Public Policy Resources

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

Who is an Arab. Canadian Arab Institute. (2023).

Understanding Antisemitism At Its Nexus With Israel And Zionism.  Center for the Study of Hate. (2022).

2022 Islamophobia in Review: United States. Georgetown University. (2022).

Directory of American Muslim Elected Officials. Council on American-Islamic Relations. (2022).

Discrimination and the Civil Rights of the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian American Communities, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. (2022).

Countering and Dismantling Islamophobia: A Comprehensive Guide for Individuals and Organizations, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (2021).

Anti-Palestinian Racism: A Resource. Anti-Empire Project. (2021).

Covering American Muslims Objectively and Creatively. The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. (2020).

American Muslim Poll 2020: Amid Pandemic and Protest, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (2020).

Community in the Time of Corona: Documenting the American Muslim Response to the COVID-19 Crisis, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (2020).

From Hashtag to Hate Crime: Twitter and Anti-Minority Sentiment, Karsten Muller and Carlo Schwarz (2020).

The Demonization of Islam through Social Media, Sabina Civila, Luis M. Romero-Rodriguez, and Amparo Civila (2020).

Campus Climate Report: Islamophobia on College Campuses and Its Impact on Muslim Students, Council on American-Islamic Relations (2019-2020).

Many Americans see religious discrimination in U.S. – especially against Muslims, Pew Research Center (2019).

In the U.S. and Western Europe, people say they accept Muslims, but opinions are divided on Islam, Pew Research Center (2019).

The Rise of American Muslim Changemakers: Political Organizing in the Trump Era, Council on American-Islamic Relations (2019).

The Year in Hate: Rage Against Change, Southern Poverty Law Center (2019).

Normalising Hatred, Tell MAMA UK (2019).

European Islamophobia Report 2019,Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) (2019).

American Muslim Poll 2018: Pride and Prejudice, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (2018).

An Educator’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practice, Council on American Islamic Relations (2018).

Countering the Islamophobia Industry Toward More Effective Strategies, The Carter Center (2018).

Holy Hate: The Far Right’s Radicalization of Religion, Southern Poverty Law Center (2018).

The Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices, Council American Islamic Relations (2018).

The Importance of Narrative in Responding to Hate Incidents Following Trigger Events, Tell MAMA UK (2018).

Legalizing Other, HAAS Institute (September 2017).

Power, Pain, Potential, South Asian Americans Leading Together (2017).

Views of Islam and Extremism in the U.S. and Abroad, Pew Research Center (February 2017).

When Islamophobia Turns Violent, The Bridge Initiative (2016).

Final Evaluation of Halal in the Family: Measuring Implicit and Explicit Anti-Muslim Bias, The Perception Institute (2015).

Fear, Inc. 2.0: The Islamophobia Network’s Efforts to Manufacture Hate in America, Center for American Progress (2015).

Abrahamic Alternatives to War: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Just Peacemaking, U.S. Institute for Peace (2008).

Criminalizing Muslim Identity

Understanding Anti-Palestinian Racism. Anti-Palestinian Racism. (2024).

Rethinking National Security Narrative Working Group. Principles for Reframing the National Security Narrative. Other and Belonging Institute. (2023).

The Man Who Paid for America’s Fear. San Francisco Chronicle. (2022).

The Terror Trap, 20 Years of the War on Terror, Coalition for Civil Freedoms (2021).

Social Media Monitoring: How the Department of Homeland Security Uses Digital Data in the Name of National Security, Brennan Center for Justice (2020).

Hidden in Plain Sight: Racism, White Supremacy, and Far-Right Militancy in Law Enforcement, Brennan Center for Justice (2020).

Protestors’ Rights During Covid-19, Council on American-Islamic Relations (2020).

Consequences of Islamophobia on Civil Liberties and Rights in the United States, Othering and Belonging Institute (2019).

Suspected and Surveilled: A Report on Countering Violent Extremism in Chicago, #StopCVE Coalition (2019).

