Post Tagged with: "islamophobia"

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

French Burqa Ban Represents Islamophobia

The debate over Islam’s place in France has been at the forefront of national conversation in the past six years. The climax came 10 days ago when the French National Assembly approved a bill that severely infringes upon religious expression. Last Tuesday, the French government passed a hotly contested ban[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments Opinion