MARQUETTE PROFESSOR PUSHES SCHOLARS TO EDUCATE AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA IN THE AGE OF TRUMP

As Donald Trump enters the second year of his four-year term as a president, many began unpacking their initial impressions of his unexpected victory and controversial administration.

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A Devastating Story of Hate and Murder

On February 22, 2017, Adam Purinton, a United States Navy veteran, walked into Austin’s Bar in Olathe, Kansas and singled out two South Indian men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, who were there enjoying happy hour.Continue Reading

Institutional Islamophobia in the United States: Q&A with American Philosopher Daniel Tutt

The interrelationship between Islam and the West and the struggles that make integration in American and European societies difficult for the Muslims is a major debate these days. An American philosopher and author says Islamophobia is not a new invention and the difficulties faced by Muslims in describing and spreading their faith and the difficulties imposed on them by governments have together created the misunderstandings that have made the interfaith dialogue an arduous task.Continue Reading

Civil rights group blames Trump for increase in attacks on US Muslims

A Muslim civil rights group blasted President Donald Trump and his administration Monday, saying his words and policies led to a sharp increase in attacks and bias against Muslims in 2017.Continue Reading

US public library exhibits Islamophobic poem insulting Muslim women

A public library in the U.S. state of Illinois has received harsh criticism on social media after exhibiting on Saturday an Islamophobic poem written on a Confederate flag background that insults Muslim women.Continue Reading

Trump: No apology for travel ban Muslim comments

President Trump said Monday he won’t apologize for his past comments about Muslims and suggestions of a Muslim ban, saying he doubts it would make a difference to the courts that are deciding the legality of his travel ban policy.Continue Reading