The People’s Review of Prevent. (2019).

#Islamophobia Stoking Fear and Prejudice in the 2018 Midterms, Lawrence Pintak, Jonathan Albright, Brian J. Bowe, and Shaheen Pasha. (2019).

Cost of War, Brown University Watson Institute International & Public Affairs (2019).

Equal Treatment? Measuring the Legal and Media Responses to Ideologically Motivated Violence in the United States, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (2018).

Civil Rights Report, Council on American Islamic Relations (2018).

Communities on Fire, South Asian Americans Leading Together (2018).

Living with the Muslim Ban, American Civil Liberties Union (2018).

Why Do Some Terrorist Attacks Receive More Media Attention Than Others?, Erin Kearns,
Allison Betus, and Anthony Lemieux (2018).

Window Dressing the Muslim Ban, Center for Constitutional Rights (June 2018).

Know Your Rights! Flying While Muslim, City University of New York Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility (2018).

Know Your Rights When Encountering Law Enforcement, American Civil Liberties Union (2018).

Extreme Vetting and the Muslim Ban, Brennan Center for Justice (2017).

A New Era in American Politics: The Trump Administration and Mainstream Islamophobia, The Bridge Initiative (2017).

The Business of Backlash: The Attack on the Palestinian Movement and Other Movements for Justice. International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network. (2015).

The Palestine Exception to Free Speech. Palestine Legal (2015).

Exposing Canary Mission: A Resource for College and University Leaders. Middle East Studies Association of North America (2015).

Transnational Rights and Security

2022 Islamophobia in Review: Europe . Georgetown University. (2022).

2022 Islamophobia in Review: India. Georgetown University. (2022).

Resource Guide on Palestine. Center for Security, Race, and Rights. (2021).

Health and the Body Politic, Middle East Research and Information Project (2021).

Countering Islamophobia/Anti-Muslim Hatred to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief (2021).

Maghreb from the Margins, Middle East Research and Information Project (2021).

Out of Sight, Not Out of Reach: The Global Scale and Scope of Transnational Repression, Freedom House (2021).

“Break Their Lineage, Break Their Roots”: China’s Crimes against Humanity Targeting Uyghurs and Other Turkic Muslims, Human Rights Watch (2021).

A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution, Human Rights Watch (2021).

Bigotry and Brutality in Foreign Police Training, Council on American-Islamic Relations (2020).

“An Open Prison without End”: Myanmar’s Mass Detention of Rohingya in Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch (2020).

“Shoot the Traitors”: Discrimination Against Muslims under India’s New Citizenship Policy, Human Rights Watch (2020).

Solidarity Statement – Supporting Communities Targeted for Hate, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (2020).

The Muslim Ban: Discriminatory Impacts and Lack of Accountability, Center for Constitutional Rights (2019).

Egypt’s Political Exiles: Going Anywhere but Home, Carnegie Middle East Center (2019).

Global Hate: Hate Travels, Southern Poverty Law Center (2019).

Unheard Voices: What Syrian Refugees Need to Return Home, Carnegie Endowment: Middle East Center (2018).

University Module Series: Counter-Terrorism, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (2018).

Whither Egypt’s Judicial Independence, Arab Horizons: Governance and the Future of the Arab World, Carnegie Endowment for Int’l Peace (2018).

Understanding Masculinities: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), El Feki, S., Heilman, B. and Barker, G., Eds. (2017).

We Do Unreasonable Things Here: Torture and National Security in al-Sisi’s Egypt, Human Rights Watch (2017).

My World is Finished: Rohingya Targeted in Crimes Against Humanity in Myanmar, Amnesty International (2017).

The Foreign Affairs Budget: Democracy, Governance, and Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa, Project on Middle East Democracy (2017).

Drones as an Instrument of U.S. Foreign Policy, The Muslim Public Affairs Council (2014).

The United States & Political Islamism , Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (December 2010).