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Omar Sacirbey

Omar Sacirbey writes for Religion News Service in Washington, D.C.

Blog Posts by Omar Sacirbey

Posted by Omar Sacirbey 4 days 20 hours ago
Muslim and civil rights groups welcomed the news that the New York City Police Department’s Demographics Unit will disband but said they still fear they may be targets of warrantless surveillance....
Posted by Omar Sacirbey 7 weeks 3 days ago
Nearly 60,000 people have signed a Change.org petition demanding that YouTube take down a Katy Perry video they say is blasphemous and offensive to Muslims.About 75 seconds into the video ...
Posted by Omar Sacirbey 10 weeks 6 days ago
Oppressive. Boorish. Misogynist: Those are the popular images of Muslim men and how they treat women.But there’s more to it than that, thought Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi, the editors of Love...
Posted by Omar Sacirbey 12 weeks 2 days ago
Viewers watching the American Football Conference championship game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots earlier this month may have seen a Best Buy commercial for a Sharp 60-inch...
Posted by Omar Sacirbey 14 weeks 5 days ago
An Iraqi woman dons a black hijab but bares her thighs. A Lebanese woman wearing a sheer blouse curls up on a bed, both innocent and seductive. An attractive young Iranian couple shares breakfast at...