It’s no secret that Islamophobia is at an all time high in the United States. This is (at least in part) thanks to President Trump, who has made an enduring promise to enforce his travel ban against Muslims seeking entry to the United States.
Donald Trump says he inherited “a mess” when he became president, but many of those messes are of his own making, as shown by his latest effort as president to make good on wild promises he made on the campaign trail.
While executions for apostasy are extremely rare occurrences in Muslim majority countries, at least 13 prescribe the death penalty for it.
While there are a small number of publicly-professing atheists in nations such as Turkey, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Indonesia, in most of the Muslim majority world atheists and agnostics tend to keep their lack of religious belief secret, in most cases even from their families.
From Jamaica to South Africa, wherever there’s been racism, patriarchy, or all of the above, there have been women organizing to resist it.
The crucial activism of black women has historically been overshadowed, not only by their male counterparts but white women as well.
A Wave of Crimes
After a decade of declines, hate crimes against Jews are rising again with an increasing focus on what leaders should do in light of such developments.
A man known only as “Tinder Jesus” has a message he wants to deliver to the world: he’s no prayer player.
“I’ve gone out with five women [since joining Tinder about a month ago],” he told The Huffington Post.
Here are the women you missed.
Cities across the country were awash in red on Wednesday as thousands gathered to show support for International Women’s Day.
Over 80 prominent American civil rights and faith-based groups have come out against President Donald Trump’s reported plan to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terror organization, arguing it would provide a smokescreen to smear and persecute American Muslims and shut down important Muslim organizations.
Let’s take responsibility to fight bigotry passionately, consistently and effectively, especially from our political allies, where our objections will have more credibility – and impact.
Last week’s arrest of an African-American liberal for phoning in antisemitic bomb threats to American Jewish Community Centers seemingly ruined two popular narratives.
Leadership from more than 100 Jewish community centers around the nation signed a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday expressing frustration over the lack of progress in the investigation into a spate of bomb threats Jewish institutions have received since January.
So here’s the tweet I posted yesterday morning:
Yesterday was International Women’s Day — a day being marked by demonstrations of economic solidarity. From the Women’s March “A Day Without A Woman” webpage:
“In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity.
Islamophobia comes in many forms ― from national policy that targets Muslim refugees, to the vandalism of sacred space, to subtle but equally vicious microaggressions that slowly seek to tear holes in American Muslims’ dignity, identity, and agency.