Several thousand people marched in silence down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on June 17 to demand an end to the New York Police department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy.
In the public imagination, September 11, 2001 marked the arrival of Islam in this country, bound to narratives of destruction and terror.
Forty-six percent of Americans believe that God created human beings within the last 10,000 years or so. Worry.
Europeans are not threatened by a Muslim minority. It's the other way round.
In the US today, the very ordinariness of Muslim-American life has become grounds for suspicion.
From Arab bandits to TV terrorists, the history of Islamophobia in US popular culture is long and ugly.
Behind nearly every “foiled terror plot” lurks a government informant sent to entrap hapless young Muslim men.
Assailed by the right as a fiction, anti-Muslim bias is all too real for those who live with it.
Sharia is as unthreatening to the US legal system as the ideas in the Old Testament. Yet bigoted hysteria is fueling legislation that actually undermines our courts.
Before the War on Terror and Ray Kelly's spies, the War on Crime helped transform the NYPD into a small army.