Survey: Women bear the brunt of Islamophobia
More than two-thirds of US Muslims report having experienced Islamophobia in their lifetimes, with women being significantly more likely than men to say so, a new survey released Wednesday by UC Berkeley's Othering & Belonging Institute reveals.
Islamophobia Through the Eyes of Muslims
The Othering & Belonging Institute developed and administered this national survey between October 14 and November 2, 2020, among the US Muslim population (citizens and noncitizen residents who live and/or work in the US) to understand the prevalence...
Consequences of Islamophobia on Civil Liberties and Rights in the United States
This report was submitted on October 1, 2019 to the United Nations Human Rights Council in regards to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United States of America, 36th Session.
Muslim Ban rescinded, but other Islamophobic laws remain
The Othering & Belonging Institute welcomes President Biden's rescission of the infamous Muslim Ban, but urges that much more be done to reverse the proliferation of anti-Muslim policies at the federal and state levels over the past two decades.
Podcast: The struggle against Islamophobia in France
In this episode of Who Belongs?, we speak with two activists based in France — Yasser Louati and Houria Bouteldja — about the intensification of Islamophobia and state repression unfolding in the country following Samuel Paty's gruesome murder.
Structural Racism and Disparate Impacts in the United States
The report was submitted on April 26, 2019 to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
Legalizing Xenophobia and Islamophobia in the United States
Click to download a PDF of this report. The report was submitted January 15, 2019 to the UN Human Rights Committee List of Issues Prior to Reporting on the 5th Periodic Review of the United States Government regarding the International Covenant on...
Blog: Trump’s travel ban is just one of many US policies that legalize discrimination against Muslims
On Jan. 19, a year after President Donald Trump’s first travel ban was issued, the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments against the latest third version signed by Trump on Sept. 24, 2017.
Condemning Donald Trump is Not Enough
Islamophobia is contingent upon the construction and reification of a homogenized Muslim “other” who should be viewed suspiciously, scrutinized, dehumanized, and excluded from “our” societies.