Negative portrayals of Muslims in media not only fan the flames of Islamophobia, but they also reinforce feelings of alienation and humiliation in Muslims -- exactly the sentiments that motivate people to join ISIS and other extremist groups.
Today is a special day in Dutch political history: it is the birthday of the Party for Freedom (PVV), a party known mostly for its "firebrand" leader, Geert Wilders.
A Muslim American spied on by the NSA should never feel welcomed in an overwhelmingly white state of Vermont. However, the truth is that Vermont has been nothing but accepting and welcoming to my family and me. How and why is that?
Right now, Islamophobia is hurting all of us South Asians, Muslim or not. On a very basic level, South Asians -- from Hindus and Sikhs to atheists -- are being dehumanized based upon how we look. This is a burden we all share, not just Muslims.
The battle for the presidency of the United States is drudging up a serious issue leading America on a dangerous path that it has traveled down before...
This new video by the Faith in Public Life Action Fund opens with an angry Donald Trump and the caption, "The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid." The contrast is clear. Fear is not faithful.
Stop me if you've heard this one before. An episode of prime time television that opens up with a Muslim man praying. It's not an uncommon cold op...
Trump unapologetically uses profanity and sexist language at his campaign events. He loves it when his supporters get physical with his detractors, especially when they're black and brown people.
Once I was in the gallery of the House Chamber, I was overwhelmed with the history of this place and space. During this powerful moment, I had an epiphany about the people before us who had gone through the difficulties and hardships in this land of America.
Joining in with other Americans, being flexible, yielding a little here and there, sharing stories, taking classes on something other than the Quran, participating in interreligious dialog--all this helps.
When I showed up, I was interrogated about whether I was there to commit "jihad."
* This artist is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund an entire series of animated rap videos about Bernie Sanders and the 2016 election. ...
It is human nature to fear things we don't understand. Unfortunately, too often, rather than recognizing this issue and taking steps to become informed, many look for opportunities to justify their fear and the bigotry it creates.
Vanderbilt University is no stranger to individuals who make irresponsible statements about Islam. Last year, Carol Swain, a Vanderbilt professor, stated that, "Islam has a problem with the West. Islam will never understand the freedoms that we live and die to preserve."
These words generated a largely positive reaction inside the mosque, but one can't help but wonder what policy implications, if any, the speech will have outside.
President Obama's recent speech to the Islamic Society of Baltimore was an attempt to reassure an American minority population feeling very much under siege. Yet Obama's own administration, and members of Congress, have taken actions in direct contradiction to the president's rhetoric.