By Carmelyn P. Malalis, Nisha Agarwal, and Marco A. Carrión Xenophobic rhetoric has reached a fever pitch in recent months. Across the country, Mu...
Trump's latest round of anti-Muslim rhetoric is the icing on the cake. His past proposals for racial profiling include "databases," special identification cards, immigration bans, and possibly internment camps for Muslim Americans. There is no doubt he uses Muslims as scapegoats to reaffirm America's paranoia.
Violence is all around us. Guns and fingers pointed at all sides. These last months have seen horrific violence. It goes around and around, getting stronger as it sinks to new depths. It is up to all of us to stop it.
What a difference a gaffe makes. As an unexpected gift from the gods, Donald Trump, pouncing on his opponent's verbal misstep, seizes the high ground---a place he could never, ever occupy on his own.
Today Muslims are increasingly pressured to demonstrate that the principles of Islam, a religion of peace, are not what ISIS stands for. Recent terror attacks have been filtered by the media and consumed by the public as the wrongdoings of Muslims across the globe.
Donald J. Trump released his long-awaited medical records (if we can call them that) this week on the 'Dr. Oz Show'. In true showmanship manner, he got precisely what he wanted: intense media hype, suspense, high ratings and most importantly - control of the narrative.
Yes, America was the target of the terrorists on 9/11, but the victims of that tragedy go far beyond our soil.
When they called 9/11 "the day that changed everything," little did we know what that change would look like.
Texans can no longer afford to be misinformed about Islam and Muslims. According to the 2010 Religious Census, Texas leads the country with approximately 422,000 Muslims. Houston and Dallas are cities with the third and fourth largest Muslim population nationwide.
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.