Searching for our own Edward R. Murrow

Today, New York Representative Peter King held a second round of Congressional hearings concerning “Muslim radicalization in the U.S.” In an era when anti-Muslim rhetoric continues to spew unchecked from the mouths of presidential hopefuls and talking heads on cable, many others and I fear that these hearings are evidence that a new McCarthyism, one … Continue reading Searching for our own Edward R. Murrow

Niqabi-American: Why one Muslim woman covers her face

This seven-minute documentary, which profiles Fazila, a Muslim-American woman who wears the face veil (niqab), is a must watch. Many Muslims don't agree with Fazila's decision to wear the niqab, and I'm not even sure I do.  My hesitation is not about whether she is oppressed or is unable to express herself while covered–clearly, as … Continue reading Niqabi-American: Why one Muslim woman covers her face