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 Halal in the Family is partnering with a diverse network of people and organizations across the country who use a variety of approaches to combat anti-Muslim bias.

This page explains how you can join our efforts. We hope you will Learn More, Get Involved and Take Action.

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ISLAMOPHOBIA

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“Islamophobia is close-minded prejudice against or hatred of Islam and Muslims.”

From MTV’s Look Different

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Islamophobia can also be considered a form of nativism: “an inflamed and nationalistic type of ethnocentrism” and opposition to immigrants or those thought to be “foreign” to the dominant culture.

From the Center for New Community Read the report: Islamophobia, the New Nativism


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Learn how to report a hate crime in your state

From Muslim Advocates


 

Unsure what Islamophobia is? Don’t worry, David Letterman was also a little confused.


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Turn the channel: The media is a powerful tool for perpetuating prejudice and hate against Muslims.

Check out Media Matters to learn about the media outlets and pundits that are responsible for spreading misinformation about Muslims. Then turn the channel.

See Media Matters’ Islamophobia Database


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Want to get involved but not sure where to start? The Campaign to Take on Hate offers a variety of ways to make a difference.

Join the Campaign to Take on Hate


Are you a non-Muslim and not sure how you can help? Or are you interested in working in partnership with different faiths? We’ve got you covered!

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The Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign is an interfaith organization dedicated to ending anti-Muslim sentiment.

Join the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) organizes Jews, Muslims and allies to combat Islamophobia in NYC.

Fight Islamophobia with JFREJ


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UNWARRANTED SURVEILLANCE
as explored on Spies Like Us

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Aasif and Waleed aren’t just being paranoid.

Surveillance and spying on Muslim communities is prevalent. The Campaign to Take on Hate investigates surveillance of Muslim and Arab Americans by local police departments.

Join the Campaign to Take on Hate


Racial profiling refers to the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual’s race, ethnicity, religion or national origin.

MTV’s Look Different breaks down Racial Profiling


Muslim Advocates uses advocacy and the legal system to combat religious and racial profiling.

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Federal, state, and local law enforcement are targeting entire communities—
particularly American Muslims—for secret surveillance based on their race, religion, ethnicity or national origin.

Civil rights, human rights, privacy rights and faith-based organizations express concern over the NSA’s Surveillance of American Muslim community leaders.

Learn More at SAALT.org


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Help The Campaign to Take on Hate, a project of ACCESS / NNAACC, by asking the Department of Justice to investigate surveillance of Muslims and communities associated with Muslims.

Sign the Petition


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Targeted Hate Violence
as explored on A Very Spooq’y Halloween Special

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Fear, Inc 2.0 from the Center for American Progress investigates the small, yet highly influential and well-funded network that promotes discriminatory policies and spreads fear about Muslims through the media.

Read the Report


Community groups call on the White House to create Task Force to Prevent and Respond to Hate Violence Targeting Muslim, Arab, Hindu, Middle Eastern, Sikh and South Asian Communities.

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South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Middle Eastern, and Arab communities are increasingly cast as suspicious by government, law enforcement and the media.

These communities face hate violence at an unacceptable frequency.

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A map of hate violence targeting South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Middle Eastern and Arab communities. Click to enlarge.

Learn more in this eye-opening report Under Suspicion, Under Attack, by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT).

Read the Report

 


 

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It’s been 13 years since the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) was first introduced, and it has yet to be passed.

Send a letter to Congress to help Pass the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA), Campaign to Take on Hate.

Take Action


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BULLYING
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“Go Home Terrorist”: Check out this shocking report about bullying against Sikh American children, Sikh Coalition.

Read Go Home Terrorist


A well-funded and highly organized Islamophobia Movement fuels hate against American Muslims, on and off-line.

Check out the Center for New Community’s reference guide 


In one of the more diverse and religiously tolerant cities in the US, Muslim students still deal with bullying on a regular basis.

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The New York Times explores the realities of being a Muslim middle school student.

Read the NYTimes Feature


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Muslim Advocates provides tools to take a stand against the groups and individuals who are using the Internet to spread hate and misinformation against Muslims.

Click Here to End Hate


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Anti-Sharia Law & Marginalization
as explored on The Amazing Race

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Did you know that the increased visibility of historically marginalized groups is evoking a backlash from some policy makers?

Manufacturing Bigotry by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) reveals state-level legislative efforts to disenfranchise Muslims and other minority groups.

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Islamophobia is too often thought of as a unique problem directed at only one community – Muslims.

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) shows that Islamophobia is a threat to all.

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This map highlights the overlap between anti-Muslim laws and laws that harm other ethnic and religious minorities in America.

See the Interactive Map

As anti-sharia laws are being enacted across the country, the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) encourages us to draw parallels with the struggles other religious groups have faced in America.

Read Religious Freedom and Discrimination in America – Then and Now


Right Wing Watch by People For the American Way tracks conservative media and elected officials who stoke fears about Muslims in America

Check out Right Wing Watch


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Ask your city to pass a resolution to support the campaign to Take on Hate


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YOU HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED FOR SUSPICIOUS INTERNET ACTIVITY

by the Department Of Under-Cover Homeland Enforcement

I am Muslim, and will take the suspiciousness evaluation
This is a mistake, I am not Muslim
This is a mistake, I am Muslim, but not that kind of Muslim

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