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Three of the Most Islamophobic Responses to the Chattanooga Shooting

Three of the Most Islamophobic Responses to the Chattanooga Shooting

Last weekend, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr, the feast that concludes their holy month of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. But amid the celebration, Muslims in America were also contending with an eruption...

Presidential Candidates Set to Appear at Event Hosted By Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist

Presidential Candidates Set to Appear at Event Hosted By Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist

On Saturday, July 25th, five 2016 presidential candidates are slated to appear at the New Hampshire National Security Action Summit, a daylong conference organized by the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a Washington,...

Online Resources on Anti-Muslim Bias Incidents

Online Resources on Anti-Muslim Bias Incidents

Islamophobia is a problem, but many people still don’t know that. Prejudice and discrimination on the basis of (perceived) religious identity is something many Muslims have dealt with, but incidents of anti-Muslim prejudice...

Behind Anti-Muslim Hype, Small & Self-Promoting Non-Profits

Behind Anti-Muslim Hype, Small & Self-Promoting Non-Profits

The Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas last Sunday has generated a lot of conversation about free speech, hate speech, and national security. It’s also generated a lot of inflated claims, especially on the...

Canada’s “Barbaric Practices” Law Mirrors American Campaigns to Ban Sharia

Canada’s “Barbaric Practices” Law Mirrors American Campaigns to Ban Sharia

Last week, Canada’s Parliament passed the “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act.” Proposed by of Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, it will criminalize forced marriages and ban honor killings. On its face,...

In Arizona, Another Armed Protest Planned Outside Local Mosque

In Arizona, Another Armed Protest Planned Outside Local Mosque

UPDATE (6/19): In light of increased conversation about the scheduled rally, organizer Dean Remington updated the Facebook event’s description. He responded to criticism of the planned demonstration, and articulated his views on its...

Under New Anti-Terrorism Law, UK Schools Target Muslim Students

Under New Anti-Terrorism Law, UK Schools Target Muslim Students

Back in 2010, Representative Louie Gohmert spoke out on the House floor about an overlooked threat to American national security: “terror babies.” Muslim infants born in the United States to immigrant parents, he believed, would...

Debunking the “80 Percent of Mosques in America” Myth

Debunking the “80 Percent of Mosques in America” Myth

On Tuesday night, American blogger Robert Spencer, who leads the anti-Muslim hate group AFDI, appeared on Fox News to discuss Sharia law with host Sean Hannity. During the segment, he advanced the oft-recited statistic...

What Anderson Cooper Should Have Asked the Organizer of the Anti-Muslim Rally in Phoenix

What Anderson Cooper Should Have Asked the Organizer of the Anti-Muslim Rally in Phoenix

Last night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Jon Ritzheimer, a former Marine and father of two, who is organizing an armed rally outside a mosque in Phoenix, Arizona. As Muslim worshippers gather at the mosque...

In Arizona, Bikers Plan Armed Protest Outside of Mosque

In Arizona, Bikers Plan Armed Protest Outside of Mosque

On Friday, May 29, 2015, a group of bikers in Arizona plan to host an anti-Muslim demonstration outside of the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. Dubbed as “Freedom of Speech Rally Round 2,” a...

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