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Oct
12

Another casualty of Islamophobia: Muslims bullied in schools

Kristian is an American-born Muslim student whose life was made a living hell by four bullies who called him a “f–in terrorist,” “f–in Muslim,” beating him whenever they could in his Staten Island public school. ┬áHe father says, Kristian is now afraid to go outside alone. This is like a new kind of anti-semitism to […]

Sep
04

Is today’s Islamophobia part of America’s history of fear?

NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof yet again sheds an interesting perspective on the today’s hysteria about Islam. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/opinion/05kristof.html?_r=1&src=ISMR_HP_LO_MST_FB Historically, unreal suspicions were sometimes rooted in genuine and significant differences. Many new Catholic immigrants lacked experience in democracy. Mormons were engaged in polygamy. And today some extremist Muslims do plot to blow up planes, and Islam […]