Islamophobia

I Almost Died in Charlottesville

Journalist and researcher Spencer Sunshine started observing racist hate events in the late 1980s. Last Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville almost killed him. Here, an unvarnished dispatch from the picturesque Virginia town—from the violent lead-up in Emancipation Park to the deadly aftermath downtown.

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FBI, ATF Investigate Minnesota Mosque Bombing

The FBI has not yet ruled the bombing at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center a hate crime, but confirms that the explosion was the result of a “destructive device in violation of federal law.”

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U.S. Lifts Electronics Ban on Flights From Middle East

Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security has imposed new security measures for all international flights entering the United States.

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SCOTUS Expands Definition of 'Bona Fide' Family Relationships Under Travel Ban

The court just ruled that the federal government must extend travel privileges to a larger set of foreign nationals.

Who Will Be Allowed Into the U.S. When the 'Muslim Ban' Goes Into Effect?

The Supreme Court ruled that President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals of six predominantly-Muslim countries is legal—with some key exceptions. Read on to find out what they are.

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PHOTO ESSAY: As You Digest the SCOTUS 'Muslim Ban' Ruling, Don't Forget About This Major Win

That the Supreme Court upheld a chunk of the ”Muslim Ban” doesn’t negate the powerful organizing that helped push the issue up to the highest court in the land.

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SCOTUS Approves Trump's 'Muslim Ban'

The highest court in the land makes an exception for people with “a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

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Teenage Syrian Refugee Navigates Islamophobia, Multiculturalism in New Documentary

Dalya Zeno and her mother Rudayna Aksh feature in “Dalya’s Other Country,” a documentary premiering soon on PBS’ “POV.”

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Darwin Martinez Torres Charged With Killing Nabra Hassanen

Fairfax County police have not yet ruled the killing as a hate crime. But the parents of the Muslim teen, who was killed shortly after leaving her northern Virginia mosque, say otherwise.

Another Appeals Court Rules 'Muslim Ban' Discriminatory

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: “Immigration, even for the president, is not a one-person show.”

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Counter-Protestors Outnumber Anti-Muslim Protestors at Several Actions Nationwide

The March Against Sharia was organized by ACT America, which the Southern Poverty Law Center calls “the largest grassroots anti-Muslim group in America.”

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The Growing Alliance Between Neo-Nazis, Right Wing Paramilitaries and Trumpist Republicans

In anticipation of Saturday’s March Against Sharia events nationwide, researcher and journalist Spencer Sunshine chronicles the major moments of a violent new movement he’s dubbed “Independent Trumpism.”

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Trump Administration Asks SCOTUS to Reinstate 'Muslim Ban'

DOJ spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores: “The president is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism, until he determines that they can be properly vetted and do not pose a security risk to the United States.”

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New Jersey Town Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit With Islamic Group for $3.25 Million

Bernards Township must also approve the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge’s plan to build a mosque.

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Trump's 'Muslim Ban'

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit rules that the Muslim and refugee ban is less about national security and more about anti-Muslim bias.

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'Our 100 Days' Short Film Series Tells Stories of Resistance

Firelight Media, Field of Vision and Fusion’s short-doc program highlights underserved communities resisting the Trump Administration’s policies.

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These Heartwarming 'Mamas Day' E-Cards Honor Immigrant and Muslim Mothers

Forward Together’s latest “Mamas Day” project features works that recognize mothers from marginalized groups with a compassion not often seen in Mother’s Day cards.

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Legal Advocacy Groups Sue DHS for Info on Treatment of Muslims at Border Stops, Airports

The two federal court filings demand reports on the seizure of Muslims’ electronic devices and the revocation of their Trusted Traveler status.

What Two Reports Have to Say About Trump's Impact on Immigrants and Muslims

Reports from We Belong Together and the Brennan Center for Justice critique Trump’s anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim policies and warn of future threats.

A child wears a slogan on his jacket during a rally against a ban on Muslim immigration at San Francisco International Airport on January 28, 2017, in San Francisco, California.

ACLU Files 13 Lawsuits Against Government Related to Travel Ban

The suits demand records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security.