Post Tagged with: "islamophobia"

PANJWANI: SFS Should Cancel Class, Condemn Islamophobic CVE

This fall, the School of Foreign Service will host a class titled “Community-Based Terror Prevention (INAF-262-01).” The course description refers to the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program, which was started by former President Barack Obama’s administration. By offering this course, the SFS is wrongly legitimizing CVE’s framework, which punishes misperceived[Read More…]

by August 17, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

HAZBUN: Student Groups Must Disinvite Shapiro

Ben Shapiro, a prominent conservative author and speaker who is set to speak on Georgetown University’s campus next month, is openly racist, Islamophobic and transphobic. Bringing Shapiro, a former editor-at-large of Breitbart News, to Georgetown only normalizes such hate. Unfortunately, some Georgetown student organizations have failed to responsibly wield their[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 33 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
ADJROUD: Crafting the Perfect Couscous

ADJROUD: Crafting the Perfect Couscous

I poured water over the finely rolled balls of crushed semolina flour and ran my fingers through the coarse, dry mixture, attempting to start the rehydration process. It was a balancing act: Too little water, and the couscous would come out dry; too much water and it would stick together[Read More…]

by January 30, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Protest and Prayer on the Day of Mourning

On Monday morning, I joined hands with fellow members of the Jewish community outside of Healy Hall to recite the mourner’s kaddish for those who were murdered in the Holocaust. It was Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Less than an hour later, I walked to the Leavey Conference Center to[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: Hope in American Ambition

VIEWPOINT: Hope in American Ambition

By signing an executive order banning the entry of individuals to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, President Donald Trump has perpetuated Islamophobia at the government level. Domestically, the ban raises concern among foreign nationals, and their families, who have made it to the United States and productively  contribute[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Rhetoric Sways Muslim Base

Although I spent most of the summer trying to ignore media coverage of the U.S. presidential election, it was nearly impossible. Watching clips from the Democratic National Convention, I was astonished that Muslim-Americans from all walks of life, from the director of Council on American-Islamic relations to Congressman Keith Ellison[Read More…]

by September 13, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Terrorism Experts Reflect on 9/11

Terrorism Experts Reflect on 9/11

Former United States State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Daniel Benjamin and CNN National Security analyst Peter Bergen discussed the declining threat of foreign terrorism and the need to avoid Islamophobia on Wednesday evening, ahead of the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Trickle-Down Bigotry Abounds

What does it mean to be a Muslim in the United States? For many of us, that includes some form of consistent discrimination or prejudice, whether on the streets or in the classroom. Islamophobia has become one of the most poignant issues for Muslim Americans, a community that makes up[Read More…]

by August 30, 2016 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

BROTHERS: Sometimes We Do Not Choose Our Labels

Some time ago, I read the words of Sayed Kashua, a Muslim journalist from Haaretz, who wrote after the attacks in Paris: “My first thought was: How the blazes do I cancel my labeling as a Muslim? How can I dump every definition that’s liable to connect me with those[Read More…]

by June 20, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

What Are We Waiting For?

For most Americans, election years promise spirited debate, embarrassing gaffes and plenty of fresh material for late-night comics. For me, and for other Muslims across the country, election years promise sideways glances, scapegoating and pervasive Islamophobia. Last December, Georgetown made headlines by hosting an “Interfaith Gathering for Solidarity.” Members of[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top