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Sep 20, 2018 29 tweets 7 min read
I write this thread on the current debate on how to stop sexual abuse of women. Men must own & stop this epidemic.

And as a Muslim I believe Islam offers a comprehensive teaching that—if men follow—can end that sexual abuse. (We also discuss in our next @ReSightIslam episode)
Quick FYI. I hope men read this thread. Women already know this stuff.

And yes, I understand the reality that some men suffer rape from women. I’m not dismissing that. Right now I’m focusing on the epidemic of sexual abuse committed by men against women & girls.

Sep 17, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
I have to share this short story:

Last night I'd just gotten home from an exhausting 4 day biz trip. I'd barely slept. And b/c I'm training for a half marathon, I was exhausted from an intense set of workouts.

I opened my bag to take out my laptop—but it was gone. GONE.😳

Y'all have heard me use the phrase #JihadOfThePen.

My laptop is my weapon of choice to combat ignorance, extremism, bigotry, & write my par excellence dad jokes.

And now, it was gone. Poof. Vanished. At first I thought—maybe it's just in my car, so I checked...but...

Sep 8, 2018 12 tweets 7 min read
Right now, over 40,000 Muslims from ~100 nations are holding a massive 3-day Islamic peace conference in Germany
•It’s open to ALL people
•I’m willing to bet this tweet is the first you heard
•Share w/ppl who think us Muslims don’t exemplify our faith with love
#JalsaGermany So #JalsaGermany just concluded with 41,000+ Muslims from 90+ nations. Here are some gems media largely missed, that I feel compelled to share with you.

1. The Khalifa called out the anti-Muslim & anti-Islam animus behind Europe’s immigration concerns.
Aug 19, 2018 24 tweets 9 min read
In a now deleted post @MrJoelGreenberg—elected tax collector for Seminole Co, Florida—posted antiMuslim links & taunts Muslims to answer

“Name just one society in the developed world that has benefitted in ANY WAY from more Muslims”

Take notes Joel—class is in session

Thread/1 Muslims invented Coffee. Let's be honest, this is likely the most important contribution by any people to humanity. Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts—how many jobs exist due to coffee?…

To any fair person, the thread could stop here—but we just getting started

Aug 10, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
•Do y'all understand these are American bombs, American planes, & American military support that just bombed a school bus carrying children?
•Do you understand if Daesh did this it would be rightly called terrorism?

This is horrific & unjust. It is terrorism. It must stop. Humanitarian groups report that the American backed airstrikes killed 50 children, many under the age of 15, and injured 77 more.

50 children massacred by U.S. Tax dollars. FIFTY CHILDREN.

Please tell me how this is NOT terrorism?

Where is the accountability?

God have mercy.
Aug 7, 2018 19 tweets 5 min read
Today I returned home after a week in London. Customs & Border Protection "randomly selected" me even after I passed passport check

They threatened me w/intimidation tactis & claims I was breaking the law. It was all garbage & among the worst experiences I've ever had

Thread /1 Dulles was super busy. I clear passport control & head for the exit.

CPB: Hi sir can I check your passport?
Me: Fine [hands over my passport]

CPB: Where'd you travel?
Me: UK

CPB: Sir you've been randomly selected. Follow me
Me: 😑 [I follow her. I'm the *only* one selected]
Jul 24, 2018 5 tweets 4 min read
Ambassador Sam Brownback @IRF_Ambassador speaks at the State Dept #IRFMinisterial on the human right to religious Freedom for people of all faiths.

A powerful message all should celebrate & embrace. Jaime Powell speaks about her husband, Pastor John Chow, who has been arrested in China for his faith as a Christian.
•He is currently serving 7 years in prison in China.
•Pastor Chow is a humanitarian who built 16 schools for impoverished children in Burma.
Jun 26, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING: Today marks 523 since 45 took office. He wanted 120 day Ban.

Americans killed by Refugees:
•0 Attacks
•0 Deaths
•3 Revoked & a 5-4 SCOTUS Approved Ban

Americans killed by Americans:
•89,611 Shootings
•22,558 Deaths
•496 Mass Shootings
•0 Gun Bans
#MuslimBan •Dred Scott: Blacks are alien—cant bring suit
•Plessy: Blacks are alien—racial segregation is legal
•Cherokee Nation: Cherokees are aliens—cant bring suit
•Korematsu: Japanese are alien—can be put in Concentration Camps
•Hawaii: Banning Muslim aliens is legal

I see a trend.
May 25, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
The people outraged about NFL players peacefully protesting racism also support this policy:
•A weeping mother is forced to wear a yellow bracelet
•Her 8 & 11 year old boys ripped away from her indefinitely
•ICE has *lost* 1400+ kids😳
#ThisIsAmerica… It gets worse:
•Sexual abuse of kids in ICE custody is rampant.
•Knowing this—WH now permits ICE to destroy records relating to sexual assault & deaths in custody.😳
•All the while, parents are denied access to their own abused kids😓
May 2, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
But hey @kanyewest slavery is a choice right? 🙄😑 Speaking pure truth to Kanye’s dangerous fantasy.
Feb 1, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Happy #BlackHistoryMonth. /1 There are Black Americans alive today whose grandparents were enslaved.

That's how real this horror is to 2018.
#BlackHistoryMonth /2
Dec 18, 2017 10 tweets 4 min read
This thread simply & clearly spells out Jesus Christ (as) in Islam. (“as” is an Abbreviation for an Arabic prayer that means “peace be upon him.”)

Muslims love Jesus—more than we even love our own parents! /1 #MuslimJesus The Qur’an calls Jesus a “Prophet sent to the Children of Israel.” He is a sinless, pure, & truthful prophet of God (as are all prophets) & he brought the message of the Gospel. /2

(Welcome questions. tag @TrueIslamUSA as they’ll likely respond faster than I)
Oct 27, 2017 19 tweets 3 min read
Way too many Muslim youth are "un-mosqued" b/c they feel mosques arent safe for them

A thread for #MuslimTwitter & anyone else listening /1 To be clear, I don't mean "unsafe mosques" in terms of extremism or violence. I mean in lack of representation, empathy, & leadership /2
Oct 5, 2017 6 tweets 3 min read
The cops shot #PatrickHarmon in the back. The cops were in no danger. Harmon was no threat. This is cold-blooded lynching.😓
#BLM The ppl who worship an anthem that literally says "Land of Free & Home of the Brave" fear unarmed fleeing Black men so much they kill them.😐