“Being Unapologetically Muslim-American and Proud,” Published at This is Worldtown

My personal essay has been republished by This is Worldtown under the title, “Being Unapologetically Muslim-American and Proud,” on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017! 

My essay was originally published by Angels Flight literary west under the title, “Unapologetically Muslim-American and Proud,” on Friday, January 13, 2017. 

I am very excited that my essay now has two homes. If you didn’t get a chance to do so when it was first published, it would be wonderful of you to read and share!


Writer Haneen Oriqat reflects on what the election of Trump means to her as someone proudly Muslim-American, and why she’s not giving up. 

There’s talk of leaving the country. Jokes and serious conversations. For me, that’s not an option. I’m unapologetically Muslim American and proud. I’m not going anywhere. My family is Muslim-American. We’re not going anywhere. My Muslim-American community isn’t going anywhere. We are part of the fabric of this country, in all parts of life. That’s not going to change.


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