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A New Era in American Politics: The Trump Administration and Mainstream Islamophobia

A New Era in American Politics: The Trump Administration and Mainstream Islamophobia

Summary of Findings: Whether intentional or not, the strategies of the Trump campaign brought fringe and far-right personalities and ideas to the mainstream. The campaign was imbued with problematic and discriminatory rhetoric, from President...

What’s Wrong with the ‘March Against Sharia’

What’s Wrong with the ‘March Against Sharia’

On June 10, 2017, ACT for America will host a series of marches “against sharia” in 27 cities across the United States. To many Americans — for whom sharia is synonymous with violence,...

The Islamophobia Is Racism Syllabus

The Islamophobia Is Racism Syllabus

How is Islamophobia defined? What is the most effective way to teach about it? A collective of scholars recently published a groundbreaking syllabus called #IslamophobiaIsRacism. The interdisciplinary and intersectional syllabus provides a reading list...

From Concentration Camps to Immigration Bans

From Concentration Camps to Immigration Bans

Today’s refusal to trust Muslims as citizens is based on the same argument historically made to support the incarceration of Japanese Americans Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt legalized the...

Prof. Moustafa Bayoumi on Being Muslim and American During the War on Terror

Prof. Moustafa Bayoumi on Being Muslim and American During the War on Terror

“How does it feel to be a problem?” This is a question Prof. Moustafa Bayoumi asks in his award-winning book and in a talk he gave at Georgetown on April 25, 2017. In...

Catholic Relief Services Releases Book on Muslim-Christian Peacemaking

Catholic Relief Services Releases Book on Muslim-Christian Peacemaking

On April 26, 2017, Catholic Relief Services released a book examining Muslim-Christian peacemaking around the world. The publication looks at case studies from six countries including Serbia, Kenya, Egypt, and Philippines. Introducing the...

Islamophobia in the Workplace

Islamophobia in the Workplace

The D.C. Labor and Employment Relations Association, along with Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, hosted on April 26, 2017, a conversation on Islamophobia and how it impacts Muslims...

The Bridge Initative’s Between Two Lamps

The Bridge Initative’s Between Two Lamps

Two New Resources from Bridge

Two New Resources from Bridge

What Do Terrorists and the Trump Administration Have In Common?

What Do Terrorists and the Trump Administration Have In Common?

This article, by Bridge Initiative Director John L. Esposito, was originally published in Huffington Post. Fear of Islam has become the new normal in American and European popular culture. Islamophobia, prejudice towards or discrimination...

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