As we approach the nineteenth anniversary of 9/11, today we turn our attention to the five-trillion-dollar “war on terror” and the construction the racialized terrorist in the American imagination with professor Deepa Kumar, author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire. Deepa Kumar is a professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, where […]
Reports about individual Muslims in America facing violence, harassment, intimidation and bigotry have become omnipresent. Many Muslims say Islamophobia is worse now than it’s ever been — even worse than it was after 9/11. Alaa Basatneh, Syrian-American activist and writer recently published a piece in Fusion detailing her experiences and her decision to stop wearing […]
Political rhetoric and misinformation are fueling Islamophobia sentiment in the U.S. Karma Chavez talks with Janan Najeeb from the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition about how these strong feelings are affecting the lives of Muslims today, and what individuals can do to affect change in the community.
Today host Karma Chavez talks with Shereen Yousuf, a PhD student in communication arts at UW-Madison who studies representations of Muslims, about the recent anti-Muslim incidents and comments from Ahmed Mohamed to Donald Trump, and Islamophobia in the contemporary public sphere.
On Tuesday October 16th, host Cynthia Lin talked with professor Stephen Sheehi about his recent book, “Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims.” Sheehi is Associate Professor of Arabic and Director of the Arabic Program at the University of South Carolina. “Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims examines the rise of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiments in […]