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Subconscious bigotry: When you associate Muslims with terrorism

SHAFAQNA - I posit that in the deepest recesses of the non-Moro’s psyche, he has some distrust, hate, or even a feeling of separation simply because his Moro friend is a Muslim. I am a Moro, a Muslim-Filipino-Moro-Maranao from Marawi…

Muslim Americans gather to help dispel myths about Islamophobia

SHAFAQNA - Nearly 25,000 people, including Ismael Essa, gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center Saturday for a three-day conference. "It's a lot of speakers and I can get some knowledge from great scholars all over the U.S., and to be…

Discrimination against Muslims in California reaches absursity

SHAFAQNA - Seven Muslim women who were kicked out of a southern California restaurant are suing the business for discrimination, alleging that they were singled out for wearing headscarves in an area that advocates say has seen an increase…

Media stereotypes fuel support for anti-Muslim action, new research shows

SHAFAQNA - Craig Anderson is no political scientist. But the Distinguished Professor of psychology at Iowa State University could have predicted voter support for the presidential candidates taking a strong anti-Muslim stand.  Months before…

The Quran's Experiment - How prejudices cloud our reality

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SHAFAQNA - If people actually read their Bibles, they would know that it is just as violent and misogynist as the Quran. And these people clearly hadn’t read their own Bibles, because they were made to look like complete fools after…

Negative headlines sway perceptions of Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - Americans are more skeptical than ever of how Islam squares with their values and way of life – and yet very few Americans actually seem to interact with Muslims at all. Those are findings from separate surveys from the Public…

Discrimination In France Against Muslims Doesn't End at the Border—It Extends to the Workplace

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SHAFAQNA - From crossing the Mediterranean Sea to finding shelter while many countries seek to close their borders, the challenges faced by Syrian refugees are numerous—and sometimes deadly. If refugees do make it safely to the United…

Vandals attack Texas Mosque with feces and tearing pages of the holy Quran

SHAFAQNA - When members of the Islamic Center of Pflugerville (ICP) in an Austin, Texas, suburb went to open their mosque for morning prayer on Monday, they found feces splattered in front of the mosque with torn pages from the Quran. “This…