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Islamophobic Violence

Anxiety about Obama and acceleration in the Trump era The rise of violence committed by far-right extremist groups has been widely discussed in the last weeks and has attracted special attention following the endorsement...

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Being Black & Muslim in Europe

The Research FRA, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has just released its Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey ‘Being Black in the EU’. It s part of the EU-MIDIS II8, which...

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The Islamophobia Network Behind the EU’s Prophet Slur Case

This article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared on the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project (IRDP).  The ECHR on anti-Muslim hate speech Recently, the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against...

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The Synergy of Bigotry in Europe

Successful Islamophobic politics in Central Europe Currently, Islamophobic policies have strong support in Central and Eastern Europe. With the young Sebastian Kurz as chancellor of a coalition government formed by right-wing Freedom Party and...

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Mainstreaming Islamophobic Movements in International Institutions

Ten years ago, many people would have doubted that the leader of the right-wing Lega Nord would one day become minister of interior and vice-premier minister. Similar, hardly anyone would have believed that...

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The European day of action against Islamophobia and religious intolerance

This article by Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared in The Daily Sabah.  Many Muslims still remember the killing of a pregnant Muslim woman in a German court based on anti-Muslim motivation. On...

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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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