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The Far Right in Europe: How promising is Steve Bannon’s European organization ‘The Movement’?

Bannon’s global agenda “Patriots of the world, unite!” were the words of Steve Bannon speaking to the delegates of the Front National’s (today Rassemblement National) party convention in Lille in March 2018. Saying this,...

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Is ACT for America really a grassroots organization?

Isabelle Canaan recently completed her MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) at the University of Oxford. Her Masters thesis explored social movement trajectory, employing a case study of ACT for America. Using interview and primary...

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Stop Ignoring Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims

The Economist magazine once said that the Rohingya people in Myanmar are “the most persecuted people in the world” and more than 7 Nobel Peace Prize winners have publicly stated that Rohingya Muslims are facing...

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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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