Let us, as Muslims, not fool ourselves. The 2008 election of Barack Hussein Obama to the Presidency of the United States was a watershed moment for US foreign policy. A man with a Muslim-esque name was finally going to be making deals with, stopping wars against, and lifting up the many splintered nations of Islam. Or at least, that was the hope.
It is once again that time of the year –the leaves are falling, the winds are blowing, and the clouds are slowly gathering. While it may seemingly be a typical fall season, emotions run deeply through the air as the United States of America nears its 57th quadrennial election.
Exhausted after a long day of classes and work, third year English major, Victoria Beyrooty takes a bus back to her apartment, passing restaurants and movie theaters that she can no longer afford. Due to the tuition increase over the last few years, students like Beyrooty are forced to take on extra jobs and cut personal expenses in order to pay for school.
Al-Talib asks Muslim Americans at UCLA for their opinion on the recent crisis in Syria.
The Syrian Arab Republic wrestled its independence from France in 1946. Syria, today, is a country of approximately 23 million of our brothers and sisters who seek a similar goal, but this time from a more domestic malignancy.
The War in Iraq has ended, the War in Afghanistan continues on, and the War on “Terror” will never end because that’s just not possible. Take a look at what this one war in Iraq has cost to both Iraqis and Americans.
Islamophobia quite literally (and linguistically) is a fear of Islam and Muslims; albeit, an intense, irrational fear of Islam and Muslims. Some Muslims hold that Islamophobia is a good thing. Why? How could fear of Islam benefit Islam?
On Monday, students protested outside the UC Regents meeting held inside the James West Alumni Center at UCLA.
In the past couple of weeks, the Occupy movement has spread to college campuses around the nation, including UCLA. Hear about what UCLA students are demanding.
Attention all expatriate Egyptians: we have less than three days to make history. For many years, Egyptians living abroad could not vote. Now, for the first time in the past 30 years, Egyptians outside of Egypt are able to cast a vote in the Egyptian elections, after Egypt’s Administrative Court issued a ruling allowing them to take part in elections.