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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....

The Muslim “Cosby Show”

The Muslim “Cosby Show”

Back in 2011, noting the backlash to the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque,” Katie Couric suggested what many American were perhaps already thinking: We need a Muslim Cosby Show. A year earlier, ABC had their...

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...

Report: Small Network Stirs Up Large Fears About Islam

Report: Small Network Stirs Up Large Fears About Islam

Most Americans likely remember the controversy that swirled around the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” in 2010. Maybe they recall the Congressional hearings held by Representative Peter King to investigate “Muslim radicalization” and Michele...

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