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When the Fear of Muslims Leads Jews to Whitewash the Far Right

“In Austria today, the real anti-Semitic threat is from Muslims, not Nazis,” argues Martin Engelberg, one of Austria’s first Jewish post-war members of parliament, who ran for the Liste Sebastian Kurz, the new...

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Protocols of the Elders of Mecca

The following article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Arsalan Iftikhar originally appeared in The Islamic Monthly.  The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2017 was a piece of congressional legislation introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that...

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Does Islamophobia Impact the Underreporting of FBI Hate Crime Data?

Federal Data Collection on Hate Crimes: A History Since its first publication in 1991, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an annual report on hate crime data. The FBI employs the hate...

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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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