One Year Later: Looking Back at Oak Creek

On Aug. 5, 2012, a white supremacist entered a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and began shooting. Six people were killed and four were wounded. This past week, there have been vigils and tributes in Sikh and interfaith communities across the … Continued

Frosty Wooldridge Blames Immigrants, Muslims, & “Free Government Handouts” for Detroit’s Decline

Frosty Wooldridge, advisory board member at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), recently blamed Detroit’s decline on Muslims and Mexicans. Not uncommon among the far-right, his particularly nasty essay brings together anti-black racism, sexism, and xenophobia.  Conjuring up the … Continued

Cross-Post: Wall Street Journal Denies Existence of Islamophobia

Originally published on Huffington Post. By Nathan Lean, Editor-in-Chief, Aslan Media; Author. Unless you’ve been asleep for the past 10 years (or write book reviews for the Wall Street Journal), you may have noticed that anti-Muslim sentiment in the past … Continued

UAE Youths Removed from Flight Due to Fellow Passenger’s “Fears”

The skies weren’t too friendly in Charlotte, NC, on Thanksgiving. Eight college students were identified as possible terrorist threats and taken off flight 1768 in Charlotte, which was headed for Washington DC. The students were going to a Conference called … Continued


No Love for Neocons: the Nativist Lobby Redefines Conservatism

For anyone even superficially aware of the American political drama, presidential debates vie for the title of ‘most obnoxious’ public ritual. In addition to the uninspired curatorship and oblique responses, there is the tendency for every special-interest group in the … Continued

Not In Our Town National Week of Action: Communities Stand Together Against Hate

by Catharine Debelle A hate crime is reported nearly every hour in this country. These attacks not only harm the victim but create a climate of fear that reverberates across entire communities. This month, communities across the country join in … Continued

Guess Who Believes Undocumented Immigrants Deserve the Death Penalty

Quiz time. Who said this: “I’m a hawk on this, but that’s how much I value America. I know that is a very drastic stand, but let me put it this way: I expect illegal invasion of our country by … Continued


Anti-immigrant group continues its homophobic trend

In a recent article published on Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) website, fellow James R. Edwards Jr., warns readers that gay immigrants have begun “to agitate for spousal visas.” Edwards links the Obama Administration’s refusal to continue supporting the Defense … Continued


House Immigration Reform Caucus loses members, not affiliations with anti-immigrant groups

The House Immigration Reform Caucus (IRC) recently updated its website with a slick new interface. Along with the new website, the Caucus revealed its list of members following the 2010 midterm elections last November. The Caucus now boasts 65 members from … Continued


The answer to anti-immigrant violence is not another death

Last week, Shawna Forde was convicted for the murder of nine-year-old Brisenia Flores, her father Raul and the attempted murder of her mother. Yesterday, Forde was sentenced to death for her crimes. Those crimes and her motives were appalling, some … Continued