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WNYC News

Can a Sitcom End Islamophobia?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Meet the Qu’osby family, created by "The Daily Show's" Aasif Mandvi to fight racism with jokes about terrorist camps and Facebook.

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The Takeaway

Chapel Hill Sparks Global Outrage

Friday, February 13, 2015

The tragic shooting deaths of three young Muslim-Americans in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has set off a discussion among young Muslims across the globe. 

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Storycorps

Yusor Abu-Salha and Mussarut Jabeen

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha (R)–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen (L), who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yusor

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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On The Media

#illridewithyou and Rising Beyond Clicktivism

Monday, December 15, 2014

In the wake of the Australian hostage crisis, #illridewithyou started trending.
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On The Media

Redefining Muslim Messaging

Friday, November 07, 2014

WNYC's Arun Venugopal explores the social media strategies of western Muslims in the age of ISIS.

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The Takeaway

How Riots Abroad Affect Muslims at Home

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

As protests in the Muslim world continue, many Americans are becoming disillusioned with our involvement in the region. But what does that mean for Muslim Americans, here at home? Answering that question is Hussein Rashid, professor of religion at Hofstra University. 

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The Takeaway

FBI Purges Hundreds of Islamophobic Training Documents

Thursday, February 16, 2012

After an internal review spanning many months, the FBI announced Wednesday that it has purged hundreds of training documents containing Islamophobic material.  The bureau stated that instructional materials were destroyed that contained "factual errors," stereotyped Arabs, were in “poor taste,"or lacked accurate information. The FBI is now in the process of reviewing and updating its training material and policies. 

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Micropolis

Pro-Muslim Groups and Critics Mount a 'Propaganda War' (VIDEO)

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

A few weeks ago, Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and one of the most outspoken critics of Islamic groups, said the debate among Muslim organizations, their allies and their opponents was to a large degree "a propaganda war in the information battle space."

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The Takeaway

You Can't Say That On Television: NPR Correspondent Loses His Job After Making Racially Tinged Remarks on FOX

Friday, October 22, 2010

This week, NPR senior correspondent Juan Williams was fired, after saying on "The O'Reilly Factor" that he was fearful when seeing passengers dressed in Muslim garb aboard airplanes.

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The Takeaway

Workplace Discrimination against Muslim Americans on the Rise

Friday, September 24, 2010

In 2009, workplace discrimination against Muslims rose 20 percent to a record 803 claims, according to federal data cited in the New York Times.

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