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Throughout the day, I'm going to be tweeting articles/resources to educate about anti-Muslim racism and Islamophobia because of what Muslims experience everyday and because we have your attention because of the the #NewZealandTerroristAttack #ChristchurchMosqueAttacks 1/N
Here's a piece that Thea Abu el-Haj and I recently wrote for @TheAssemblyJrnl (an #Openaccess journal): colorado.edu/journal/assemb… #Islamophobia #AntiMuslimRacism #NewZealandMosqueAttack 2/N
A number of excellent resources can be found in the #Islamophobia is #racism syllabus: islamophobiaisracism.wordpress.com 3/N
I should mention that several of the contributors to this syllabus are on twitter and are fabulous resources themselves - if you need contributors for your news shows/articles, you should try them: @DrSaud @ZareenaGrewal @SohailDaulatzai @lara_deeb @NajeebaSyeed 4/N
Check out this podcast with Arshad Ali from @gwGSEHD where he discusses #Muslimyouth, public schooling, and civic engagement edfix.libsyn.com/edfix-episode-… 6/N
Another terrific resource is @dviyer & her @solidarity_is project which, "provides individuals & organizations w/ tools, resources, & ideas to foster meaningful solidarity practices that bring abt power, equity, inclusion and justice" solidarityis.org/project 7/N
Here's a full length academic article (which is not behind a firewall) by @monishabajaj @kdesai382 and myself in @Harvard_Ed_Pub hepgjournals.org/doi/abs/10.177… 8/N
The article comes out of a curriculum that we developed to fight xenophobic and bias-based bullying. That resource if available on the @SAALTweets website (and they're another incredible resource themselves). saalt.org/wp-content/upl… 9/N
I've been trying to tweet things that are easily accessible but for a list of really great books to read, please see @ShabanaMir1's thread here (she's another excellent resource herself & needs to add her own book to her list!): 10/N
On the topic of books, we need to start education children about bias and racism early on. Stories are a great place to start. Here are several lists of books with #MuslimsinStory by @KitaabWorld to #CounterIslamophobiaThroughStories kitaabworld.com/blogs/news/tag… 11/N
The @bridgeinit is a multi-year research project on Islamophobia housed at @Georgetown, with the goal of disseminating original and accessible research. Here's just one example, an infographic connecting 45 to anti-Muslim groups: bridge.georgetown.edu/research/the-t… 12/N
For K-12 educators, @Tolerance_org has lesson plans that deal with anti-Muslim racism, for example, this lesson for high schoolers on countering Islamophobia (search for "Islamophobia" in their search box for more): tolerance.org/classroom-reso… 13/N
The @jvplive's Network Against Islamophobia is another excellent resource (and example of coalition building & solidarity) with a curriculum that addresses Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism jewishvoiceforpeace.org/network-agains… 14/N
The Challenge Islamophobia Project by @teachingchange strives to "rethink what we know about the history of Muslims in the US, including the fact that Islamophobia is rooted in a history of racism." Has a growing number of lesson plans & resources. teachingforchange.org/challenge-isla… 15/N
For a "series of short-form, first-person documentary films that uses humor and empathy to subvert stereotypes" about Muslims, a #mustwatch is the #SecretLivesOfMuslims (co-produced by @rezaaslan): secretlifeofmuslims.com/season-one 16/N
You might be surprised to see me including @MTV on this list but their @LookDifferent campaign has been doing important anti-bias work and reaches a huge audience. For example, lookdifferentmtv.tumblr.com/post/920528847… 17/N
The @PopCollab has an important report on 100 years of Muslim tropes in Hollywood (and how to transform them) popcollab.org/haqq-and-holly… 18/N
Since many seem to think Arabs=Muslim (which is not true), have to give a shout-out to Jack Sheehan's important work, also on Muslim stereotypes in popular culture. See this mash-up featuring clips from 1896 to 2004 in this excerpt from #ReelBadArabs 19/N
The @HaasInstitute of @UCBerkeley is another Islamophobia documentation project and a number of resources, including this resource pack featuring key scholarly texts on Islamophobia & anti-Muslim racism. haasinstitute.berkeley.edu/global-justice… 20/N
The @HuffPost started an Islamophobia tracker in 2016... While it only documented a year's worth of incidents, it provides a timeline of the 385 reported acts in 2016 alone testkitchen.huffingtonpost.com/islamophobia/ 21/N
A few more academics on twitter who tweet/write about Islamophobia & anti-Muslim racism (see earlier tweets for others): @SaherSelod @marymood @NaziaKaziTweets @KhaledBeydoun @ostadjaan @_WaqasTufail @toddhgreen @CraigCons @ErikLove @SikhProf (and many more!) 22/N
Some more resources being tweeted by @ProfIRMF, a scholar of religion: 23/N
Many don't seem to know about the devastating drone wars that the US has been involved in Muslim majority countries. @joshbegley documented every reported covert US drone strike bw 2002-2017 @dronestream. Might not seem related to anti-Muslim racism but it absolutely is. 24/N
Islamophobia shows up everywhere...including sports. #FridayFollow @_shireenahmed_ a sports activist "focusing on Muslim women in sports, and the intersections of racism and misogyny in sport" 25/N
Here is @thebrownhijabi performing her award-winning poem *This Is Not A Humanising Poem* (also check out her blog) - take the time to listen to her. Words are powerful. #26/N
There are several journalists I'd like to mention. While they don't exclusively report on Islamophobia, they frequently take these issues head-on &/or are Muslim themselves (representation matters): @mehdirhasan @IAmAmnaNawaz @mssophiaakram @ghazalairshad @MazMHussain @Dena 27/N
I have to mention @hasanminhaj who often takes on anti-Muslim racism & Islamophobia through comedy (and sometimes quite seriously). Check out @patriotact 28/N
