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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...

Anti-Muslim Prejudice in America is Nothing New

Anti-Muslim Prejudice in America is Nothing New

It’s true 一 Islamophobia got worse after 9/11. Hate crimes spiked and today are five times higher than they were before the attacks of 2001. Stereotypical portrayals of Muslims are the norm in...

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Bridge Initiative Hosts Panel Discussion on Race, Religion, and the 2016 Election

Bridge Initiative Hosts Panel Discussion on Race, Religion, and the 2016 Election

Against the backdrop of an election season characterized by unbridled anti-Muslim rhetoric, and a broader political landscape littered by hostile expressions towards refugees and minorities, Georgetown University’s Bridge Initiative hosted an afternoon panel...

American Muslims Challenge #AboutUsWithoutUs by Running for Office

American Muslims Challenge #AboutUsWithoutUs by Running for Office

An important hashtag has been circulating on Twitter for the past few weeks. #AboutUsWithoutUs. #AboutUsWithoutUs seeks to reorient national conversations about Muslim Americans to one that includes Muslim American voices in policy discussions. This...

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