WA Muslims Fight Islamophobia with Personal Stories

Puget Sound Muslims are hosting an event they hope can act as an antidote to Islamophobia. (CAIR-Washington)

Muslims in Washington state are building bridges with their neighbors in a new series launching today in Tacoma. Muslim organizations, alongside the Associated Ministries of Tacoma-Pierce County, hold the first “Sharing Our Stories – Meet Your Muslim Neighbors” event at Skyline Presbyterian Church. Continue Reading

Jewish filmmaker charts how American-Muslim life has deteriorated under Trump

Kobir Chowdhury on way to prayers in pre-dawn hour. (Adam Zucker)

For the last two-and-a-half years, congregants and clergy from Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum’s synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, have shown up every Friday in front of the Islamic Center at NYU in Manhattan. With warm smiles and holding handwritten signs sporting “Shalom/Salaam,” Kleinbaum and friends greet Muslim worshipers arriving for the afternoon Jummah prayers.Continue Reading

Exclusive Trailer: ALTER Targets Islamophobia In Social Horror/Thriller Short THE INVADERS

TheInvadersPoster 1 1024x1555 - Эксклюзивный трейлер: ALTER нацелен на исламофобию в жанре социального ужаса / триллера The INVADERS

Yet again, Gunpowder & Sky’s horror brand ALTER is here to bring audiences something timely, relevant, and powerful. In exactly one week, they’ll be releasing writer/director Mateo Márquez’ short film The Invaders, the award-nominated Best International Short from last year’s Fantasia Film Festival. The film tackles the alarming Islamophobia that is growing amongst many countries.Continue Reading

It’s time for Muslim Americans to condemn Hamza Yusuf

Prominent Muslim American scholar Hamza Yusuf agreed to be part of a 10-member panel that would examine the role of human rights in US  policy [File: AP]

His membership in a commission that could help the Trump administration roll back human rights is the last straw.

Since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency in January 2017, many American Muslim leaders have been busy fighting back against the repressive, Islamophobic policies designed and implemented by his administration.Continue Reading

Tucker Carlson’s Latest Racist Rant Against Ilhan Omar Is a New Low, Even for Him

Tucker Carlson delivers a racist rant against Rep. Ilhan Omar on his Fox News show.

Tucker Carlson has delivered some abhorrent, racist, dangerous rants over the years but his latest against Rep. Ilhan Omar might genuinely be his absolute worst ever.

Since taking office, Rep. Omar has not held back when talking about the aspects of the country she sees as needing improvement. In a recent profile in the Washington Post, she describes the racism, classism, and Islamophobia she’s seen since she first came here as a child and a refugee. She talks about the disappointment in realizing firsthand the difference between America the myth and America the reality.Continue Reading