Indian Nationalism, Islamophobia and the Kashmir Question

Indian Nationalism, Islamophobia and the Kashmir Question

Every other Politician, Media Panelist and Editorial piece would claim Kashmir as an “integral part” of India, but alas every “Kashmiri” is a suspected...
National Entry-Exit Registration System

National Entry-Exit Registration System

National Entry-Exit Registration System: Arabs Muslims and Southeast Asians and Post-9/11 “Security Measures” Hatem Bazian University of California, Berkeley “In the hours and days immediately following ...
Lack of a Muslim Response to Islamophobia

Lack of a Muslim Response to Islamophobia

One valid question that poses itself when dealing with contemporary Islamophobia is how such a large number of people belonging to a single religious...

Negotiating Alliances in the Age of Islamophobia

Originally posted on hatembazian.com What do Islamophobic figures like Daniel Pipes, Steve Emerson, Wafa Sultan and Nonie Darwish have in common? Many answers come to mind,...

American Muslims and the Specter of Fear

Originally posted on hatembazian.com The election of Trump in the recent U.S. election has unleashed a wave of fear among Muslims and communities of color...
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...
The Fruits of Colonization

The Fruits of Colonization

Colonization is one of the older more tried and tested forms of harmful and deliberate islamophobia, with long lasting cancerous effects.  It is a...
Islamophobia dehumanizes Muslims

Islamophobia dehumanizes Muslims

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...
America banned Muslims long before Donald Trump

America banned Muslims long before Donald Trump

Originally published in the Washington Post on August 18, 2016 Donald Trump’s calls for a ban on Muslims entering the United States and, more recently,...
The Refugee: the Commodified Human

The Refugee: the Commodified Human

During a summer immersion course on immigration and refugees, we had the honor to be visited by Yousif, a Sudanese refugee “living” in Paris...