1) Rahaf Khatib Races Through All Barriers: Six-time marathon running Rahaf Khatib will be gracing next month’s cover of “Women’s Running – a notable first for a Muslim woman to be featured in an American fitness magazine.
2) Scholars Say Extremists Target “In-Betweeners” In Recruitment: Psychologists say that extremist groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS target, in their recruitment, young adults whose identities have not yet been fully developed — labeling this group, the “in-betweeners.”
3) Female Poets Take On The Syrian War: A look at two poets Bejan Matur (who is Kurdish) and Maram al-Masri (who is Syrian) who are part of a new generation of female poets writing about the affects of the ongoing civil war in Syria.
4) And finally, “I am Muslim. I am NYC” Takes On Islamophobia: This week, the NYC Commission on Human Rights along with Mayor Bill De Blasio has launched a campaign to support local Muslim communities, directly taking on hate crimes and incidents. The campaign ads feature photos of Muslim New Yorkers with accompanied text that simply says: “I am Muslim. I am NYC.”