3-day conference on anti-Muslim racism kicks off in Istanbul

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The second edition of the international conference on Islamophobia kicked off in Istanbul on Friday. Featuring scholars from Turkey and abroad, the conference organized by the Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA) at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University (IZU) focused on “Islamophobia’s role in different contexts, and its discourse and geopolitics.”Continue Reading

Column: Mohammad Abu-Salha deserved better at congressional hearing on hate crimes

Column: Mohammad Abu-Salha deserved better at congressional hearing on hate crimes

Earlier this month, Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha, Yusor and Razan’s father and Deah’s father-in-law, testified at a congressional hearing about white nationalism and hate crimes. And based on the way he was treated on the stand, America has learned nothing from the shootings four years ago. Continue Reading

The dangers of growing Islamophobia

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Over the last two centuries, different political actors around the world –including the United States, China, Russia and the Zionist state – have used Islamophobia to expand or consolidate their political power. Indeed, the geopolitics of Islamophobia refer not only to its political-economic dimensions but also its functional use as part of various strategic imperatives and tools employed by regional and global powers to advance colonialist objectives, imperial expansion or narrow self-interest. It is therefore of vital importance to imbue in the public mind, particularly among the young generations, the notion that Islamophobia is not just about religious prejudices or social exclusion but more importantly, an essential feature of the global racial hierarchy that may be adapted in different contexts to assert hegemony or achieve superior power, control and wealth.Continue Reading

Islamophobia: The Art of Scapegoating Dissidents in Arab Regimes

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It ought not to surprise anyone that autocratic Arab regimes, right-wing groups in Europe, Israeli propagandists and a host of right-leaning think tanks, all have a common interest to fuel Islamophobia.Continue Reading