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The Muslim and African Bans: by the numbers

23 Jun 2020

Interactive infographic showing how the Muslim and African Bans impacted immigrant and non-immigrant visa issuances, refugee admissions, F1 student visas, and visa waivers. read the complete article

FACTSHEET: Legal Challenges to Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp

19 Jul 2020

IMPACT: U.S. legislation and case law have both upheld and challenged the legal authority of the Guantánamo Bay military prison. This includes the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and the Military Commissions... read the complete article

FACTSHEET: Torture at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp

19 Jul 2020

IMPACT: A majority of those imprisoned at the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp were subjected to various forms of physical and psychological abuse—techniques that were developed by two American psychologists contracted by the CIA to develop... read the complete article

Factsheet: Ben Shapiro

20 Mar 2018

Ben Shapiro is a conservative political commentator with a large national platform as a popular podcast show host and Young America’s Foundation-sponsored speaker at college campuses. Shapiro has a history of making derogatory, generalizing and inflammatory comments about Muslims, Arabs, African-Americans, transgender people and others. He previously worked at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, an organization that espouses Islamophobic views. read the complete article

What you need to know about China’s campaign against Uighur Muslims

15 Oct 2019

Currently, at least one million Uighur Muslims along with other Turkic Muslim minorities, are being detained in a network of concentration camps in the semi-autonomous northwest region of Xinjiang. The Chinese government has employed a... read the complete article

Guantánamo Bay Military Prison: Narratives and Numbers

04 Nov 2020

Introduction The Guantánamo Bay Data Project serves as a central source of information on the Guantánamo Bay Military Prison. This project provides a comprehensive picture of the prison, centering the lives of the boys and... read the complete article

Islamophobia and Media Portrayal of Muslims in the UK/ Miqdaad Versi

25 Nov 2019

From Georgetown University, this is Voices on Islamophobia, a podcast by The Bridge Initiative. I’m Mobashra Tazamal. Today I sat down with Miqdaad Versi, who is the assistant secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain... read the complete article

Factsheet: National Rally (Rassemblement National, previously Front National or National Front)

24 Feb 2020

IMPACT: National Rally, previously known as National Front, is a far-right political party in France with a decades-long history of Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and misogyny. National Rally has enjoyed electoral success locally, nationally,... read the complete article

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13 Jul 2021

Factsheet: Islam, Immigration, and the American Courts

The Naturalization Era (1790–1952) was a defining period for immigration and conceptualizations of citizenship in the United States. During this era, Muslim immigration and naturalization were limited by laws that barred or severely restricted immigration from Muslim-majority areas of the world and court rulings that reserved naturalization rights for white individuals. read the complete article

30 Jun 2021

Islamophobia: What Christians Should Know (and Do) about Anti-Muslim Discrimination

In her new book, writer and Catholic scholar of Muslim-Christian relations, Jordan Denari Duffner, examines how Christians have contributed to anti-Muslim prejudice and discrimination, and how the community, using tools rooted in faith, can work to dismantle it. Viewing Islamophobia as both a social justice and a religious freedom issue, Duffner makes the case that Christian faith calls us to combat religious discrimination even when it is not directed toward our own faith community. read the complete article

27 May 2021

Factsheet: Unaccompanied Minor Children (Los MENAs)

MENAs (Menor Extranjero no Acompañado, or “Unaccompanied Foreign Minors”) is the term used to describe minors (under the age of eighteen) who arrive in Spain with no parents or guardians. The children come primarily from North Africa and are predominately Muslim. In recent years, right-wing politicians and groups in Spain have targeted and stigmatized them by employing anti-Muslim tropes.  read the complete article

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