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The influence of Islamophobia in congressional politics

Communications Intern Titilayo Rasaki explores the network of misinformation experts and political figures that have created a national rhetoric of Islamophobia and hate.

Participate in AAAN’s survey of racial profiling within the Chicago Muslim community

The Arab American Action Network (AAAN) has designed a survey, with the help of their partner organization, in order to gather information about Muslims’ experiences with racial profiling.

Women in hijab: Uncovering discrimination in the workplace

America is supposed to be the land of the free, home of the brave, where dreams come true, and where religion can be practiced openly. If only those words were true. How is it possible to be free and brave when society is too afraid to let you?

AAAN: A survey of racial profiling within the Chicago Muslim community

The Arab American Action Network (AAAN) has designed a survey, with the help of their partner organization, in order to gather information about Muslims’ experiences with racial profiling.

Liberty and justice for all: a legacy to remember

Dr. King transcended decades of struggle, and through his life and in the aftermath of his death embodied the ideal of American and international civil and human rights through a very simple philosophy: freedom, justice, and equality for all.

Pamela Geller’s self-defeating quest to “defeat” jihad

Matthew Barry, contributor for the Chicago Monitor, responds to Pamela Geller’s recent attack on his piece in the Monitor about the #MyJihad campaign.

Pamela Geller’s obsession: Countering tolerance

With nationwide ads and a social media movement, the #MyJihad campaign is promoting peace, tolerance, and understanding; who could possibly object?

Selective fairness: Fox News on Egypt

There is actually some truth to the claim that Fox News is “Fair and Balanced.” The catch though, is that such treatment only is given to those who subscribe to the network’s right-wing ideology. Anyone else is going to find themselves out of luck.

Letter to the Editor: USA Today, what’s in a name?

In a recent article titled “Israel warns against Palestinian U.N. bid,” dated on November 29th, 2012, USA Today failed to administer a culturally sensitive report, which I find reprehensible by way of lazy journalism.

Actions speak louder than words: The West’s role in international arms trade

In recent memory, the West, led by the U.S., has intervened in several cases to rid a country of an authoritarian government and put in its place a more democratic system. However, there is also a long track record of propping up regimes, for strategic and economic reasons, that embody everything the West claims to stand against.

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