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Anti Muslim Bigotry

The Refugees Who Came for Thanksgiving

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Irene Monroe

As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time's spiritual significance. As a time of connectedness, I pause to acknowledge what I have to be thankful for. But I also reflect on the holiday as a time of remembrance - present and historical.

America's Crisis of Interfaith

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Interfaith gatherings occur around the country, often in very simple and beautiful ways, but when we need to mobilize against bigotry, how well equipped are we? Where is our rapid response? Where is the determination to stand up every time someone uses religious identity as an excuse to hate?

"All This Hate Rhetoric and all These Stereotypical Images Poison People's Beliefs"

Christian Avard | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Christian Avard

Jack Shaheen, one of the world's foremost authorities on media images of Arabs and Muslims, is the author of the groundbreaking documentary film Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People. His book Guilty: Hollywood's Verdict on Arabs after 9/11, was named the 2008 social sciences book of the year by Forward.

Let's Assume the Kids (and Ahmed) Are Alright, Not Criminals

Terri Burke | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Terri Burke

Islamophobia, and probably racism, certainly played a role in Ahmed's ordeal, but the fact is overzealous administrators, zero-tolerance policies, and law enforcement officers ill-equipped to deal with schoolchildren have compromised educational environments throughout the country.

Making Modesty Acceptable

Attiya Latif | Posted 06.01.2015 | Style
Attiya Latif

When Kendall Jenner decides to wear pants with a dress, she makes a statement about the way modest apparel, and indeed cultural dress in general, is perceived based upon the wearer.

What Stories Help Us Fight Anti-Muslim Bigotry in America?

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

The religious community tells a lot of stories. We tell stories from our sacred texts, we tell stories from our history, and we tell stories about what it's like to be a member of our community today.

A Call to the National September 11 Memorial Museum: Don't Promote Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Donna Nevel | Posted 07.16.2014 | New York
Donna Nevel

As Jews, we know all too well from our own history the power of language and imagery that stereotype, scapegoat and dehumanize people. We are angry and saddened to learn that the National September 11 Memorial Museum is airing a video that does just that.

Religious Liberty: A Right for All People

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

Justifications that target American Muslims carve out loopholes in religious freedom statutes that inevitably hurt members of other faith traditions, too.

Ellison Challenger's Shocking Ad Pulled

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

A challenger to Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) had his web ad, which featured graphic images of murdered non-Muslims and the House member swearin...

Leaked FBI Materials Reveal More Shocking Anti-Muslim Bigotry | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

Following months of denials, the FBI is now promising a "comprehensive review of all training and reference materials" after Danger Room revealed a se...

Democrat Announces Alternate Hearings On U.S. Muslims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Barely two weeks after House Republicans held hearings on the threat posed by radicalize...