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Is a Genocide of Muslims Underway in India?

31 Oct 2022

Over the past decade, India has experienced a dangerous rise in Islamophobia. There are near daily episodes of harassment, public beatings and mob assaults, destruction of property, and lynchings that have created an atmosphere of fear for the country’s 200+ million Muslims. read the complete article

Factsheet: Great Replacement/White Genocide Conspiracy Theory

03 Feb 2020

IMPACT: The white genocide conspiracy theory is the belief that immigration by people of color, falling white birth rates, and the promotion of multiculturalism are all part of a deliberate plot to destroy the “white... read the complete article

Five Islamophobia Questions with Rep. Ilhan Omar

14 Mar 2023

In Episode #3 of “Unpacking Islamophobia,” our host Arsalan Iftikhar sits down with Congresswoman Ilhan Omar to discuss Islamophobia within American & European politics and address the rise of genocidal Islamophobia in places like India, Myanmar, and China. read the complete article

Factsheet: Christchurch Terror Attacks on Mosques

03 Apr 2023

In March 2019, a white supremacist opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand, killing 51 people and live-streaming the entire attack on Facebook. The perpetrator published a manifesto outlining his racist, Islamophobic, and xenophobic views. Following the attack, the Royal Commission of Inquiry highlighted the lack of official resources devoted to countering far-right extremism. read the complete article

2022 Islamophobia in Review: Europe

22 Dec 2022

2022 was another turbulent year for Europe. There were a number of elections, and new heads of state were chosen in France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. A new refugee crisis occurred as millions of... read the complete article

“Civilization Jihad:” Debunking the Conspiracy Theory

02 Feb 2016

When GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson spoke in a January 2016 debate about a Muslim plan of “civilization jihad” on America, most viewers probably didn’t know that he was echoing a years-old conspiracy theory advanced by the leaders of America’s most active anti-Muslim groups. Mobashra Tazamal explains. 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: Tucker Carlson

28 Oct 2019

Tucker Carlson is an American right-wing commentator who has denounced the growing power of an “Islamic cult” in the Middle East, labeled white supremacy as a hoax, and advocated prompt handling of the “Islamic problem” that he believes is an imminent threat in the United States.  read the complete article

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25 May 2023

Factsheet: Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA)

IMPACT: Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA) is a Hindu far-right organization and the US offshoot of India’s Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), designated as a “militant religious organization” by the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) World... read the complete article

22 May 2023

Five Questions on Islamophobia and the Future of Muslims in India

In Episode Five of "Unpacking Islamophobia," our guest is Kashmiri Muslim journalist, Raqib Hameed Naik, who discusses Hindu nationalism in India and the growing violence and intolerance against the country's 200 million Muslims. Naik provides an important historical overview of Hindu nationalism, the ideologues behind this political movement and their goal of achieving a Hindu-only nation. He talks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is an openly Hindu nationalist party and under whose rule India has witnessed a drastic rise in anti-Muslim violence and polarization. read the complete article

04 May 2023

Factsheet: Sameh Egyptson

Sameh Egyptson is a Swedish academic and highly visible public commentator. He is hired as an expert by public agencies and right-wing political parties. Egyptson is engaged in spreading conspiracy theories about an alleged Islamization of Sweden by the Muslim Brotherhood. Sameh Egyptson (formerly known as Sameh Nabeh Basely Khalil) is a Swedish academic and highly profiled public debater. read the complete article

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