Tag: Islamophobia

A TERRIBLE TRIP TO MASJID

A TERRIBLE TRIP TO MASJID (Mosque- a non-fiction-story. Dear fellow American, Imagine yourself  as  a Muslim….and: You are  driving your car  to the a  place of worship ( Mosque  or Masjid  )  and in your way you see the sign of  your peaceful and beloved  place, the…

Women Scholars of Hadith

History records few scholarly enterprises, at least before modern times, in which women have played an important and active role side by side with men. The science of hadith forms an outstanding exception in this respect. Islam, as a religion…

Report: Islamophobia is a multimillion-dollar industry

More than $200m was spent towards promoting “fear and hatred” of Muslims in the United States by various organisations between 2008 and 2013, according to a fresh joint report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the University of California, Berkeley.

Released on Monday, the report identifies 74 groups, including feminist, Christian, Zionist and prominent news organisations, which either funded or fostered Islamophobia….more: .aljazeera.

What My Dad’s Kidnapping by Muslim Terrorists Taught Me About Islamophobia

 

“All of a sudden, this guy came and started shouting at us, ‘Are you Muslim? Are you Muslim?'”— Rabie Ayoub

I don’t think it does, and believe it’s important to provide some historical context for this kind of violence. Indeed, it’s increasingly crucial that we find answers to these questions, not only so we can try to politically address the problem of “radical Islam” in a way that makes sense, but because American Muslims are paying a very tangible price….more: .vice.com

Wanted: One House Republican To Take A Stand Against Islamophobia

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) was an infant in 1942 when he and his family were forcibly removed from their home and put into Amache, a so-called internment camp in Colorado. There, they lived for three years behind barbed wire fences and under the watch of armed guards….“The symptoms for [Japanese-Americans] were racial bigotry, war hysteria and the failure of political leadership,” Honda told The Huffington Post recently.

American Muslims have, in recent months, had plenty of reason to feel ill at ease. Amid heightened and vitriolic anti-Muslim rhetoric in the media and from politicians after the terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. have tripled….more:  .huffingtonpost

When the Tide of Islamophobia Reached My Hometown Mosque

There is a fine line between stoic resilience and irresponsible passivity. Muslims in America face a growing threat. It is up to everyone in this country to speak and act to fight the hatred and fear-mongering before it spirals out of control. Because to see words like those on the wall of my hometown mosque, at a time of accelerating anti-Muslim hatred, feels like someone, somewhere, is sharpening a knife…MORE:  nytimes.com