Islamophobia

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Al Qaeda Is Attacking Major Syrian Cities with US Weapons -- but You Wouldn't Know That from the Media
Norton, Ben
Article
2017
Norton analyzes media coverages of attacks linked to Al-Qaeda in the West to highlight how this emphasis on Muslim extremism is used to justify Islamophobia.
Bigotry in the Guise of Secularism
Hopkins, Carmen Teeple
Article
2015
The murder at Charlie Hebdo and the Paris kosher supermarket have unleashed a wave of attacks on French Muslim communities, their culture and religion.The analysis by Carmen Teeple Hopkins helps expla...
Bigotry vs. Black Lives, Muslims, Immigrants
Miah, Malik
Article
2016
Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates use hate and fear of these "others." Could this strategy win the 2016 presidency?
Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State
Fatah, Tarek
Book
2008
According to Tarek Fatah, "Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told; Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right." Fatah argues that since Islam's advent, th...
Defying Fundamentalism: Book Review
Moghissi, Haideh
Article
2014
A review of "Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism" By Karima Bennoune.
Islam and De-Islamisation
Hekmat, Mansoor
Article
1999
Islam, Children's Rights, and the Hijab-gate of Rah-e-Kargar: In Defence of the Prohibition of the Islamic Veil for Children
Hekmat, Mansoor
Article
1997
It has been proved time and time again that pushing back religiosity and religious reaction is not possible except through unequivocal defence of human values against religion. It has been proved time...
Islamophobia, Left and Right
Sparrow, Jeff
Article
2012
Should Muslims be worried about rising Islamophobia? Of course they should! Anti-Islam bigotry is becoming a key element of the revival of the far Right – a Right that doesn’t merely slander Muslims b...
The Islamophobia Myth
Malik, Kenan
Article
2005
Pretending that Muslims have never had it so bad might bolster community leaders and gain votes for politicians, but it does the rest of us, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, no favours at all. The more t...
Islamophobia Sets the Terms: Against The Current vol. 146
de Jong, Alex
Article
2010
The Dutch government didn’t fall in February over involvement in Afghanistan, the unstable governing coalition stumbled over it. But the Islamophobic right wing might be the beneficiary.
Murfreesboro vs. Islamophobia
Short, Jase; Woloszyn, Andy
Article
2011
When the Muslim community in Murfreesboro, Tennessee sought a permit to build an expanded Islamic Center, local bigots saw an opportunity to exploit the same "moral panic," invented by the Tea Party, ...
Trump, Namazie, Islam, Free Speech and the Left
Malik, Kenan
Article
On the odd relationship that many on the left have with Islam. They view all Muslims as helpless victims, and regard any criticism of Islam as a form of bigotry.
An Unholy Alliance
Fleischmann, Amir
Article
2017
Fleischmann looks at the reasons behind the unlikely alliance that has formed between Trump, the alt-right, and Israel, who have based their support for each other around shared enemies.
US man's bank payment denied because of his dog's 'terrorist' name
Article
2016
Sometimes terrorists move on all fours. That's what Chase Bank apparently decided when it wouldn't clear a payment for a disabled man's dog walker. It was the dog's name that led to the payment being ...
When Does Criticism of Islam become Islamophobia?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
Basic points that undergird about the relationship between criticism, Islam and Islamophobia. We should stop being so obsessed by the distinction between legitimate criticism and Islamophobia, and sta...
Why Opposing Islamophobia is not a Defense of Extremism: Standing Up Against Knee-Jerk Discrimination and Xenophobia
Christensen, Christian
Article
2012
Recent events have generated a lot of debate about Islam, Muslims, free speech and Islamophobia. Unfortunately, much of that debate has fallen back upon rather tired arguments about not only what "Mus...

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English Defence League: new wave of extremists plotting summer of unrest
Growth of anti-Muslim group raises fears of street violence
Taylor, Matthew
2010
A profile of the supporters and the protests of the English Defence League, a right wing anti-Islam group of mostly white, young British men, many of them mobilized through their soccer clubs.
Fanning the flames of intolerance
The burning of books -- an ultimate form of control and condemnation
Henley, John
2010
A historical overview of book burnings by political and religious regimes.
The 712-page Google doc that proves Muslims do condemn terrorism
When a classmate told 19-year-old Heraa Hashmi that “all terrorists are Muslims” she began to compile a dossier of all instances of Muslims
Mahdawi, Arwa
2017
Muslims are constantly denouncing atrocities that have been committed in the name of Islam. Yet many people seem to think Muslims don't condemn terrorism enough. So Heraa Hashmi decided to put the not...
Southwest Airlines kicks Muslim off a plane for saying 'inshallah', meaning 'God willing' in Arabic
Revesz, Rachael
2016
A Muslim man was told to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after another passenger overheard him speaking Arabic on his mobile phone.