Tag: Islam

Funding Prejudice: Islamophobic Groups Net More Than $205 Million

A new report finds groups perpetuating prejudice against Muslims, some even having political ties, have increased revenue since 2008. By Sheryl Estrada (YouTube) “Confronting Fear,”a report released last week by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Center for Race and Gender at University of California, Berkeley, found 33 U.S.-based…

Orlando Massacre Motivated by Long-Simmering Hate

In the immediate aftermath of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, described by the president as “an act of terror and an act of hate,” there was finger-pointing and gloating, as well as disparaging remarks about religion, calls for more gun control and calls for more guns. But in…

Trump to Allow 'Exceptions' to Ban on Muslims

Despite his call for a temporary ban of Muslims entering the United States and a database that would track all Muslims in the country, Donald Trump said Monday, “There will always be exceptions.” The presumptive Republican nominee, in an interview with the New York Times, provided his first “exception”: London’s…

Iraqi Refugee Kicked Off Flight After Speaking Arabic

By Frank Kineavy Khairuldeen Makhzoomi An Iraqi refugee is seeking an apology from Southwest Airlines after experiencing what he calls “Islamophobia” from the airline and its employees. On April 5 Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, a 26-year-old political science major at the University of California-Berkeley, had the opportunity to attend the World Affairs…