• Irma Herrera

American Muslim Woman Wins Bronze Olympic Medal


Thanks to journalist colleague and friend, Wendy Diaz, Writer/Translator Islamic Circle of North America/Hablamos Islam, for wishing my piece, Do You Look Like An American? had also acknowledged the pervasive harassment and marginalization of another group of Americans: Muslims. Despite the accomplishments and vast contributions of Muslims to this country, they are demonized on a daily basis.

YEP, an oversight on my part.

Read the inspiring story of New Jersey native Ibtihaj Muhammad, Bronze Medalist, who fenced as part of Team USA in Rio. Congratulations Ibtihaj.

nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/hometown-hero-new-jersey-celebrates-historic-fencer-ibtihaj-muhammad-n629991

Grateful to my network of colleagues and friends who bring so many important issues and stories to my attention. Gracias, Wendy.

Learn more about Latino Muslims at:

nbcnews.com/news/latino/latino-muslims-live-their-lives-intersection-three-cultures-n482601

pri.org/stories/2013-01-25/hispanic-american-immigrants-increasingly-finding-home-islam

#islamaphobia #prejudice #olympics #muslims

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