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Islamophobia in 2015: The Good, the Bad, and the Hopeful

Islamophobia in 2015: The Good, the Bad, and the Hopeful

Looking back at the last twelve months, it can initially appear that Islamophobia was pretty bad in 2015. And indeed it was. Attacks against Muslims in the United States and their institutions have occurred...

Islamophobia in 2015: Year in Review

Islamophobia in 2015: Year in Review

Trump Calls for Ban on Muslims, Cites Deeply Flawed Poll

Trump Calls for Ban on Muslims, Cites Deeply Flawed Poll

In a press release today, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” His statement...

How American Muslims Are Countering Islamophobia and Getting It Right

How American Muslims Are Countering Islamophobia and Getting It Right

In the wake of the attacks in Paris, many have noted an increase in Islamophobia in America. Presidential candidates have made troubling comments about American Muslims and refugees seeking to escape violence in the Middle East,...

The 10 Best and Worst Responses to the Paris Attacks

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...

Syrian Refugee “Flood:” Fearmongering Ignores Facts

Syrian Refugee “Flood:” Fearmongering Ignores Facts

In the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis, which has forced more than four million people to flee that country’s civil war, fears over the geopolitical fallout have gripped some quarters of the American...

FBI’s “Don’t Be a Puppet” Website Stigmatizes Muslims as Extremists

FBI’s “Don’t Be a Puppet” Website Stigmatizes Muslims as Extremists

Earlier this year, we wrote about controversial efforts being made in the UK to “prevent people from being drawn into terrorism,” even primary school students. In May, school children in districts with higher-than-average...

UK: Spike in Anti-Muslim Attacks Casts Spotlight on Government Policies

UK: Spike in Anti-Muslim Attacks Casts Spotlight on Government Policies

Recent videos showing anti-Muslim abuse on public transportation in the UK have renewed conversations about Islamophobia, its consequences, and how to deal with a spike in attacks that target followers of Islam. In mid-October,...

Is the Hijab Becoming a New Normal in Western Media?

Is the Hijab Becoming a New Normal in Western Media?

A new trend is emerging in Western media and popular culture: the increased visibility of Muslim women who wear the headscarf. Almost invisible in the media just a decade ago, Muslim women wearing hijab been featured in...

Anti-Muslim “Global Rally for Humanity” Stands in Contrast to Events Promoting Coexistence

Anti-Muslim “Global Rally for Humanity” Stands in Contrast to Events Promoting Coexistence

Against the backdrop of increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric, a coalition of online activists is calling on “patriots” to organize protests in front of mosques across the United States. Dubbed the “Global Rally for Humanity,”...

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