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The Muslim Bans

02 Jul 2019

On January 27, 2017, one week after his inauguration as President of the United States, President Trump issued Executive Order 13796, titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” The executive order banned nationals from seven Muslim majority countries from immigrating or traveling to the United States, citing national security as a primary justification. read the complete article


02 Dec 2019

IMPACT: As a candidate and eventually the Republican nominee in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, Donald Trump’s campaign included anti-Muslim rhetoric and policy platforms, and praised anti-Muslim organizations and activists. Trump also repeatedly provided a... read the complete article

The Muslim Bans: by the numbers

26 Jun 2019

One year after the U.S Supreme Court ruled to uphold Muslim Ban 3.0, Bridge analyzes its impact. read the complete article


02 Dec 2019

IMPACT:  The 45th President of the U.S., Donald Trump has implemented anti-Muslim policies and nominated and appointed individuals to his administration with a history of anti-Muslim animus. He has also used his Twitter to amplify... read the complete article

Factsheet: Mike Pompeo

12 Sep 2017

On March 13, 2018, President Trump announced that Mike Pompeo (current CIA Director) would replace Rex Tillerson as U.S. Secretary of State. Pompeo has connections with anti-Muslim groups, including Center for Security Policy and ACT for America. Pompeo has stated that Muslim leaders may be complicit in terrorist attacks for not sufficiently condemning them, and as a Member of Congress he co-sponsored legislation to criminalize Muslims and Muslim organizations in the U.S. read the complete article

Xinjiang: Can we call it Genocide?

02 Apr 2020

It’s been three years since reports emerged that China was locking up Uighur and other Turkic Muslim minorities in large-scale camps deceptively dubbed “re-education” centers. Reporting and accounts from Uighurs abroad have revealed the enormity... 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

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

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02 Jun 2020

Factsheet: Peter King

IMPACT: Republican Representative Peter King of New York led the 2011 congressional hearings on the “radicalization” of American Muslims. The hearings added further stigmatization to the American Muslim community and were described by legal rights... read the complete article

02 Jun 2020

Factsheet: Wiener Akademikerbund (WAB, Viennese Association of Academics)

IMPACT: The Wiener Akademikerbund was established in 1957 and was affiliated with the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP). In 2011, it was formally banned from the ÖVP for questioning the 1947-Prohibition Act that prohibits Holocaust denial... read the complete article

02 Jun 2020

Factsheet: Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest)

IMPACT: Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest, VB) is a far-right political party in the Flemish region of Belgium which promotes Flemish nationalism and was founded in 1978. The party has promoted fears of immigrant invasions, a... read the complete article

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