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

Minnesota protests Trump’s anti-Muslim bigotry during his visit to the state

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Minneapolis, MN – President Trump came to Minnesota on Tax Day, April 15, to tout the alleged success of the Republican tax cut bill. He came to Nuss Truck and Equipment in Burnsville, a Twin Cities suburb, to hold a roundtable discussion about his tax policy. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) initiated a coalition protest, which included the MN Anti-War Committee and Women Against Military Madness, to rally outside of Nuss Truck and Equipment to challenge the president.Continue Reading

Donald Trump Isn’t Playing Games With Ilhan Omar—He’s Inciting Violence

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he most fair reading of president Donald Trump’s persistent attacks on Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is that the president has entered the Henry II phase of his tyranny. During one of his disputes with Archbishop Thomas Beckett, Henry II is said to have exclaimed, “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?” (he didn’t really say it that way)—and, later, four knights assassinated Thomas Beckett, believing they were acting on the king’s orders. One assumes that our barely literate, intellectually incurious, spiritually bankrupt president has never heard the story, but one imagines he’d like it if Stephen Miller read it to him at bedtime.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