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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...

Anti-Muslim “Global Rally for Humanity” Stands in Contrast to Events Promoting Coexistence

Anti-Muslim “Global Rally for Humanity” Stands in Contrast to Events Promoting Coexistence

Against the backdrop of increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric, a coalition of online activists is calling on “patriots” to organize protests in front of mosques across the United States. Dubbed the “Global Rally for Humanity,”...

Three of the Most Islamophobic Responses to the Chattanooga Shooting

Three of the Most Islamophobic Responses to the Chattanooga Shooting

Last weekend, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr, the feast that concludes their holy month of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. But amid the celebration, Muslims in America were also contending with an eruption...

What Anderson Cooper Should Have Asked the Organizer of the Anti-Muslim Rally in Phoenix

What Anderson Cooper Should Have Asked the Organizer of the Anti-Muslim Rally in Phoenix

Last night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Jon Ritzheimer, a former Marine and father of two, who is organizing an armed rally outside a mosque in Phoenix, Arizona. As Muslim worshippers gather at the mosque...