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A Last Chance for Resistance


Unless we act now, Americans will remember 2017 as the year their naive belief in the recovery of democracy died under the heel of despotism.

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Questions Arise About Gorsuch’s Views on Torture and Executive Power


Critics are concerned that the Supreme Court nominee won’t offer an adequate check on Donald Trump’s agenda.

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 READ MORE

Dear Rep. Steve King: Our Civilization Isn’t White and American Babies Aren’t ‘Other’


Rep. Steve King of Iowa goes full-on racist again, supporting hate-speech master Geert Wilders in the Dutchman’s quest to reverse globalization and ban Muslim immigration.

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 READ MORE

Why Trump’s Revised Executive Order Is Still a Racist Muslim Ban


Whether or not the new travel ban stands up in the courts, it is a piece of sordid bigotry.

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 READ MORE

Sikh American Shot in His Driveway by White Gunman


Sikhs are not Muslim, but they often are targeted in Islamophobic hate crimes.

Posted on Mar 5, 2017 READ MORE

Don’t Be Fooled by Trump’s Talk of ‘Unity’


The president played on themes of harmony in his first address to Congress, but recent incidents of violence and bigotry tell a different story.

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 READ MORE

The Fight Against Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism Won’t Be Won by This White House


The Trump administration has failed to address threats of violence against Jews and Muslims in the U.S.—but Americans committed to justice can do what the president won’t.

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 READ MORE

Sweden Attacks! (Video)









Posted on Feb 23, 2017 ENLARGE

The U.S. Rejected Would-Be Refugee Anne Frank—Let’s Not Make a Similar Error Now


What words of wisdom might Anne Frank offer the Trump administration as it crafts its latest iteration of its Muslim and refugee ban?

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 READ MORE

Even Suspended, Travel Ban Puts Iraqi Interpreter’s Carefully Built American Dream at Risk


He risked his life working for the Marines. Now, after eight years in the U.S., his Michigan export business is suffering because it’s too risky for him to leave the country.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE

Campaign to Crush Muslim Civil Society Organizations in the U.S. Escalates


Moves to suppress American Muslim groups so far haven’t ignited the outraged protests inspired by President Trump’s travel ban.

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 READ MORE

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Trump Is Mistaken About Media Coverage, but Here’s What’s Wrong With Terrorism Reporting


The president alleged Monday that the media is not covering terrorist attacks. He means terrorist attacks by Muslims in non-fundamentalist countries, of course.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE

Make America Ungovernable


The window to overthrow the Trump regime is rapidly closing. We must move swiftly to make governance impossible through nationwide strikes and other nonviolent resistance. If we do not, the last vestiges of democracy will die.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 READ MORE

‘Saturday Night Live’ Skewers Immigration Ban (Video)

Beck Bennett (pictured) plays a Homeland Security agent in a skit inspired by Donald Trump’s workplace troubles. Also, episode host Kristen Stewart works in a few zingers at the president’s expense.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Court Rejects Appeal on Travel Ban


Despite the president promising a “win” on the “Muslim ban,” the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denies a request for an immediate reinstatement.

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Russell Brand: Donald Trump Represents the End of the Illusion That Politics Is Inoffensive (Video)

Speaking of the president’s travel ban, “The Trews” host says Trump’s “grotesqueness” reveals long-concealed truths.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Disrespects the Constitution


A powerful backlash to his poorly implemented executive order shows that the president has bitten off more than he can chew.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 READ MORE

ACLU Lawyer Lee Gelernt Joins Samantha Bee to Discuss the ‘Muslim Ban’ (Video)

The “Full Frontal” host talks with the attorney who argued against Trump’s executive order to ban people from seven countries from entering the U.S.

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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American Psychosis


The barrage of lies from demagogues such as Donald Trump creates profound cognitive dissonance among the population that ends in a nationwide collective mental illness.

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Federal Judge Blocks Part of Trump’s Immigration Ban


Following protests at a number of airports across the country and legal intervention by civil liberties watchdog groups, a U.S. District Court temporarily halts the deportation of people with valid visas or approved refugee papers.

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Trump’s Visa Ban Is About Anti-Muslim Bigotry, Not Security


If the president announces a policy to halt visas for citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, Wednesday will be a day of ethnic hatred.

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 READ MORE

U.K. Violence After the Brexit Vote Might Hold Lessons for America


A divisive vote, with jobs and immigrants the most combustible issues, leaving many anxious about intolerance and the violence that can stem from it. Sound familiar?

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 READ MORE

Meet the Inspiring Activists at the Head of the Women’s March on Washington


“Three of the four co-chairs represent the most targeted groups by the [coming] administration,” Linda Sarsour told The Huffington Post. Carmen Perez is Mexican-American, Sansour is Muslim American and Tamika Mallory is African-American.

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 READ MORE

Trump’s Cabinet Members Want Jihad Against Political Islam, but Their Efforts Will Fail


The American right wing has substituted hysteria about socialism with hysteria about Islam.

