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Top 10 Trump Lies About Muslims

The following article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Arsalan Iftikhar originally appeared in Huffington Post.  It’s been just over two years since then-candidate Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of...

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President Trump’s whole political career has been built on Islamophobia

This op-ed by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Arsalan Iftikhar originally appeared in The Washington Post. You know things are bad in your country when the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan praises the president...

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Converging Islamophobias in Europe: The Visegrad Four Countries and their Western ‘Forerunners’

This op-ed by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared in Maydan.  It was a weird moment: Shortly before the Austrian elections on 15 October this year, candidates of the then-winning parties, Sebastian Kurz...

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Anti-Semitism, Homophobia, and Islamophobia: The Rising Far-Right in Poland

November 11 is commonly known as Independence Day in Poland. Government and political leaders usually commemorate the reinstatement of sovereignty at the end of World War I. For political leaders, it is a...

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The ‘Allahu Akbar’ Double Standard of Terrorism

One of the worst mass shootings in modern American history recently took place in October 2017 when a white man named Stephen Paddock shot over 500 people (killing 58 of them) during an...

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The Role of Islamophobia in the Upcoming German Federal Election

The Federal Chancellor’s image is currently used as the imagination of the liberal opposite pole in the free world to the right-wing populism of Donald Trump. And she has been in power since...

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In Solidarity: The Bridge Initiative’s Statement on Anti-Semitic Incidents at Georgetown

  We are deeply disturbed by recent anti-Semitic incidents on our campus, including the anti-Semitic and misogynistic bias incident that took place on September 20th, the eve of Rosh Hashanah and the start of...

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Highlights from 2017 Brookings US-Islamic World Forum

  As the city of New York prepared to host the 193-member United Nations convening of the 2017 UN General Assembly, the Big Apple was also hosting hundreds of international participants for the 13th annual...

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The Global Muslim Brotherhood Conspiracy Theory

  The Islamophobic Network In January this year, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz introduced a bill for the second time to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. Sen. Cruz was mainly guided in...

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Report from Charles Sturt University: “Islamophobia in Australia”

The Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation at Charles Sturt University has released its latest report, “Islamophobia in Australia.” The report captures and critically analyses data collected by the Islamophobia Register of Australia...

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