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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...

How anti-Muslim rhetoric drives the imperialist “Global War on Terror”

How anti-Muslim rhetoric drives the imperialist “Global War on Terror”

Nine days following the deadly attacks on September 11, 2001, then-president George W. Bush publicly announced the “war on terror.” In the pivotal speech, the former president vowed to defend American freedoms in...

The Trump Campaign Weaponized Data to Exploit Prejudice and Islamophobia

The Trump Campaign Weaponized Data to Exploit Prejudice and Islamophobia

The Trump Campaign Weaponized Data to Exploit Prejudice and Islamophobia “Hitler attacked the Jews because… he didn’t have a problem with the Jews at all. But the people didn’t like the Jews… so...

Austria’s Shift to Authoritarian Islam Politics

Austria’s Shift to Authoritarian Islam Politics

This article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared on the SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research’s website. While Austria was long known for its inclusion into the polity...

The French Initiative to Change the Qur’an

The French Initiative to Change the Qur’an

This article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared on the SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research’s website.  On April 21, a manifesto was published in the French daily...

“Roseanne” Attempts to Address Islamophobia. A Few Thoughts.

“Roseanne” Attempts to Address Islamophobia. A Few Thoughts.

On May 8, 2018, the seventh episode of the “Roseanne” reboot aired on ABC. The premise of the episode, according to “Roseanne” co-executive producer, Dave Caplan, was a “comeuppance” for real-life Roseanne Barr’s...

American Muslim Poll 2018: From Pride to Prejudice

American Muslim Poll 2018: From Pride to Prejudice

From Donald Trump’s Muslim travel bans to increased Islamophobic hate crimes across the United States, there are millions of American Muslims who still feel the continuing impact of ongoing xenophobia within their everyday...

Hijab Ban: As the Far Right Targets Muslims, Austria’s Response Is an Ugly, Complicit Silence

Hijab Ban: As the Far Right Targets Muslims, Austria’s Response Is an Ugly, Complicit Silence

This op-ed by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared in Haaretz. The new Austrian government is today one of several coalition governments in Europe with a far right populist party in...

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