Islam

Imagine Your Entire Neighborhood Under Surveillance

Documentary “The Feeling of Being Watched” investigates how the FBI kept tabs on an Arab-American neighborhood for years.  Read more »

The High Stakes for "Quantico" and Its South Asian Star

Quantico, which is being marketed as a cross between Grey’s Anatomy and Homeland, has held steady ... Read more »

Beyond the Headscarf: Let's Discuss Social Justice Issues Muslim Women Actually Care About

We're worried about discrimination, hate crimes, and racism.  Read more »

"Amira & Sam" is a Rom-Com That Deals With Immigration, Identity, and Love

Early in the new romantic comedy Amira & Sam, we are introduced to Amira, a Muslim Iraqi immigrant, as she tries to sell pirated DVDs on a corner in New York City. Read more »

"American Sniper" is Leading to an Uptick in Violent Anti-Muslim Threats

American Sniper is a massive commercial and critical success.  Read more »

Anti-Muslim Bus Ads in San Francisco Get an Update With Ms. Marvel

With her Ms. Marvel super powers, teenager Kamala Khan usually fights drug kingpins and supernatural villains. This week, her image is being used to combat Islamaphobia.  Read more »

The Vampire Vigilante

It’s clear that the first Iranian romantic-new-wave-vampire-pulp-spaghetti-western ultimately resists categorization. Read more »

The First TV Drama About an Arab American Family Debuts—And it's Got Some Problems

Anyone who grew up with an Arab father knows how tyrannical Middle Eastern men can be: they talk louder than anyone else in the room, make inappropriate jokes at the dinner table, and their flatulence will clear a room with after eating too much lamb (but only after all the guests have left). That... Read more »

Disney's Missteps on “Alice in Arabia” Show the Need for Complex Muslim Characters on TV

You may have heard of the classic story Alice in Wonderland. In the 1951 Disney film version of the Lewis Caroll tale, Alice finds herself in a newfound world, where she meets a cast of rude characters with outlandish customs, including a hookah-smoking caterpillar. Now what if... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Media Misconstruing Muslims

Anthony Weiner definitely has some problems. But his wife Huma  Abedin came under fire this week as commentators speculated on why she had stuck by her sext-addict husband. Read more »

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