Challenging Islamophobia: The Role of Civic and Faith Groups in Combating Anti-Muslim Hate Speech and Crimes


Here’s the video of a panel that happened over at Center for American Progress in D.C. on October 4, 2010.

Click here to see the video. Would love feedback.

Moderated by:

Faiz Shakir, Vice President and Editor of Think Progress (CAP Action)

Featured panelists:

Wajahat Ali, playwright, essayist, humorist, and attorney
Haris Tarin, Washington, D.C. Office Director, Muslim Public Affairs Council
Rev. Chloe Breyer, Executive Director, Interfaith Center of New York and Episcopal Priest, Diocese of New York
Ken Gude, Director, International Justice and Security Program, Center for American Progress

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5 thoughts on “Challenging Islamophobia: The Role of Civic and Faith Groups in Combating Anti-Muslim Hate Speech and Crimes

  1. For a faith based group other that Islamic to Challenge Islamophobia is ridiculous. Read their book or at least look at this wesite http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/296590 It will give you some insights. Islam thru the Koran has declared war on everyone not of their faith. They must follow 100% of the teachings of their Prophet they can’t pick and choose. All non-believers must convert or be killed. It is only a mater of time.

  2. Islam is a religion of poverty, sickness and death. Their countries dont give basic rights to it’s people. Their countries dont have education, science and technology. But they demand rights in the West, but no balls to demand them in the east.

  3. I am not concerned about anti-Muslim speech. Until Christians and their bibles can visit Saudi a Arabia and preach on their street corners without fear, what concerns are there? I feel the followers of Islam that preach harm and take action against me and my kind, non-believers, are fortunate not to receiver what you give. Instead the Christians want to talk peace with Muslim. Another OXYMORON. Just like American Muslims. Another Muslim civil rights group in America practicing Taqilla.

  4. Why dont you Muslims start up a sister wing of this group?.. Challenging Christian phobia in Saudi? No nerve?.. No equality there? Where is your so called Islamic justice.. Bards you were, bards you are and bards you shall always remain. First change yourself and then talk to me

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