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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: DONALD TRUMP AS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE & PRESIDENT-ELECT

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

Factsheet: DONALD TRUMP AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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

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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27 Jul 2020

Concentration camps, police state, and now forced birth control: How China is committing genocide against Uighur Muslims

China’s decades-long repression of Uighur and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang (referred to by many Uighurs as East Turkestan) drastically increased in its brutality and reach in 2017. Since then, Beijing has transformed the region... read the complete article

19 Jul 2020

FACTSHEET: Torture at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp

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

19 Jul 2020

FACTSHEET: Legal Challenges to Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp

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

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