Still from preview video of "Islam In America." Animation by Roqayah Chamseddine.
27 Sep 2016

Help Fund Roqayah Chamseddine’s New Project Dismantling Muslim Caricatures

Using video, audio, and written word, Shadowproof columnist Roqayah Chamseddine will profile a Muslim American every week, but we need our readers’ help.

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(Left to right) Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Sam Harris. Photo by reuvenim on Flickr.
23 Aug 2016

Delete Your Account – Episode 13: Fear Of The Other

Roqayah and Kumars are joined by joined by Imraan Siddiqi, who explains how Islamophobia manifests in ways that go far beyond mere criticism of Islam.

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Khalid Jabara. Photo from ABC News broadcast. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLsY35esl4Q
22 Aug 2016

Sister of Khalid Jabara Says Brother’s Murder Was ‘Foreseeable’

The sister of Khalid Jabara, an Arizona man of Lebanese origin, says the man who killed her brother “seemed to hate anyone who didn’t look like him.”

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The former US embassy in Tehran. Photo by Örlygur Hnefill on Flickr.
08 Aug 2016

Bigotry Against Muslims In 2016 Election Rooted In American History

Historically, animus against Muslims in the U.S. has existed since they first lived in the United the country.

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The Stonewall Inn. Photo by yosoynuts on Flickr.
17 Jun 2016

Queer, Muslim, And Unwelcome At The ‘New Stonewall’

My experiences of homophobia, Islamophobia, and the crushing weight of living under capitalism cannot be conveniently separated out into different issues.

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Still from CNN broadcast of reporting on Omar Mateen in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, FL.
15 Jun 2016

There Is Nothing Foreign About Orlando Shooter’s Beliefs

The hurried characterization of Omar Mateen as a foreign bogeyman goes well beyond reactionary, formulaic reciprocation; it is the lens through which all American Muslims are viewed.

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14 Jun 2016

Evoking ‘Spirit Of 9/12’ Was Once Crass Politics, But Not For Hillary Clinton

Clinton urged Americans to recall the “spirit of 9/12” during her response to the Orlando massacre—ignoring how American Muslims were treated after 9/11.

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Anas Elhady is "routinely asked about his religious beliefs and practices, what sect of Islam he belongs to, what mosque he prays in, among other things." Screenshot from video made by CAIR Michigan.
07 Apr 2016

American Muslims Treated As Second-Class Citizens And Placed On No Fly List File Lawsuit

The lawsuit demands redress for muslims placed on the No Fly List and “falsely stigmatized as ‘known or suspected’ terrorists.”

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Hundreds march on media offices in New York to protest the #ChapelHillShooting (Photo by Joe Catron on Flickr)
03 Apr 2016

Leading US Presidential Candidates Normalize Anti-Muslim Sentiment

We’ve witnessed a formulaic normalization of anti-Muslim sentiment expressed by leading political personalities, and candidates running for president.

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Program for a International Women’s Day event in San Francisco, 1975, from the RF Kampfer Revolutionary Literature Archive [http://radicalarchive.tumblr.com/post/140685633339/radicalarchive-program-for-a-international]
31 Mar 2016

Introducing ‘Sharp Edges’—A New Column at Shadowproof

Our new column will introduce readers to stories from the margins of complex and oft-ignored realities being faced by communities that continue to resist

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