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New Study Analyzes Media Coverage of Islam Over Time

New Study Analyzes Media Coverage of Islam Over Time

In recent years, many have argued that Western media coverage of Islam has been almost exclusively negative. Numerous studies conducted by MediaTenor, an international research institute led by Roland Schatz, now provide hard...

New Research Shows How Activists Use the Law to Make You Afraid of Muslims

New Research Shows How Activists Use the Law to Make You Afraid of Muslims

Though Islamic law, or Sharia, does not exist in the United States, eight states (Alabama, North Carolina, Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Tennessee) have banned it. More than two dozen other...

Islamophobia on Twitter: New Research Uncovers Tactics of Anti-Muslim Prejudice Online

Islamophobia on Twitter: New Research Uncovers Tactics of Anti-Muslim Prejudice Online

In May of 2013, British soldier Lee Rigby was murdered by two Muslim men. The tragic event provoked a strong reaction from many corners of Europe and the United States. Some Muslims in...

New Report Looks at Growth of Islamophobia on the Internet

New Report Looks at Growth of Islamophobia on the Internet

“The Islamic Threat.” “Proud to Be An Infidel.” “It’s Not Racist to Criticize a Religion.” These memes, which circulate on popular Facebook pages, are not only incendiary, but according to a recent report out...

Uncle Sam to American Muslims: “You No Longer Have Rights”

Uncle Sam to American Muslims: “You No Longer Have Rights”

You likely heard about the shooting murders of three Muslim American college students in North Carolina in January 2015. Perhaps you’ve heard of the occasional mosque vandalization, too, or seen local news reports...

France’s (Really Long) Islamophobia Problem

France’s (Really Long) Islamophobia Problem

Two days after the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, a UK-based hate crimes monitoring organization, TellMAMA, had already documented 15 Islamophobic attacks in France targeting Muslim individuals or their places...

Bobby Jindal is Peddling Islamophobia. That Has Dangerous Consequences

Bobby Jindal is Peddling Islamophobia. That Has Dangerous Consequences

In his January 31, 2015 column in the Daily Beast, “Bobby Jindal’s Anti-Muslim Jihad,” comedian and writer Dean Obdeidallah calls out Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal on his inflammatory rhetoric about Muslims. On a...

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...

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