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Reviewing a Year of Islamophobia in Europe

Reviewing a Year of Islamophobia in Europe

Forty scholars, among them some anti-racist civil society activists, from various European countries have produced the annual European Islamophobia Report (EIR), which is published by SETA and will be released on April 1,...

Robert Mercer’s financing of Islamophobia

Robert Mercer’s financing of Islamophobia

The release of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House led to an explosive media cycle as excerpts from the book were published. They also led to the announcement that...

Islam-politics in the New German Coalition Government Program

Islam-politics in the New German Coalition Government Program

This article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared The Maydan. The forming of a coalition between the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and Merkel’s Christian Democratic Unions (CDU & CSU) relieved many, who...

Mike Pompeo said all Muslims are ‘potentially complicit’ in terrorism. He’s unfit to be secretary of state.

Mike Pompeo said all Muslims are ‘potentially complicit’ in terrorism. He’s unfit to be secretary of state.

This article by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Arsalan Iftikhar originally appeared on NBC News. The secretary of state is the chief diplomat responsible for guiding the foreign policy for the United States of...

Macron en route to new policy on Islam?

Macron en route to new policy on Islam?

This op-ed by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared in Anadolu Agency.  While most Western liberals continue to claim French President Emmanuel Macron as their champion, the realpolitik behind his rhetoric is far...

Erasing Muslims from the “West”: Islamophobic campaigns across Europe and the US

Erasing Muslims from the “West”: Islamophobic campaigns across Europe and the US

Anti-Islam movements are becoming increasingly visible across Europe and the US. These movements differ from country to country, but their aim is the same: to create nationalist identities that exclude Muslims.  In both the...

Europe’s Fearmonger: Czech President Milos Zeman′s re-election

Europe’s Fearmonger: Czech President Milos Zeman′s re-election

This op-ed by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared in Qantara.  The Czech Republic has once again elected Milos Zeman as president, a leader who applauds Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims entering the...

Frank Gaffney, the Muslim Ban and the Supreme Court

Frank Gaffney, the Muslim Ban and the Supreme Court

In August 2017, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), which describes itself as “the Nation’s first truly authentic Judeo-Christian, public interest law firm,” filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court in...

A story of racism and anti-racism in Austria

A story of racism and anti-racism in Austria

This op-ed by Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Farid Hafez originally appeared in TRT World.  Vienna’s “New Year’s Baby” made it to the international edition of the New York Times, something that doesn’t happen every year....

How Russian Bots Instrumentalized Islamophobia (But Don’t Just Blame the Bots)

How Russian Bots Instrumentalized Islamophobia (But Don’t Just Blame the Bots)

The role of social media is becoming central to the U.S. Congress’ investigation into whether (and to what extent) a foreign entity interfered with the 2016 presidential election. On October 31st, and November...

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