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Hijab in Sports: How Muslim Women Athletes Are Fighting for Acceptance

Hijab in Sports: How Muslim Women Athletes Are Fighting for Acceptance Muslim athletes have helped kickstart a new discussion about allowing Hijab to be worn in competition. In 2016, Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first Muslim woman athlete competing for America to wear hijab during the Rio Olympics. As one of the most-talked about Olympians in a group that included names ... Read More »

‘Drawing Not Allowed In Islam’: Moeen Ali Told On Twitter

‘Drawing Not Allowed In Islam’: Moeen Ali Told On Twitter The England all-rounder had posted a drawing by him of Sir Viv Richards on Twitter for charity. England cricketer Moeen Ali became the latest target of trolls after he asked his Twitter followers to bid for his drawing for a charity. The all-rounder’s portrait of Sir Viv Richards was to ... Read More »

Islam a part of Europe

Islam a part of Europe SINCE the 2008 financial crisis, a right-wing populism preaching exclusivist nationalism has swept across Europe. Far-right groups that once found themselves relegated to the fringes of European society have exploited the anxieties of the continent’s most disenfranchised to demonise the outsider and popularise the politics of resentment. Utilising populist rhetoric, these once-derided movements have gained ... Read More »

The NFL Doesn’t Know Who or What It Is

The NFL Doesn’t Know Who or What It Is Chicago Cubs fans endured decades of futility but stuck like glue to their team. Ditto for the Golden State Warriors. Both teams were awful for what seemed like forever but never had any shortage of loyalty. And when the teams finally reached the pinnacle of success, every fan claimed the victory ... Read More »

Leicester Stars Riyad Mahrez & Islam Slimani Dropped by Algeria for World Cup Qualifiers

Leicester Stars Riyad Mahrez & Islam Slimani Dropped by Algeria for World Cup Qualifiers Algeria have omitted both Riyad Mahrez, the 2016 African Footballer of the Year, and Islam Slimani from their squad to face Cameroon in the next round of World Cup Qualifiers. The Leicester duo are the two major casualties of a disastrous campaign, after back-to-back losses to ... Read More »

Leicester 2 Liverpool 0: Islam Slimani and Shinji Okazaki ensure Reds miserable run continues

Leicester 2 Liverpool 0: Islam Slimani and Shinji Okazaki ensure Reds miserable run continues The Foxes make it four games without a win for Jurgen Klopp’s side at the King Power as Craig Shakespeare’s men produce second half sizzler to dump the Merseyside giants out of the Carabao Cup despite Philippe Coutinho’s return to the side The Japanese hitman replaced ... Read More »

Simi saves the day for Ireland

Simi saves the day for Ireland The bowlers stepped up for the Bangladesh A team as Ireland A were bundled out on 255 during the first day of an unofficial Test match where Ireland A’s Simi Singh smashed his maiden first class hundred after an early struggle at the Sylhet International Cricket stadium yesterday. The home side safely negotiated and ... Read More »

Convocation speaker takes on myths about Islam

Convocation speaker takes on myths about Islam Dr. Amer Ahmed delivered a stirring Maytum Convocation lecture recently at SUNY Fredonia’s King Concert Hall titled “Islam: Beyond the Myths, Breaking Down the Barriers.” Youthful, affable, charismatic, with a voice that regularly leapt from erudite to “street” in a single linguistic bound, Ahmed presented himself as the ideal spokesperson for a culture ... Read More »

New biography traces how Ali transformed the world of sports and race

New biography traces how Ali transformed the world of sports and race Long before today’s athletes took a knee on the field or stayed in the locker room during the singing of the national anthem, Muhammad Ali danced at the crossroads of sports and racial politics, luring the world’s attention. He cast a model for the defiant black athlete who ... Read More »

Women Are Playing Today, and Leading Tomorrow

Women Are Playing Today, and Leading Tomorrow WASHINGTON — As a young teenager in Kabul, Afghanistan, Hajar Abulfazl occasionally took an unconventional route to soccer practice. It wasn’t down a street or through a neighborhood that might have taken her on a scenic path instead of a quick one. It was through an open window. Abulfazl had to sneak out ... Read More »