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Going with the flow or defying the current? | Amani Al-Khatahtbeh | TEDxAUEB
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Added Sep 7, 2016
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Amani gave an inspirational talk about the prejudice that every Muslim woman is facing. She gave examples about the stereotypes we have about Islam, which should be rapidly eradicated. With a parallel between the Nazi's racism against Jewish people and the current state of islamophobia Amani made a clear point about the absurd phenomenon of racism. She even suggested that we should go against the currents avoiding any kind of generalization.

Amani is the founder and editor-in-chief of, the leading online magazine for American Muslim women. Reclaiming the Muslim women's narrative in Western media with its own unprecedented columns in outlets like Teen Vogue, Fortune, and Huffington Post, MuslimGirl is currently forging a new path by becoming the forefront of Muslim women's issues in mainstream coverage. Amani made the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2016, making her the first veiled woman to be honored in the media category and MuslimGirl the first Muslim company to ever receive the recognition.
Amani is a rising voice in social, religious, and political issues, regularly appearing in such media outlets as CNN, BBC, and more. She is a human and civil rights activist and was one of the student organizers to force out former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from her commencement invitation at Rutgers University in 2014. Amani has been profiled in The New York Times, CNN Money, VICE's Broadly, and beyond.

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