Tag: Islamophobia

Cue Shock and Awe: New Poll Reveals White Evangelicals Are the Most Islamophobic Religious Group, Love Trump

Image: iStock Considering white Evangelicals use MAGA hats as bookmarks for their bibles, it should come as no surprise that a new poll has deemed them the most Islamophobic religious or ethnic group in America. The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding surveyed Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, white Evangelicals “and those that consider themselves non-affiliated” […]

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Pittsburgh School District Under Fire After Active Shooting Drill Gunman Wears Arabic Garb

Screenshot: CBS Pittsburgh Video (YouTube) The Penn-Trafford School District is in deep shit after their active shooting drill training video hit the Internet, featuring the “shooter” adorned in traditional Arabic garb. “To stereotype the shooter is appalling given the data on active shooters and the recent shootings at the Tree of Life and Christ Church,” […]

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Officials Confirm Fire That ‘Significantly Damaged’ New Haven Mosque Was Intentionally Set

Photo: Fox 61 Video As Muslims throughout the world observe Ramadan—a time during which compassion, self-reflection and spiritual renewal are fostered—intolerance for their faith continues to manifest in unfortunate ways. The Hartford Courant reports that a federal criminal investigation is underway after a two-alarm fire significantly damaged a mosque in New Haven, Conn., on Sunday. […]

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Auntie Ruckus on Ilhan Omar: ‘Wouldn’t it Be Funny if Trump Just Deported Her?’

Image: Mark Wilson & Zach Gibson (Getty Images) I don’t know what well of resilience Rep. Ilhan Omar has been drawing from, but between the deluge of brazen Islamophobia she’s had to endure as of late, and whatever bigotry I’m sure she’s experienced over the course of her life beforehand, I don’t know how much […]

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Power Plays in the Anti-Semitic Blame Game

Last month’s shooting at the Chabad of Poway, a California synagogue in a suburb about 20 miles north of San Diego, killed one woman and injured three others. Before picking up his assault-style rifle, the 19-year-old male now being held for that attack posted an anti-Semitic, white supremacist screed to the internet forum 8chan. In […]

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Watch: Angela Davis and Ayanna Pressley Lead Black Women in Rally Supporting Ilhan Omar

Activist icon Angela Davis and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) spearheaded a rally Tuesday in Washington, D.C., of black women in support of besieged Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Davis and Barbara Ransby, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an adviser to the Movement for Black Lives, planned the event, according to […]

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Omar, Tlaib and Booker Hit With Death Threats, Feds Say in Case Against Florida Man

Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida TlaibPhoto: Associated Press A Florida man has been charged with making death threats against prominent Democratic officials, including Sen. Cory Booker, and Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, and spewing hateful invective against blacks, Muslims and immigrants in a series of phone calls. John Kless, 49, of the Fort […]

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Lynne Patton Took to Instagram to Mock Death Threats Against Rep. Ilhan Omar

Lynne Patton, regional administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and wannabe Real Housewife of PG County, decided to take time from her busy schedule hawking her right-wing reality show to add to the din of Republicans stoking the flames of bigotry against freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Omar, the subject of right-wing […]

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Trump Calls Rep. Ilhan Omar ‘Very Disrespectful’ During Visit to Minnesota, Refuses to Apologize for Incendiary Tweet

Image: Donald Trump returns to the White House following a trip to Burnsville, Minnesota on April 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. ((Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)) A week after fanning the flames of Islamophobia and vitriol directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) with a tweet, Trump used his time with a Minnesota news affiliate to […]

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In Attacking Ilhan Omar, Trump Revives His Familiar Refrain Against Muslims

As long as President Trump has focused on what he said was the danger lurking at the southwestern border, he has also talked about the supposed threat from one specific group already in the country: Muslims. During the 2016 campaign, he would not rule out creating a registry of Muslims in the United States. He […]

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#IStandWithIlhan: Trump Targets Rep. Ilhan Omar in Yet Another Islamophobic Tweet and People Are Repulsed

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 06: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a House Education and Labor Committee Markup on the H.R. 582 Raise The Wage Act, in the Rayburn House Office Building on March 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo: Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Public outcry has taken over social media as Minnesota Rep. […]

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This Is Getting Really Dangerous

Photo: Getty On Wednesday morning, Fox News used its biggest megaphone to amplify an attention-starved congressman’s bad faith charge against Rep. Ilhan Omar: that, in remarks before the Council on American-Islamic Relations, she characterized the Sept. 11 attacks as “some people did something.” That this is a willful misreading of her fuller point—that all Muslims […]

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President Mocks Rep. Ilhan Omar Day After Trump Supporter Who Threatened to Kill Her Is Arrested

Photo: Tom Brenner (Getty Images) The great divider in chief just doesn’t get it or really doesn’t give a shit, but either way, his rhetoric is not without consequences. Police arrested Patrick Carlineo Jr., 55, of Addison, N.Y., after he allegedly made calls to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in March threatening to assault and murder […]

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How Christchurch Has Changed the Lives of Australian Muslims

This article originally appeared on VICE Australia. On the afternoon of March 15, a 28-year-old Australian and self-professed white supremacist walked into two Mosques in Christchurch and murdered 50 people. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the attacks as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days” and her government swiftly moved to heavily restrict the nation’s access […]

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California Mosque Falls Victim to Arson and Graffiti in Alleged Hate Crime, References Christchurch Mosque Attack

Image: iStock Less than a month after the Christchurch mosque shootings, in which 50 lives were stolen in the worst terrorist attack in the history of New Zealand, comes the news that an Escondido, Calif., mosque is being investigated as the scene of a hate crime. According to Buzzfeed News, the Dar-ul-Arqam mosque, located about […]

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How to End Endless War

In 1992, Pentagon officials took stock of America’s fortunes. “Today, there is no global challenger to a peaceful democratic order,” observed the group, led by Under Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. The Soviet Union had fallen. America stood alone as a global power. At such a moment, the country might have declared victory and brought […]

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The Death of Fascist Irony

In the rush of initial reportage that followed the horrific slaughter last week of 51 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, a document surfaced that purported to be the manifesto of the alleged murderer. Thousands of journalists across the globe tore into its contents, seeking the causes behind the slaughter. The manifesto was littered with […]

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Jess, There’s Nothing Hilarious About Bigotry 

Jessica ‘Jess Hilarious’ Moore attends the 2018 Pre-Emmy Party hosted by Entertainment Weekly and L’Oreal Paris on September 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly) Jess Hilarious is a perfect example of an insecure bag. Y’all know the saying—“secure the bag.” Well, Jess keeps actively trying to squander the […]

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Candace Owens Was Named in the New Zealand Shooter’s Alleged Manifesto. But Christchurch Is Bigger Than Her

Worshippers pray for victims and families of the Christchurch shootings during an evening vigil a the Lakemba Mosque, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Wakemba, New South Wales, AustraliaPhoto: AP Every time I write about Candace Owens, I feel manipulated. I feel manipulated because Candace Owens, on her own, is not newsworthy. She’s not witty or […]

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