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Q&A: Omar Akram MSA member

Courtesy of Omar Akram

Isaac Serna

February 1, 2017

On Friday (Jan. 27) President Trump signed an executive order that banned people from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days and suspended Syrian refugees’ entry indefinitely. UT System Chancellor McRaven issued a statement in response to the controversial order  Many univers...

MSA reaches out to combat Islamophobia

Photo courtesy of Omar Akram, MSA

Tania Siddiqi

September 28, 2016

“I try not to wear Muslim Student Association t-shirts in public because I don’t want someone to single me out, which has happened to me before,” said Omar Akram, a UTSA student majoring in biology. Quantifying “Islamophobia” is a tall order. The FBI’s 2014 uniform crime report found 1,140 instances...