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Fanning the Flames: How Western Media Fuels Islamophobia in Coverage of Pro-Palestine Campus Protests

22 May 2024

It has been over seven months since Israel began its latest bombardment of the Gaza strip, a tiny strip of land that it has occupied for decades. The area is home to 2 million Palestinians, nearly half of whom are children. Since October 7th, 2023, Israel has killed over 36,000 Palestinians, including more than 15,000 children. read the complete article

Five Questions On The Media’s Coverage Of Israel’s War In Gaza

27 Jun 2024

In Episode 15 of “Unpacking Islamophobia,” our guest is Emmy Award-winning journalist Laila Al-Arian who is the executive producer of Fault Lines, an award-winning current affairs program on Al Jazeera English. She has been honored with two News and Documentary Emmys, a Peabody Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Award in journalism, Overseas Press Club award, National Headliner Award, and has been nominated for 19 News and Documentary Emmys for her work in journalism. read the complete article

Factsheet: Narendra Modi

12 Jan 2024

Narendra Damodardas Modi is the current Prime Minister of India. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat during the deadly 2002 anti-Muslim pogroms in the state, and throughout his political career, he has promoted Hindu nationalist views. Under his leadership, India has experienced a rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes and hate speech, increasing polarization and violence in society, growing restrictions on the media, and the growth of Hindu nationalist groups. Critics and human rights experts have warned that under Modi’s leadership, democracy in India is under threat. read the complete article

Five Questions on Islamophobia in the UK with Peter Oborne

30 Apr 2024

Episode 13 of “Unpacking Islamophobia,” our guest is British journalist and broadcaster Peter Oborne who once served as the former chief political commentator for The Daily Telegraph newspaper. He is author of The Rise of Political Lying, The Triumph of the Political Class, and The Assault on Truth: Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Emergence of a New Moral Barbarism. His latest book, The Fate of Abraham: Why the West is Wrong about Islam examines the interactions between the West and Islam.   read the complete article

Factsheet: Lorenzo Vidino

22 Apr 2020

IMPACT: Lorenzo Vidino is an Italian American legal scholar whose research promotes conspiracy theories about the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe and the United States. Vidino is connected to numerous anti-Muslim think tanks in the United... read the complete article

Hindutva in Britain

24 Nov 2023

This report analyzes the historical and contemporary context that has cultivated the complex landscape in which Hindu nationalist influences have materialized in the UK. Our research provides an overview of Hindutva in India, the Islamophobia industry and its connection to Hindutva, UK-based groups and individuals who have expressed or supported Hindu nationalist sentiment, and the 2022 Leicester riots, the political response and fallout following the events in the city. read the complete article

Factsheet: Geert Wilders

24 Aug 2018

A prominent politician in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders has decried what he calls the “Islamization” of the Netherlands and advocates a ban on the Qur’an. He believes Islam is a problem and promotes anti-Muslim tropes, namely that Islam is not a religion; it is a totalitarian and violent ideology. His alarmist, discriminatory, and racist rhetoric paints all Muslims as violent individuals who seek to dominate Europe. 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: Common Anti-Muslim Tropes

04 Dec 2018

These tropes are not only found on anti-Muslim blogs online, but also in news and entertainment media. They can also be manifested in political speech and can serve as assumptions underlying government policy.  read the complete article

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09 Jul 2024

Factsheet: Amit Shah

Amit Anil Chandra Shah is the current Home Minister of India. He was formerly the Minister of State for Home Affairs in Gujarat, a period during which the state police faced accusations of extra-judicial killings. Shah is a close friend, confidant and is often referred to as the right-hand man of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Shah has used his political position to promote Hindu nationalist ideology. During his tenure as India’s Home Minister, he has introduced laws and undertaken measures that target Muslims, Christians, political opposition, civil society, journalists, and critics. read the complete article

28 Jun 2024

E.U. Far-Right Parties Dominate 2024 Parliamentary Elections

Every five years, the European Union (EU) holds continent-wide parliamentary elections to select 720 lawmakers to represent them in decision-making at the EU level. In the run-up to the June 2024 EU parliamentary elections, the current EU Parliament President, Roberta Metsola from Malta, urged Europeans to vote, especially given that  right-wing ultranationalist political parties were polling strongly. read the complete article

27 Jun 2024

Five Questions On The Media’s Coverage Of Israel’s War In Gaza

In Episode 15 of “Unpacking Islamophobia,” our guest is Emmy Award-winning journalist Laila Al-Arian who is the executive producer of Fault Lines, an award-winning current affairs program on Al Jazeera English. She has been honored with two News and Documentary Emmys, a Peabody Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Award in journalism, Overseas Press Club award, National Headliner Award, and has been nominated for 19 News and Documentary Emmys for her work in journalism. read the complete article

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