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Why We Should Ditch The Phrase “Moderate Muslims”

Why We Should Ditch The Phrase “Moderate Muslims”

“Moderate Muslims” is a descriptor we’re all familiar with. Media commentators, politicians, and even Muslim leaders use it to describe the Muslims we don’t hear about every day in the news: the non-terrorist,...

Blurred Lines: The Dangers of Confusing Race & Religion After 9/11

Blurred Lines: The Dangers of Confusing Race & Religion After 9/11

Simran Jeet Singh is not Muslim; he’s Sikh. But he’s all too familiar with Islamophobia. During his post-9/11 childhood, other kids nicknamed him “Saddam” and “sand n*gger.” His experience, and those of other...

Maligning Muslims is a Multi-Million Dollar Industry

Maligning Muslims is a Multi-Million Dollar Industry

You may have not noticed it, but in the years since 9/11 a recurring cast of characters has emerged in nearly every discussion about Islam. Funded primarily by a few foundations, these commentators...

Meet the Network Behind Europe’s Anti-Muslim Hysteria

Meet the Network Behind Europe’s Anti-Muslim Hysteria

In Switzerland, politicians call for a ban on minaret construction. In France, legislators prohibits Muslim headscarves in public schools. In Germany, a massive anti-immigrant movement lashes out at Muslims. Over the course of the...

ISIS “Dummies” Bought Islam 101 Book Before Joining the “Jihad”

ISIS “Dummies” Bought Islam 101 Book Before Joining the “Jihad”

So ISIS is Islamic, huh? That seems to be a raging topic of debate as the group continues to make headlines. In a featured piece for The Atlantic in March of 2015, journalist...

Trends in Islamophobia: Focus on UK

Trends in Islamophobia: Focus on UK

Last week, on April 11th, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom hosted a conversation, Europe at a Crossroad:  Civil Society Efforts to Counter Religious Hatred and Bigotry in Europe, at the National...

Do “42 Million Muslims” Really Support ISIS?

Do “42 Million Muslims” Really Support ISIS?

A new study is making rounds on the Internet with big claims about views of the self-described Islamic State. According to an article by the Clarion Project, more than 8 million people in...

Problematic or Patriotic? Two Ways to Talk about Muslims

Problematic or Patriotic? Two Ways to Talk about Muslims

In March of 2011, Representative Peter King, a Republican from New York and the head of the House Homeland Security Committee, held the first of a series of hearings about the Muslim community...

What’s Wrong with Asking Muslims to Condemn Terrorism?

What’s Wrong with Asking Muslims to Condemn Terrorism?

Last week, Vox journalist Max Fisher recounted a interesting story about an exchange between Larry King and a Muslim fan seeking a photo. Upon learning the fan was from Saudi Arabia, the former CNN...

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