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
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
“Our religion means peace,” rising British pop star Harris J said in the video. “Islam comes from the word peace in Arabic. So a religion that means peace obviously wants to portray peace.” Many of the video’s subjects also spoke…
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“We felt it was very important to stand together to send this message,” said Council Member Leah Golby, who co-introduced the resolution.
Thirteen of Albany’s fifteen Common Council members are listed as co-sponsors. And while these specific edicts don’t have the ability to strengthen laws or empower law enforcement differently, they do both decalre that fear is divisive.more…http://wnyt.com/article/stories/s4005443.shtml
“I had people coming up to me in school, this week and last week, telling me that because I’m Muslim I’m a terrorist,” she says. “And this is something I go through every day of my life.” It only gets worse, Mohammed explains, listing off some of the recent hate crimes perpetrated against Muslims.
“Terrorism has no religion, and terrorism is not the face of Islam,” she said. “My name is Isra Mohammed. I am Muslim, and I am not a terrorist.” more: mic.com/
The reality is that many Americans fear what they do not know. Only 38% of Americans claim to know a Muslim, yet Muslims are viewed the most negatively out of any faith group in the country, including Atheists.[vi] Statistics vary, but the Muslim population in America hovers somewhere between 0.5% and 2%.[vii] This is a staggeringly small percentage, considering the amount of time and energy certain media outlets and conservative groups spend convincing the country that the creep of Islamic Sharia law in America is d….MORE: georgetownsecuritystudiesreview
Islamophobia is real. You may have personally experienced it or know a family member, friend orGood and Evil deeds are not alike. Requite evil with good, and he who is your enemy will become your dearest friend. But none will attain this save those who endure with fortitude and are greatly favored by God. (Quran 41: 34-35) acquaintance who has. This new racism must be made known and fought against. Here are a couple of ways to combat this phenomenon:…more: soundvision
Letter from the Father of the Martyrs of Chapel Hill sent to the Organizers of the Upcoming Islamophobia Conference in Albany NY. AssalamuAlaykum, On behalf of our families, Please allow me to convey our warmest gratitude to all of you…
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