Posts Tagged Islamophobia

What We Missed: H.R. 3 Passes House

Breaking: The House has passed H.R. 3, with 16 Democrats voting yes.

Obama announced he will not release a photo of Osama bin Laden’s body to the public, saying that the U.S. doeesn’t “trot out this stuff as trophies.”

Great news: The Georgia legislature has proposed a bill that would prohibit the shackling of pregnant women during labor, delivery and recovery. Via Spark.

Disgusting: A teacher in Texas was suspended for saying to his student Monday, who is Muslim: “I bet you’re grieving.”

Breaking: The House has passed H.R. 3, with 16 Democrats voting yes.

Obama announced he will not release a photo of Osama bin Laden’s body to the public, saying that the U.S. doeesn’t “trot ...

The limits of a WOC feminist stance within the context of global racism.

A few days ago I was stuck in the airport and luckily caught Mona Eltahawy debating blogger Hebah Ahmed on Elliot Spitzer’s show on CNN “In the Arena” about the ban on face veils in France, piety, feminism and xenophobia. It is worth a watch because they both make really good points and also because it is rare that you see two actual real life Muslim women debating about the lives of, well, Muslim women, on television.

Eltahawy makes the point that the law in France is obviously part of the conservative xenophobia of the Sarkozy administration, however feels adamantly that a face covering is oppressive to women. It assumes piety means that women shouldn’t exist and is predicated on ...

A few days ago I was stuck in the airport and luckily caught Mona Eltahawy debating blogger Hebah Ahmed on Elliot Spitzer’s show on CNN “In the Arena” about the ban on face veils in France, ...

Agency is easily overlooked if you actively erase it

Via Muslimah Media Watch comes a lesson in how not to advocate for women’s rights. This ad is from Germany’s International Human Rights campaign.

The text translates to: “Oppressed women are easily overlooked. Please support us in the fight for their rights.”

As Jos wrote the other day about France’s ban on the full face veil, which went into effect this week, “It seems to me we have a lot easier time seeing -isms in a cultural context different from our own, and a lot harder time seeing agency.

It seems the folks who created this ad not only have a hard time seeing agency but actually went out of their way to erase it as ...

Via Muslimah Media Watch comes a lesson in how not to advocate for women’s rights. This ad is from Germany’s International Human Rights campaign.

The text translates to: “Oppressed women are easily ...

Anti-Muslim Hate in Orange County

(You can find a list of some of the hate speech from this video here.)

This heartbreaking video was shot last month at a fundraiser for a Muslim relief group working to relieve homelessness and hunger and to support women’s shelters in the US — which some angry, ignorant people decided was exactly the right moment to express their Islamophobia. According to CAIR California, who put together the video, the protests sponsors included:

“We Surround Them OC 912” (a local Tea Party group), Rabbi David Eliezrie of Chabad – Yorba Linda, North Orange County Conservative Coalition, ACT! for America, and Pamela Geller (whose group “Stop the Islamization of America” has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty ...

(You can find a list of some of the hate speech from this video here.)

This heartbreaking video was shot last month at a fundraiser for a Muslim relief group working to relieve homelessness and hunger and ...

‘MOOZ-lum’ debuts in theaters this weekend

If this trailer and The Loop’s new piece “Nia Long: The ‘MOOZ-lum’ Interview” are any indication of what we are in store for with “MOOZ-lum,” I am psyched to see this fresh take on an oft-misunderstood population. It’s really exciting to hear that Nia Long of “Love Jones” fame is participating in a project that is confronting stereotypes. Also, her role as Safiyah, the mother of the film’s protagonist, Tariq, is giving her an opportunity to voice her opinion on chadors in public institutions, arguing that we should afford Muslim women who cover the same respect we offer students who wear Catholic school uniforms:

The one thing that stands out in my mind is the commitment Muslim women ...

If this trailer and The Loop’s new piece “Nia Long: The ‘MOOZ-lum’ Interview” are any indication of what we are in store for with “MOOZ-lum,” I am psyched to see this fresh take on an ...

‘MOOZ-lum’ debuts in theaters this weekend

If this trailer and The Loop’s new piece “Nia Long: The ‘MOOZ-lum’ Interview” are any indication of what we are in store for with “MOOZ-lum,” I am psyched to see this fresh take on an oft-misunderstood population. It’s really exciting to hear that Nia Long of “Love Jones” fame is participating in a project that is confronting stereotypes. Also, her role as Safiyah, the mother of the film’s protagonist, Tariq, is giving her an opportunity to voice her opinion on chadors in public institutions, arguing that we should afford Muslim women who cover the same respect we offer students who wear Catholic school uniforms:

The one thing that stands out in my mind is the commitment Muslim women ...

If this trailer and The Loop’s new piece “Nia Long: The ‘MOOZ-lum’ Interview” are any indication of what we are in store for with “MOOZ-lum,” I am psyched to see this fresh take on an ...

WTFS of the Day: Obama and “Illegal Alien” Halloween Costumes

And by WTFS, I mean this as an even more alarming WTF: “What The Fucking Shit.”

Yes, it’s true that Halloween brings out some of the most offensive costumes you could imagine — it’s like the holiday gives folks the opportunity to be openly bigoted — but this site in particular brings out some of the most disturbing stuff I’ve seen. Between this “Illegal Alien” costume (along with the Obama mask, of course), the “Super Hoops Afro Star Basketball Player” and, I shit you not, a “Berka” costume, it’s more than enough to make one seethe.

I couldn’t find a contact for the site, but I did find that they are an ...

And by WTFS, I mean this as an even more alarming WTF: “What The Fucking Shit.”

Yes, it’s true that Halloween brings out some of the most offensive costumes you could imagine — it’s like the ...

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