Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters By Prince Charles Dickson In recent times the Nigerian news media and social media feeds are bombarded with images of spectacular extremist violence and increasingly aggressive and bellicose rhetoric from politicians and pundits. This coverage warrants a close look, as public discourse sinks to new lows in justifying violence against entire racial […]
Posts Tagged ‘Islamophobia’
Bryan R Smith/AFP By Sami Jamil Jadallah As an immigrant, the son of an immigrant and a US Army Veteran with four other brothers who honorably served our adopted country (2 Army, 2 Marine) and from far away Sweden (on a visit but not seeking asylum), I could not help but admire and be […]
AFP photo By Ahmed Tharwat General el-Sisi, in one of his bizarre revelations, told the Egyptian people that he is blessed by a divine wisdom. Everyone laughed, social media exploding with jokes and satirical postings, but apparently, Donald Trump isn’t laughing. He agrees with what General el-Sisi says and does!
Justin Sullivan/AFP By Ogunniyi Abayomi Immigration was born out of slavery, war and ethnic clashes, ensuing individuals to seek greener pastures across the border. Events and the tragedies of terror within Arab and African societies prompted the sympathetic movement of migrating to the west, absconding the horrendous atmosphere across their regions.
AP photo By Rupen Savoulian There are many analyses of the incoming Trump administration, examining the reasons for his electoral victory, the racism and Islamophobia that he deployed to win votes, his populist appeals to the American working class, the emboldened position of the alternative right, and the ultra-rightist nature of his incoming cabinet. […]
AAP photo By Rupen Savoulian Australia’s current Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, made a number of ignorant and bigoted comments in recent weeks regarding the presence of Lebanese Muslims in Australia.
Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters By Ahmed Tharwat Now it is real folks, it is written, the Donald will be our next and 45th President. The joke is now on us however, and he is the only one laughing.
Saul Loeb/Reuters By Ahmed Tharwat As millions of Americans who geared up to watch the second debate/match between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we were all eager to see how Donald Trump would perform after his lewd conversation about women.
Timothy A Clary/AFP By Sabena Siddiqi Donald Trump is quite a well-known personality around the world, even before his election campaign most people would have identified him as the host of the NBC show ‘The Apprentice’. Last year he resigned from his contract at NBC to start an election campaign. Having no great achievement to his […]
By Ahmed Tharwat I took up golfing right after I realized that as a Muslim I wanted to be assimilated, besides I couldn’t play soccer anymore, couldn’t run, so I took walking as a sport.
By Ahmed Tharwat The Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should be careful what he wishes for. Vitriolic Trump claimed that Muslims in America don’t just assimilate enough, almost none he claimed. “Assimilation has been very hard. It’s almost, I won’t say nonexistent, but it gets to be pretty close. And I’m talking about second and […]
Francois Lenoir/Reuters By Cynthia M. Lardner The fight against violent extremism is being fought by a shift in global consciousness resulting in a collective effort by governments, NGOs and stakeholders, including individuals at the local level. Radicalized extremism, which has nothing to do with religion, is an ideology founded on inducing fear of imagined […]
EPA photo By Rupen Savoulian The Washington Post published an article in mid-October 2015, stating that the American government’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is finally redressing the growing terrorism problem inside the United States – no, not the much-hyped and exaggerated threat from the Islamist camp, but the real and growing menace of ultra-right […]
Bettman / Corbis By Sami Jamil Jadallah Muhammad Ali, in life and in his death, united all of us, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Native Americans, Atheists; he was America, a beautiful America as much as he was “beautiful”.
Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.
By Rupen Savoulian Sadiq Khan’s election as London Mayor is a rejection of the politics of fear and Islamophobia, but let us not endorse his policies.
By Ahmed Tharwat The Coptic Grave On a hot summer afternoon, standing alongside a few hundred Muslims at the Garden of Eden Islamic Cemetery located in a remote corner of a Christian cemetery in Burnsville, Minnesota, mourning the death of one of our friends, the reverences and respect were not given just by Muslims, […]
By Rupen Savoulian A group of heavily armed anti-government militia members, having taken over several government buildings, are currently destroying archaeological sites of critical importance and building their own infrastructure in defiance of the laws of the land.
By Anant Mishra Introduction Refugees and asylum seekers account for only a small percentage of the world’s population, travelling frequently with migrants. Most of these movements are illegal, as their movement occurs without appropriate documentation, through unauthorized borders and smugglers.
By Ahmed Tharwat In December 2015, Donald Trump called for the “total and complete shutdown” of US borders to Muslims following a shooting in San Bernardino, California. As if banning Muslims wasn’t enough, the tragic terrorist attack on Brussels last Tuesday stemmed a tragic reaction from Donald too.
By Ahmed Tharwat According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), “American mosques and Islamic centers have been the targets of vandalism, harassment and anti-Muslim bigotry at least 63 times this year.”
By Grégory Wilson Recent months have been plagued by a series of terrorist attacks in several Western states. Each of these incidents were followed by a general outcry and outpouring of empathy from Western citizens around the globe. They also spurred Western leaders to publicly reaffirm that their populations will not be intimidated by […]
By Ahmed Tharwat In a time of crisis and in the absence of rational thinking, people express grievances differently. In America, the mass shooting in San Bernardino has further radicalized anti-Muslim feeling.
Islamophobia in biographies: Commercial agendas and marketing of stereotypical narratives of cultures
By Tala Halawa The trend of using Islam in the titles and content of novels and biographies is spreading worldwide. Since the “War on Terror” has emerged as a global issue and been promoted as such; reflections on cultural productions have been noticed.