Posts Tagged Islamophobia

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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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To folks who finally care about Trump

I think it’s absolutely bomb (unapologetically using my favorite circa 2003 adjective despite being Muslim) that so many feminists I’ve never or rarely seen say something about Islamophobia are now saying something about Islamophobia

I think it’s absolutely bomb (unapologetically using my favorite circa 2003 adjective despite being Muslim) that so many feminists I’ve never or rarely seen say something about Islamophobia are now saying something about Islamophobia

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A few questions on mourning and the Paris attacks

I’ve tried collecting my thoughts on the violence in Paris, the concurrent erasure of Muslim death, the inevitable attacks on Muslim women, and the blue, white, and red Facebook pictures that cover my newsfeed now. 

I’ve tried collecting my thoughts on the violence in Paris, the concurrent erasure of Muslim death, the inevitable attacks on Muslim women, and the blue, white, and red Facebook pictures that cover my newsfeed now. 

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Beyond the headscarf: The issues Muslim-American women actually care about

Ed. note: This article is by Sarah Harvard and was originally published at Bitch Magazine. Sarah is a journalist based in Washington, D.C focusing on national security, civil liberties, and Islam. 

Ed. note: This article is by Sarah Harvard and was originally published at Bitch Magazine. Sarah is a journalist based in Washington, D.C focusing on national security, civil liberties, and Islam. 

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Watch: The Daily Show on how Muslim women can be more “America-loving”

On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart brilliantly took down the racial and Islamophobic abuse Muslim women face in America. After highlighting this week’s Supreme Court verdict in favor of a Muslim woman denied a job on the basis of wearing a headscarf, Stewart tore into United Airlines for their refusal to serve another Muslim American woman a can of Diet Coke — on the grounds that she might “use it as a weapon.” 

On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart brilliantly took down the racial and Islamophobic abuse Muslim women face in America. After highlighting this week’s Supreme Court verdict in favor of a Muslim woman denied a job ...

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