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Tag: Islamophobia


The Shootings You Didn’t Hear Trump Denounce Because They Weren’t Committed by Muslims

If we’re going to be hysterical about shooters and terrorism, maybe we should save some of our hysteria for the possibility of having a guy in the White House who is so admired by and exciting to the racist far right.

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 READ MORE


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The Lost Innocence of 9/11

The renewed patriotism and commitment we felt 15 years ago has decayed, sullied by jingoism, xenophobia and paranoid fantasies about race and religion.

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Donald Trump and the Extreme Vetting of Muslims

In an attempt at a foreign policy speech in Youngstown, Ohio, on Monday, the Republican presidential nominee got back to his fearmongering roots by focusing on the threat of Islamic State, which he depicted as a Hydra-headed menace with tentacles in a range of Western countries, including the U.S.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE



Five Ways Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Is a Better American Than Donald Trump (Videos)

The first female American athlete to compete in the Olympics wearing the hijab, or Muslim head covering, is a fatal complication to Trump’s Islamophobia.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE



Islamophobia Kills: German Munich Shooter Admired Anders Breivik and Killed Turks

The shooter at a Munich mall last week who killed nine and left 27 wounded was an admirer of right-wing Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, and he appears to have hated Muslims.

Posted on Jul 24, 2016 READ MORE



Room for Comparison Between Sharia and Mike Pence’s Evangelical Beliefs

Donald Trump’s running mate supports faith-based restrictions that pose a danger to secular and liberal traditions in the United States.

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 READ MORE



It Is Time to Notice That Horrible Mass Bombings Are Targeting Muslims

It is necessary to call the brutal actions of mass murderers deviant behavior, not radical Islam.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE



On the Fourth of July, None of Us Has Inalienable Rights if American Muslims Don’t

On the day when the United States was first conceived in rebellion against deprivation of God-given rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, it is worth remarking on our political season.

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 READ MORE



The Right-Wing Populism That Drove Brexit Can Only Be Fought With a Genuinely Radical Alternative

The Reagan-Thatcher consensus will be replaced either by new visions of social progress or by new forms of racism and authoritarianism.

Posted on Jul 3, 2016 READ MORE



A Progressive American in London: My Thoughts on Brexit and the Revolt Against Jeremy Corbyn

After voting to leave the European Union, the U.K. needs serious discussions on a progressive way forward. For that, it needs Corbyn at the helm of the Labour Party.

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 READ MORE



Did Trump-Style Islamophobia Break Up the European Union? (Video)

It seems undeniable that an irrational fear of Muslim immigrants played at least some part in the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union.

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Attacks on Freedom of Religion

Trump apparently wants to institute something akin to Jim Crow discrimination against Muslims, including those who are citizens of the United States. Is this what the Republican Party wants as well?

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE



Hate Groups That Promote Anti-Muslim Sentiment Have Received $208 Million in the Past Eight Years

The UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender and the Council on American Islamic Relations have jointly produced a new study on hatred of Muslims in the United States.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE



Comments of the Week: Reading Between the Lines

We detected a pattern in this week’s roundup of noteworthy comments on Truthdig.

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 READ MORE



Opportunists Exploit LGBTQ Issues to Demonize Islam and Justify Anti-Muslim Policies

“[T]he standard group of hateful polemicists who literally seem to devote their lives to exploiting every news event to attack Islam wasted no time [Sunday]—before any facts were known, while the bodies were literally still in the club—squeezing the horrific slaughter in Orlando to depict Muslims as uniquely hateful of LGBTs,” writes Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept.

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Obama: Hating Muslims Makes You an Ally of Islamic State and Is Un-American (Video)

President Obama is clearly concerned about the direction of the country and the mainstreaming of anti-Muslim hate speech, especially in the context of impossible-to-prevent lone-wolf attacks like that in Orlando, Fla.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE



How Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Others Used Social Media to Reframe News of Orlando Shooting

The Orlando massacre apparently looked quite different depending on the positions and ambitions of the various high-profile parties doing the work of interpreting Sunday’s tragedy.

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A Look at the Troubling Worldview of Ted Cruz’s Foreign Policy Adviser

A close-up on Jim Hanson offers a remarkable window into the mentality of Cruz’s national security team.

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How Americans Hate: 8-fold Increase in Islamophobic Crime Since 2000

Ever since Congress passed the Hate Crime Statistics Act in 1990, the FBI has been issuing annual reports on crimes of bias or hate crimes. We can see in these statistics some of the reasons why the GOP candidates are running on anti-Muslim hatred. 

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE



If Islamic State Falls Before November, How Will It Affect the U.S. Election?

GOP front-runner Donald Trump openly attributes his success at the polls to the terrorist attacks on Paris last fall, in which Islamic State was involved. But what if the group falls this summer or autumn?

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE


Rep. Keith Ellison Calls for Creating and Maintaining Positive Relationships With Muslims in America

Most of the terror attacks in the U.S. have been carried out by non-Muslims, the Minnesota legislator points out. He adds that many potential atrocities have been averted by a community that counts him as a member.

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Top Six Signs Donald Trump Is Wrong and Islam Doesn’t ‘Hate Us’

Republican presidential candidate and billionaire bigot Donald J. Trump said in a CNN interview last Wednesday that “Islam hates us.”

