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“Civilization Jihad:” Debunking the Conspiracy Theory

“Civilization Jihad:” Debunking the Conspiracy Theory

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW • Presidential candidate Ben Carson has recently peddled a conspiracy theory about a Muslim “civilization jihad” plan to take over America. • Carson gets his ideas from Frank Gaffney, who...

Obama on Islamophobia in the State of the Union: How did Americans react?

Obama on Islamophobia in the State of the Union: How did Americans react?

Question: What was the most popular moment on Facebook during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address? Answer: When President Obama talked about Islamophobia. In speaking about America’s leadership in the world, the president said: And...

Islamophobia in 2015: The Good, the Bad, and the Hopeful

Islamophobia in 2015: The Good, the Bad, and the Hopeful

Looking back at the last twelve months, it can initially appear that Islamophobia was pretty bad in 2015. And indeed it was. Attacks against Muslims in the United States and their institutions have occurred...

Islamophobia in 2015: Year in Review

Islamophobia in 2015: Year in Review

Trump Calls for Ban on Muslims, Cites Deeply Flawed Poll

Trump Calls for Ban on Muslims, Cites Deeply Flawed Poll

In a press release today, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” His statement...

How American Muslims Are Countering Islamophobia and Getting It Right

How American Muslims Are Countering Islamophobia and Getting It Right

In the wake of the attacks in Paris, many have noted an increase in Islamophobia in America. Presidential candidates have made troubling comments about American Muslims and refugees seeking to escape violence in the Middle East,...

The 10 Best and Worst Responses to the Paris Attacks

The 10 Best and Worst Responses to the Paris Attacks

Shortly after the series of attacks in Paris that left over 100 people dead, people around the world were taking to the Internet to voice their reactions. The assault, which ISIS claims it...

Syrian Refugee “Flood:” Fearmongering Ignores Facts

Syrian Refugee “Flood:” Fearmongering Ignores Facts

In the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis, which has forced more than four million people to flee that country’s civil war, fears over the geopolitical fallout have gripped some quarters of the American...

FBI’s “Don’t Be a Puppet” Website Stigmatizes Muslims as Extremists

FBI’s “Don’t Be a Puppet” Website Stigmatizes Muslims as Extremists

Earlier this year, we wrote about controversial efforts being made in the UK to “prevent people from being drawn into terrorism,” even primary school students. In May, school children in districts with higher-than-average...

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