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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: Legal Challenges to Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp

19 Jul 2020

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

FACTSHEET: Torture at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp

19 Jul 2020

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

Factsheet: Ben Shapiro

20 Mar 2018

Ben Shapiro is a conservative political commentator with a large national platform as a popular podcast show host and Young America’s Foundation-sponsored speaker at college campuses. Shapiro has a history of making derogatory, generalizing and inflammatory comments about Muslims, Arabs, African-Americans, transgender people and others. He previously worked at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, an organization that espouses Islamophobic views. 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

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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26 Feb 2021

The Future of Islam: A Khanversation with Dr. John L. Esposito

In this conversation with Dr. Muqtedar Khan, Bridge Director Dr. John L. Esposito explores the future of Islamic studies in the West, the prospects for democracy in the Middle East, and the challenges that face... read the complete article

24 Feb 2021

Factsheet: Andrew Bolt

IMPACT: Andrew Bolt is a leading Australian journalist, columnist, commentator, and political blogger. Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and the Advertiser. In his pieces, Bolt has promoted anti-immigrant, anti-Aboriginal, and anti-Muslim views.... read the complete article

24 Feb 2021

Factsheet: SCOTT MORRISON

IMPACT: Scott Morrison is the current prime minister of Australia. He has called for tightening Australia’s immigration policies, for Christian refugees to be prioritized over Muslim refugees and portrayed asylum seekers who arrive by boat... read the complete article

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