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First Amendment: Make America safe again by rejecting Islamophobia

Date: May 13, 2016 | Categories: Islamophobia, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: GazetteXtra By Chris Haynes Two weeks ago, three men assaulted a 19-year-old American Muslim in Astoria, Queens. One suspect shouted “Arab” and punched the victim twice in the face. A second screamed “ISIS” and approached with a metal pipe. When a bystander appeared, the three suspects fled the scene. What’s especially alarming about this incident is how commonplace such …

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Scholars: Trump’s call to ‘ban Muslims’ is un-American

Date: December 11, 2015 | Categories: Islamophobia, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: The Conversation Q: Presidential candidate Donald Trump called Monday for barring all Muslims from entering the US. He previously called for surveillance against mosques and a database for all Muslims living the US. What can you tell us about the history of attacks against Muslims in the US? Are Trump’s comments unique? Sahar Aziz is an associate professor of …

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Why We Need to Talk About the Chapel Hill Shooting

Date: February 24, 2015 | Categories: Islamophobia, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: By Zeena Mubarak Last Tuesday, a gunman entered a private residence and shot and killed three students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Their names were Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. All three of the victims were Muslims, the two girls visibly so, because they chose to wear hijab, the traditional Muslim …