Stopping Islamophobia means recognizing its racism. Interfaith panel talks solutions for hate.

Ending Islamophobia in the United States requires recognizing that the hatred of Muslims is rooted in cultural racism and is part of a national system that marginalizes people of the faith, said Todd Green, associate professor of religion at Luther College.Continue Reading

Islamophobia: Conservative Party members suspended over posts

Female Muslim in a mosque

A number of Conservative Party members have been suspended for posting or endorsing Islamophobic material online. The BBC highlighted over 20 new cases to the party, who said all those found to be members who shared or supported anti-Muslim posts on Twitter and Facebook were suspended immediately.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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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