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American Islamophobia

Muslim American or American Muslim. Does It Matter?

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion
Yasmina Blackburn

We all have a story. My story is that I was born in Chicago to a Muslim father and Christian mother. I was born to parents that came to America to flee persecution and war and to strive for the American dream. My story isn't that much different than other American Muslims. I

Arab Americans and American Muslims Are at Risk

James Zogby | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

This past week the Arab American Institute (AAI) released its third biannual poll of American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. Conducted by Zogby Analytics, 1100 likely voters were surveyed nationwide. The results were deeply troubling.

Reading Into Acceptance: Why We Can't Remain Silent Anymore

Laila Alawa | Posted 11.01.2013 | Religion
Laila Alawa

At the end of the day, prejudice, bigotry and racism is taught by the adults in our lives. Children aren't born knowing to hate or misunderstand; it's fostered by parents, role models, and viewed situations.

MyJihad: Just a Spiritual Journey?

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Amitai Etzioni

Those who seek for us to better understand Islam would do better if they acknowledged that jihad is open to both kinds of interpretations -- both those that legitimize violence and those that abhor it.

Chelsea Kiene

PHOTOS: Controversial Ad Campaign Makes Its D.C. Debut

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.30.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON –- Ready to see more ads about jihad during your morning commute? Just months after controversial anti-Muslim ads went on display, the...

A Look Back At Media Coverage Of Islam And Islamic Law In 2012

Krystina Friedlander | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Krystina Friedlander

This has been a big year for Islam and Islamic law in American media. As politicians vied for local and national office, anti-sharia messages -- and sometimes overtly anti-Islam messages -- were broadcast across the media, at times functioning to normalize anti-Islam discourse.

American Muslims Celebrate Defeat Of Congressional Islamophobes

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 11.09.2012 | Religion

(RNS) American Muslims are celebrating the ouster of two congressmen known for their anti-Islamic rhetoric, and heralding the outcomes as a sign that ...

#MySubwayAd: People Respond To Anti-Islamic Subway Ads

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 09.24.2012 | Religion

This morning controversial pro-Israel, anti-Islamic ads went up on 10 locations in New York City subway stations. The ad, which was condemned by sever...

The Struggle for the Soul of the Republican Party: Michele Bachmann, the Extreme Right and the Politics of Fear

Haris Tarin | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Haris Tarin

In school, I was taught it was Lincoln and the GOP whose policies led to the abolishment of slavery and paved the way for the civil rights movement. So what happened?

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.

'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...

Is It Safe For A Muslim Woman To Wear The Hijab In America?

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

What is it like for a Muslim-American woman to wear a hijab in public? Does this particular religious attire render its wearers vulnerable to verbal and physical violence?

Anders Breivik -- Our Standard Bearer?

Barry Lando | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Barry Lando

Deranged he may be, but his beliefs and bloody actions are very much a natural product of the mounting fear and hatred of Muslims throughout much of Europe these past few years, as well as the United States.

Not All Islam Is Radical Islam

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 04.17.2012 | Home
Noah Fitzgerel

Equating radical Islam with popular Islam is simply ignorant.

America Becoming Europe

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 10.25.2012 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

As we are now in the season of our next presidential election, anti-Muslim sentiments uttered by our political, religious and civic leaders are becoming more and more mainstream and systemic.

Overcoming Islamophobia in American Elections

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Muqtedar Khan

Rather than resorting to Muslim-bashing, American leaders should show their potential to lead by taking on the more difficult task of combating intolerance. .

Islam in America: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know -- But Were Afraid to Ask

Daniel Tutt | Posted 03.14.2012 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

How many American Muslims support terrorism? Do Muslims want to impose sharia in America? Rarely, if ever, do Americans get an opportunity to hear from Muslims or credentialed experts to get these questions answered.

Don't Shop Lowe's... Shop Local

Brad Lander | Posted 02.18.2012 | Business
Brad Lander

Lowe's has the right to advertise wherever it chooses, of course. And we as consumers have the right -- the power -- to shop where we choose, and spend money in a way that is most aligned with our values.

If Tim Tebow Were Muslim, Would America Still Love Him?

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin | Posted 02.13.2012 | Religion
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

What if the first thing Tim Tebow said in interviews was: "First, I would like to thank Allah and send blessings upon Prophet Muhammad." Would America think God was on his side then?

American Muslims Wage Grassroots Campaigns Against Islamophobia Network

Daniel Tutt | Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

Through protesting their conferences and forming coalitions with Muslim and non-Muslim organizations, American Muslims are beginning to take the small industry of Islamophobic speakers head on.

5 Myths About American Muslims 10 Years After 9/11

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

While 9/11 thrust the American Muslim community into the center of public attention nearly a decade ago, misinformation regarding this group persists against an alarming back-drop of rising Islamophobia.

WATCH: Debating The 9/11 Coloring Book, Islamophobic or Education Tool?

Posted 11.01.2011 | Religion

Recently on the Dr. Drew Show, Wayne Bell, the author of a new coloring book "We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids Book of Freedom" and Dawud Walid, t...

An Assault On Religious Freedom

Senator Kevin S. Parker | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Senator Kevin S. Parker

Those who peddle hate lack a basic understanding of the history of Muslims in America, and the Constitution of the United States. In targeting the adherents of one faith they seek to undermine one of most basic tenets for the founding of this great nation: religious freedom.

Rep. King: Meet Muslim-American Heroes

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

I know what Muslim-American interpreters and soldiers are doing for their country -- some are now buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Representative King's words are an insult to those heroes.