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Second Arabic immersion school in U.S. planned for Brookfield

Second Arabic immersion school in U.S. planned for Brookfield | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it
The immersion school would be the second Arabic immersion school in the nation.
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Parents, we need to teach our children about the dangers of hate-laced speech against Muslims

Parents, we need to teach our children about the dangers of hate-laced speech against Muslims | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it

"There is a very disturbing trend in schools that is not getting enough attention: hate-laced speech against Muslims that is being normalized and accepted by children."

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American Kids Are Learning Islamophobia From Their Textbooks

American Kids Are Learning Islamophobia From Their Textbooks | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it

"American schoolchildren are learning half-truths and hatred from sources that masquerade as neutral and objective."

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Dutch Parliament Passes Limited Ban On Burqa, Niqab

Dutch Parliament Passes Limited Ban On Burqa, Niqab | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it

The European Forum of Muslim Women, a coalition of 17 regional Muslim organizations, condemned the Netherlands’ new law as a “basic infringement of Muslim women’s rights.”

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Eid al-Fitr: Muslims celebrate around the world

Eid al-Fitr: Muslims celebrate around the world | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it
See photos of Muslims from around the world celebrating Eid al-Fitr.
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Economics may limit Muslim women's education more than religion

Economics may limit Muslim women's education more than religion | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it

"Religion's role is diminishing as a predictor of academic attainment for the world's Muslim women, a new study analyzing the Center’s data finds."

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Only Muslim survivor of 7/7 says we must stand together against Islamophobia

Only Muslim survivor of 7/7 says we must stand together against Islamophobia | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it
The only Muslim survivor of the 7/7 terror attack in London is calling for unity in the face of increasing Islamophobia.

Sajda Mughal was 22-years-old and travelling on the Piccadilly Line when four coordinated bombs were detonated by suicide bombers - including one on the train she was one.

Now she says we should stand together against Islamophobia in the same way people did against terrorism a decade ago.

Since the bombings Mrs Mughal says she has received death threats and online abuse and that she is not alone with similar abuse received by her friends, family and colleagues.

She says even to this day she still gets terrible nightmares and flashbacks.

Mrs Mughal, now a mother-of-two from Wood Green in north London, vividly remembers the sense of relief she felt when a distant voice called "it's police, we're coming to get you" while she sat in shock on the bombed out Tube carriage.

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Muslim American educators driving change in the classroom, across the country

Muslim American educators driving change in the classroom, across the country | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it

The Teaching While Muslim site - co-founded by Nagla Bedir and Luma Hasan, both social studies teachers in New Jersey - is a space intended to deepen understanding of the complicated identities of Muslims in the United States, including the diverse experiences of Muslim educators. It is also a platform for resources and tools.

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Learning to defuse Islamophobia

Learning to defuse Islamophobia | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it
A poster campaign in Boston bus shelters aims to teach the art of de-escalation in the face of anti-Muslim confrontations.
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Voucher Schools Championed By Betsy DeVos Can Teach What They Want. Turns Out They Teach Lies.

Voucher Schools Championed By Betsy DeVos Can Teach What They Want. Turns Out They Teach Lies. | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it

The Huffington Post examines what some evangelical Christian schools – some largely funded with taxpayer money through vouchers – are teaching. It starts with an interview with a former student who attended multiple evangelical Christian schools where she was taught that to dance was to sin, that gay people were child molesters and that mental illness was a function of satanic influence. Teachers at her schools talked about slavery as black immigration, and instructors called environmentalists “hippie witches” and taught that Islam is a violent religion and evolution has “no real scientific basis.”

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Religious scholar Reza Aslan: Confront Islamophobia, overcome fear

Religious scholar Reza Aslan: Confront Islamophobia, overcome fear | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it

“In the years since 9/11, anti-Muslim sentiment has been on the rise in the U.S. and abroad, fueled by fear, misunderstanding and negative stereotypes,” said John F. Stack, Jr., founding dean of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. “Today we hope to counteract that fear with knowledge, compassion and mutual understanding.”

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Muslim Wisconsin woman says bias is part of struggle to keep shop open

Muslim Wisconsin woman says bias is part of struggle to keep shop open | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it

"One woman assaulted me verbally and said all kinds of derogatory things. An older woman stood at the door and yelled, ‘I will never buy anything from a woman who wears a headscarf,’ " she said.  

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Madison Muslims share stories of experiencing prejudice and support

Madison Muslims share stories of experiencing prejudice and support | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it

"In 2016, there were an estimated 10,000 Muslims in the Madison area. Here a few of their stories collected through the Local Voices Network."

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Opening prayer called 'divisive' as first Muslim woman swears into Pennsylvania House

"Some of her colleagues are calling it an offensive, divisive and Islamophobic display immediately before the Pennsylvania House swore in its first Muslim woman."

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In the Midst of Rampant Islamophobia, American Muslims are Making Political History

In the Midst of Rampant Islamophobia, American Muslims are Making Political History | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it

"The unprecedented level of civic engagement and grassroots effort displayed by more than 90 Muslim political candidates and their supporters ended in victories for many last month."

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Understanding the Crusades from an Islamic perspective

The Crusades have been stereotyped, creating a narrative that supports both Islamophobia and anti-immigrant sentiments in the West, as well as "Westophobia" and paranoia in the Muslim world.
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Elected officials celebrate Eid with the Muslim community

Elected officials celebrate Eid with the Muslim community | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it

“The work the Muslim community has done to bring our state together… all of you work to bring us together, to make sure individuals of different races and backgrounds work together to make sure Wisconsin is welcoming to all people,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers, who was joined by former Governor Jim Doyle (above) and others.

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Florida man who tried to scare Muslim family away will go to prison for threats

Florida man who tried to scare Muslim family away will go to prison for threats | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it

"Howard was sentenced to eight months in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to a criminal violation of the federal Fair Housing Act, civil rights laws dating to the 1960s that outlaws, among other things, threatening or interfering with another person’s housing rights because of their race or religion."

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Column: How Teachers Can Support Students During Ramadan

Column: How Teachers Can Support Students During Ramadan | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it

"If students have the right accommodations and support from teachers and their peers during Ramadan, it can turn a challenging month into the most rewarding."

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Trump’s would-be secretary of state has an Islamophobia problem

Trump’s would-be secretary of state has an Islamophobia problem | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it
Mike Pompeo has a track record of anti-Muslim rhetoric and association with fringe Islamophobes.
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New online publication gives voice to Wisconsin Muslims

New online publication gives voice to Wisconsin Muslims | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it
The new Wisconsin Muslim Journal will feature news, history, features and other content aimed at the state's diverse Muslim community.
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What teachers need to know about the Middle East

What teachers need to know about the Middle East | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it

"Do you teach about global cultures or world events in your classroom? If so, Primary Source created this podcast for you. In every compact episode, What Teachers Need to Know offers vital insight for understanding world cultures and current events so that you can facilitate deeper learning about the world with your students."

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President Trump Tweets Out Anti-Muslim ‘Snuff Film’

President Trump Tweets Out Anti-Muslim ‘Snuff Film’ | Combatting Islamophobia | Scoop.it
Donald Trump retweeted a video posted by a far-right street activist that ‘says Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!’
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