Thursday, March 4, 2021   

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Kari Ansari: Open Letter to President Obama from a Muslim Family
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Dear President Barack Obama,

Along with many American Muslims, my family and I listened to your speech today on the Middle East and North Africa.

Jewish and Muslim leaders join forces to combat xenophobia
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Russian and Ukrainian Jewish and Muslim leaders meet in Kiev to discuss rise in Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as part of month-long European efforts to heighten awareness and fight racism, extremism and discrimination.

CNN Special: “Unwelcome: The Muslim Next Door”
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Soledad O’Brien had a very interesting special that aired on Sunday, March 27th dealing with the rise of anti-Muslim bigotry in America, specifically the case of the Murfreesboro Mosque and Community Center.

2010: The Year of Islamophobia
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2010 has been an unbelievable year! Can we say that we are happy that it is finally over? Only if that means that the wacky anti-Muslim Islamophobia that reached unprecedented and at times demented levels will recede. However, it doesn’t appear as though that will be happening any time soon.

Two men accused in subway imam attack hit with hate crime charges
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The unidentified imam claimed the two men called him a “terrorist” and yelled ethnic and religious slurs when they assaulted him at the Canal Street station early Wednesday, sources said.

Andy Stepanian: “I Love The Mosque” Shirts Printed by Activists to Challenge Islamophobia
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People say you worry more as you get older. I am wondering if it is that exact sentiment that is resonating in me now.

Anti-Muslim Acts In Five States Being Investigated By Department Of Justice
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FBI agents and civil rights division investigators also are looking into vandalism and other incidents at mosques or mosque construction sites in Arlington, Texas; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Madera, Calif.; and Waterport, N.Y.

More of Robert Spencer’s “Scholarship”
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His fans call Robert Spencer an acclaimed “scholar” of Islam. Yet, when one examines his “scholarship,” this claim is laughable at best. Here is another example of Spencer’s “scholarship.” In a recent post, Spencer seems to suggest that some of the hate crimes against Muslims are actually fabricated, including the recent attack on Muslim cabbie Ahmed Sharif. This is what he said back in December 2008: