Commentaries

The following resources offer an introduction to the three themes underpinning the work of the Center for Security, Race and Rights. The views expressed therein represent those of the author and are not endorsements by CSRR.

Color of Religion

Muslims and Voting – What Does Sharia Have To Do With It?. Asifa-Quraishi-Landes. (2018). Patheos.

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is Breaking Down Barriers so Future Generations of Muslim Women Don’t Have To. Lauren Jauregui. (2018). Bustle.

Muslims Americans: Telling Your Own Stories. Leila Fadel. (2018). NPR.

American Muslim Women Don’t Need You to Save Them From Islam. They Need Your Respect. Dalia Mogahed. (2018). USA Today.

How Trump’s Travel Ban Motivated some Muslim Americans to Run for Office. Saba Hamedy. (2018). CNN.

New Database Exposes Anti-Muslim Legislation across the US. Haas Institute. (2018). Hass Institute, University of California-Berkeley.

Mona Haydar is a Muslim, a  Rapper and a Woman Who Doesn’t Need Saving. Ja’han Jones. (2018). Huffington Post.

Bombings of Mosques are Acts of Terrorism. Sahar Aziz and Khaled Beydoun. (2017).  Huffington Post.

You Have to be Christian to Truly be American? Many People in the U.S. Say So. Julia Zauzmer. (2017). Washington Post.

Trump’s Immigrant Ban Part of a Long, Sad Tradition. Sahar Aziz. (2017). Fox News.

Criminalizing Muslim Identity

Islam on Trial. Amna Akbar and Jeanne Theoharis. (2018). Boston Review.

Discussing Bias Against Muslims After a Terrorist Attack: ‘The Media Does Play a Role.’ Joshua Barone. (2017). The New York Times.

‘Lone Wolf’: Our Stunning Double Standard When it Comes to Race and Religion. Khaled Beydoun. (2017). Washington Post.

Muslims Accused of Plotting Violence Get Seven Times More Media Attention and Four Times Longer Sentences. Murtaza Hussein. (2018). The Intercept.

‘Terrorism’: A Word We Need to Retire. Ramzi Kassem. (2017). The New York Daily.

The FBI’s New U.S. Terrorist Threat: ‘Black Identity Extremists.’ Jana Winter and Shana Weinberger. (2017). Foreign Policy.

This is Why Everyday Racial Profiling is so Dangerous. Holly Yan. (2018).CNN. 

The Real Story Behind the Fort Dix Five Terror Plot, Murtaza Hussain and Razan Ghalayini. (2015). The Intercept.

Transnational Rights and Security

Burkini Backlash: The Latest Transnational Gender Debate. Sahar Aziz. (2016). The New Arab.

The Trouble Before the Storm. Andrew Miller. (2018). Foreign Policy.

The US Has All but Slammed the Door on Syrian Refugees. Dara Lind. (2018). Vox.

The World Has Forgotten Egypt’s Raba’a Massacre. I Can’t. Mohamed Soltan (2018). Washington Post.

As U.S.-Iran Tensions Grow, Iraqis Suffer. Geneive Abdo. (2018). Bloomberg.

Egypt Imprisoned Me for Defending Human Rights. But I haven’t Lost Hope. Aya Hijazi (2017). Washington Post.

Targeted Killing Under Trump: Law, Policy, and Legal Risk. Adil Haque. (2017). Just Security.