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Erasing Muslims from the “West”: Islamophobic campaigns across Europe and the US

Anti-Islam movements are becoming increasingly visible across Europe and the US. These movements differ from country to country, but their aim is the same: to create nationalist identities that exclude Muslims.  In both the...

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Frank Gaffney, the Muslim Ban and the Supreme Court

In August 2017, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), which describes itself as “the Nation’s first truly authentic Judeo-Christian, public interest law firm,” filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court in...

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How Russian Bots Instrumentalized Islamophobia (But Don’t Just Blame the Bots)

The role of social media is becoming central to the U.S. Congress’ investigation into whether (and to what extent) a foreign entity interfered with the 2016 presidential election. On October 31st, and November...

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Islamophobes in Power: The Czech Republic

Many observers, especially from the rest of the world, wished for Jiří Drahoš to become the new president of the Czech Republic after the first directly elected president in 2013, Miloš Zeman. Zeman...

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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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