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When Islamophobia Turns Violent: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report highlights trends and patterns surrounding Islamophobia since the start of the 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle. It does so in the broader context of hatred, violence and social hostilities confronting Muslims as a minority faith group in contemporary America and with a particular focus on acts and threats of violence. Since 2015, [...]

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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 discussion that brought together celebrated experts to examine the nexus between race, religion, and presidential politics. The event came just as the [...]

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VIDEO: Donald Trump — Wrong About Muslims

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rcEcOA9CX4

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The Super Survey: Two Decades of Americans’ Views on Islam & Muslims

For the first time ever, two decades of major polling data on Americans’ views of Islam and Muslims has been analyzed to highlight trends and centralized in one study.

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Problematic or Patriotic? Two Ways to Talk about Muslims

Peter King’s Congressional Hearings on the “Radicalization” of Muslims highlight two ways Americans talk about them: as “problems” or as “patriots”

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New Study Analyzes Media Coverage of Islam Over Time

New research on media portrayals of Islam finds that coverage is almost entirely negative

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Uncle Sam to American Muslims: “You No Longer Have Rights”

You likely heard about the shooting murders of three Muslim American college students in North Carolina in January 2015. Perhaps you’ve heard of the occasional mosque vandalization, too, or seen local news reports about Muslims being harassed at school or the grocery store. While most Americans aren’t aware of the extent of hate crimes against [...]

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Blurred Lines: The Dangers of Confusing Race & Religion After 9/11

Simran Jeet Singh is not Muslim; he’s Sikh. But he’s all too familiar with Islamophobia. During his post-9/11 childhood, other kids nicknamed him “Saddam” and “sand n*gger.” His experience, and those of other Sikhs and Arabs who are not Muslim but who were the target of anti-Muslim attacks, is a reminder that Islamophobia has huge […]

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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 mainstream media, and prominent voices on the right and left scapegoat Islam. But prejudice towards Muslims isn’t a new phenomenon; Muslims have [...]

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