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The Axis of the Right: Europe’s New Isolationist Front

This article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared on Qantara.de. Europe is shifting to the right. Border security and isolation increasingly dominate the migration policies of the European Union. At a...

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Banning the Hijab in Austria

This article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared on CPD Policy Blog.  Christian Democrats in Defense of Religious Freedom It is as if one would fly back in time. In 1995,...

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How anti-Muslim rhetoric drives the imperialist “Global War on Terror”

Nine days following the deadly attacks on September 11, 2001, then-president George W. Bush publicly announced the “war on terror.” In the pivotal speech, the former president vowed to defend American freedoms in...

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The Trump Campaign Weaponized Data to Exploit Prejudice and Islamophobia

The Trump Campaign Weaponized Data to Exploit Prejudice and Islamophobia “Hitler attacked the Jews because… he didn’t have a problem with the Jews at all. But the people didn’t like the Jews… so...

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The French Initiative to Change the Qur’an

This article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared on the SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research’s website.  On April 21, a manifesto was published in the French daily...

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“Roseanne” Attempts to Address Islamophobia. A Few Thoughts.

On May 8, 2018, the seventh episode of the “Roseanne” reboot aired on ABC. The premise of the episode, according to “Roseanne” co-executive producer, Dave Caplan, was a “comeuppance” for real-life Roseanne Barr’s...

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American Muslim Poll 2018: From Pride to Prejudice

From Donald Trump’s Muslim travel bans to increased Islamophobic hate crimes across the United States, there are millions of American Muslims who still feel the continuing impact of ongoing xenophobia within their everyday...

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Legalizing Othering

Two Islamophobic Hawks in the Trump Administration In a week from now, John Bolton will become National Security Advisor of the United States. This is just another pick of an Islamophobe to get a...

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Reviewing a Year of Islamophobia in Europe

Forty scholars, among them some anti-racist civil society activists, from various European countries have produced the annual European Islamophobia Report (EIR), which is published by SETA and will be released on April 1,...

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Robert Mercer’s financing of Islamophobia

The release of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House led to an explosive media cycle as excerpts from the book were published. They also led to the announcement that...

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