Resources against Islamophobia

January 29, 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of the attack on the Quebec City mosque that killed 6 men and wounded 19. ICLMG is committed to combatting Islamophobia as it is both a cause and a consequence of the racist foundations and applications of national security.

Despite many hateful incidents reported in the media in the last year, and the obviously islamophobic character of the January 29, 2017 massacre, many people seem to think that Islamophobia is not real, and that the word was created recently to stifle free speech and criticism of Islam.

We know that this is not the case and that this belief is an attempt to divert attention from the very real islamophobic attacks on Muslims. Others might be aware that Islamophobia is real, alive and kicking but be unsure how to combat it. Here are some resources (it is not a complete list) that may help you understand or show others what Islamophobia is, and how to fight it. Feel free to use and share them widely!

NOOR CULTURAL CENTER 2017 BRIEF ON ISLAMOPHOBIA IN CANADA

This brief was submitted by the Noor Cultural Centre to the parliamentary Heritage Committee, for its Motion M103 hearings on Islamophobia in Canada. The ICLMG has endorsed this brief. I highly suggest you read it and share it widely. http://www.noorculturalcentre.ca/?p=16629

TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS

National Council of Canadian Muslims’ trainings: https://www.nccm.ca/connect/training/

A few slides from the workshop on Islamophobia given by Rana Nazzal during OPIRG Carleton’s 2017 Tools for Change Symposium:

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WEBSITES

Monia’s blog, columns and books – follow her on Twitter @MoniaMazigh: https://moniamazigh.wordpress.com

NCCM’s map of anti-Muslim incidents in Canada: https://www.nccm.ca/map/

Fear Inc. Explore the $57 million network fueling Islamophobia in the United States: https://islamophobianetwork.com

Network against Islamophobia: https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/network-against-islamophobia/

ARTICLES

2018 Survey on Islamophobia in Canada: http://www.cjpme.org/islamophobia

All Muslims are often blamed for single acts of terror. Psychology explains how to stop it. https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/11/30/16645024/collective-blame-psychology-muslim

When people ask you why Muslims don’t denounce terrorism, show them this: The 712-page Google doc that proves Muslims do condemn terrorism: https://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2017/mar/26/muslims-condemn-terrorism-stats

PEOPLE AND PAGES TO FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER

National Council of Canadian Muslims: https://www.facebook.com/NCCMuslims/ & https://twitter.com/nccm

Linda Sarsour: https://www.facebook.com/lsarsour/  & https://twitter.com/lsarsour

Dalia Mogahed: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507181698

Middle Eastern Feminist: https://www.facebook.com/themiddleeasternfeminist/

Muslim Girl: https://www.facebook.com/muslimgirlarmy/

The Secret Life of Muslims: https://www.facebook.com/SecretlifeofMuslims/

Muslim Lives Matter: https://www.facebook.com/muslimlivesmatter/

Coalition Against White Supremacy & Islamophobia (CAWSI): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1792848744374213/

Collectif Canadien Anti-Islamophobie: https://www.facebook.com/Collectif.Canadien.Anti.Islamophobie/

Association des Musulmans et des Arabes pour la Laïcité au Québec: https://www.facebook.com/AMALQuebec/

ARTICLES

Islamophobia: The Right Word for a Real Problem: http://bridge.georgetown.edu/islamophobia-the-right-word-for-a-real-problem/

A Non-Muslim Guide to Standing up to Islamophobia: http://muslimgirl.com/36100/heres-non-muslim-guide-standing-islamophobia/

BOOKS

Arun Kundnani, The Muslims are coming: Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror, 2015

Deepa Kumar, Islamophobia and The Politics of Empire, 2012

The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims by Nathan Lean, 2012

VIDEOS

Our panel on National Security & Islamophobia in Canada with author and activist Monia Mazigh and lawyer Yavar Hameed:

Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar: Crash Course World History #13:

Islam and Politics: Crash Course World History 216:

Emotional speech by Muslim woman on Islamophobia in Canadian parliament:

What do you think when you look at me? | Dalia Mogahed :

 

Extreme(ly queer) Muslims series:

Islamophobin, a gum to cure anti-Muslim bigotry!

7 Questions British Muslims Are Tired of Hearing:

Things Not To Say To Someone Who Wears A Burqa:

Some of the Best Responses to Islamophobia in 2016:

Documentary Reel Bad Arabs, How Hollywood Vilifies a People:

Other TedTalk on Islamophobia:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ted+talk+islamophobia