Aymann Ismail
Aymann Ismail

Aymann Ismail is a Slate video producer/editor.

Politics
Nov. 30 2018 6:21 PM“Between the Sea and the Jordan There Will Only Be Israeli Sovereignty”The phrase that apparently prompted CNN to fire Marc Lamont Hill has a long history in Israel. Not that his critics care.
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Nov. 7 2018 5:29 PMA Reporter Asked Trump About Two Muslim Women Winning Seats in Congress. He Claimed He Couldn’t Understand Her Accent.
Politics
Nov. 7 2018 2:18 AMIlhan Omar, the First Muslim Woman Elected to Congress, Led Her Acceptance Speech With “As-Salam Alaikum.” That’s Huge.
Politics
Oct. 22 2018 3:30 PMWhat’s a Muslim to Do About Hajj?Saudi Arabia has turned the holy journey into a political and moral nightmare. I don’t see how I can go.
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Aug. 24 2018 10:16 AMHow a Muslim Marine Is Changing MindsAnd why his strategy troubles me.
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July 22 2018 8:01 PMThis Pie Tells One of the Most Essential Stories About Muslims in AmericaAnd it’s delicious.
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May 18 2018 8:58 AM Why the Far Right Believes Every Muslim—Including Me—Is a LiarI’d never heard of “taqiyya” until someone accused me of it. I discovered it’s a conspiracy theory with disturbing power.
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March 12 2018 5:47 AM Why the #MeToo Moment Is Especially Distressing for Muslim WomenWhen they tell their stories, the far right cheers—and many other Muslims tell them to shut up.
Brow Beat
Jan. 29 2018 8:00 AMThe Solar Grid Turns the Egyptian Revolution Into Science Fiction
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Nov. 29 2017 3:12 PMHow It Felt for American Muslims to Wake Up to Trump Retweeting Anti-Islam Fascists
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Oct. 13 2017 10:43 AMSharia Has Come to TexasFox News and Breitbart claimed a rogue court was enforcing Islamic law in America. So I went to see it for myself.
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Sept. 21 2017 12:09 PMPeople Have Always Feared I’ll Become a RadicalWhen I met someone who actually did, I realized how America pushes young Muslims to the edge.
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July 18 2017 9:57 AMWearing a Hijab Is Complicated. So Is Deciding to Take One Off.My immigrant mother and her doctor daughter show how hard it can be.
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June 29 2017 12:00 PMI’m Muslim, and I Want to Confront Homophobia at HomeI started by visiting a gay, alt-right activist who demonizes Islam.
Brow Beat
May 22 2017 7:33 AMThe Most Radical Thing About Master of None’s Islam Episode Is That It Isn’t About Religion
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Nov. 8 2018 5:52 PMThe White House’s Acosta Video Looks Different From the Original. Does That Mean It’s “Doctored”?
Politics
Nov. 7 2018 2:18 PMThe Chilling Result in California’s 50th DistrictYou don’t even have to be Muslim to face suspicion; you just have to be related to one.
Brow Beat
Oct. 25 2018 6:09 PMThat Clip of Queer Eye’s Tan France Schooling Hasan Minhaj on Clothes and Browness Nearly Killed Me
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Oct. 14 2018 8:03 PMAn American Muslim MarriageStereotypes about Muslim marriages made me fear what would happen when I entered my own.
Politics
Aug. 9 2018 5:22 PMRashida Tlaib’s Victory Is a Win for Muslims and DemocracyThe results in Michigan are an encouraging response to the Trump administration’s Islamophobia.
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June 22 2018 5:50 AMThe Shunned MuslimJournalist Wajahat Ali wrote about Israeli settlers, and now some Muslim Americans have denounced him as a Zionist sympathizer. Is the backlash warranted?
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April 24 2018 12:17 PMWhat Happened When a Devout Muslim and a Devout Catholic Got Married in Small-Town IowaNeither of them converted.
Politics
Feb. 14 2018 3:11 PM#MosqueMeToo Puts Muslim Women “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”In finally speaking up about the abuse they have suffered, Muslim women also have to deal with outsiders using their stories to justify stereotypes.
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Dec. 20 2017 1:29 PMEveryone Thinks Muslims Shouldn’t Celebrate ChristmasI’m doing it anyway.
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Nov. 9 2017 10:09 AMThe Ex-Muslims Go PublicPeople who leave Islam are fiercely criticized by believers. They used to make me angry, too. Then I got to know them.
Politics
Oct. 4 2017 6:38 PMEvery Time I Hear a Mass Shooter Wasn’t Muslim, I Feel ReliefIt means we can focus on the real roots of the violence.
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Aug. 16 2017 9:51 AMDid You Hear the One About Muslims Who Tell Profane Jokes About Islam?I went to see R-rated Muslim comics perform, and they taught me something about free speech.
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June 29 2017 2:00 PMThe Real Secret of Ramadan in AmericaWhy the holy month is more profound for me here than anywhere else in the world.
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June 29 2017 10:33 AMWho’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?My whole life, people have feared me for being Muslim. Now I’m confronting those fears where they live—in the alt-right and in my own community.
Politics
April 26 2017 4:25 PMDonald Trump Has Made Me Feel More AmericanIt’s not what he intended.

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