Tagged ‘xenophobia’

Solidarity and support for Shaima Alawadi

As the investigation continues into the brutal killing of American-Muslim Shaima Alawadi, Americans from all backgrounds stand in solidarity with the victims of crimes fueled by hate.

Arab News: Muslims must counter bigotry and hatred online

Just returned from an internal OIC workshop held in Brussels to discuss Islamophobia, Ahmed Rehab, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Chicago Office, asserted that Muslims must do more to fight this scourge.

Chicago Sun-Times: Dunkin’ Donuts gives in to racist fears

Right-wing pundits would sooner choke Rachael Ray with a keffiyeh scarf than leave her alone to drown herself in all that extra virgin olive oil she likes to splash on her so-called 30-minute TV meals.

Ray, the affable, pleasantly ordinary-looking TV chef and eponymous magazine maven, was blasted recently when she showed up in a Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee ad wearing what looked like a keffiyeh, a traditional Arab headdress.

Reuters: Dunkin’ Donuts Scarf Ad Flap “Silly”-Islamic Group

A move by Dunkin’ Donuts to pull an online ad featuring Rachael Ray after a blogger dubbed the celebrity chef’s scarf “hate couture” was an “incredibly silly situation,” a U.S. Islamic lobby group said on Thursday.