The current no-holds-barred U.S. presidential election has placed Islam and Muslims on the center stage of a nasty campaign politics. Fear politics an...
IZMIR PROVINCE, Turkey -- With historical ties to France, Turks have mixed opinions on the burkini both in France and in their own country.
As we move toward the presidential election, we can expect more politicized responses to the turmoil and tragedies in our world. Reactions that target and isolate people based on their religious identity or racial or ethnic background do not make us safer or stronger.
There are a lot of issues associated with swimsuits; ask any woman. But the newest is hysteria over what some Muslim women are wearing; too muc...
For the time being, media focus has shifted to sportsmanship and friendly competition. My children aren't bombarded with messages attacking their faith and identity.
We have an opportunity to make a choice. This racist, violent discourse does not happen by accident. We can choose to talk about extremism in ways that move us toward nonviolent solutions, which research has shown to more effective in building sustainable peace.
On Saturday afternoon, Imam Alauddin Akonjee, 55, and Thara Uddin, 64, of the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid were murdered in the middle of the street in Queen...
I wanted to live in a world where race is not a topic of discussion, my race did not afford me the privilege to bury racism as a past Americanism like slavery shackles. Racism followed me through diverse landscapes, showing itself to me in varied forms, at times choking me and making me submit to the fact that some would always see me only as a n-word.
Maslow said, "If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." The Trump corollary is, "If you're a bully, you tend to see every encounter as an opportunity to bully."
Ibtihaj Muhammad is more than simply an Olympic athlete. With each lunge and parry, she is cutting through stereotypes and misconceptions about Muslims.
What Trump did, as the possessor of five deferments, was to denigrate an American immigrant family, the head of whom had spoken out against Trump at the Democratic National Convention in July.
By Tania F. Cohen After the June mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub,...
Actually, no, Donald Trump would not like to hear Khizr Khan's wife say something.
Khan's speech showcased a powerful way to tell the story of Muslims in America, with examples of their contributions to and sacrifices for our country--and language that reminds people we're all on the same team.
I have been in denial through the years as I have witnessed the Clinton / Clinton shift to right wing foreign policies that parrot the fear-mongering drum beats perpetuated by the well-funded islamophobia industry. I say to Bill Clinton, listening to your speech last night where you romanticized your wife gave me some comfort in this political circus -- until you said what you said. And I'm not alone.
Every time a terrorist attack occurs outside of the Middle East (whether in America, Belgium, France, or anywhere else), some politicians and citizens seem to automatically disregard the provisions of the First Amendment and start to exhibit Islamophobia.