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“Not Who We Are” and “Opening the Floodgates”

09 Aug 2021

During the Trump Administration, the Bridge Initiative analyzed the direct impacts of the Muslim and African Bans on individuals and communities in America, recognizing that more mainstream discussions around the ban centered impacts on the economy, tourism, and national security. Discussions and analysis of the direct impacts of the ban on individuals were few and far between, save discussions initiated by directly impacted Muslims as well as advocates. Building on the Bridge Initiative’s earlier resource, this analysis seeks to unpack the ways in which the Muslim and African Ban was discussed by candidates during the 2020 presidential elections. read the complete article

How anti-Muslim rhetoric drives the imperialist “Global War on Terror”

04 Jun 2018

Nine days following the deadly attacks on September 11, 2001, then-president George W. Bush publicly announced the “war on terror.” In the pivotal speech, the former president vowed to defend American freedoms in the face... read the complete article

For Sri Lanka’s Muslims, discrimination even in death

08 Feb 2021

It’s been over a year since the first strain of COVID-19 was discovered in Wuhan, China. Since then, the novel coronavirus has wreaked havoc across the world with over two million individuals losing their lives,... read the complete article

Factsheet: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)

18 May 2021

IMPACT: Founded in 1925 by K.B Hedgewar, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is an Indian right-wing, Hindu nationalist, paramilitary volunteer organization. In 2020, RSS had almost 585,000 members and over 57,000 branches or sakhas, including... 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

Factsheet: Boris Johnson

30 May 2019

Boris Johnson is a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom and former Foreign Secretary and Mayor of London who has a history of making inflammatory anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, and racist remarks. read the complete article

Factsheet: The NYPD Muslim Surveillance and Mapping Program

11 May 2020

IMPACT: The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Muslim Surveillance and Mapping Program began under Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2001 and monitored Muslim communities in New York City and nearby states until 2014. A secret unit... read the complete article

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17 Sep 2021

Factsheet: CEUTA AND MELILLA – TWO MUSLIM CITIES IN SPAIN

IMPACT: Ceuta and Melilla are autonomous Spanish cities in North Africa. Both cities act as the border between Spain and Morocco. Although they each have autonomous governments from Spain, their educational systems are managed by... read the complete article

10 Sep 2021

Factsheet: Vox Party

IMPACT: The VOX Party is a far-right, nationalist political party in Spain that advocates discriminatory policies against Spanish Muslims and Muslim immigrants. VOX has achieved significant political success in regional and national elections since its... read the complete article

20 Aug 2021

Global Islamophobia & The “Great Replacement” Conspiracy Theory

In March 2019, a young white supremacist walked into 2 different mosque locations in Christchurch, New Zealand and livestreamed a horrific massacre of 51 innocent Muslim worshippers on Facebook Live in the worst act of... read the complete article

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