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Islamophobia

Persistent Dialogue: A Tale Of Two Women

Kari Ansari | Posted 10.16.2012 | Religion
Kari Ansari

When she began this exchange she did not think of me as living, breathing woman with a real life. She may not have known any Muslims before. By engaging with her, now she knows me.

ONe Week In Brown America

Ghazala Irshad | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Ghazala Irshad

This isn't about "political correctness" and it doesn't affect only one community of Americans. This is about a widespread hate that endangers the very fabric of American society.

Joe Walsh Doubles Down On Radical Islam Comments

The Huffington Post | Cole Stangler | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is doubling down on some controversial comments he made recently that infuriated Muslim groups. In a town hall meeting las...

Another Islamophobe Could Join West, Bachmann In Congress

Salon | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann has gotten a lot of attention lately for her witch hunt against Muslims in the U.S. government, but she’s not alone. In additi...

Arab Unrest: Fear Blocks Understanding

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Yavuz Baydar

The Arab unrest, of which we only experience the initial phases of, certainly a process that will occupy us all for another decade or even beyond, left Europe stunned, confused, uncertain, frustrated, anxious, depending on which corner of the continent one is in.

Yes, Virginia, Islamophobia Is Racism

Nathan Lean | Posted 10.03.2012 | Religion
Nathan Lean

Though it doesn't operate on overtly biological prejudices, it does divide the world between "superior" and "inferior" cultures, the latter of which are marginalized because of their ethnic background and belief system.

Humanizing Victims Of Hate

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

In overlooking their humanity, we lose a part of our own. We can maintain our own humanity by registering and remembering the effects that hate-crimes have on more personal levels.

Pig Heads Hung Outside French Mosque

AP | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

PARIS -- Two pig heads were found hanging at the entrance of a mosque in southern France on Wednesday, in the latest incident of what Muslim leaders s...

My Muslim Identity

Anika Rahman | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion
Anika Rahman

I have made a conscious choice to self-identify as a Muslim, despite my secular upbringing. I believe it's important to lead by example to shatter the preconceived notions about Muslims.

Soccer, Sports And (Head) Scarves: Not Just About Freedom Of Religion

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion
Marianne Mollmann

It is equally oppressive for the one government to require all women to cover their faces in public as it is for another to require that we don't.

Who's Afraid of Muslim Women Exercising?

Avi Spiegel | Posted 09.25.2012 | Religion
Avi Spiegel

When a YMCA recently set up an extra swim class for a group of Muslim women, it caused an unprecedented backlash. The women sought a safe space to exercise without men around -- in a way that would honor their Muslim faith and their personal traditions of modesty.

Beyond Bachmann: A Challenge for the GOP

James Zogby | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

As important as it is it is to defend Huma Abedin or to rebuke Michele Bachmann, this is not enough. We must commit to changing the way we talk about Islam and the Arab World.

Norway One Year Later: Are We Any Closer To Understanding This Tragedy?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

We certainly know more of the facts behind the tragedy and its real (non-Muslim) perpetrator. But are we in a better place when it comes to understanding what happened in Norway? I have my doubts.

The Colorado Killer Is Not a Muslim

Ethan Casey | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Ethan Casey

The insistence that something is not political is itself a political gambit, in fact a bullying tactic. And, as a free American, I'm sick and tired of being bullied and told to live in fear.

A Unique Perspective On Hate-Crimes: The Story Of A Convicted Killer

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 09.19.2012 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

The story of Frank Roque is neither unique nor isolated -- it is one among many. And although his story may not give us clear insight as to why people commit hate-crimes, his words clearly demonstrate that his violent actions were deliberate and motivated by hate.

LOOK: This Anti-Islam Bus Ad OK'd By Judge

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.20.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- An anti-Islam activist has won a preliminary round in her First Amendment fight to place New York City bus ads calling enemies of Israel "...

Islamophobia Threatens American Values and National Security

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

The real terror threat to the United States from a very small, but still significantly dangerous sliver of alienated Salafist radicals has been a boon to unrepentant bigots who wish to exploit fear for political purposes in an election cycle.

Amanda Terkel

John McCain Slams Michele Bachmann's Attacks On Muslim-Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) vigorously defended top State Department official Huma Abedin, who is Muslim-American, against allegations by...

Ellison Challenges Bachmann: Put Up or Shut Up

James Zogby | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

Michelle Bachmann and four Congressional colleagues released letters calling for an investigation on whether individuals and organizations associated with the Muslim Brotherhood have "had an impact on the federal government's national security policies."

Confronting Pamela Geller

Harris Zafar | Posted 09.12.2012 | Religion
Harris Zafar

Her claims are so bizarre that one struggles to understand whether they are worthy of a response. Yet, hidden beneath lie tangible attacks against the very teachings of Islam, and it is imperative to address these.

Islamophobia, Sikhophobia And Media Profiling

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 09.10.2012 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

The first casualty of a hate crime in post-9/11 America was a Sikh-American named Balbir Singh Sodhi. According to official reports, his murderer said he killed Sodhi because "he was dark-skinned, bearded, and wore a turban."

'It’s No Longer News That A Republican Lawmaker Spews Anti-Muslim Bigotry'

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.09.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic: “The only news is that it’s no longer news that a Republican lawmaker spews anti-Muslim bigotry,...

Lawmaker: Ban On Building New Mosques Worth Considering

Posted 07.07.2012 | Denver

Dutch right-wing politician and staunch critic of Islamic religion, Geert Wilders spoke at at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver last weekend i...

A Spiritual Declaration Of Independence From Hate

Jason Van Boom | Posted 09.04.2012 | Religion
Jason Van Boom

How people celebrate their birthdays tells us much about them. This is true not only of individuals, but even more so of countries. So, as we celebrate the 236th anniversary of our founding, it's an appropriate time to reflect.

Appreciating Islam's Contribution To Civilization

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 09.04.2012 | Religion
Parvez Ahmed

Criticism of Muslims, when warranted, is a legitimate exercise in public discourse. But our national interests are ill-served if we only criticize and never appreciate.