Anti-Muslim messages on wall
July 23rd, 2018

Researchers have discovered a link between President Trump’s tweets criticizing Islam and a corresponding rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes. Trump’s message has struck a chord with many Americans who believe that Islam poses a grave threat to the Western world. Continue reading

Westboro Baptist Church sign
July 23rd, 2018

When’s the last time you heard from the church of “God Hates Fags”? It’s probably been a while, and there’s a good reason for that. Everyone’s favorite extremist hate-mongers have been relatively dormant in recent years. So what happened? Continue reading

Man berates a Muslim woman in a coffee shop
May 21st, 2018

A viral video shows a man insulting a Muslim woman wearing a niqab in a California coffee shop. The incident sparked an intense debate over the merits of Islamic face coverings. Some argue they are oppressive and should be outlawed in public, but others insist this would be a mistake. Continue reading

A letter declaring April 3 "Punish a Muslim Day"
March 15th, 2018

Copies of an anonymous letter declaring April 3 “Punish a Muslim Day” have generated waves of anxiety in Muslim communities throughout the United Kingdom. The letters even include a table awarding point values for specific acts of violence against Muslims: 25 points for pulling off a woman’s head scarf, 500 for killing a Muslim person, and 1,000 for bombing a mosque. Continue reading

Anti-Semitic graffiti
January 22nd, 2018

When someone mentions a hate crime, you probably picture an abhorrent act fueled by racist or homophobic sentiments. And many hate crimes do follow such a pattern. However, recent data reveal that in some places – contrary to popular understanding – the group most likely to become the victim of a hate crime is Jews. Continue reading

August 28th, 2017

Let’s say you are opposed to same-sex marriage, and are trying to prevent it from becoming law. You want to bring people over to your point of view, but polite tactics aren’t working. How far is it OK to go? … Continue reading

Over 100 Jewish gravestones were knocked over in a Philadelphia cemetery
March 3rd, 2017

The United States has been rocked by a recent wave of anti-Semitism. Across the country, incidents of threats and vandalism have sparked alarm and forced Jewish communities into action. One bright spot: they’re not alone in the struggle for peace. Continue reading

February 25th, 2015

Some time ago, we posted a blog that said, “hate is hate,” wherein we looked at the similar feelings behind movements such as blaming and gassing Jews for Germany’s problems and the rise of the Nazi party as well as … Continue reading