To celebrate Valentine's Day, you can buy a sappy card. Or a silly one. Or, you can buy one that takes on Islamophobia with messages like "This burka is built for two" and "First Muslim Registry ... Then Wedding Registry." These are some of the valentine creations of Tanzila Ahmed , a Los-Angeles-based writer, artist, activist and co-host of the podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim . The messages make people laugh — and squirm. And that was absolutely her intention, Ahmed says. "It is humorous and it is loving, but I think that one of the things that happens ... when it comes to talking about Islamophobia and the politics around being Muslim, people get numb to it," she says. "With humor, you're able to sneak into people's consciousness and get them to...
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'You've Hijacked My Heart': Valentines That Fight Islamophobia With Humor