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Austria’s Shift to Authoritarian Islam Politics

Austria’s Shift to Authoritarian Islam Politics

This article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared on the SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research’s website. While Austria was long known for its inclusion into the polity...

The French Initiative to Change the Qur’an

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...

“Roseanne” Attempts to Address Islamophobia. A Few Thoughts.

“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...

American Muslim Poll 2018: From Pride to Prejudice

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...

Hijab Ban: As the Far Right Targets Muslims, Austria’s Response Is an Ugly, Complicit Silence

Hijab Ban: As the Far Right Targets Muslims, Austria’s Response Is an Ugly, Complicit Silence

This op-ed by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared in Haaretz. The new Austrian government is today one of several coalition governments in Europe with a far right populist party in...

Islamophobia and move towards authoritarianism

Islamophobia and move towards authoritarianism

This op-ed by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared in Andolu Agency.  While most far-right political parties are still in opposition, some have gained major influence by becoming governing parties, as...

Malcolm X and Global Muslim Mobilization in the Age of Racism

Malcolm X and Global Muslim Mobilization in the Age of Racism

Stephon Clark is another Black male in the news, after so many others, like Amadou Diallo, Trayvon Martin, Gary King, Oscar Grant, Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, Yvette Smith, to name but a few....

Legalizing Othering

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...

Reviewing a Year of Islamophobia in Europe

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,...

Robert Mercer’s financing of Islamophobia

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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