Topic: Islam/Islamophobia

  • Why are #OurThreeBoys dead?

    Islamophobic violence, spurred on by the politicians, can't be ruled out in the recent slaying of three men in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

  • More than just the hate crimes

    We need to look beyond individual acts of Islamophobia to the racist and militaristic structures in American society.

  • Where they think solidarity is a threat

    Wheaton College wants to fire Dr. Larycia Hawkins after she took a public stance in solidarity with Muslims--but she isn't going to go quietly.

  • PSU sends a message of solidarity

    About 200 people at Portland State University organized events in solidarity with refugees and victims of racist violence.

  • They're fanning the flames of anti-Muslim hate

    A surge of anti-Muslim hate crimes across the U.S. can be traced to the concerted campaign of bigotry whipped up by political leaders.

  • Coming together against hate in New York City

    Dozens of New York City groups came together to protest Trump's Islamophobia and demand that more refugees be taken in.

  • This is what happened in my New Jersey

    Trump has gone too far with his lies about Muslims celebrating 9/11--but he's picked on a crowd isn't going anywhere.

  • More repression and fear aren't the answers

    Barack Obama's Sunday speech committed the U.S. government to the same policies of war and repression that have already stoked terrible violence.

  • Spreading racist fear about the "Muslim threat"

    Donald Trump's recycled lies about U.S. Muslims cheering the September 11 attacks is being rehabilitated for a specific ideological purpose.

  • Building a clock while Muslim

    A 14-year-old boy who wanted to show his teacher an engineering project has become the latest symbol of Islamophobia.

  • What they call terrorism--and what they don't

    The media didn't need to know anything besides the suspect's religion to declare the shootings in Tennessee to be an act of "domestic terrorism."

  • Pamela Geller's war on Muslims

    The right-wing Islamophobes are trying to exploit the shootings at an anti-Muslim event to advance their reactionary agenda.

  • 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.