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Is ACT for America really a grassroots organization?

Is ACT for America really a grassroots organization?

Isabelle Canaan recently completed her MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) at the University of Oxford. Her Masters thesis explored social movement trajectory, employing a case study of ACT for America. Using interview and primary...

Austria’s next Islamophobic policy: Banning the hijab in kindergarten

Austria’s next Islamophobic policy: Banning the hijab in kindergarten

This op-ed by Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared in Daily Sabah.  When the Christian-democratic conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) together with the right-wing populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) formed a coalition government last...

Sweden’s ‘Moderate’ Far Right Has a Nazi Problem

Sweden’s ‘Moderate’ Far Right Has a Nazi Problem

This op-ed by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared in Haaretz.  Sweden, a strong welfare state, has traditionally been a society where opposition to racism is instinctively considered part of decent...

Chemnitz: Germany’s urgent cry to fight racism

Chemnitz: Germany’s urgent cry to fight racism

This op-ed by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared in Anadolu Agency.  The grossly dehumanizing act of hounding people who look ‘different’ has to be evaluated at the backdrop not only...

Stop Ignoring Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims

Stop Ignoring Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims

The Economist magazine once said that the Rohingya people in Myanmar are “the most persecuted people in the world” and more than 7 Nobel Peace Prize winners have publicly stated that Rohingya Muslims are facing...

Today in Islamophobia: Daily News Roundup

Today in Islamophobia: Daily News Roundup

Latest: September 19, 2018 UNITED STATES U.S. Paid $1B to Contractor Accused of Bigotry at Iraq Air Base (The Daily Beast) The US government has paid military contractor Sallyport Global over $1 billion since January 2014...

The Axis of the Right: Europe’s New Isolationist Front

The Axis of the Right: Europe’s New Isolationist Front

This article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared on Qantara.de. Europe is shifting to the right. Border security and isolation increasingly dominate the migration policies of the European Union. At a...

Banning the Hijab in Austria

Banning the Hijab in Austria

This article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared on CPD Policy Blog.  Christian Democrats in Defense of Religious Freedom It is as if one would fly back in time. In 1995,...

Tommy Robinson, Islamophobia, and the Global Far-Right Movement

Tommy Robinson, Islamophobia, and the Global Far-Right Movement

When it comes to Islamophobia, aren’t far-right narratives really just mainstream?  Within a span of two months, central London experienced two violent rallies in support of imprisoned British anti-Muslim and anti-immigration activist, Tommy Robinson....

Kicking Islamophobia: France, the World Cup & the enduring Problem of Racism

Kicking Islamophobia: France, the World Cup & the enduring Problem of Racism

This article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared on the Islamophobia Research & Documentation project’s website. Let me admit something before starting these lines of thought. Like most soccer games before, I have not...

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