Moustafa Bayoumi: Criminalizing Muslims

Moustafa Bayoumi: Criminalizing Muslims

Moustafa Bayoumi: Criminalizing Muslims

In the public imagination, September 11, 2001 marked the arrival of Islam in this country, bound to narratives of destruction and terror.

Facebook
Twitter
Email
Flipboard
Pocket

In the public imagination, September 11, 2001 marked the arrival of Islam in this country, bound to narratives of destruction and terror. Now, when polled, almost half of all Americans will admit to harboring anti-Muslim feelings, and policies embedded in US law enforcement make sure that number doesn’t wane. Nation writer Moustafa Bayoumi, who wrote the introduction to our special issue on the topic, explains how manifestations of Islamophobia have changed over the past decade, and why there may be reason for hope. For more, watch Laila Al-Arian explain how free speech has come under attack since 9/11.

—Zoë Schlanger

Dear reader,

I hope you enjoyed the article you just read. It’s just one of the many deeply-reported and boundary-pushing stories we publish everyday at The Nation. In a time of continued erosion of our fundamental rights and urgent global struggles for peace, independent journalism is now more vital than ever.

As a Nation reader, you are likely an engaged progressive who is passionate about bold ideas. I know I can count on you to help sustain our mission-driven journalism.

This month, we’re kicking off an ambitious Summer Fundraising Campaign with the goal of raising $15,000. With your support, we can continue to produce the hard-hitting journalism you rely on to cut through the noise of conservative, corporate media. Please, donate today.

A better world is out there—and we need your support to reach it.

Onwards,

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Editorial Director and Publisher, The Nation

Ad Policy
x