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 READ MORE



In Amsterdam, Refugees Find Shelter From the Storm

A life of displacement is hard, some Europeans oppose the influx and the bureaucracy is not all it could be. But small acts of kindness and human connection ease an anxious situation. Here’s one volunteer’s account from a refugee center.

Posted on Mar 10, 2016 READ MORE



Top 5 Crazy Things Ben Carson Said About the Middle East and Islam (Video)

Donald Trump, the GOP presidential front-runner, has drawn the focus of the press and politicians with his erratic and often bizarre pronouncements. But back last fall, he was running neck and neck with Ben Carson—who said things even more wacky than Trump did.

Posted on Mar 6, 2016 READ MORE



Both Parties Are to Blame for Donald Trump’s Proximity to the White House

The Republican front-runner is providing cover for the worst strains of American demagoguery, and neither the GOP nor the Democratic Party is doing enough to stop him.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s South Carolina Victory and Muslim Hatred

One unexpected indicator of why Donald Trump won South Carolina’s GOP presidential primary is his strident hatred of people of the Islamic faith.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Noam Chomsky: Bernie Sanders Is Not a Socialist, He’s a ‘Decent, Honest New-Dealer’

“If [Bernie Sanders] were elected, I think he’d be the one, from the current candidates ... with the best policies,” the renowned linguist and activist recently told Al-Jazeera.

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Obama Condemns Hatred of Muslims and Affirms Their Importance to the Nation (Video)

President Obama spoke last week at a Baltimore mosque in an explicit pushback against the hatred for Muslims being promoted by Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates.

Posted on Feb 7, 2016 READ MORE



The Seventh GOP Debate: Let’s See Some Identity, Please

With just four days to go before the Iowa caucuses, the stakes haven’t been higher for Republican presidential hopefuls. Can any candidate, present or absent, rescue the Republican Party? Seven of them were on hand in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday night to claim they were up for that job. Updated

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 READ MORE



Thanks to Donald Trump, Police Brutality and Guns, the United States’ Reputation Is Plummeting

When I was visiting abroad recently, my non-American friends were quite candid with me: They see my country as increasingly intolerant, violent and inhospitable.

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 READ MORE



Obama Says Islamophobia Harms U.S. Interests and Islamic State Is a Dangerous Fringe

President Obama’s final State of the Union address was largely lacking in specifics and replete with high ideals and ambitious goals, such as curing cancer. But he did address some issues in everyday politics.

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Remember How Bernie Sanders Treated a Muslim Woman Who Stood Up at One of His Rallies?

A few days after Donald Trump looked on and made faces as a Muslim woman was heckled out of one of his campaign rallies, it’s worth recalling how Bernie Sanders responded to a Muslim student who questioned him about racism and Islamophobia in October.

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



I Wish You a Merry Christmas—Even Though I’m a Nonbeliever

Americans’ discomfort with other peoples’ religious faiths goes hand in hand with Islamophobia.

Posted on Dec 23, 2015 READ MORE



The Creeping Villainy of American Politics

The threefold rise in hate crimes against Muslims since the Paris and San Bernardino attacks and the acceptance of hate speech in political discourse are signs of our society’s morbidity.

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 READ MORE



‘Off the Charts’ Violence Against Muslims Is Ravaging U.S. Communities

New data confirming anecdotes of rising Islamophobic violence reflects a nationwide trend.

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 READ MORE



Make America Great, as It Was ... When?

Donald Trump and his followers clearly don’t see the ugly parts of our nation’s past as problematic.

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: COP21 Climate Conference: In Conversation With an Activist for Migrant Rights

By Sonali Kolhatkar

Reporting for Truthdig from Paris, Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with migrant-rights activist Arturo Trejo about Wednesday’s rally against the criminalization of migration.

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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With Anti-Muslim Bombast, Trump Doubles Down on ‘Fascist Demagoguery’

“The truth is his language is dangerous,” Bernie Sanders and other critics say.

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Donald Trump Calls for Banning All Muslims From Entering U.S.

In his most despicable declaration yet, the Republican presidential front-runner is urging the “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” according to a statement his campaign released to the media Monday.

Posted on Dec 7, 2015 READ MORE



‘You Ain’t No Muslim, Bruv’: Retort to London Attacker Goes Viral

With anti-Muslim and xenophobic sentiment on the rise in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, a social media hashtag aims to push back against the reactionary blame game.

Posted on Dec 6, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘It’s Happening Too F**king Much’: Larry Wilmore Addresses San Bernardino Shooting

By Kali Holloway / AlterNet

The “Nightly Show” host puts jokes aside at the top of the Wednesday episode to discuss the mass murder and its aftermath, events that were still unfolding as the program was being taped.

Posted on Dec 3, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



John Cusack and Arundhati Roy: Things That Can and Cannot Be Said

This is the narrative result of an encounter between Cusack, Roy and whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg. Cusack and Roy provide their own accounts and joint conversations.

Posted on Dec 1, 2015 READ MORE



Not Dissecting ‘Disgraced’ With the Pulitzer Winner’s Playwright

Ayad Akhtar wants audience members to decide for themselves what his play, about the complexities of identity and hidden prejudices in post-9/11 New York, is saying.

Posted on Nov 29, 2015 READ MORE



Happy Thanksgiving to Those Who Seek Haven

As we celebrate our beginnings in the safest, strongest, richest nation the world has ever known, is it asking too much to welcome those who are fleeing death, torture and terror in their homeland?

Posted on Nov 26, 2015 READ MORE


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