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Islamophobia

The term “Islamophobia” was first introduced as a concept in the early 1990s as “unfounded hostility toward Muslims, and therefore fear or dislike of all or most Muslims.” This contrived prejudice maintains the idea that Muslim communities and individuals pose a threat, that they are violent and support terrorism, that they cannot adapt to modern ways, and are therefore inferior, and that Islam does not share common values with the rest of the world. Such disinformation creates fear, confusion and polarization that creates great difficulty for the lives of many. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Muslim Ban: Japanese and Muslim Americans Join Forces

Japanese Americans remember discrimination they endured during WWII and say they will defend Muslim Americans.

Eight Ways That Islamophobia Operates in Everyday Life

Immigration and national identity currently are at the forefront of the public conscience. In France, the burkini ban and in the UK proposals for migration controls following the Brexit vote are dividing communities.

An Inability to Tolerate Islam Contradicts Western Values

Free speech is now the rallying cry of escalating tensions, but we can also use it to expose double standards on both sides

Muslim Separatists and the Idea of an “Islamic” State

I have contended for at least two decades that people use the word “Islam” anyway they want to make any point they want.

We Cannot Afford to Maintain These Ancient Prejudices Against Islam

The Pope's remarks were dangerous, and will convince many more Muslims that the west is incurably Islamophobic

Daisy Khan, the “Ground Zero Mosque”—and 700 Million Muslim Women

She explained how, after 9/11, she felt a special responsibility to speak up for the vast majority of Muslims who embrace democracy and human rights, and to address the vexed issues of violence, status of women, leadership, and democracy within Islam. - Jesse Larner

Five truths about the hijab that need to be told

In the West, many regard traditional Muslim dress like the hijab as a sign of oppression, with women forced to wear the garments by men. But it is not as simple as that: many women choose to wear the hijab as a sign of faith, feminism, or simply because they want to.

The Original Christmas Story Is Really About Refugees

Jesus tells us to welcome the stranger, to feed the hungry, to go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor. Jesus asks that we treat all of humanity with the same love, kindness and generosity that he modeled throughout his life.

Denmark’s Muslim Feminism and the First Woman Imam at Copenhagen’s Mariam Mosque

When an ostensibly secular state tests its Muslim citizens by skirting the edge of insult, the result is deeper division and alienation on both sides: the racist right vs. the anti-West Islamists.

Daisy Khan, Sr. Joan Chittister Talk Women in Leadership from Interfaith Perspectives

Because leaders are not ordained in Islam but rather chosen by the community, Khan said, there have been many Muslim women leaders in history. - Jason Mast

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