Bullying and Bias: Addressing Islamophobia in Schools

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In the current political environment, anti-Muslim bigotry and Islamophobia have become pervasive features of American public life. Whether in formal politics or national media, it is common to see and hear negative stereotypes and fear-mongering messaging about Muslims and their place in society. Fortunately, there are a number of efforts underway across the country to […]

The Bias Brief: Trump’s Impact on Anti-Muslim Bias

The Bias Brief provides the most detailed information to date on the trend in anti-Muslim bias incidents from January 2014 through June of 2019. The mid-year report details the most frequent types of bias incidents and outlines the discriminatory and unconstitutional nature of the government watchlist. To read the full brief, follow the link below.

The Rise of American Muslim Changemakers

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(Updated July, 2019) Key Findings More Mobilization, Less Persuasion Campaigns that focused on providing political access for traditionally marginalized populations resulted in a significant rise in voter turnout. This newly activated political base translated into direct political support in the form of votes, finance, or in-kind contributions. Uphill Battle Most political candidates were grassroots oriented, […]

American Freedom Alliance

Type of Organization: Politics, Grassroots, Education The American Freedom Alliance (AFA) is a non-profit organization which, according to its mission statement, “promotes, defends, and upholds Western values and ideals” through sponsored conferences, publications, and networking groups. the AFA acts as a grassroots organizer, hosting conferences and forming coalitions amongst like-minded entities and individuals. Its conferences […]

American Civil Rights Union

Type of Organization: Media, Politics The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) is an IRS accredited American legal organization founded by former Reagan Administration official Robert B. Carleson in 1999. The organization was originally created as a conservative counter to the American Civil Liberties Union. Currently, the ACRU dedicates itself to the self-proclaimed mission of “protecting […]

Gatestone Institute

Type of Organization: Media, Politics According to its website, the Gatestone Institute claims to be “a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank, dedicated to educating the public about what the mainstream media fails to report in promoting human rights, institutions of democracy and the rule of law, etc.” Gatestone’s founder, Nina Rosenwald, is […]

Hijacked by Hate: American Philanthropy and the Islamophobia Network

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Since its release, the report has received coverage in numerous publications, including NPR, Religion News Service, and the NonProfit Quarterly. Anti-Muslim bigotry is a common and widespread feature of our country’s mainstream cultural and political landscape. However, it is important to remember that Islamophobic attitudes and policies are propagated by special interest groups with deep sources […]

Government Agency Incidents Remain High in Third Quarter

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CAIR’s 2018 third quarter civil rights data brief indicates that anti-Muslim incidents perpetrated by government agencies remain nearly a third of all bias incidents, totaling 35 percent. This continues the trend of heightened government agency-related anti-Muslim bias incidents witnessed since 2017.

FBI Abuses Top Anti-Muslim Incidents in the First Quarter of 2018

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CAIR’s 2018 first quarter report indicates that FBI-related anti-Muslim incidents were the most frequent type of anti-Muslim incident in the first quarter of 2018. Government agency-instigated incidents constituted 31 percent of all bias incidents from January to March. These numbers continue the disturbing trend witnessed last year of government agencies being responsible for at least […]

12 Screenshots of Now-Private Islamophobic Tweets by Trump UN Nominee

The Trump administration nominee for a United Nation’s position repeatedly called Muslims violent on social media. If elected in June 2018, Ken Isaacs would become director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and responsible for billions of dollars worth of refugee and relief programs throughout the world, including in Muslim-majority countries. Isaacs is a […]