Posts Tagged Islamophobia

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Black and Muslim men shot execution-style in Indiana

This week, two of my cousins and a friend were murdered execution style in Fort Wayne Indiana. Since then, I’ve read comments saying they deserved to die because they were muslim, because they were black, because they were probably in a gang, because they were probably on drugs, etc […] They were murdered execution style […] We don’t know why […] But even if they weren’t killed because of their faith or skin or nationality, the reaction to their deaths is a direct result of these factors.

Three young Black men from a predominantly Muslim community were killed last week in Indiana. And Indiana governor Mike Pence alongside mainstream media has pretty much been sitting in silence ever since.

This week, two of my cousins and a friend were murdered execution style in Fort Wayne Indiana. Since then, I’ve read comments saying they deserved to die because they were muslim, because they were black, because they ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Melissa Harris-Perry removed herself from the air on Saturday in protest of MSNBC’s repeatedly preempting the MHP show without warning. Now it looks like MSNBC will keep her off the air permanently — stemming in part from MHP’s desire to  discuss race and identity in Beyoncé’s “Formation.” 

Melissa Harris-Perry removed herself from the air on Saturday in protest of MSNBC’s repeatedly preempting the MHP show without warning. Now it looks like MSNBC will keep her off the air permanently — stemming in part from MHP’s desire to 

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Here Lies the Abyss: Xenophobia and Gender After the Cologne Assaults

On New Year’s Day, outside the central railway station in Cologne, Germany, dozens of women were sexually assaulted by a pressing crowd of men, groping them, slipping their hands under their clothes, trying to kiss them, trying to rape them; the mass crime, fuelled by alcohol, could have arisen in any number of places in the Western world.

On New Year’s Day, outside the central railway station in Cologne, Germany, dozens of women were sexually assaulted by a pressing crowd of men, groping them, slipping their hands under their clothes, trying to kiss them, trying ...

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Quick Hit: “After Cologne, We Can’t Let the Bigots Steal Feminism”

In response to the unabashedly racist media frenzy that has followed reports of numerous sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany earlier this month, writer Laurie Penny asks what is probably the most important question: why can’t we always take sexual assault as seriously as we do when migrants, Muslims, Arabs, and Black men are named as perpetrators?

In response to the unabashedly racist media frenzy that has followed reports of numerous sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany earlier this month, writer Laurie Penny asks what is probably the most important question: why can’t we ...

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Muslim Teacher Fired for Mentioning Islam in Class

In case anyone was still wondering whether American Islamophobia is an emergency: Recently, a Muslim-American high school history teacher of Palestinian descent, Sireen Hashem, was fired from her job at Hunterdon Central High School in New Jersey after being banned from mentioning Islam in class.

In case anyone was still wondering whether American Islamophobia is an emergency: Recently, a Muslim-American high school history teacher of Palestinian descent, Sireen Hashem, was fired from her job at Hunterdon ...

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US House passes dangerously Islamophobic bill

More than 90 percent of the House of Representatives are supporting a bill that changes visa laws to effectively create two tiers of US citizens, Americans of Middle Eastern or Muslim background, and everyone else.

More than 90 percent of the House of Representatives are supporting a bill that changes visa laws to effectively create two tiers of US citizens, Americans of Middle Eastern or Muslim background, and everyone else.

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Flyover Politics

Last week, The Huffington Post decided to move their coverage of Trump from the Entertainment section back to Politics. Considering Trump’s “extreme and irresponsible messages,” Arianna Huffington wrote, the HuffPost is “no longer amused” by Trump’s campaign.

Last week, The Huffington Post decided to move their coverage of Trump from the Entertainment section back to Politics. Considering Trump’s “extreme and irresponsible messages,” Arianna Huffington wrote, the HuffPost is “no longer amused” by Trump’s ...

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