islamophobia

Islamophobia: The Right Word for a Real Problem

Islamophobia: The Right Word for a Real Problem

The history of American and European interactions with Muslims around the world is long and complex. Over time, geopolitical events abroad — wars, conflicts over natural resources including land and oil, and domestic...

Americans Are Afraid of Islam. But They Also Buy Lots of Islamic Art.

Americans Are Afraid of Islam. But They Also Buy Lots of Islamic Art.

For many Americans, Islam is a foreign — if not frightening — religion. A majority see Islam as incompatible with American values, and some have even confused algebraic equations with terrorist plots. Prejudice...

As Islamophobia Surges, Anti-Muslim Speakers Exploit Fears

As Islamophobia Surges, Anti-Muslim Speakers Exploit Fears

As the election season has set into motion a flurry of anti-Muslim rhetoric, and set off an alarming number of anti-Muslim attacks, another consequence has surfaced in recent months in local boroughs across...

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...

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