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Your Call: What can be done to fight Islamophobia?

Dec 2, 2015

 On the December 2nd edition of Your Call we’ll discuss the rise in Islamophobia. 

Since the Paris attacks, many young Muslims have taken to social media to express sympathy for the victims and condemn ISIS's actions. They've held up signs reading #NotInMyName, #IamMuslim, and  #MuslimsAreNotTerrorists. Meanwhile, daily reports of Islamophobic acts throughout North America and Europe continue to surface. These range from “Middle Eastern looking people" removed from flights to quell the fears of passengers; to Mosques vandalized and set on fire; and individuals attacked and called terrorists. 

What can be done to fight Islamophobia? On today’s Your Call with Hana Baba and you.

Guests:

Moustafa Bayoumi, author of This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror 

Nora Abdelal, youth leader for Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)

Muaz Inaam, a sophomore at Zaytuna College, where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Islamic Law and Theology

Web Resources:

Moustafa Bayoumi

Arab Resource and Organizing Center

Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim college in the United States 

AlterNet: 7 Ways People Are Fighting Back Against Islamophobia - And How You Can Too

VOX: It's not just Trump: Islamophobia in America is spiraling out of control

Huffington Post: A Running List Of Shameful Islamophobic Acts Since The Paris Attacks