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Noah Phillips

A growing list of over seventy volunteers are helping train New Yorkers to stand together and “get some courage.” more

Mar 30, 2017 11:08 AM Dispatches

A journalist and blogger who helped launch Al Jazeera America, Ali has a lot to say about the sources of creativity. more

Dec 7, 2016 4:30 PM Magazine

Prejudice lingers, but Muslims now have deep roots in many suburban communities. more

Mar 2, 2016 4:16 PM Magazine

Did Special Registration for Muslims make us safer? Hardly. And the negative impacts linger. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:58 AM Op-Eds

Real leaders need to lead a push back against the firestorm of fear about Muslims—not fan the flames. more

Nov 24, 2015 3:01 PM Op-Eds

Will the threat of Islamic fundamentalism strengthen our belief in multicultural, multiethnic societies or will it strengthen existing xenophobic forces? more

Nov 17, 2015 4:15 PM Dispatches

Three years ago on Aug. 5, a white supremacist murdered six Sikh-Americans at their Gurdwara or place of worship in Oak Creek, Wis. We need to alter our policies—and our political discourse—to make sure that such a tragedy never occurs agai... more

Aug 5, 2015 4:18 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

Photo by Matt DiGirolamo Never mind the fact that Mohammod Abdulazeez, the Chattanooga shooter, was gravely mentally troubled and abused alcohol and drugs. Also never mind that, by some estimates, rightwing extremists have killed five times as... more

Jul 25, 2015 3:50 PM Op-Eds 4 Comments

Photo: "Negotiations about Iranian Nuclear Program - the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Other Officials of the P5+1 and Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Iran and EU in Lausanne" by United States Department of State  The Iran nuclear agreement... more

Jul 16, 2015 6:09 PM Op-Eds

When I heard about the "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, I was curious about who would organize such a "festival." (Having organized a cartoon festival myself, I think you can hardly call a two-hour meeting a "festival," bu... more

May 6, 2015 5:57 PM Dispatches

The shooting at the cartoon exhibition in Texas is a new lowpoint in the U.S. culture war over Islam. more

May 6, 2015 12:49 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

When the word “Muslim” is in the news lately, it’s often connected with the word “terrorist.” A group of experts gathered recently at the University of Wisconsin to grapple with this problem and to promote a more nuanced view. more

Apr 22, 2015 4:00 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

Muslim American comics are busy dispelling the notion that Islam is no fun. more

Mar 23, 2015 2:32 PM Magazine 1 Comments

France has long outlawed certain speech it deems dangerous. Image credit: Jem Sullivan more

Mar 12, 2015 4:01 PM Magazine 1 Comments

It’s safe to say that the first two things Americans think of when they think of Muslims are violent terrorist attacks and the oppression of women. Image credit: RAWA more

Mar 11, 2015 3:00 PM Magazine 5 Comments

“It’s important for people of conscience to be critical of the ways Hollywood perpetuates war and racism, quite frankly, through film." Image credit: Ed Rampell more

Feb 11, 2015 10:38 PM Dispatches 11 Comments

This is where we are today, as a country and a society.You can't even hold an Arab American film festival in Dearborn, Michigan, a center of the Arab American community in this country.The festival was supposed to run this month, but last month t... more

Jun 18, 2013 11:08 PM Dispatches

It is early morning in San Francisco and a few elderly men are walking out of one of the few mosques in the city. They look just like everyone else on the street, but their Arabic gives them away. One of the men, 63-year-old Jamal from Syria, is ... more

May 8, 2013 4:15 PM Dispatches

Islam and Muslim-Americans are being unfairly vilified for the Boston bombings.The suspects, the Tsarnaev brothers, were allegedly impelled by a host of reasons."Religious belief does not appear to be the key personal factor," former U.S. counter... more

May 2, 2013 3:50 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

The NYPD placed prejudicial fear in the hearts and minds of law enforcement. When police are taught to fear an entire community, they behave sloppily, ignore protocol and overreach boundaries. more

Feb 8, 2012 1:21 PM Op-Eds

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