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Anti-Semitism, Homophobia, and Islamophobia: The Rising Far-Right in Poland

Anti-Semitism, Homophobia, and Islamophobia: The Rising Far-Right in Poland

November 11 is commonly known as Independence Day in Poland. Government and political leaders usually commemorate the reinstatement of sovereignty at the end of World War I. For political leaders, it is a...

On the Intersections of DACA and Islamophobia

On the Intersections of DACA and Islamophobia

“In fighting for substantive immigration protections, we must understand how creating the status of “illegal immigrant” is not a static occurrence but an ongoing political, legal and social process; this is why it...

Swinging to the right: Austria bans face veils

Swinging to the right: Austria bans face veils

This op-ed by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared in Daily Sabah.  It seems quite intentional that the ban on full-face veiling in public places, infamously known as the so called “Burka Ban,”...

In Austria, the problem is not the far-right party

In Austria, the problem is not the far-right party

This op-ed by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared in Al Jazeera.  Last year, many observers who were worried about the rise of the far-right in Europe and the United States felt relieved after the...

Post-election Austria: A New Era for the Institutionalization of Islamophobia?

Post-election Austria: A New Era for the Institutionalization of Islamophobia?

This op-ed by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared in The New Turkey. Unsurprisingly, Austria’s national parliamentary elections ended up in a strong vote for the right. With a fulminant participation...

The ‘Allahu Akbar’ Double Standard of Terrorism

The ‘Allahu Akbar’ Double Standard of Terrorism

One of the worst mass shootings in modern American history recently took place in October 2017 when a white man named Stephen Paddock shot over 500 people (killing 58 of them) during an...

Interactive Timeline: Trump on Muslims & The Muslim Ban

Interactive Timeline: Trump on Muslims & The Muslim Ban

In light of ongoing legal challenges to the latest iteration of the Muslim Ban, The Bridge Initiative has compiled an interactive timeline chronicling Trump’s anti-Muslim statements as a public figure, presidential candidate, and...

October elections in Austria: Beware of Islamophobes

October elections in Austria: Beware of Islamophobes

With the campaign for elections to the Austrian National Council in full swing, a gloomy picture is already emerging on the issue of Islam. Since 2008, Austria′s Muslim population, largely made up of...

The Role of Islamophobia in the Upcoming German Federal Election

The Role of Islamophobia in the Upcoming German Federal Election

The Federal Chancellor’s image is currently used as the imagination of the liberal opposite pole in the free world to the right-wing populism of Donald Trump. And she has been in power since...

In Solidarity: The Bridge Initiative’s Statement on Anti-Semitic Incidents at Georgetown

In Solidarity: The Bridge Initiative’s Statement on Anti-Semitic Incidents at Georgetown

  We are deeply disturbed by recent anti-Semitic incidents on our campus, including the anti-Semitic and misogynistic bias incident that took place on September 20th, the eve of Rosh Hashanah and the start of...

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