The one where Taz is on the front lines of being a nasty woman and Zahra asks why she can't have a lightsaber. Both want you to go vote!
We had such high hopes for this Election Day - check out the links below!
WE WON AN AWARD FROM THE OCA-GLA! Check them out, they do such great work.
Friendly reminder that Good Girls Marry Doctors is out, and you can still buy it.
We hung out in the YouTube LA space with Fusion, and here’s the awesome video we made.
“Nasty woman” was supposed to hurt Hillary. Turns out it isn’t.
But Hillary’s rhetoric it is hurting Muslims. The only “front lines” we’re in are for In-N-Out Burger.
It’s getting difficult to keep up with all the Islamophobia, so here’s a convenient timeline of hate.
We are big fans of Hindu and India, and Muslims like us didn’t get our lightsabers like the Hindu Rally said. We demand a refund from the mosques.
If Trump and his supporters wanted Muslims to leave America, he got what he wished for. These Muslims from North Carolina are leaving because of a hate attack on their son.
Pence and Trump are like that couple getting ready to divorce, but not sure whether they will. Pence doesn’t agree with the Muslim ban, but Trump…
The #GoodMuslimBadMuslim guide to voting from Fusion Comedy is up and it's hilarious. Don't let Trump goons keep you from your right to creep Sharia all over those poll-watchers.
Are you tired of the all the games the politicians are playing this fall? Are you ready to play games with their games? As we jump into the final debate for the Presidential Candidates on October 19th, 2016 we want you to play along! With The Official #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Bingo Game!
All you have to do is print out a bingo card - and play along on social media using #GoodMuslimBadMuslim. If you win, send us a photo of your bingo board - and we'll mail you some #GoodMuslimBadMuslim stickers! Good luck!
The one where Taz “reaches out” to NFL quarterbacks to convert them to social activism and Zahra makes Golden Retrievers cry. Both realize they forgot to wear their Muslim Garb. Also, Taz is single.
We’re 21! Our podcast can dr- ...well, I guess that depends on how much of a Good Muslim or Bad Muslim you are. But, regardless, we’re old enough to say we’ve been fighting ISIS for our entire adult lives.
Zahra was in NYC during 9/11 and the most recent bombings. By the way, his dad outed him to the FBI in 2014 and nothing happened. What.
We talk the bigotry when it comes to the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, how some people think he was being “radicalized.” Because most people are radicalized while waiting to pick up their sons from school.
Some date cookies got bomb-squaded. The only bombs in them were sugar bombs.
Take another swig of pomegranate juice and rose water, another hate crime happened this week: a man’s car was set on fire.
Noor Taghuri spoke to Playboy about wearing a hijab, and Muslim Twitter went wild. Funny, we don’t remember them doing the same for Malcom X and Muhammad Ali.
Taz’s #GoodMuslim award goes out to DJ Nessa, Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend. Taz also puts it out there that she’s willing to date any NFL quarterbacks. Zahra’s goes out to Rayouf Alhumedhi for designing a hijab emoji.
Taz’s fatwa is for doing away with the garbage term “Muslim Garb.” Women like Nazma Khanam deserve better.
Taz is not married. She is single.
The one where Taz never learns to swim because she didn't have a burqini and Zahra discovers racism in an easter egg. Both share their Muslim Appreciation month gift registries.
We were at the Comedy Comedy Festival in LA chilling in the podcast lounge when we just happened to do an episode. But what else has been happening?
- Taz went to the White House (again) for the Eid party! And she looked great.
- Also, she's in a book called Good Girls Marry Doctors, out now (20% off at Aunt Lute).
- Did you know that August is Muslim Appreciation Month in California? No wonder we're in a drought, all those Muslims are using the water for wudhu! #CreepingSharia.
- We got to meet Andrew Ti of the Yo, Is this Racist? podcast and record an episode with him! It's an Eid two-for-one deal.
- Two awful, awful hate crimes occurred. In New York, an imam and his assistant were shot, while a racist Texan shot an Arab-American to death after running over his mother.
- The burqini ban sucks, but it was repealed pretty quickly. We don't need any white saviors for our boobs.
- After the Wrath of Khan occurred at the DNC, Muslim women everywhere took part in #CanYouHearUsNow on Twitter. Many people also visited Humayan Khan's grave to lay flowers.
- Zahra talked to her dad about the Purvi Patel feticide case, and it was brutal.
- The Elgin Imam said he was GUILTY.
The one where Zahra discovers the true meaning of Fatwa, Taz gets the Hiba-jabis for being late, and both decide the world needs more gay pride.
The one where Zahra creates a Sharia ring tone and Taz shares her phobia of secret passages.
The one where Taz receives a Champion of Change in Art and Storytelling from the White Houseand brings Zahra with her to creep sharia, LIVE from the White House.
Bonus: We spoke with Muslim staffers in the White House about what it's like to work in the White House and we also got a chance to interviewed fellow Champion of Change in Art and Storytelling awardees Fawzia Mirza and Kayhan Irani.
HOLY MOLY, they let us in to record from INSIDE the White House! Here are the links so you can follow along:
- Taz got an award from the White House! She was one of ten Asian American and Pacific Islanders who received the Champion of Change in Art and Storytelling award last month. Check out the blog Taz wrote for the White House about the award, the Crafting with Mom and Collecting Legacies #MyAAPIStory she recorded for StoryCorps, and this interview she gave to Dexter Thomas with the LA Times with fellow awardees Jenny Yang and Jason Fong!