While the podcast is no more, you can still listen to all the episodes of @radbrowndads' podcast @seesomething. It's a great example of Muslim representing themselves and telling their own stories - from the banal to the extraordinary. itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/see… 29/N
The only silver lining to the increase in hate that we've seen over the past few years (now decades?) is the rise of activism. These activists are doing the work: @lsarsour @ZahraBilloo @MuslimIQ @Margari_Aziza @AyeshaASiddiqi and many others. 30/N
None of my resources thus far have pointed to what "the real Islam" is - that's bc Islamophobia has very little to do w/ Islam & a lot more to do with racism + imperialism. That said, if you want to learn abt Islam, @ING_org has several resources ing.org 31/N
For a slightly more critical take, @MuslimARC has a lot of resources but you have to register to access them. They also do critical anti-Islamophobia training. muslimarc.org 32/N
In 2017, a NYMag report by @AzmatZahra & @Anand_Gopal_ "The Uncounted" documents how the US coalition grossly "underestimated" the number of civilian deaths in their airstrikes in Iraq against ISIS. It's behind a paywall but here's Azmat on NPR npr.org/2017/11/17/564…. 33/N
The public imagination regarding Muslims is fueled by a poor understanding of entities like ISIS. @MsEntropy is a an expert on ISIS and counter-terrorism. This is a long but educative thread. Read the whole thread or start from here: 34/N
From across the pond, you may want to look at the work the @islamophobiaEIR is doing in Europe. Aside from their annual reports (there are currently 3), they also have really informative infographics eg. islamophobiaeurope.com/islamophobic-s… 35/N
It's important for Muslims to tell their own stories. The blog @muslimgirl is "dedicated to raising the place of Muslim women in our society, eliminating stereotypes, & creating a healthy interfaith dialogue through the spirit of sisterhood". Founded by #MuslimGirl @xoamani. 36/N
For some fabulous fiction that really disrupts Muslim stereotypes, look no further than @GWillowWilson - not only did she write the brilliant #AlifTheUnseen, she is also the woman behind Kamala Khan aka @MsMarvelNow marvel.com/characters/ms-… 37/N
#TheGoodImmigrant is a collection of essays about race and immigration in the UK & US (vol 1 & 2) - here's an excerpt from the powerful essay "Typecast as a terrorist" (UK edition) written by the multi-talented @RizMC. theguardian.com/world/2016/sep… 38/N
“Islamophobia Inc.,” is a 48m @AlJazeera investigation of "the purveyors of anti-Muslim hate in the U.S. and the funders bankrolling this movement." aljazeera.com/investigations… 39/N
Civil rights/advocacy organizations @CAIRNational + @splcenter have been doing incredible work documenting & mapping hate crimes against Muslims and others (including those perceived to be Muslims - another major facet of Islamophobia) across the US. splcenter.org/hate-map 40/N
In Europe, this work of documenting hate crimes against Muslims is being done by @OSCE, world's largest regional security organization hatecrime.osce.org/what-hate-crim… 41/N
While the term "Islamophobia" is a lot older than most people think (actually first appears in the 1920s), it became part of popular vocabulary thanks to the groundbreaking 1997 @RunnymedeTrust report out of the UK. runnymedetrust.org/projects-and-p… 42/N
Here are some really useful guides for how to be a better ally, neighbor and bystander - all available at @dcmuslimjustice. #solidarity #muslims 43/N Showing up for  no-Muslim ban actions: A @DCJMC guide(1) Speak up for justice each day (2) Demonstrate visible support (3) Take action on policy in minutes (4) Lead in your community (5) Join the movementA bystander's guide to what to do if you are witnessing Islamophobic harassment. 1) Engage conversation & ignore attacker 2) Pick a random subject 3) keep building the safe space 4) Continue the conversation until the attacker leaves
These are difficult times but sometimes, laughter is the best medicine. There are some jems in these hashtags: #GrowingUpMuslim #MuslimsReportStuff #PeacefulMosques. Also check out Muslim comedians: @ZahraComedy @TazzyStar @NeginFarsad @DeanObeidallah 44/N
Muslims for Progressive Values (@mpvusa) is one of the oldest progressive Muslim organizations committed to human rights and social justice for all. Their work on inclusivity is especially important. Here are the principles they stand for: mpvusa.org/mpv-principles 45/N
Another visual resource for bystanders and allies (thank you @Meowwch for sharing this with me) 46/N How to support minorities during a wave of hate crimes 1) Listen 2) Compile emergency data 3) Volunteer 4) Educate
A few more journalists/writers to follow because Muslims (and/or people from Muslim communities) need to be telling their own stories. @SanaSaeed @BayoumiMoustafa @Rowaida_Abdel @rozina_ali @OmarWaraich @TalalNAnsari 47/N
That being said, there are a few Muslims out there (and I will not give them a platform by mentioning their names) whose stories we could probably do without. You'll find a few of them here as part of the Islamophobia industry network islamophobianetwork.com 48/N
It's worth mentioning that while the far-right might be the obvious source of anti-Muslim racism, there is plenty of Islamophobia in liberal circles-it's just more insidious. Here's a 2012 piece by @ProfessorKumar, which is a great primer to the issue thenation.com/article/islamo… 49/N
Here are the profiles of the #50lives lost in the #NewZealandMosqueAttacks: Read about them. Remember them. Say a prayer for them and their families. And then take action to help fight anti-Muslim racism. nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/articl…
Please help fight #Islamophobia + #AntiMuslimRacism + hate:

1) Read/Explore 3 of the resources in this thread
2) Teach what you learned to 3 people
3) Report back: #3toFightHate
#51lives 💔
#NewZealandTerroristAttacks #TakeOnHate
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