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A Tennessee Man Planned to Slaughter Muslims in New York. The Media Was Silent.

A Tennessee Man Planned to Slaughter Muslims in New York. The Media Was Silent.

Islamberg is a rural village in Hancock, New York founded in the late 1980s by American Muslims. Robert Doggart, a Tennessee man and failed Congressional candidate, wanted to burn the town to the...

Muslims Use Creative Campaigns to Denounce ISIS

Muslims Use Creative Campaigns to Denounce ISIS

One of the narratives that often contributes to Islamophobia is this one: Muslims don’t speak out against terrorism and violence committed in the name of Islam. As we and others have written, Muslims actually do...

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

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...

SNL Plays Pictionary and (Doesn’t) Draw Muhammad

SNL Plays Pictionary and (Doesn’t) Draw Muhammad

Last weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” sketch, Picture Perfect, received a lot of attention for its (lack of) portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad. In the segment, which features actress Reese Witherspoon alongside SNL’s usual cast,...

Europe: Muslim Women Most At Risk for Violent, Racially Motivated Attacks

Europe: Muslim Women Most At Risk for Violent, Racially Motivated Attacks

Of the nearly 50,000 racially motivated crimes in Europe in 2013, Muslim women were among those targeted most often. Today, they remain the group that is most at risk for such attacks. The attacks are...

NY Times Editorial Board: Muhammad Cartoon Event was “Motivated by Hate”

NY Times Editorial Board: Muhammad Cartoon Event was “Motivated by Hate”

On Wednesday, Mary 6, 2015, the New York Times editorial board responded to the Muhammad cartoon controversy drummed up by anti-Muslim blogger Pamela Geller. They criticized her claim that the event — which resulted...

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...

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