaceful event, which was…

Here's Why People Are Changing Their Facebook Profile Photos To A Red Square

By Stacey Leasca
Facebook has made the world a smaller place. It's helped families reunite, friends connect and loved ones share precious moments. And when the world collectively morns horrific events, such as the terror attacks in Brussels and Paris, it is a place…

This Quick Video Explains Why ISIS Isn't As Scary As It Wants You To Think

By John Haltiwanger
Following recent terror attacks in Paris, San Bernardino, California and Brussels, Belgium, among other places, it's easy to feel as though ISIS is rapidly expanding across the globe. But, that's exactly what ISIS wants people to think, and it's far…

Pope Francis Just Washed And Kissed The Feet Of Refugees Of Multiple Faiths

By John Haltiwanger
On Thursday, Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of Muslim, Hindu and Christian refugees, sending a powerful message of solidarity to some of the world's most vulnerable people. He did so in honor of Holy Thursday at a refugee center near Rome,…

Paris Terror Attacks Suspect Wounded And Captured In Belgium

By John Haltiwanger
Salah Abdeslam, the most wanted man in the world, was wounded and captured alive in Belgium on Friday, according to CNN. Abdeslam, suspected of both orchestrating and taking part in the November terror attacks in Paris that claimed 130 lives, was…

Angelina Jolie Has A Message About Refugees That We All Need To Hear

By John Haltiwanger
March 15 marked five years since the war in Syria began. So far, it's estimated as many as 470,000 have been killed as a consequence of this brutal conflict. The war's displaced around 11 million Syrians, including around 4.8 million refugees. The…

9 Of The Most Powerful Quotes From Obama's First Visit To A US Mosque

By John Haltiwanger
On Wednesday, President Obama visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore in Maryland. It was the first time in his presidency he visited a US mosque. The president delivered an impassioned speech urging Americans to exhibit tolerance toward Muslims at…

No, Carrying A Koran Does Not Make Someone A Terrorist

By John Haltiwanger
On Thursday, a 28-year-old man carrying two guns and ammunition was arrested at the entrance of a hotel at Disneyland Paris. Fortunately, no one was injured. A woman thought to be the man's girlfriend was also arrested, but released after police…

Hillary Owned Trump When A Muslim Veteran Asked Her About Islamophobia

By John Haltiwanger
On Monday night, CNN hosted a town hall event in Iowa, offering voters a chance to ask the Democratic presidential candidates questions on a wide array of issues. At one point, a Muslim-American woman and Air Force veteran named Erum…

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher Just Gave $1M To Help Syrian Refugees

By John Haltiwanger
Actor Sacha Baron Cohen and actress Isla Fisher just set a huge example for the world by donating $1 million to Syrian refugees and others impacted by the conflict in Syria, PEOPLE magazine reports. The couple donated $500,000 to Save the Children,…

Kenyan Muslims Risked Lives To Save Christians During Bus Terror Attack

By John Haltiwanger
Kenyan Muslims just sent a powerful message of solidarity to the world when they protected Christians during a terror attack on a bus in Kenya. On Monday, al-Shabaab militants ambushed the bus as it traveled to the northeastern Kenyan city of…

Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Finding A Fake Bomb In The Bathroom

By John Haltiwanger
On Sunday, an Air France flight traveling from Mauritius to Paris made an emergency landing in Kenya after a fake bomb was found in one of the plane's bathrooms, Associated Press reports. The fake bomb was reportedly homemade and comprised of paper,…

What Pearl Harbor Can Teach Us About Terrorism And Muslims Today

By John Haltiwanger
On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the US naval base at Pearl Harbor. It was a devastating and shocking attack, claiming the lives of around 2,500 men and wounding 1,000 more. This is ultimately what led the United States to enter World War II, a…

Student Writes Touching 'Love Letter' To Beirut, Paris And The World

By John Haltiwanger
It's been a pretty rough year so far. Far too many acts of unspeakable violence occurred in countries across the world. Our television screens and social media news feeds have seemingly been consumed by images of war, persecution, terror,…

Turkish Airline Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Bomb Threat Called In

By Gillian Fuller
A Turkish Airlines flight from New York to Istanbul was forced to make an emergency landing after officials received a tip regarding a bomb aboard the aircraft. Turkish Airlines flight TK2 departed from New York's John F. Kennedy International…

Russia Donates Puppy To France To Replace One Lost In Recent Attacks (Photo)

By Gillian Fuller
Russia, as a whole, is not known for its kindness. The mere mention of the country brings to mind images of bleak, Soviet-era desolation and gruff communist leaders (not to mention, Siberia). It all just seems pretty grim, even if the reality is the…

Only Love: How I Abandoned My Fear And Traveled To The Pakistan Border

By Aly Morrissey
In March, I traveled to the border of Pakistan with a great deal of trepidation. A two-week trek through India with my husband and 12 colleagues included a visit to the Wagah border. This area is known for its sunset ceremony. On the border, the two…

Muslim Woman Schools Megyn Kelly On What It Means To Be An American (Video)

By Gillian Fuller
Last night, infamous Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly revealed she thinks the constitution is bullsh*t. Well, basically. In the wake of last week's terror attacks in Paris, the right-wing newscaster hosted a debate to discuss the future of Islam in the…

7-Year-Old Gives All His Money To Mosque Vandalized After Paris Attacks

By Gillian Fuller
After a mosque in the Austin suburb of Pflugerville, Texas was found vandalized on Monday morning, a local boy donated the contents of his piggy bank to show his support for worshippers. The Pflugerville Police Department reportedly received a call…

Man Writes A Letter To ISIS In Honor Of His Wife Murdered In Paris Attacks

By Kendall Wood
There were 129 innocent lives taken during Friday's terror attacks in Paris, France. Among those killed in the shooting at the Bataclan concert hall was 35-year-old Hélène Muyal-Leiris, a wife and mother. In memory of his wife, Antoine Leiris posted…

Here's The Bold Cover Of The First Charlie Hebdo Issue Since The Paris Attacks

By Stacey Leasca
Following Friday's devastating terror attacks in Paris, many were left wondering, "How could this happen in Paris, again?" In January, Paris was hit with its first terror attack of the year. That time, the attack specifically targeted the office of…

3 Paris Attackers Have Been Identified As European Nationals

By Stacey Leasca
People want answers after Friday's terror attacks in Paris. Why did this happen? How did it happen? Who is responsible? Although we may never have the answer to the first two, authorities are getting closer to identifying those responsible. Over the…