16 May 19 | Individuals

Factsheet: Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is a central figure in the transatlantic network of anti-Muslim and anti-Islam organizations and activists. She has co-organized the pan-European ‘Counter Jihad Movement,’ aligned with anti-Muslim activists and organizations in the U.S., and has been prosecuted for anti-Muslim speech. read the complete article

13 May 19 | Educational

CAIR’s new report on Islamophobia: An interview with Zainab Arain

In May 2019, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) released its latest report—Hijacked by Hate: American Philanthropy and the Islamophobia Network. Bridge Initiative Senior Research Fellow Kristin Garrity Şekerci spoke with Zainab Arain, the National Research and Advocacy Manager at CAIR National, about the report and its findings. Namely, are mainstream charitable and philanthropic organizations like Fidelity, Schwab, and Vanguard inadvertently funding anti-Muslim groups in the U.S? read the complete article

30 Apr 19 | Individuals

Factsheet: Martin Sellner

IMPACT: Austrian Martin Sellner is a proponent of the far-right Great Replacement conspiracy theory and leader of the Austrian chapter of Generation Identity, a far-right white nationalist anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim movement originating in Europe. Martin... read the complete article

23 Apr 19

The Bridge Initiative/ Dr John L Esposito

As Bridge turns four, we chat with Dr John Esposito about his work, his vision for the institute, and the challenges facing us today. Dr Esposito is one of the world's foremost scholars of Islam, Professor of Religion & International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, and the founder and Director of The Bridge Initiative. read the complete article

12 Apr 19

Factsheet: Jewish Defense League of Canada

The JDL is a right-wing, anti-Palestinian organization with a history of lethal violence that describes itself as a militant defense for Jewish people. JDL Canada has worked with anti-Muslim individuals and organizations in the U.S. and Canada, its members have engaged in physical assault during protests, and it has opposed a parliamentary motion condemning Islamophobia. read the complete article

25 Mar 19

FACTSHEET: PREVENT

The United Kingdom’s Prevent policy aims to prevent vulnerable individuals from becoming terrorists. The policy relies on the unfounded claim that ideology is the main driver of terrorism. Critics have noted that the policy effectively renders all Muslims potential criminals and a U.N. expert has called for the policy to be abandoned. read the complete article

25 Mar 19

FACTSHEET: Raheem Kassam

Raheem Kassam is a British political activist who served as the director of Breitbart News London. Kassam has a history of spreading misinformation and making anti-Muslim comments. He maintains a close relationship with former UKIP leader Nigel Farage and former Breitbart head Steve Bannon. read the complete article

25 Mar 19

FACTSHEET: Tarek Fatah

Tarek Fatah is a Canadian writer who has consistently denied the existence of Islamophobia in Canada, opposes the niqab and has called for a ban on the burqa, and is a prominent opponent of Motion 103, which called on the Canadian government to condemn Islamophobia. read the complete article