We here at Muslims on Screen and Television (MOST) have crafted an ‘in case you missed it’ #ICYMI list of this past week’s most timely and relevant stories from across the web:
1) Cham Muslims Welcome Latino Muslims To Their New Mosque: Founded thirty-five years ago by Cambodian refugees from the Cham ethnic group, the Islamic Center of Santa Ana moved into a new space this past Spring and a first order of business was reaching out to the local Latino Muslim community.
2) New Pew Report Says That 70% of Muslims Still Believe in the American Dream: The Pew Research Center recently released a new report chronicling how American Muslims react to the recent uptick of anti-Muslim sentiment and their feelings about their place in America. Mic reports that, for the most part, “Muslims in the United States are not giving up on the American dream.”
3) New Study On Syrian Refugee Teens Coping Mechanism: A recent study published in the journal Child Development brought to light what it means to be resilient when one goes through trauma, specifically when one is a young Syrian refugee.
4) And lastly, This Woman Aims To Empower Saudi Girls Through Sports: For well over a decade, Lina Al Maeena has been fighting for women’s sports in Saudi Arabia and last month, received a major win for her efforts. The Education Ministry has announced that for the first time, physical education classes will be allowed this fall in public schools.