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Famous Muslims - Meet 20 Celebs Who Identify with the Faith

Famous Muslims - Meet 20 Celebs Who Identify with the Faith

People who identify as Muslims are being discriminated against by the current presidential administration and there are quite a few celebs like Zayn Malik and model Iman who practice the faith.

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order being referred to as the “Muslim Ban” because it temporarily prohibits people from several Muslim countries from entering the United States and indefinitely bans refugees from Syria from coming to America.

Lots of celebs have spoken out about the troubling order, which is even affecting an Oscar nominee from Iran who might not be able to attend the ceremony in February.

Click through the slideshow to meet 20 famous Muslim celebs…

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  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    i wish this wasn’t a slide show, so people wouldn’t have to click 20 times. also, they left out layla & muhammad ali, unless i missed it.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    there is a difference between culture and religion. the cultures are usually patriarchal, just like christianity in america is. you think the racist & bigoted stuff is christianity? no. And you should research shia muslims and others whose women are very much partners to their husbands. and if you’re uncomfortable with calling yourself a racist, you should stick with bigot. because the point is, you’re ignorant and fearful of a group of people you probably haven’t had much interaction with to begin with. have fun in your bubble.

  • kittenparanoia

    Muhammad Ali died last year, don’t think it can bother him anymore.

  • plez

    Did not know Dr Oz and Dave Chappelle are Muslim. Maybe David needs to go back on SNL and serve some more truth. Is Zayn’s gf Gigi Hadid Muslim?

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    None of these people come from those countries, and some of them are former Christians who converted. Not the same thing as being from Somalia, or Iran or Iraq. Stupid post!
    And if they are truly proud of being Muslim, how come they don’t follow the traditions? Zayn Malik likes to date white girls, does drugs and sleeps around. I am pretty sure that stuff is against being Muslim!

  • Gina

    Well said. I’m ashamed that the other commenter & I share the same name.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Ellen Burstyn I bet is on her 4th or 5th ‘religion’.

  • Gina

    If it makes you feel any better, yes, I also consider Christianity to be a bigoted and dangerous religion. While you obviously can’t choose your sexuality or race, you can make a choice not to belong to a misogynistic and hateful religion (and children molesters, in case of Catholic church).That being said, I don’t approve any “bans” or other bigoted actions of current douche president. I am not fearful or anyone. It just incredibly hypocritical to call yourself Muslim, if you pose half naked on a cover of a magazine (which I personally DON’T judge, but true Muslim would probably execute you for this). Even in Russian millions of girls are being mutilated (ever heard of female circumcision) ONLY in Muslim regions and only because of Islam. Same happens in African Muslim countries. Watch “Desert Flower”, a brilliant movie starring African model and activist Liya Kebede about a women’s role in a Muslim world. Or “honor killings”, when a girl is killed by her family members because she got raped and “caused shame” to the family. And while I would never ever hate on people, the religion itself is ugly and dangerous and should not be praised.

  • Gina

    Read my reply above. It has nothing to do with race. Religions are dangerous in general. especially misogynistic and hateful ones.

  • Gina

    It’s funny you assume I’m in a bubble, since I’m not even American) I guess you were referring to the type of Americans that never even left their home state. I traveled around the world and saw beautiful, kind people everywhere. Of any race and color. But I’ve seen what religion has done to people. There millions of actual victims of Islam

  • Gina

    It’s funny you assume I’m in a bubble, since I’m not even American) I guess you were referring to the type of Americans that never even left their home state. I traveled around the world and saw beautiful, kind people everywhere. Of any race and color. But I’ve seen what religion has done to people. There millions of actual victims of Islam

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  • Phil the Donahue

    My best friend is an artist from Iran, coolest guy I know. You in the other hand must lead a deprsssing fearful life.I’m sorry your dad beat your mom so now you hate women. I’m sorry your mom was shitty to you and verbally abused you. I’m sorry that as a boy/ girl you were told not to cry. Crying is a human emotion not a feminine one. I’m sorry you think it’s cooler to be dumb than to be smart. Life is going to be very hard for you. I hope you find a book that helps. They fuck you up is a good one.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    Please explain Chinese government’s human rights violations and it’s stance on Atheism, then if you say it’s religion. And like i said research Shia muslims, which is what i am. for you to tell me what my religion is like is annoying.

  • Gina

    I get your point, and I don’t have to say anything against “culturally” Muslim people. Or Middle Estern people (why would I?) But my point is this – if you actually practice Islam like you’re supposed to you are violating 90% of basic human rights of women. And I’m constantly donating money to the victims of Islam, I feel for these poor women. Especially the ones who need their faces reconstructed after being burnt by their own families

  • Shenanigans

    her dad is muslim but mom isn’t.

  • Visitor

    See there are many African American converts. I wonder why.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    You’re just vomiting false information about the religion. I know what my religion is about, so please stop giving ignorant responses as if you have experience beyond the internet memes you read. Don’t tell me what I’m violating, you don’t even know the rules. **The misogynistic culture is what’s wrong with the area** You’re way too confused. Just. Sit. down.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    they weren’t asking everyone about the ban, they were just giving a list

  • Gina

    I’m happy you have an opportunity to be a Muslim in a non Islamic country, where you rights are protected by the US government. Being sheltered should not free you from responsibility to care about what happens to women across the world. I have no idea what “memes” have to do with this since it’s not a laughing matter and a very serious issue. What happens in Islamic countries can shock any reasonable human being and it’s a fact. Read “Human rights watch” reports or Amnesty International reports on that matter. Maybe you’ll be less ignorant about what happens in the world. That being said, I of course don’t approve the actions of Orange Hitler current president. No one should be “banned”. USA should not resemble Islamic countries (where being, say, gay is banned), after all it’s where people are running FROM.

  • kittenparanoia

    I didn’t say that – but it doesn’t make sense to put a dead person on that list….Ali can’t be bothered anymore with all the fuckery that’s happening in the US.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    are you even reading what i say or do you just skim through the 1st sentence? ****YOU ARE COMPLETELY MIXING UP CULTURE FOR RELIGION.**** there, one sentence.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    oh, i guess i just assumed they were doing it to spread awareness that there are/were more muslims in america than one would think. either way, layla & her siblings are still alive! plus yara shahidi (blackish), who i saw on just jared jr links but not here for some reason.

  • kittenparanoia

    yeah but if you put every muslim celebrity on that list it would be too long. They just picked 20 of the more known stars to give people an idea who’s in fact muslim and could be face consequences Trump does pull the next Hitler.

  • An

    Gigi no longer identifies as Muslim, but she was born one.