We are against Islamophobia

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How GOP House candidate Laura Loomer explains her history of hate-speech, Islamophobia

Six days after hundreds of supporters celebrated Laura Loomer’s win in the District 21 GOP primary at the Airport Hilton Hotel in West Palm Beach, the 27-year-old Islamophobic internet provocateur returned to the same stage amid a standing ovation.

The ‘fighting Islamophobia’ books for young adults

A girl being groomed to become a suicide bomber might not sound like the most child-friendly novel.

To beat Trump, the ‘good Muslim, bad Muslim’ messaging has to end

I spoke this week at the 2020 Democratic National Convention’s Interfaith Council meeting. As refreshing as it was to hear voices encouraging change from the last four years, it felt like some things were still being missed.Continue Reading

Anti-Muslim populism in Hungary: From the margins to the mainstream

Картинки по запросу Anti-Muslim populism in Hungary

POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT

Hungary underwent a democratic transition after 1989, following four decades of communist rule. The country became a full-fledged NATO member in 1999 and joined the European Union in 2004. Until 2010, Hungary was a prime example of a successful democratic and economic transformation. However, since 2010, Hungary has gradually become a competitive authoritarian state or “hybrid regime,” where democratic institutions exist in theory, but the rule of law and civil liberties are severely limited in practice. In 2010, the country scored a one in Freedom House’s Freedom of the World rankings[1]—the highest score for a fully free democracy. That rating fell to 2.5 in 2018.[2] Hungary was also downgraded to partly free status in terms of press freedom.[3]

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