Posted on Dec 4, 2016 READ MORE

As Hate Crimes Soar, U.S. Universities at Risk


A tsunami of reports about crimes directed at minorities is coming in from all over the country in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential win.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE

It’s Worse Than You Think


The election of Donald Trump, whose appeal to voters is based on magical thinking, paves the way for the rise of a police state unlike anything seen in American history. Its fangs will appear the moment Trump’s base realizes it has been betrayed.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 READ MORE

One Veteran’s War on Islamophobia


When I chose to serve in the military 20 years ago, I did so to protect what I viewed as our sacred foundational values of liberty, equality and democracy. Now I’ve joined forces with fellow veterans to fight again for those sacred values, this time, right here at home.

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The Donald’s Five-Point Plan to Defeat Islam


Kellyanne Conway (pictured), Donald Trump’s campaign manager, touted the Republican presidential candidate’s plan on MSNBC.

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 READ MORE

Were Kansas Terrorism Suspects Self-Radicalized—or Were Their Actions Inspired by Donald Trump?


The three men, who allegedly stockpiled arms and explosives and had considered attacking churches, public officials and Muslim refugees, were arrested after an FBI investigation of their militia group, the Crusaders.

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How Far Will Americans Take Anti-Muslim Hate?


The de facto criminalization of being Muslim or speaking Arabic is proceeding apace despite being contrary to every core American value and contradicting the First Amendment.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 READ MORE

The Shootings You Didn’t Hear Trump Denounce Because They Weren’t Committed by Muslims


If we’re going to be hysterical about shooters and terrorism, maybe we should save some of our hysteria for the possibility of having a guy in the White House who is so admired by and exciting to the racist far right.

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 READ MORE

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The Lost Innocence of 9/11


The renewed patriotism and commitment we felt 15 years ago has decayed, sullied by jingoism, xenophobia and paranoid fantasies about race and religion.

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Donald Trump and the Extreme Vetting of Muslims


In an attempt at a foreign policy speech in Youngstown, Ohio, on Monday, the Republican presidential nominee got back to his fearmongering roots by focusing on the threat of Islamic State, which he depicted as a Hydra-headed menace with tentacles in a range of Western countries, including the U.S.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE

Five Ways Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Is a Better American Than Donald Trump (Videos)


The first female American athlete to compete in the Olympics wearing the hijab, or Muslim head covering, is a fatal complication to Trump’s Islamophobia.

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 READ MORE

Islamophobia Kills: German Munich Shooter Admired Anders Breivik and Killed Turks


The shooter at a Munich mall last week who killed nine and left 27 wounded was an admirer of right-wing Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, and he appears to have hated Muslims.

Posted on Jul 24, 2016 READ MORE

Room for Comparison Between Sharia and Mike Pence’s Evangelical Beliefs


Donald Trump’s running mate supports faith-based restrictions that pose a danger to secular and liberal traditions in the United States.

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 READ MORE

It Is Time to Notice That Horrible Mass Bombings Are Targeting Muslims


It is necessary to call the brutal actions of mass murderers deviant behavior, not radical Islam.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE

On the Fourth of July, None of Us Has Inalienable Rights if American Muslims Don’t


On the day when the United States was first conceived in rebellion against deprivation of God-given rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, it is worth remarking on our political season.

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 READ MORE

The Right-Wing Populism That Drove Brexit Can Only Be Fought With a Genuinely Radical Alternative


The Reagan-Thatcher consensus will be replaced either by new visions of social progress or by new forms of racism and authoritarianism.

Posted on Jul 3, 2016 READ MORE

A Progressive American in London: My Thoughts on Brexit and the Revolt Against Jeremy Corbyn


After voting to leave the European Union, the U.K. needs serious discussions on a progressive way forward. For that, it needs Corbyn at the helm of the Labour Party.

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 READ MORE

Did Trump-Style Islamophobia Break Up the European Union? (Video)


It seems undeniable that an irrational fear of Muslim immigrants played at least some part in the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union.

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Attacks on Freedom of Religion


Trump apparently wants to institute something akin to Jim Crow discrimination against Muslims, including those who are citizens of the United States. Is this what the Republican Party wants as well?

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE

Hate Groups That Promote Anti-Muslim Sentiment Have Received $208 Million in the Past Eight Years


The UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender and the Council on American Islamic Relations have jointly produced a new study on hatred of Muslims in the United States.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE

Comments of the Week: Reading Between the Lines


We detected a pattern in this week’s roundup of noteworthy comments on Truthdig.

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 READ MORE

Opportunists Exploit LGBTQ Issues to Demonize Islam and Justify Anti-Muslim Policies


“[T]he standard group of hateful polemicists who literally seem to devote their lives to exploiting every news event to attack Islam wasted no time [Sunday]—before any facts were known, while the bodies were literally still in the club—squeezing the horrific slaughter in Orlando to depict Muslims as uniquely hateful of LGBTs,” writes Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE

Obama: Hating Muslims Makes You an Ally of Islamic State and Is Un-American (Video)


President Obama is clearly concerned about the direction of the country and the mainstreaming of anti-Muslim hate speech, especially in the context of impossible-to-prevent lone-wolf attacks like that in Orlando, Fla.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE

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