Published On: Tue, Jun 28th, 2016

Amani Al-Khatatbeh’s comments going viral



Amani Al-Khatatbeh, who is the editor-in-chief of Muslim, has been summoned a media titan by The New York Times. This media analyst in recent times spoke to a number of pertinent problems — for example, the requirement for multiplicity in Hollywood — and her remarks are at the present going viral.

Amani Al-Khatatbeh posted on twitter as:

“Excited to bring the Muslim woman’s narrative to White House’s United State of Women Summit”


All through a panel discussion at The White House’s initial United State of Women Summit, Al-Khatahtbeh was inquired that “How do we empower the people we call the voiceless?”

Her straightforward respond to that was, “Pass the mic.”

The writer stated at the summit that “One of the most important things for us to do to amplify those voices is to pass the mic whenever we have it,” she continued by saying that “If there’s someone that can speak to a lived experience that you cannot, do not take up that space, do not speak on their behalf, let them speak for themselves.”

The founder elaborated media bias by providing the instance of an imminent biopic on Rumi. She talked about that how Rumi was born in Afghanistan but rather than selecting someone of color, the screenwriter, and producer desire Leonardo DiCaprio to perform the part.


She further stated that “When you think about it, when we have roles in Hollywood, on television, in the media, that have to do with terrorists, that have to do with villains, that have to do with people that want to destroy us, that hate our freedoms, we have absolutely no problem finding brown actors to play those roles.,”

This short clip of Amani Al Khatahtbeh’s remarks has abuzz on social media, grossing in excess of 1.2 million views in four days.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.