Donald Trump: The Islamophobia President

Donald Trump: The Islamophobia President

Islamophobia won resoundingly tonight. Instead of the first female president, the United States got its first Islamophobia president. From start to finish, the 2016 presidential...
Calls to ban the Muslim Brotherhood aim to criminalise US Muslim dissent, not counter terrorism

Calls to ban the Muslim Brotherhood aim to criminalise US Muslim dissent, not counter...

"Calls to ban the Muslim Brotherhood aim to criminalise US Muslim dissent, not counter terrorism" When America's founders passed the First Amendment, protecting the right...
Trump’s Islamophobia & the ‘Europeanization’ of US Politics

Trump’s Islamophobia & the ‘Europeanization’ of US Politics

A Fundamental Critique? Many commentators as well as politicians in the past few weeks have easily criticized one of the first decrees of the new...
Rescuing Islamophobia from the Melting Pot of Oppression

Rescuing Islamophobia from the Melting Pot of Oppression

The right wing hysteria surrounding the introduction of a motion to condemn Islamophobia made by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid has reached fever pitch. The...
Being a Muslim under Trump is risky. That's why many are hiding their identity

Being a Muslim under Trump is risky. That’s why many are hiding their identity

Two weeks after Donald Trump was elected president, Nora decided to remove her headscarf – for good. Weighing on the mind of the 23-year-old...
The Rising Far-Right in Eastern Germany

The Rising Far-Right in Eastern Germany

"The Rising Far-Right in Eastern Germany" This weekend, two major German states will go to the ballots. Sachsen and Brandenburg, two politically quite different states,...
Countering Violent Extremism Coming to a Church Near You

Countering Violent Extremism Coming to a Church Near You

"Countering Violent Extremism Coming to a Church Near You" On March 22, 2016, I was invited to participate on a House Congressional briefing on countering...
What the Facebook Hearings Mean For Surveillance, Data Privacy, & Islamophobia

What the Facebook Hearings Mean For Surveillance, Data Privacy, & Islamophobia

"What the Facebook Hearings Mean For Surveillance, Data Privacy, & Islamophobia" On April 10th and 11th of this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was summoned...
"Two years after Québec mosque killings, Islamophobia continues to rise"

Two years after Québec mosque killings, Islamophobia continues to rise

"Two years after Québec mosque killings, Islamophobia continues to rise" The Québec City mosque massacre, the worst mass murder to take place in a house...
The Courage of One Man

The Courage of One Man

In 2009, the outer walls of the former Mauthausen concentration camp were daubed with the words 'The Jew was to our fathers what the...