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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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Islam-politics in the New German Coalition Government Program

This article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared The Maydan. The forming of a coalition between the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and Merkel’s Christian Democratic Unions (CDU & CSU) relieved many, who...

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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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