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    Posted: 13 January 2016 at 2:53pm
As the Islamophobia wave gets stronger and stronger each day, with the US Presidential elections this year and other issues around the globe, this thread will gather resources to respond to the Islamophobia Brigade which often visits this forum.

This will help us save time of going back again and again, year after year, to the same issues.

The first resource is from The University of California, Berkeley, and is titled "Islamophobia Studies Journal"

http://crg.berkeley.edu/content/islamophobia/islamophobia-studies-journal

... More to follow ...

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bullet Posted: 15 January 2016 at 2:26am
Dealing with Islamophobia: Lesson from Allah

An excellent reminder by Dr. Yasir Qadhi that Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, when he was in Makkah also dealt with Islamophobia.

How did Allah (SWT) guide him to deal with it?

Verses from the Qur'an were revealed when Muslims were being persecuted in Makkah, the first Islamophobia, where Allah (SWT) says:

"We know that you, [O Muhammad], are saddened by what they say. And indeed, they do not call you untruthful, but it is the verses of Allah that the wrongdoers reject."
(6:33)

It's completely fine to feel hurt ... It's human to feel hurt...

When people say nasty things to us, it's normal to feel hurt.

And that is what Allah (SWT) says to the Prophet, peace be upon him: We know it hurts, in Chapter 15.

"And We already know that your breast is constrained by what they say. So exalt [Allah] with praise of your Lord and be of those who prostrate [to Him]. And worship your Lord until there comes to you the certainty (death)." (15:97-99)

So when you feel that distress, always praise Allah (SWT), fall down in sajdah and pray, and continue to worship Allah until the end of your life.

So the number one way to alleviate this pain is to open up a channel of communication with Allah (SWT). Praise Allah, make du'aa to Allah, and continue to worship Allah.

When the world seems to hate you, know that Allah (SWT) loves you.

So the Prophet, peace be upon him, is being told as the animosity increases, you should increase your relationship with Allah.

And this is an explicit verse: as Islamophobia goes up, so should our connection with Allah. This will calm us down, this will bring us the courage and the patience to withstand all that is happening around us.

If we don't have Allah we have nothing, and if we have Allah we don't need anything else.

So just ignore their hatred, you are in your bubble of worship, just keep on going...

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bullet Posted: 16 January 2016 at 1:43pm
Powerful Talk on Islamophobia at MAS-ICNA Convention - Chicago - December 2015

Dr. Nihad Awad delivered this powerful speech last month in Chicago


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WWtBZ2wx6I

(30 minutes)

(A must watch to understand the Islamophobia machine and how it operates)



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bullet Posted: 20 January 2016 at 2:07am
From The University of California, Berkeley, "Islamophobia Studies Journal": Fall 2015 Issue

This new issue includes a number of interesting articles dealing with Islamophobia in North America and certain countries in Europe:

http://www.irdproject.com/islamophobia-studies-journal-fall-2015.html

The last article is by Dr. Hatem Bazian and titled "Islamophobia and the Three Evils of Society" (pages 178-186)


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bullet Posted: 21 January 2016 at 2:20am
A Muslim parent's guide to talking to children about acts of violent extremism

Muslim children are growing up in a challenging time in America. 

Our nation is engaged in military conflicts in places with predominantly Muslim populations, and the domestic war on terror is focused disproportionately on Muslim citizens.

There is also a surge in Islamophobia and hate crimes against Muslims in America. Round the clock cable news coverage, combined with a constant exposure to social media contributes to a heightened sense of insecurity and urgency for all Americans and especially Muslims.

In this complex environment, it is important for parents of Muslim children to recognize their own needs and their children’s needs...


http://www.islamophobia.org/157-talking-to-muslim-children-after-an-act-of-violent-extremism/173-a-muslim-parent-s-guide-to-talking-to-children-after-an-act-of-violent-extremism.html



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bullet Posted: 23 January 2016 at 3:22am

How To Respond To Donald Trump

As Trump continues to spew venom towards the American Muslim community, there is a solution on how to deal with it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcFfzW8SAs8

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bullet Posted: 28 January 2016 at 3:02am
Amazing Achievements of Muslims in America

A nice reminder of what American Muslims stand for

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpaDJz0X7D8

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bullet Posted: 10 February 2016 at 2:37am

Huffington Post launches site tracking ‘deplorable wave of hate’ against Muslims

The Huffington Post has launched an Islamophobia tracking website dedicated to recording acts of anti-Muslim violence and discrimination across the United States.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/9/huffington-post-launches-site-tracking-deplorable-/

Excellent initiative, as this new site is documenting politicians and people in the media promoting hate against Islam & Muslims

So far, 28 cases recorded in January 2016

Check it out:


http://testkitchen.huffingtonpost.com/islamophobia/



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bullet Posted: 31 March 2016 at 3:16am

Dealing With Racism & Islamophobia

Donald Trump, one of the many presidential candidates in the current US election, are using hate speech and bigotry to advance their political agenda.

He has advocated on banning Muslims from entering the country, claiming that Muslims should be registered in national databases, and more recently, Muslims are worthy of being killed with bullets dipped in pig’s blood.

What impact is this anti-Islamic rhetoric have on our communities, both here in Canada and across the border?

How should we deal and respond in these times, despite our difficulties and challenges?

We sit down with Dr. Shabir Ally to discuss this topic further...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19hcZlm6QBA

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bullet Posted: 10 April 2016 at 1:26am

The Players Behind Islamophobia

The million dollar industry of Islamophobia in America is alive and bustling.

So who are the players responsible for spreading false and dangerous narratives about Islam?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AswNgcvtkeA

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bullet Posted: 04 May 2016 at 3:43pm
First European Islamophobia Report

This report was presented yesterday in Brussels:

http://www.islamophobiaeurope.com/

Please also check this summary analysis by a Muslim reporter based in Afghanistan:

Europe's first report on Islamophobia shows the dangerous climate Muslims live in, and that bigotry is closely linked with imperialist politics.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/The-Muslim-Enemy-Hating-Islam-Is-Good-Politics-in-Europe-20160503-0050.html


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bullet Posted: 23 June 2016 at 3:25pm

Face to Face with Islamophobia: Ingrid Mattson @ Festival of Faiths

Dr. Mattson was educated in Canada and the United States, earning a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1999.

From 1998 to 2012 she was Professor of Islamic Studies at Hartford Seminary in CT where she developed and directed the first accredited graduate program for Muslim chaplains in America, and served as Director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.

From 2001-2010 Dr. Mattson served as vice-president, then as president of the Islamic Society of North America (USA), the first woman to serve in either position. Her writings, both academic and public, focus primarily Qur’an interpretation, Islamic theological ethics and interfaith relations.

Her book, The Story of the Qur’an, is an academic best-seller and was chosen by the US National Endowment for the Humanities for inclusion in its “Bridging Cultures” program.

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bullet Posted: 05 July 2016 at 7:49am
The Guardian: Funding Islamophobia: $206m went to promoting 'hatred' of American Muslims

Council on American-Islamic Relations and University of California Berkeley report names 74 groups they say contributed to Islamophobia in the US


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/20/islamophobia-funding-cair-berkeley-report


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bullet Posted: 20 August 2016 at 3:41am

Hate Crimes: The Serious Consequences of Islamophobia

Imam and his Associate Shot Dead in New York, Queens, 13 August 2016

There were approximately 174 reported incidents of anti-Muslim violence and vandalism last year, a rise from 2014.

With the political and media landscape flaming the xenophobia that is Islamophobia, not only are Muslims the ones hurting, but all of Americans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkQcGQDldKY

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