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Asma Uddin
Legal Fellow
4/25/2014
Is 'hashtag activism' doing enough to stop bad speech about minority communities and affect social change? The tweet is mightier than the sword. Social media campaigns by members of minority communities are responding to racism and stereotyping in the media, and getting results. For instance, last week, Asian American activists launched #CancelColbert in response to an offensive tweet posted by The Colbert Report's Twitter account. They were hoping to achieve a similar outcome as American Muslims had with Alice in Arabia, an ABC pilot television programme that was cancelled following a Twitter offensive that highlighted the show's stereotypes of Muslims.... » read more
SpearIt
Fellow
2/3/2014
In the last decade, politicians and analysts have clamored about the “danger” and “threat” posed by Islam in American prisons. Yet these characterizations sit in tension with several decades of sustained Islamic outreach in prison to support inmate rehabilitation and re-entry. They also sit in tension with the fact that since the 1960s, Muslims have been proactive about using American courts to deal with disputes and grievances. Today, Muslims are arguably the most proactive litigants among religious followers in prison.... » read more
Azeem Ibrahim
Fellow
10/6/2013
Washington should welcome the split between the al-Qaeda jihadists and the moderate opposition and seize the moment to build the FSA into an effective force. The short-sightedness of US policies to date has produced the terrible situation in Syria and the US hopefully still has time to catch up.... » read more
10/1/2013
A modest proposal for more effective U.S. assistance for India’s burgeoning security problem.... » read more
9/12/2013
The appeal to American credibility as a reason for striking was always weak and with dwindling support behind military intervention the argument has been exposed as vacuous.... » read more
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