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Published On: Tue, Feb 9th, 2016

Huffington Post launches website to fight Islamophobia

The Huffington Post has launched a new website in an effort “to track Islamophobic incidents across the U.S.,” proclaiming that “the only way to stop hate is to confront it.”

The site offers up a timeline of the comments and acts that are deemed to be anti-Islamic in nature, noting that anti-Muslim sentiment has been on the rise following terror attacks in Paris, France, and San Bernardino, California, as “reports about Muslims in America facing violence, harassment, intimidation and bigotry have become omnipresent.”

Additionally, the Huffington Post is attempting to gather all of these incidents in one place, providing an interactive tracker for its readers.

NY Daily News

NY Daily News

“A comprehensive list of discriminatory acts against American Muslims might be impossible, but The Huffington Post will document this deplorable wave of hate for all of 2016 using news reports and firsthand accounts,” a statement reads. “The breadth and severity of Islamophobia in America can no longer go unnoticed. Enough is enough.”

The website is currently documenting 28 “anti-Muslim acts,” and is encouraging readers to send incidents in for inclusion.

So far, the headlines of purported anti-Islam incidents include: ”Presidential Candidate Says Islam Has ‘Apocalyptic Vision,’ Is Not a Religion,”* “Megyn Kelly Wonders if Seeing Muslims Justifies a Call to Police” and ”State Senate Committee OKs Bill to Track Refugees.”

Assembled by Huffington Post reporter Christopher Mathias and social media editor Rowaida Abdelaziz, the website encourages readers to stand up to bigotry.

“Don’t tolerate hate. Stand up for your Muslim neighbors,” a message reads at the bottom of the page. “Visit your local mosque. Write your local lawmaker today, and tell them to fight Islamophobia.”

* NOTE: The candidate in question is Dr. Ben Carson.

The Egyptian show, “Ramz, the desert’s fox,” aired on Al-Hayat TV, dupes celebrities into believing that they are kidnapped by “terrorists.” (Image courtesy of the show’s Facebook page)

The Egyptian show, “Ramz, the desert’s fox,” aired on Al-Hayat TV, dupes celebrities into believing that they are kidnapped by “terrorists.” (Image courtesy of the show’s Facebook page)

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- Sierra is a copy writer for The Dispatch, focusing primarily on pop culture and stories linked to the latest Christian headlines, both in the U.S. and overseas.

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