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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

AREEG ABDELHAMID, Opinions Editor Emerita

Muslim communities would be far better off if more attention was paid to mental health issues. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MARYAM SHOUBIR)

Muslim Communities Must Address Mental Health

May 8, 2016

Standing in the third floor Lowenstein bathroom, I was shaking, breathing difficultly, dizzy and numb. I wanted to run, to speak or to move, but somehow I couldn’t. This was my first panic attack. As...

Cameraman Baher Mohamed, left, and Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, the Cairo bureau chief for al Jazeera English, look at reporters sitting behind them Monday, March 31, 2014, as Judge Mohamed Nagy listens to the defendants complaints about the conditions they are being held in. Three Al Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste (not pictured) are standing trial on terror charges. (PHOTO COURTESY OF AMINA ISMAIL/ TNS)

Our Silence is Facilitating Oppression in Egypt

September 10, 2015

Recently, the hashtag #FreeAJStaff went viral following the sentencing of Al Jazeera journalists. Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Canadian national Mohamed Fahmy were sentenced to three years in prison after...

Rescue helicopters fly over the French Alps after the crash of Airbus A320. (PHOTO COURTESY ULIEN TACK/ ABACA PRESS VIA TNS)

Who Gets To Be a Terrorist?

April 15, 2015

Our definition of “terrorist” is unclear, even though it’s always used to describe a Muslim who commits a crime: especially after 9/11. However, when Andreas Lubitz intentionally crashed Germanwings...

New Yorker prays in Central Park. (Mariam Moustafa/ The Observer)

Keeping Faith after Chapel Hill Shooting

March 29, 2015

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, everything felt different. As I walked to the train station, I didn’t know if I was angry, tired from pulling an all-nighter or just feeling nothing at all. The night before,...

Egyptians are divided over military ruler Abdulfattah Al-Sisi (pictured above), and Mohamed Morsi. (photo courtesy of Michael Kappeler/Zuma Press via TNS)

In Egypt, Censorship Means Polarization

October 22, 2014

While I was waiting for my coffee from a Halal truck vendor, the Egyptian fellow preparing my drink asked me if I was a Morsi or Sisi supporter. Though I strongly defy Sisi, I was not a Morsi supporter...

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