Arzu Kaya Uranli

Arzu Kaya Uranli

She has been working as a broadcaster in New York, USA since 1998 and has worked with many different national TV and radio stations. She currently writes weekly editorial articles for Huffington Post and Today’s Zaman. She is also lecturer and currently teaches Turkish Studies at the New School in NYC. She tweets as @akuranli (twitter.com/akuranli)

A new step for American Muslims

New York mayor, Bill de Blasio, announced on March 4 that two Muslim holidays, Eidul Azha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, and Eidul Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramazan, will become a school holiday starting in 2016. It was joyful news and many American Muslims were cheerfully sharing it and trying to find out if they could request the same thing in their state. However, when I checked social news websites, I was very disappointed with the bigotry expressed in the comments sections. Actually, it is everywhere. Nothing felt right after the Paris ...

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