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“Islamophobic Genocide of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims”

From The Bridge Initiative (Georgetown University) by Arsalan Iftikhar | September 5, 2017 Under international law, the concept of “ethnic cleansing” was first officially investigated by the United Nations during the Balkan genocide in the former Yugoslavia during the mid-1990’s. … Continue reading

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“What if Charlottesville Protesters Were Black Muslims?”

From Georgetown University by Arsalan Iftikhar | August 13, 2017 If you do not believe that there is a “white privilege” double-standard in American today, the only thing that you need to ask yourself in the aftermath of the Charlottesville … Continue reading

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“Mosque Bombed & Trump Doesn’t Care”

From Georgetown University by Arsalan Iftikhar Let us imagine if we woke up one fine Sunday morning to hear the news of a bombing at a Minnesota church full of white blond-haired parishioners preparing to begin their morning prayers. If that hypothetical scenario … Continue reading

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Pew Study: U.S. Muslims Feel Unwelcome Yet Hopeful

From The Bridge Initiative (Georgetown University) July 27, 2017 There can be little debate that the election of Donald Trump has disparately impacted millions of women, Latinos, people with disabilities, the LGBT community and many more. Additionally, there are millions … Continue reading

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MAGAZINE: “First They Came for the Muslims”

From The Islamic Monthly by Arsalan Iftikhar | February 1, 2017 We all know that “First they came for the Socialists” were Pastor Martin Niemoller’s famous prophetic words, which have apparently re-entered our American zeitgeist thanks to the election of Donald J. … Continue reading

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WASHINGTON POST: “The Muslim World Failed Syria”

From The Washington Post By Arsalan Iftikhar | December 16, 2016 As innocent civilians continue to be slaughtered within the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, our greatest present-day humanitarian catastrophe can be largely attributed to the fact that the Muslim world … Continue reading

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RELIGION NEWS SERVICE: “Donald Trump’s Jihad Against Muslims”

From Religion News Service (RNS) by Arsalan Iftikhar (RNS) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivered a lengthy address at a campaign stop in Youngstown, Ohio on Monday (Aug. 15) entitled “Understanding the Threat: Radical Islam and the Age of Terror,” where he continued … Continue reading

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TIME MAGAZINE: “Honor Killings Are a Global Problem”

From TIME by Arsalan Iftikhar | July 29, 2016 Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, global media commentator and author of Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies & Threatens Our Freedoms. The world recently learned of the tragic murder … Continue reading

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TIME MAGAZINE: “Dear Newt Gingrich: Sharia Is Nothing to Fear”

From TIME July 16, 2016 Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, global media commentator and author ofScapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies & Threatens Our Freedoms. Despite what Newt Gingrich and extremists alike tell you “Western civilization is … Continue reading

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THE ATLANTIC: “What Where Donald Trump Stop?”

From The Atlantic The Republican frontrunner’s latest proposal is a ban on Muslims entering the United States. Is anything off the table? by Arsalan Iftikhar | December 8, 2015 Can you imagine a modern-day presidential candidate suggesting a national database … Continue reading

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