Islamophobia

Sri Lankan Muslim woman looks at camera in scorched building

Sri Lankan Authorities Arrest Policeman, Monk for Violence Against Muslims

June 22, 2017

After ongoing accusations of inaction, Sri Lankan authorities have arrested four Buddhists for promoting and perpetuating violence against Muslims.

For years, Muslim Sri Lankans—who make up nearly 10 percent of the country’s population—have been targeted in spates of religious violence. In 2014, a series of anti-Muslim riots on Muslim homes, shops, and places of worship displaced more than 10,000 people. More recently, Muslims in Sri Lanka have reported at least 16 incidents of hate crimes against Muslims since April 16.

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Muslim woman and child hold a candle at a vigil after the Quebec shooting

After Attack on Mosque, Canadian Muslims Push for Systemic Change

February 16, 2017

Amidst public memorials and religious services following the January 29th terrorist attack on a Quebec mosque, Canadian Muslims are pushing for more lasting structural change.

It has been several weeks since a gunman shot and killed 6 mosque attendants during Sunday evening prayers at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center—and injured at least 8 others. While some have described the perpetrator—27-year-old university student Alexandre Bissonnette—as a “lone wolf” attacker, Canadian prime Read more about After Attack on Mosque, Canadian Muslims Push for Systemic Change

Man holds sign reading, "We the people declare Donald Trump morally bankrupt. You are fired!"

A Divided American Populace Elects Donald Trump

November 15, 2016

From Britain’s June vote to exit the European Union to Colombia’s recent rejection of a peace deal with the FARC guerilla movement, 2016 has seen a series of large-scale voting upsets with global consequences.

Last Tuesday night, in what was hailed by The New York Times as another “shocking upset,” Republican nominee Donald Trump overcame unfavorable polls to clinch the office of President of the Read more about A Divided American Populace Elects Donald Trump

Hindu Nationalist Group Celebrates Donald Trump's Birthday

Hindu Nationalist Group Celebrates Donald Trump's Birthday

June 17, 2016

7,000 miles from New York City, an unlikely group of passionate Donald Trump supporters threw the presidential candidate a 70th birthday party Tuesday.

Hindu Sena, a small Hindu nationalist group in India, marked the occasion with a 15-pound eggless chocolate cake, balloons, and an orchestra. After a rousing chorus of the “Happy Birthday” song, the group’s founder lovingly pushed a piece of cake into the mouth of a larger-than-life poster of the real estate mogul holding a rifle. Banners around Jantar Mantar, a popular gathering site in downtown New Delhi, read, “Long live Donald Read more about Hindu Nationalist Group Celebrates Donald Trump's Birthday

Navratri festival approaches

Navratri festival approaches

October 7, 2015

Hindus worldwide are preparing for the nine-day festival of Navratri, which celebrates the goddess Durga. In India's westernmost state known as Gujarat, these celebrations, which include colorful displays of song and dance, will be closed to non-Hindus in residential neighborhoods. Citing "love jihad," or attempts made by Muslim men to supposedly lure Hindu women into marriage, the right-wing Hindu Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) issued a pronouncement barring non-Hindus from attending.

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The Chapel Hill shootings

The Chapel Hill shootings

February 24, 2015

In the week since Craig Hicks, an avowed anti-theist, took the lives of three Muslim students in North Carolina in what has been described as a conflict over a “parking dispute,” a complicated picture of both the crime and public response has emerged—and many continue to reflect on the state of equal treatment in journalism, if not the law.

Some, like the Vox’ Max Fisher, have pointed out that crimes where the perpetrator is Muslim tend to receive significant media attention, with the slant Read more about The Chapel Hill shootings