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Muhammad Ali poses during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland January 2006. REUTERS/Andreas Meier
Jun04

Tributes pour in on the passing of Muhammad Ali

By: Ricardo Arduengo Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Reuters) – Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight champion whose boxing feats, showmanship and political activism made him one of the best-known figures of the 20th century, died on Friday aged 74. Ali, who had long suffered from Parkinson’s syndrome which impaired his speech and made the once-graceful athlete almost a prisoner in his own body, died a day after he was admitted to a Phoenix-area hospital with a respiratory ailment. His youthful proclamation of himself as “the greatest” rang true until the end for the millions of people worldwide, who admired him for his courage both inside...

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Mar13

Hijabi fencing champion prepares to defend America in Rio

By: APF Source: themalaymailonline.com Ibtihaj Muhammad hopes her history-making appearance at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics will help change attitudes towards Muslims in the United States when she becomes the first American athlete to compete wearing a hijab. The talented 30-year-old African-American saber fencer has already guaranteed her spot on the US Olympic team after earning enough points at the World Cup in Greece in January to qualify. Muhammad’s qualification comes against an ugly backrop of anti-Islamic rhetoric in the United States, with Republican presidential contender Donald Trump vowing in December to bar all Muslims from entering the country if elected. For Muhammad,...

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Mar05

Canada: Muslim women confront harassment with self defense

By: Brigitte Noël Source: Vice News Sitting cross-legged in a Montreal North dojo, a group of Muslim women are discussing the best way to deal with getting your veil pulled off. “I’ve been told to carry an emergency scarf with me,” one says. “Just in case.” They laugh, but the hypothetical scenario is not a joke; this is a self-defense class designed specifically to help women deal with Islamophobic attacks, which have become increasingly common in recent years. Teacher Salma Ahmad demonstrates one possible response to the hijab pulling. Swinging her arms up in front of her, she lets out a guttural scream. “But they usually come up from behind,”...

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