islamophobia Archive

Hijab-wearing Muslim woman racially profiled as 'terrorist' sues Chicago police

Itemad “Angel” Al Matar A young Muslim woman is suing Chicago police who decided she was a “lone wolf” terrorist because she wore a hijab, or headscarf, and was walking briskly out of a city subway station on the Fourth of July last year while wearing a backpack. Here is the surveillance video of what happened to her that day in 2015. Warning: Video may …

2 Muslim women kicked off American Airlines flight in Miami

Two Muslim-American women were kicked off an American Airlines flight this week, basically for flying while Muslim. The women were identified as “noncompliant” by a flight attendant who said he overheard them talking with other passengers about how there was not enough food or water on their delayed plane which was sitting on the tarmac for 5 hours. Their complaints about how bad the …

Muslim-American woman kicked out of Family Dollar store for wearing hijab and niqab

Sarah Safi of Gary, Indiana was kicked out of a Family Dollar store by an assistant store manager who cited the woman’s traditional Muslim dress, a niqab and hijab, as being threatening. Ms. Safi, 32, recorded part of the manager’s tirade on video. Safi is a mother of four and was born in the USA. told local news reporters she is …

British Muslim detained for reading a book about Syria while on a plane

Faizah Shaheen, via her Twitter profile. A British woman of Muslim descent was detained and questioned by police under terror laws after a flight crew member noticed she was reading a book about Syrian art while flying to Turkey. The Thomson Airways attendant reported her for “suspicious behavior,” which amounted to reading a book. Faizah Shaheen, 27, is not …

Isis joins Donald Trump in denouncing Khizr Khan

Foundational to Trumpism is the idea that Islam and democracy are incompatible, so Muslims can never be true members of western, industrial states — which is precisely what Isis believes about Muslims. When Trump denounced the Gold Star mother and father of Army captain Humayun Khan, he doubled down on this idea that Muslims can never be integrated into western societies.  …