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Memories of Muhammad Ali by John L. Esposito

Memories of Muhammad Ali by John L. Esposito

Bridge Initiative Project Director John L. Esposito offers the following reflections on Muhammad Ali and the gracious spirit that characterized several of “The Champ’s” interactions with him over the years. From the...

In Congress, Race and Religion Pose Challenges to Electability

In Congress, Race and Religion Pose Challenges to Electability

In the final months, and moments, of former Senator Bob Bennett’s life, he took it upon himself to apologize to Muslims for Donald Trump. During one of his hospitalizations, Senator Bennett asked his...

How Christians, Jews, and Others are Combating Islamophobia

How Christians, Jews, and Others are Combating Islamophobia

Amid rising hate crimes and prejudicial political rhetoric, religious leaders are speaking out against Islamophobia. But these calls to reject anti-Muslim bias aren’t just coming from the Muslim community. Jews, Christians, atheists, and...

Denying Islamophobia is the New Islamophobia

Denying Islamophobia is the New Islamophobia

In recent months, election-season rhetoric has triggered a spike in Islamophobia. Presidential candidates and swaths of the general public alike have directed animus at the American Muslim community, which is this year (as...

As Islamophobia Increases, So Does Use of the Word

As Islamophobia Increases, So Does Use of the Word

Over the last year, we’ve witnessed a concerning rise in anti-Muslim incidents. At the same time, we’ve also seen increased use of a word to describe it: Islamophobia. Major media outlets and journalists...

Muslim Stereotypes Used in Teacher Training to ID Terrorists

Muslim Stereotypes Used in Teacher Training to ID Terrorists

Over the last year, the United Kingdom’s terrorism prevention program, Prevent, has received much attention from journalists, politicians, and civil rights advocates on both sides of Atlantic who have raised concerns about its...

Cruz’s Muslim Constituents Smeared as Extremists

Cruz’s Muslim Constituents Smeared as Extremists

If anything is part and parcel of American democracy, it’s the idea that voters can, and should, communicate their ideas and concerns to the members of Congress who represent them. On Monday, April...

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