Counter-Islamophobia Project

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Short and long-form pieces on matters related to Islamophobia and American Muslims in the U.S.

In its third quarter data update on anti-Muslim bias incidents in 2017, the Council on American-Islamic Relations has documented that the overall number of anti-Muslim bias incidents is down as

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In its data update on anti-Muslim bias incidents for the second quarter of 2017, the Council on American-Islamic Relations has documented that the number of hate crimes in the first half of 2017

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In May, following President Trump's dismissal of former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

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ACT for America has a prejudice problem. Founder Brigitte Gabriel believes that, “America is at stage two Islamic Cancer.” She also

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Following President Trump's dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey, over a dozen candidates under

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Just prior to President Trump’s first official travel to a Muslim-majority country, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released an update of anti-Muslim bias incidents reported to

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“…look to the Muslim woman as an indicating factor. By the way she wears her hijab. If the hijab is a solid color it indicates

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Five months after President Donald Trump announced his bid for presidency in 2015, he provided the first clue to his planned offensive against an entire religious community. In a November

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The U.S. Islamophobia Network’s ninja-like efforts to promote its astroturf Muslim pawns.

On December 29, 2016, the ...

In the one week since Donald Trump became President-elect, there has been a spike in bias incidents targeting minorities across the United States. CAIR has recorded a preliminary 111* incidents

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A number of individuals serving in the Trump Administration have a history of problematic and misleading statements about Islam and Muslims. Many of them are also connected with virulent

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When politicians exacerbate and perpetuate toxic anti-Muslim and anti-Islam prejudice, it can lead to spikes in incidents of Islamophobia. This brief on the presence of Islamophobia in politics

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Ahmed Mohamed, a ninth grader in Irving, Texas, brought a homemade clock to school. While such a productive use of time normally gets a student praised, Ahmed was placed in handcuffs after police

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After Daesh (ISIS) murdered two Americans in late August 2014, Americans of all backgrounds, Muslims included, responded with rejection and revulsion. Despite abundant evidence that Daesh was

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As of September 28, 2016, the threshold for inclusion on this list is participation in a debate hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates. This page is intended to provide readers with

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The most significant anti-Islam action of the 2014 midterm election, Alabama’s Amendment 1, was approved by voters. Alabama is the eighth state to approve a law intended to vilify Islam. The

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(This is a supplement to the "Anti-Islam Legislation" section of CAIR’s “