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‘Waria’ documents struggle with identity

Students got an inside look at the life of transgender Muslim students during the movie screening of “Tales of the Waria.” The film takes place in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, and focuses on the love lives ...

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College’s reaction to Muslim protests appalling

On Thursday, The Collegian received an email sent by an English professor to Fresno State’s Provost in regards to an email the Provost sent out to faculty members. The email recommended that all professors on campus tell their Muslim students ...

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Internet censorship comes with a heavy price

Oh, how the Internet has claimed our lives and souls. It seems to drive our fingers with an invisible force as we tap away mindlessly on our mobile phones, tablets and computers. It is now, seemingly, second nature for us ...

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Students take hijab challenge

Students, faculty and even Mary Castro, wife of Fresno State President Joseph Castro, wore headscarves for a day last week in an attempt to walk in the shoes of a Muslim-American woman.

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Why Should Muslims be the Only Ones to Speak Out Against Injustice?

Recently, the op-ed section of this paper has seen some heated debate. Mark Twain once said, “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.” Against his sage advice, I have thrown my hat into this arena.

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Taking issue with extremism

As a junior majoring in political science and a Christian Armenian born and raised in Armenia, the extremist labeling from all sides and all issues concerns me. In my opinion, the reason the government has shut down is because there ...

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Why America is not the moral high ground

As an Egyptian-American Muslim, I have come across many reasons I am proud of my country. For starters, this whole freedom of speech thing seems to be a great addition to my basic civil liberties, considering the vast amount of ...

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Muslims should speak out against terrorism

In the Friday Sept. 27 edition of this publication was a very intriguing Op-Ed piece about Islam in the United States. If you are not familiar, the author, Sumaya Attia, argued that a certain media pundit named Bob Beckel asserted ...

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American Muslims should not be held responsible

After dozens of people were killed in an attack on a mall in Kenya, Bob Beckel went on the Fox News show “The Five” to say what I think he believed was an impassioned, patriotic speech. “The time has come ...

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Flash Prayer Held At The Free Speech Area

Fresno State’s Muslim Student Association held a flash prayer at the Free Speech Area Monday afternoon. The event was called Da’wah Day, which is organized to educate others on the Islam religion.

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The Choice Of Wearing A Hijab

A new generation of youth is slowly becoming the face of Muslim Women. The Hijab does not only refer to the headscarf a Muslim woman wears but to a lifestyle. The lifestyle, of a modest woman by covering the body, ...

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Event promotes cultural patience and tolerance

On Tuesday night Oct. 18 about 30 students gathered in the University Student Union to hear Sheikh Ramadan, leader of Masjid Fresno, speak about the importance of patience in Islam.

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UCLA professor to lecture on veils, East and West

An award-winning scholar from UCLA will speak tonight on the practice of veiling women prior to Islam in the Engineering East building room 191.

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