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Aya’s Story: A Muslim Woman Breaks Stereotypes at a Southern Church

by Guest Post - Posts (69). Posted Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Aya Chebbi is at Georgia Southern University as part of the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program. She’s been taking the opportunity to teach students and local groups about her country, Tunisia, her religion, Islam, and all about her heritage and culture. Recently she spoke with one group that had a particular impact on how […]

To My Muslim Friends: Know What You’re Getting Yourself Into

by Mohammed Al-Suraih - Posts (5). Posted Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

When I started the process of applying to undergraduate schools in the United States, I never thought about whether America would be a welcoming place for a young Muslim student. I read articles that talked about the diverse America, the melting pot America, and the land of dreams America. I had conversations with friends who […]

Being Afghan and Muslim at a US High School

by Farima Afaq - Posts (7). Posted Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 at 9:15 am

I was holding up Afghanistan’s flag as the photographers, teachers, and other students watched … I felt love, and respect for all of the other flags, and slowly my tears came down my cheeks. I came to the U.S. in order to get a great education, and to make my family and my country proud. […]

How do U.S. Students View France’s Burqa Ban?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

The University of Colorado Independent talks to students about their views on France’s decision to ban the burqa and niqab in public.  The CU students interviewed seem to feel that the ban infringes on personal freedoms. The issue of religious attire on college campuses has been raised all over the world, including recently in Syria, […]

A Place for Muslims on Campus

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

VOA’s In Focus reports on how one college, George Mason University in Virginia, has set up special facilities so Muslim students can observe their daily prayers. Click “Read the rest of this entry” to watch the video.

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