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Personal Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Article
The sun rises behind the skyline of lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City as people walk through the Empty Sky 9/11 memorial in Jersey City, New Jersey, on April 24, 2021. (Getty/Gary Hershorn)

Personal Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Staff and fellows at the Center for American Progress share how 9/11 changed their lives.

Center for American Progress staff and fellows

10 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2018 Article
Hundreds of people gather for a candlelight vigil following a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 2017. (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

10 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2018

Follow these 10 faith leaders for a moral vision and strong resistance to injustice.

Gwen Calais-Haase, LaShawn Y. Warren

Our Courts Matter for the Muslim Community Article
A teenage boy from Yemen wipes his eyes as he walks with his father and his uncle after arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, February 5, 2017. ((AP/Alexander F. Yuan))

Our Courts Matter for the Muslim Community

The courts are a critical independent check on this unpredictable and dangerous administration’s attack on the Muslim community.

Anisha Singh, Billy Corriher

12 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2017 Article
The Rev. Michael Curry gives a hug before a march and rally against gun violence, on June 28, 2015. (AP/Rick Bowmer)

12 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2017

In 2017, the voices and actions of these 12 faith leaders will be integral to advancing dignity and equity for all.

Tracy Wolf, Claire Markham

When Public Figures Normalize Hate Article
Muslim women pray outside the White House on February 13, 2015, after the murder of three young North Carolina Muslims. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

When Public Figures Normalize Hate

When public figures use their platforms for hate speech, they become responsible for normalizing feelings of bigotry that can lead to hate crimes against innocent individuals.

Sanam Malik

Standing Up Against Islamophobia Article
Volunteers Zahraa Debaja, center, and Zeinab Makki, right, prepare meals from food provided by charitable organizations in Dearborn, Michigan, on April 25, 2014. (AP/Carlos Osorio)

Standing Up Against Islamophobia

Islamophobia is morally wrong and harmful to America’s security.

Sally Steenland, Ken Gude

The ‘Clock Kid’ Incident Is a Small Part of a Bigger Problem Article
Ahmed Mohamed and his father thank supporters during a news conference in Irving, Texas. Ahmed was arrested last week after a teacher thought a homemade clock he built was a bomb. (AP/Brandon Wade)

The ‘Clock Kid’ Incident Is a Small Part of a Bigger Problem

The recent experience of Muslim American high school student Ahmed Mohamed sheds light on the much bigger issue of Islamophobia in the United States today.

Sanam Malik

Fear, Inc. 2.0 Report
A sign opposing the proposed Park51 community center near ground zero is seen in New York. (AP/Matt Rourke)

Fear, Inc. 2.0

An examination of the Islamophobia network’s efforts to spread misinformation and propaganda about Islam and American Muslims in the United States.

Matthew Duss, Yasmine Taeb, Ken Gude, 1 More Ken Sofer

What We’ve Learned Since 9/11 Article
Mohammed el-Sioufi, vice president of the Islamic Culture Center, and his wife, Nagiba, are interviewed about the New York Police Department's surveillance of the Muslim community in Newark, New Jersey. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

What We’ve Learned Since 9/11

In order to make our world safer, we need to focus on factual evidence and real threats rather than target entire communities because of their ethnicity or religion.

Sally Steenland

Attacks on Muslim American Houses of Worship on the Rise Article

Attacks on Muslim American Houses of Worship on the Rise

Acts of violence against Muslim Americans and their houses of worship have increased, especially in the weeks since Ramadan began this year.

Jack Jenkins

Anti-Islam Zealots Undermine American Values Article

Anti-Islam Zealots Undermine American Values

Members of the Islamophobia network in the United States are behind the anti-Islam video that sparked the protests in the region and the deaths in Libya.

Matthew Duss

The 9/11 Generation Article
Smoke pours off one of the towers of the World Trade Center as flames explode from the second one as it is struck by a plane Tuesday, September 11, 2001. (AP/Chao Soi Cheong)

The 9/11 Generation

Eleni Towns examines how the Millennial generation was affected by 9/11.

Eleni Towns

Combating Islamophobia in Florida Article

Combating Islamophobia in Florida

Muhammed Malik talks to Eleni Towns about his recent success defeating Florida’s anti-immigrant racial profiling bill.

Eleni Towns

Understanding Sharia Law Report
Muslim Americans and supporters rally in the rotunda of the Illinois State Capitol during Illinois Muslim Action Day in Springfield, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (AP/Seth Perlman)

Understanding Sharia Law

Wajahat Ali and Matt Duss explain why Sharia, or Islamic religious law, is not the threat conservatives claim it is.

Wajahat Ali, Matthew Duss

Setting the Record Straight on Sharia Article

Setting the Record Straight on Sharia

Sally Steenland interviews Boston College Law School professor Intisar Rabb about what Sharia law is—and what it isn't.

Sally Steenland

Congressional Hearings May Inflame Islamophobia Article
According to Rep. Peter King, 80 percent of mosques in this country are controlled by radical imams—including the Long Island mosque in his district that he regularly used to visit. (AP/Harry Hamburg)

Congressional Hearings May Inflame Islamophobia

Scheduled House hearings on conservative charges of “radicalized Muslims” in Muslim-American mosques could inflame an already dangerous trend of Islamophobia in America.

Sally Steenland

Eleven Things You Need to Know About Islam in America Today Article
Zuleyha Ozonder, left, hands out cards explaining Islam to fairgoers as they exit the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights, MN. Unfortunately, most Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam. (AP/Dawn Villella)

Eleven Things You Need to Know About Islam in America Today

Susan Thistlethwaite and Eleni Towns provide insights into the “real Islam” from participants in CAP’s Young Muslim American Voices Project.

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Eleni Towns

The Distorted Lens of Islamophobia Article
This building near Ground Zero in Manhattan is the proposed site of a future 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center. (AP/Mark Lennihan)

The Distorted Lens of Islamophobia

Sally Steenland puts recent anti-Muslim ranting into perspective and encourages Americans to look at the religion based on reality, not distortion.

Sally Steenland