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Islamophobia Rising: A Long Week for Muslims Everywhere

Islamophobia is more than just nasty insults or vague threats; Islamophobia can kill. “He was a kind-hearted man, very humble, very down to earth.” These are the words of a member of the mosque...

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In Congress, Race and Religion Pose Challenges to Electability

In the final months, and moments, of former Senator Bob Bennett’s life, he took it upon himself to apologize to Muslims for Donald Trump. During one of his hospitalizations, Senator Bennett asked his...

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Is the Hijab “Passive Terrorism?”

Recently, a report exposed a U.S. government white paper that links the hijab to the spread of violent extremism.  As first revealed by The Intercept, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory published pseudo-analysis from...

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The 10 Best and Worst Responses to the Paris Attacks

Shortly after the series of attacks in Paris that left over 100 people dead, people around the world were taking to the Internet to voice their reactions. The assault, which ISIS claims it...

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“Obama Is a Muslim” and Other Presidential Panics

Once again, Obama’s perceived Muslim identity is in the news. New survey data from a Democratic polling organization claims that half of Republicans (54%) believe Obama is a Muslim. Some have voiced concerns about...

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Canada’s “Barbaric Practices” Law Mirrors American Campaigns to Ban Sharia

Last week, Canada’s Parliament passed the “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act.” Proposed by of Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, it will criminalize forced marriages and ban honor killings. On its face,...

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In UK, False Stories About Muslims Fuel Hate Crimes & Prejudice

In the past week, three pieces about Islamophobia in the UK caught our attention. They underscore the depth of anti-Muslim prejudice in British society, and point to some of the reasons behind it. On Tuesday, The Guardian reported that a...

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Allen West Goes to Wal-Mart and Finds Sharia in the Check-Out Aisle

On Monday, former Congressman Allen West took to his website to write about an experience he and his daughter had at a Wal-Mart in Texas. In a post originally titled “Sharia Law Comes...

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ISIS “Dummies” Bought Islam 101 Book Before Joining the “Jihad”

So ISIS is Islamic, huh? That seems to be a raging topic of debate as the group continues to make headlines. In a featured piece for The Atlantic in March of 2015, journalist...

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Problematic or Patriotic? Two Ways to Talk about Muslims

In March of 2011, Representative Peter King, a Republican from New York and the head of the House Homeland Security Committee, held the first of a series of hearings about the Muslim community...