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

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

After bullet strikes Ohio home, Muslim family fears their attire, Ramadan lights motivated crime

Quran Holy Book Of Muslims In Mosque

As the holiest month for Muslims kicked off, one family in Butler County is fearful that their religious expression may have motivated someone to shoot at their home. A bullet narrowly missed two of the family members, according to the Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, an organization founded in 1994 to empower American Muslims and to protect civil rights.Continue Reading

Mainstream Charities Are Unwittingly Funding Anti-Muslim Hate Groups, Report Says

The nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization says that charitable foundations, mostly mainstream, are directly and indirectly giving millions of dollars to anti-Muslim hate groups.Continue Reading

Why do hate crimes against Muslims increase?

In the wake of the March 15 mosque shootings in New Zealand, many of us in the Muslim community are asking ourselves, “Why do hate crimes against Muslims increase?” Recent data do indicate an all-time high number of anti-Muslim attacks in Canada and other Western countries.Continue Reading