Topic: Islam/Islamophobia

  • Solidarity is not co-optation

    #MuslimLivesMatter isn't an appropriation that diminishes the Black struggle, but an embrace of a wider fight against racism.

  • The toxic hate behind the Chapel Hill murders

    The killing of three Muslim college students was written off as a "parking dispute"--but the sickening role of Islamophobia is plain to see.

  • Rewinding The Battle of Algiers

    The only way forward is to challenge Islamophobia by fighting for the realization of the Arab Spring revolutions.

  • Free speech and the state

    History tells us that if the government can determine what speech is "legitimate," all progressive political forces will suffer.

  • Who do we trust with our rights?

    We can oppose the killings at Charlie Hebdo without endorsing racism--nor ignoring government threats to free expression.

  • The hypocrisy of pencils

    To the Arab victims of U.S. wars, what but mockery is the claim that the West fights its battles with the pen and not the sword?

  • Yes to an anti-racist, anti-imperialist "unity"

    An anti-racist party in France challenges the use of the Charlie Hebdo attack by political leaders to advance their agenda.

  • No tolerance for Islamophobia

    We believe the ISO's statement on the Charlie Hebdo killings drifts dangerously close to repeating some of the dominant media narratives.

  • The fearleaders for war

    The rise of ISIS has been the excuse for politicians and the media to spew Islamphobia--as part of a campaign to win support for more war.

  • The "war on terror" on repeat

    If the threat of al-Qaeda served to animate the "war on terror" in 2001, today, the Islamic State is the justification for war.

  • Justice denied for Ayyub Abdul-Alim

    A western Massachusetts man has been convicted in a farcical trial his defense says was government payback.

  • Trampling the rights of Muslims

    Law enforcement agencies should not be allowed to be judge, jury and executioner.

  • Holding the cyber-racists accountable

    Safe behind cyber-walls that protect their identity, some people feel free to spew bile, knowing they won't be held responsible.

  • Profiting off of Islamophobia

    Building on the intersection of racism and capital in the U.S. anti-Muslim hysteria has become a lucrative business for some.

  • Justice for Ayyub Abdul-Alim

    Supporters of Ayyub Abdul-Alim are organizing to win his freedom after law enforcement targeted the Muslim man.

  • The lies they tell about Islam

    The U.S. government's attitude toward Islam and Muslims has always depended first and foremost on its foreign policy objectives.

  • Balanced between solidarity and racism

    With the two suspects in the Marathon bombings killed or captured, Boston shows signs of both unity and bitter divisions.

  • The media's response to Boston

    In the struggle over how the mass media frame the news, the reactionaries and Islamophobes haven't won.

  • UC takes on Islamophobia

    Students at the University of California-Berkeley passed a resolution against Islamophobia at their school.

  • Murder by bigotry in NYC

    The death of a New York City commuter pushed in front of a train is the result of a culture poisoned by Islamophobia.

  • Solidarity against anti-Muslim hate

    Hundreds of people turned out to show solidarity with the Muslim community after an arson attack on the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo.

  • NYC forum on Islamophobia

    A meeting at the Alwan Center for the Arts in New York discussed the poisonous wave of Islamophobia in the U.S. and beyond.

  • Clinging to hateful stereotypes

    "Islam" and "Arabs" seem to only appear in the mainstream media these days when the subject is about violence or terrorism.

  • The real battle is against U.S. imperialism

    Egypt's Revolutionary Socialists analyze the wave of violent protests outside U.S. embassies and bases over a racist film.

  • Cutting through the anti-Muslim propaganda

    The media's coverage of protests over a vile Islamophobic film in Muslim majority countries is full of caricatures and lies.