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Umer Mahmood obtained his B.A. in Mass Communication from The Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University in Indiana. He currently is the head of marketing at IRDP and oversees project management on the IRDP medical initiative, islamophobia video series, website blog contributions, marketing, and journal publishing.
Is islamophobia limited to the non-Islamic world? Perhaps not. One of the more overlooked forms of islamophobia is the variety of islamophobia in Muslim majority countries. It seems counter intuitive, however islamophobia in some Muslim countries can be much more...
One valid question that poses itself when dealing with contemporary Islamophobia is how such a large number of people belonging to a single religious group can be subjected to such blatant prejudice and bullying, when their numbers run deep...
The media and television today are some of the main causes of islamophobia amongst the general public. The biased coverage and negative portrayal of Muslims and Muslim countries and other topics related to Islam play a large part in...
Guantanamo: Beacon of Islamophobia reflects 2016’s deniers of islamophobia need look no further than Cuban waters and the Guantanamo Bay prison for a symbol of staggering islamophobic sentiment. Today faux-terrorists, outspoken conservatist Muslims, and sometimes completely wrongfully accused persons remain...
One aspect of islamophobia that has received less exposure than other facets such as profiling or spying is the executive practice of FBI's Muslim entrapment.  A study by a Washington thinktank known as The New America Foundation explained that terrorist...
What year is it? 1933!

What Year is it? 1933!

America’s 2016 Presidential election has drawn parallels to a bygone period of history that dates back to the 1930’s. In the 1930’s Germany’s marginalized populace, humiliated by the Versailles Treaty and the economic situation, gave rise to the Nazi...
Colonization is one of the older more tried and tested forms of harmful and deliberate islamophobia, with long lasting cancerous effects.  It is a well-known fact that historically colonial empires produced calculated destructions of local cultures.  A lot has...
One of the more visible and sinister end-results of both dated and contemporary islamophobia is the dehumanization of Muslims. The demonizing of Muslims, which seems to have begun from the 11th century’s crusades and subsequently never ended, has always followed...
This past week marked the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Black Panthers party, a civil rights movement that was born in the aftermath of the assassination of Malcolm X and was started in California’s Bay Area in...
Regarding: Joseph Menn Yahoo! Article - Yahoo!’s new scanning emails revelation relates to Islamophobia and should concern everyone, Muslims in particular, regarding the increasing number of liberties the American government has persistently been taking while breaching the privacy of its...

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