Islamophobia

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Illustrated Guide Offers Resources for LGBTQ Muslim Youth

The Muslim Youth Leadership Council at Advocates for Youth developed “I’m Muslim and I Might Not Be Straight” for LGBTQ peers who don’t see themselves reflected in the broader LGBTQ community. 

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LISTEN: Muslim Screenwriters Fight Hollywood Islamophobia

Sameer Gardezi and Ramy Youssef discuss their new television projects and challenging the dangerous ways the entertainment industry depicts Muslims.

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Maysoon Zayid Uses Comedy to Fight Ableism and Islamophobia

“I want to get out there and be the image of the American you don’t think is American, and the Muslim you don’t think of when you think of a Muslim.”

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REPORT: 100 Years of Hollywood Islamophobia

A new report from the Pop Culture Collaborative details depictions of Muslims on screen—what the entertainment industry must do to uplift Muslim narratives that don’t damage the community.

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STUDY: MENA Actors Still Overwhelmingly Cast as 'Terrorists & Tyrants'

A new report finds that Hollywood not only disproportionately under-employs thespians of Middle Eastern and North African descent, but also frequently relegates them to dangerously stereotypical roles.

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How the Government's Surveillance Practices Criminalize Communities of Color [OPINION]

We’re demanding more transparency and accountability around existing law enforcement surveillance practices, and urging our Congressional leaders of color to intervene on our behalf to prevent further exclusion, dehumanization and violence.

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Supreme Court Upholds 'Muslim Ban'

Advocates pledge to continue fighting the discriminatory ban, which denies nationals from several majority Muslim countries from entering the United States.

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Linda Sarsour: 'I'm Every Islamophobe's Worst Nightmare'

The Muslim Palestinian-American organizer talks to Quartz about what inspires her and what she hopes to give the next generation.

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This New Database Lets You Track Islamophobic Bills

“The scrutiny of U.S. state legislation intentionally targeting Muslims is vitally important to understanding a new wave of Islamophobia sweeping the country.”

How One American Muslim Woman's Instinct Led to the Uncovering One of the Largest FBI Probes in U.S. History

In her new documentary, “The Feeling of Being Watched,” journalist Assia Boundaoui sought to find evidence for the paranoia she felt growing up in her Arab-American hometown. She ended up uncovering one of the largest counterterrorism investigations in United States history. 

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#LoveAMuslim Trends in Response to Islamophobic Message

The campaign grew out of reports of people receiving “Punish a Muslim Day” letters in their mailboxes.

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Muslim Women's Day Founder Fights Islamophobic Sexism Through Narrative

“Muslim Women’s Day is a call to action.”

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WATCH: Get Into the Supernatural, Muslim Women-Led 'The Girl Deep Down Below'

The new web series follows a group of Black and Brown Muslim women in Chicago who take matters into their own hands after several people disappear.

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Trump Urges 'Compromise' on Immigration in State of the Union Address. Critics Aren't Buying It.

The president’s hardline immigration proposals panned as divisive by Democrats and immigration advocates.

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The New Normal: Fear and Loathing as Immigration Policy

It only took President Donald Trump one week in office to turn fear into a policy provision.

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Trump Tweets Anti-Muslim Videos, World Calls Him Out

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.): “The president is racist. There’s no doubt about that in my mind.”

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FBI: Hate Crimes Are Up

The bureau’s latest report assesses violence in 2016, a year marked by the election of President Donald Trump.

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Marine Sentenced to 10 Years for Abusing Muslim Recruits

Ex-Sergeant Joseph Felix’s behavior allegedly pushed one Muslim recruit to commit suicide during a drill exercise.

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Muslims Celebrate Their Diversity With #MuslimAnd Campaign

These seven tweets speak to the youth-driven social media campaign’s goal of celebrating Muslims in all their complexity.

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Judge Blocks Trump's 'Muslim Ban' For Third Time

Judge Derrick K. Watson ruled that the ban “plainly discriminates based on nationality.”