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What’s Wrong with the ‘March Against Sharia’

On June 10, 2017, ACT for America will host a series of marches “against sharia” in 27 cities across the United States. To many Americans — for whom sharia is synonymous with violence,...

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From Concentration Camps to Immigration Bans

Today’s refusal to trust Muslims as citizens is based on the same argument historically made to support the incarceration of Japanese Americans Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt legalized the...

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After Trump’s Saudi speech, don’t forget his connections to Islamophobia

Since President Trump’s speech to Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, some journalists and pundits are praising what they see as the president’s “softer” tone on Islam. “This is not a battle between different...

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“Terrorism” in the Republican and Democratic Platforms: What are the Implications?

Near the end of his speech at the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton stated, “If you’re a Muslim and you love America and freedom and you hate terror, stay here and...

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Pope Francis visits Poland at a tense time for relations between Europe’s Christians and Muslims

Pope Francis has stated that the ‘world is at war’ following the series of recent terrorist attacks in France and Germany, including the murder of the Catholic priest Jacques Hamel on 26 July....

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Lessons Learned from President Eisenhower’s Mosque Visit 59 Years Ago

Visits to American mosques by sitting U.S. Presidents are a big deal. Only three have ever done so. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first to visit a mosque on June 28th, 1957. This...

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Muslim Stereotypes Used in Teacher Training to ID Terrorists

Over the last year, the United Kingdom’s terrorism prevention program, Prevent, has received much attention from journalists, politicians, and civil rights advocates on both sides of Atlantic who have raised concerns about its...

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Cruz’s Muslim Constituents Smeared as Extremists

If anything is part and parcel of American democracy, it’s the idea that voters can, and should, communicate their ideas and concerns to the members of Congress who represent them. On Monday, April...

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Anti-Muslim Prejudice in America is Nothing New

It’s true 一 Islamophobia got worse after 9/11. Hate crimes spiked and today are five times higher than they were before the attacks of 2001. Stereotypical portrayals of Muslims are the norm in...

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Bridge Initiative Hosts Panel Discussion on Race, Religion, and the 2016 Election

Against the backdrop of an election season characterized by unbridled anti-Muslim rhetoric, and a broader political landscape littered by hostile expressions towards refugees and minorities, Georgetown University’s Bridge Initiative hosted an afternoon panel...

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