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Islamophobia; Why Care or Take a Stand?

Anya Cordell | Posted 02.08.2016 | World
Anya Cordell

"Thank you so much for your program! I'm Muslim, but no one here knows it." This confession sent chills down my spine, evoking the histories of when others felt compelled to secretly whisper: "I'm Jewish, but no one knows it".

Waris Ahluwalia Kicked Off Plane For His Turban

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.08.2016 | Entertainment

AeroMexico did not allow a well-known Sikh man to board a plane Monday because of his beard and turban. Actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia, who was on...

You Don't Even Know Me

Nilofer Merchant | Posted 02.07.2016 | Religion
Nilofer Merchant

When society uses groups or stereotypes to sort, it discards the very thing that creates value. It's a lazy man's approach to thinking. Or, maybe it's not thinking at all. This laziness denies the very best thing each of us have to offer: ourselves.

You Can Vote for Black or Latino Candidates and Still Be Racist

Lauren Horn Griffin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Lauren Horn Griffin

Patting ourselves on the back for voting for racial minorities, women, LGBTQ individuals, or people with disabilities obscures the systemic discrimination these groups still face. The "friend" discourse masks deeper problems that scream for better understandings of diverse experiences.

White Journalism

Albert Serna Jr | Posted 02.04.2016 | Media
Albert Serna Jr

As student journalists who hope to work in media, and as graduates who are already working in the media, it is often difficult to report with empathy and compassion when the emphasis for a successful media model is put on how many hits are garnered for a story.

Obama’s First U.S. Mosque Visit Came Late, But Still Means A Lot, Says Top Islamic Scholar

The Huffington Post | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 02.04.2016 | World

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama made his first visit to a U.S. mosque as commander in chief. In an impassioned speech to Muslims at the Islamic ...

Islamophobia In The U.S.: A Running List We Really Wish Didn't Exist

Huffington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

After last year's terror attacks in Paris and mass shooting in San Bernardino, California -- and amidst a surge in anti-Muslim rhetoric from U.S. poli...

Marco Rubio Slams Obama's Speech On Fighting Islamophobia

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) somehow found a way to criticize President Barack Obama's speech on Wednesday deno...

French Schools Change Their Lesson Plans To Prevent Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.02.2016 | World

PARIS -- Days after terrorists attacked French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store last January, the country called for ...

Why President Obama's Mosque Visit Matters Now More Than Ever

Zainab Chaudry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
Zainab Chaudry

This long-awaited trip penciled on the president's itinerary comes during a critical time for members of the Islamic faith. The visit will not be a magic bullet to cure every problem or resolve every grievance. But it will go a long way to restore faith in American ideals.

6 Words You Should Know Before Talking About Islam

Aseal Tineh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Religion
Aseal Tineh

Reversing the seemingly continuous stream of hatred directed towards Muslims requires fostering a deeper understanding of Islam among Americans, and so I offer to you a page from my Muslim dictionary.

How Our Misguided Attempts at Tolerance Make Us Islamophobic

Ria Chakraborty | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Ria Chakraborty

There is no doubt in my mind that we are all trying our best to be accepting of others. As a student at a fairly liberal college campus, I can honestl...

Denmark's Harsh New Immigration Law Will End Badly for Everyone

Rasmus Alenius Boserup | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
Rasmus Alenius Boserup

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- During the cartoon crisis of 2006, an association with European xenophobia and Islamophobia had grave consequences for Denmark's international diplomacy and its exposure to international terrorism. Now, its new migrant law threatens to do the same.

According to the Qur'an, Can Jews and Christians 'Partake in the Blessings of Heaven and Earth?'

Kabir Helminski | Posted 01.29.2016 | Religion
Kabir Helminski

Many Christians and Jews, ignorant of what the Qur'an proposes, instead project on Islam a version of intolerance and aggression from their own religious history.

Shortsighted Changes To Visa Waiver Program Affecting The Wrong People

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the rush to present a legislative response to last year's terrorist attacks in Paris, lawmakers passed a bill in December denying vi...

South Carolina Lawmakers Pitch Invasive Response To Refugee Resettlement

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

South Carolina lawmakers are contemplating a step that would be drastic even amid the string of extreme responses to Syrian refugee resettlement: a b...

Are American Muslim Women Brave?

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 01.28.2016 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

Muslim women are celebrated as courageous when pushing back against legal, social and cultural norms within their faith communities. But, Rose Hamid's recent silent protest at a Trump rally begs the question: aren't Muslim women pushing back against Islamophobia "courageous," too?

Clinton, Sanders, O'Malley talk it out in Des Moines Monday

Andrew Clark | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Andrew Clark

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley and Hillary Clinton met for a town hall in Des Moines, Iowa Monday night to answer why they are the right choice to be commander-in-chief of the U.S. Here's a recap of what you may have missed from Drake University.

Why Some Muslims Are Optimistic In The Face Of Islamophobia

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion

Muslims throughout North America and Europe are increasingly living in fear as a result of rising Islamophobia. Yet, in the midst of this anta...

10 Reasons You Should Not Fear Muslims

Omar Alnatour | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion
Omar Alnatour

On behalf of all Muslim Americans, I urge you to rise above your unfounded fears and trust in the truth that implores you to accept us as equal citizens of this nation. Look past our hijabs and long beards and see the love we have in our hearts.

Clinton Blasts Republicans For Inciting Fear Of Muslims

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

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Building Tolerance on American Campuses

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 01.25.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

When President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union address, challenged the nation to "reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion," he offered a social commentary that has timely relevance in higher education.

The Big Problem With "See Something, Say Something"

Anu Joshi | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Anu Joshi

This desire by the government to cast a wider net to identify and respond to "suspicious behavior" has only heightened the risk of unfair and unjust targeting of marginalized individuals.

Framing Islamophobia as a Bruising Public Health Concern

Hina Tai | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion
Hina Tai

Despite the available data, the public health angle to combating Islamophobia has been underutilized in mainstream efforts. And in the public health sphere, research examining nuanced manifestations of Islamophobia has been understudied and regrettably ignored.

Did Binge-Watching Fox News Inspire This Man To Threaten Muslims?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.23.2016 | Media

On Jan. 14, 2015, John David Weissinger called the San Diego office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations -- a civil rights group that advocate...