The New Islamophobia Looks Like the Old McCarthyism
It’s hard today even to imagine that, in the late 1980s, the right-wing Christian Voice Magazine published a “candidate’s biblical scoreboard,” urging its readers to rate their politicians by how “biblically” they cast their ballots in Congress. One key measure of this — did that legislator support the anti-Communist... Read more
Americans Don’t Understand Islam
Anti-Muslim activists in the United States were operating in a “post-truth era” and putting out “alternative facts” long before those phrases entered the language. For the last decade they have been spreading provable falsehoods through their well-organized network of publications and websites. A major theme of those falsehoods is... Read more
Washington Gives a Pass to Anti-Muslim Bigotry
Imagine that a nominee for U.S. secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as “an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in... Read more
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