Moustafa Bayoumi

Moustafa Bayoumi is a professor in the English department at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and co-editor of "The Edward Said Reader" (Vintage, 2000). He is also an editor at Middle East Report (

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

Dec 1, 2015 12:58 AM Op-Eds

By now you've heard about Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim-American kid from Texas who built a clock at home and brought it to school to show to his teacher, only to be arrested on the ridiculous suspicion that his invention was a bomb. ... more

Sep 18, 2015 3:51 AM Op-Eds 7 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

  Times are tough for American Muslims, but there are also plenty of reasons to be optimistic. First, the bad news. Organized bigotry against Muslims continues to thrive. In Arizona, about 250 protesters recently assembled in front of th... more

Jun 4, 2015 9:56 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

The United States response to the civil war in Yemen should be the opposite of what it’s doing. more

Apr 24, 2015 3:12 PM Op-Eds

American politicians frequently call out the human rights abuses of our country's enemies but rarely of its friends. Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images more

Jan 27, 2015 8:05 PM Op-Eds

Washington's actions belie John Kerry's words about Egypt's strongman. more

Jun 27, 2014 8:13 PM Op-Eds 2 Comments

On Wednesday, an airstrike hit the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, and it is widely believed that Israel was behind the attack. As is typical, Israel will neither confirm nor deny its role in the assault, but according to Reuters, Western intell... more

Jan 31, 2013 7:17 PM Op-Eds

One year into its amazing revolution, Egypt is still in crisis. Despite overthrowing Hosni Mubarak, their dictator of 30 years, Egyptians continue to be ruled by military men with iron fists. more

Feb 11, 2012 3:02 PM Op-Eds

April is Arab-American Heritage Month. Let us take this opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the many contributions Arab Americans, at 3.5 million strong, have made to this great country. more

Apr 6, 2011 12:27 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Muslim-bashing has become socially acceptable in the United States. A new Washington Post/ABC News poll found that 46 percent of Americans hold negative perceptions of Islam, 7 percentage points higher than after the terrorist attacks of Se... more

Mar 22, 2006 5:41 PM Dispatches

Military is no place to proselytizeJune 30, 2005 As they defend the nation, the U.S. armed forces should also protect the separation between church and state. Several military leaders have lately been using their positions of authority to... more

Jun 30, 2005 3:22 PM Op-Eds

The Bush administration says it wants to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people. more

Jul 8, 2004 12:00 AM Op-Eds

The American-led summit on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on June 4 had an unfortunate whiff of familiarity about it. more

Jun 11, 2003 12:00 AM Op-Eds