- Taz recorded a reflection of her White House visit over at her epistolry project Bholo::Speak
- This student said "Inshallah" on a Southwest flight, and then got kicked off. It's fact.
- Students at San Diego State University protested the university's president by praying in front of his car.
- A Muslim woman files a lawsuit against Long Beach Police Dept for having her remove her hijab. You know, because that's illegal.
- POTUS went to a Baltimore Mosque, the first visit by the administration to a mosque. Here's what he said.
- Toddlers are involved with more shootings than Muslims. Well that should have been obvi.
- Chobani workers gain ownership of the business, thanks to the generous Muslim company owner.
- Did you miss it? Taz and Zahra were in Cosmopolitan - where they called us twenty-somethings. Which is the total truth.
- We had an awesome conversation with fellow #WHChamps Fawzia Mirza and Kayhan Irani.
BONUS: Check out this White House AAPI Heritage Month Playlist! Mishthi Music (Taz's music site) helped curate this list!
We're back from our podcast recording at the White House, and returning to headquarters, aka the mosque! Join us for a night of creeping Sharia, Awkward Ask a Muslim moments, Good Muslim awards, Fatwas and more at Oakland’s Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC).
Saturday, June 4 at 8pm
Doors open at 7:45pm
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC)
1433 Madison Ave
#GoodMuslimBadMuslim's May episode was recorded LIVE at the White House! It'll be coming to you soon but we wanted to share a quick teaser.
I (this is Taz) am incredibly honored and humbled to be receiving a Champion of Change award on the theme of Art and Storytelling from the White House Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative. I'll be accepting the award with 9 of my peers - all who are doing amazing artivism for the community. Particularly thrilled to share the stage w/ longtime collaborator Jenny Yang, and my favorite phone banker Jason Fong. My dad and my siblings will be joining me for this week and, inshallah, I'll get to read a couple of my poems at the ceremony too! It will be the first time my dad has ever heard me recite poetry.
As someone who is really trying to figure out what the intersection is between political paradigm shifting and moving people with their hearts and minds - it feels really surprising to be seen, especially by the White House. I feel passionately about using art as a tool for change, for re-centering, for being heard, for creating safe space, for decolonizing how others see people like me.
Listen to this #MyAAPIStory I recorded at StoryCorps at the link to the right. Be sure to record your own at StoryCorps.me!
And THANK YOU LOYAL LISTENERS! This would never have happened without all your support in making this podcast a thing.
The one where Zahra's mother waxes and oils Zahra's husband at their first meeting, while Taz wonders how Zayn Malik manscapes.
We get real intimate in this podcast about washing and body hair. Here are some links to what we talked about:
- Brussels Attack article talking about how Muslim attacker was "dangerously normal".
- Man asked to spell his "foreign" name at the polls.
- Muslim immigrants were deported this past month.
- Sesame Street introduces a hijabi puppet named Zari.
- School may expel Muslim youth for getting bullied.
- Mpower and all of their petitions.
- Bangladeshi bloggers getting murdered for secular ideas.
- I Call My Brothers the play.
- Zahra was guest on the Interfaith Voices podcast.
- AF3IRM Earrings of Shadow and Light Art Show (coming to NYC very soon!)
On this week's Snap Judgement, you can hear our very own Zahra talking about heaven points, eating pork, wearing hijab and religious farts! She took the stage at the Snap Judgement LIVE Oakland show earlier this year. Take a listen! And for those of you coming to our website for through listening to Snap Judgement - thanks for stopping by! And be sure to subscribe to the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Podcast!
The one where Taz rebels against patriarchy with subtle physical deconstruction, Zahra finally answers the question of "Where's the Rumi," and both of them get into a fierce competition with an Auntie Staredown.
Special thanks to Dropbox for inviting us to record at the South by Southwest Dropbox Podcast Studio as well as a special mashallah to Amanda Quraishi for guest judging the Auntie Stare Down.
Zahra and I had a BLAST at South by Southwest - thanks to Dropbox for flying us out and making this experience happen! See, look at how happy we are in this cute video of all the Podcast Studio participants! You want those links to what we said? Check out what we talked about below:
- Taz's chapbook is available now - Emdash & Ellipses.
- Mishthi Music - Taz's South Asian diaspora music blog.
- Taz was honored in NBC's 31 Days of Feminism for the month of women!
- Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad was asked to take her hijab off at #SXSW. But just look at how cool she looks on the Ellen Show. How could you?
- Three boys were stabbed in Huntington Beach for speaking in Arabic.
- Three people were shot in Milwaukee for speaking another language and being Brown.
- And another three black men were shot & #OurThreeBrothers campaign started.
- Surashbhai Patel GHangout with 18MillionRising, check out the video #Justice4MrPatel.
- Protest of Trump in Chicago was led by Latino and Muslim students.
- Sanders took the Muslim vote in Michigan.
- Feminist critique of Clinton.
- Muslim themed children's books.
- Curious George celebrates Ramadan.
- Saqib Javed and his epic hair flip felt around the world.
- 7% of Muslims are voting for Trump.
- Trump's Muslim daughter - Ayesha Ali Trump.
- Muslim women removed from plane for staring. But like, aunties stare. So get over it.
- Taz's latest project w/ Rohin Guha, Bholo::Speak
- Zahra's YouTube Channel where you can watch her one-minute stories.
- The Coiled Serpent from Tia Chucha Press - the Los Angeles poetry anthology Taz is in.
- Thank you to Amanda Quraishi for moderating the Auntie Staredown!
While there, Taz was also able to check out South Asian musicians for her South Asian Diaspora site Mishthi Music. Check out the posts she wrote on the musicians here: