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Killing of Charlie Hebdo staffers was unacceptable, but so, too, is the entrenched hatred of Muslims
January 15, 2015
Columnist Syed Rizvi argues that we must balance our denunciation of the Paris killings with greater respect for the religion of those who perpetrated the acts.
Regardless of race or ethnicity, being American means standing up for beliefs
November 25, 2014
Columnist Syed Rizvi explains what it means to be an American.
Hussain ibn Ali’s story of suffering reminds Muslims to fight injustice
November 18, 2014
Columnist Syed Rizvi explains the tragedy of Karbala and why everyone should always be voices against oppression and injustice.
Palestinian cause is humanitarian issue
November 10, 2014
Columnist Syed Rizvi says the Palestinian cause is a human one.
Despite extremism, Islam engages in productive, harmonious living
October 30, 2014
Columnist Syed Rizvi comments on the cultural perception of Muslims.
Muslim Student Association president discusses Muslims on campus
October 22, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Syed Rizvi talks with the president of Muslim Student Association.
Muslim holiday, Eid Al-Adha, highlights need for cross-religious understanding
October 13, 2014
Daily Texan Columnist Syed Rizvi says Muslim holiday helps Muslims and others recognize their common ground.
Contrary to popular belief, Islam demands respect for women
October 1, 2014
Following recent headlines regarding violence against women, the Texas Muslim Council spoke out about the issue, saying Islam is very clear on protecting women's rights.
Muslim relief organizations help to alleviate local hunger
September 14, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Syed Rizvi looks at the work of Muslim relief organizations.
In midst of Ferguson violence, Islam teaches racial lessons
September 3, 2014
Columnist reflects on four types of racism, in response to Ferguson violence
Islam cannot be used as justification for terrorism
August 11, 2014
Although violence is acceptable in some cases in Islam, current justifications for violent acts do not adhere to the principles of the religion.
Though a Muslim observance, Ramadan could have cultural significance for non-Muslims
July 10, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Syed Rizvi explains why Ramadan is important for all.
Hijab gives Muslim women the chance to practice feminism in their own way
June 26, 2014
According to columnist Syed Rizvi, Western feminism misunderstands and is hypocritical toward hijab.
Islam offers important lessons for environmental movement
June 12, 2014
Columnist Syed Rizvi argues that Muslims can and should play an active role in protecting the environment.
No-fly list discriminates against Muslim travelers
June 5, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Syed Rizvi argues that law-abiding Muslims shouldn't be subjected to the hassle and humiliation of the no-fly list and the selectee list.
Surveillance, discrimination stifling Muslim community
May 7, 2014
Daily Texan columnist Syed Rizvi argues that the Muslim community on the UT campus has been held down by discrimination and surveillance programs like the one recently scaled back by the New York City Police Department.
Students promote inclusivity in Islamic Awareness Week
April 17, 2014
Syed Rizvi, founder of the Texas Muslim Council, explores the importance of Islamic Awareness Week at UT.