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Wilders Comes to America, Mingles with Congress and Hate Group Leaders

Wilders Comes to America, Mingles with Congress and Hate Group Leaders

Lots of people are talking about the “Draw Muhammad” contest in Garland, Texas last Sunday, which resulted in the death of two ambushers who shot at police. Geert Wilders, the fiery Dutch politician...

Group Behind Muhammad Cartoons Increased Assets by 15,000 % in 2013

Group Behind Muhammad Cartoons Increased Assets by 15,000 % in 2013

The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), which organized the recent “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, has received no shortage of attention since Sunday night’s shooting where police killed two gunmen who...

Pamela Geller Says She Doesn’t Hate Muslims. But Lots of Her Followers Do.

Pamela Geller Says She Doesn’t Hate Muslims. But Lots of Her Followers Do.

On Sunday, May 3, 2015, two gunmen opened fire outside of a “Draw Muhammad” contest hosted by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) in Garland, Texas. A security guard was wounded and police killed...

Dutch Politician Who Wants Qur’an Ban to Address Congressmen

Dutch Politician Who Wants Qur’an Ban to Address Congressmen

He has advocated a ban on the Qur’an. He’s opposed mosque construction. He’s tried to outlaw Muslim headscarves. And now he’s coming to Washington. Geert Wilders, the leader of a xenophobic political party...

Cable TV Has an Islamophobia Problem

Cable TV Has an Islamophobia Problem

It’s likely not a surprise to anyone that Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity have made their fair share of prejudicial comments about Muslims. Dozens of liberal outlets have drawn attention to...

If It’s Not “Islamic” Terrorism, Why Focus Solely on Muslims?

If It’s Not “Islamic” Terrorism, Why Focus Solely on Muslims?

The Obama Administration has intentionally avoided using the terms “Islamic terrorism” or “Islamic extremism” to describe threats to America’s security. This is an important decision, given that most of the terrorist attacks on...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Long History of Fabricating & Fear-mongering

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Long History of Fabricating & Fear-mongering

In recent weeks, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been making rounds on national media outlets, promoting her latest book, Heretic. Portrayed in many circles as a credible voice on Islam, she has made recent...

Here Are the (Many) Muslim Condemnations of ISIS You’ve Been Looking For

Here Are the (Many) Muslim Condemnations of ISIS You’ve Been Looking For

We’ve all heard it before. In the wake of violence carried out by Muslims, a proverbial echo: “Why aren’t Muslims speaking out? Why aren’t they condemning these acts, done in the name of their...

The Group Behind the Islamophobic Bus Ads

The Group Behind the Islamophobic Bus Ads

In 2010, there was the controversy surrounding the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” in Manhattan. In 2011, campaigns to ban sharia law cropped up in numerous states. Since 2012, inflammatory advertisements about Islamic “jihad”...

Islamophobia in the 2016 Elections

Islamophobia in the 2016 Elections

[This piece was originally published on April 25, 2015. The candidates statements are updated frequently, and the introduction was updated in January 2016.] Anti-Muslim rhetoric in American presidential campaigns is a relatively new phenomenon....

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