Abdul in TIME Magazine: "Why Arab Regimes Are Using White Nationalist Lies to Attack Muslim-American Politicians"

Regime-backed Saudi media is attacking three progressive, Muslim-American politicians as religious radicals — echoing the same talking points made by white nationalist extremists. Go ahead and read that sentence again.

One recent article from Al-Arabiya, a state-sponsored Saudi news agency, reported that Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were part of a “Political Islamist Movement.” Youm7, an Egyptian news outlet, followed the same tired trope, linking me falsely to the Muslim Brotherhood. Instead of being proud of our strides forward, they echoed the bigotry of white supremacists to demonize us.

These are fascinating, if troubling, political times…. Read more in TIME Magazine.

Austin Fisher