Tag: Islamophobia

Nellie Massacre, 1983: A Hate Crime Against Muslims

18 February, 2016 marks the 33rd anniversary of one of the worst-ever genocides committed in post-1947 India against Muslims in Assam, that is, the Nellie Massacre. Three decades have passed, and not even a single assailant has so far been

Islamophobia And The Arabic Language

While both sane and insane voices exist in every society, it is common knowledge by now that Islamophobes are pretty loud in the West, especially in USA. The story of Ahmed, the kid who brought a self-made clock to school,


Remembering Dayton Accords, 1995

Back in the early 1990s, a war broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Over 100,000 people lost their lives, and over two million were displaced. Rape, prison camps and genocide of Bosnian Muslims became common during the war, and it


Tracing The Origins of Islamophobia

Of late, Islamophobia has emerged as a term that we get to hear everyday. It is used to define prejudice against, hatred towards, or irrational fear of, the religion of Islam and Muslims. Although the term “Islamophobia” is fairly recent,


Bosnian Victims

This is a poem about the Bosnian Conflict. Learn more about the conflict and genocide on this page. Two young women shield their faces; children again, they block out the bogey-man as the corpses of their people are unloaded. On

In The Lucidity Of A Solemn Silence

In the lucidity of a solemn silence The night overtook those who transgressed. Nations we liberated and others we built As shelters for masses oppressed. Our hearts resounded with a hungry pulse To make real what was already instilled; And then

Installation view at the Gazi Husrev Beg Library in Sarajevo

Mass Graves in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre, which was a part of the larger Bosnian Genocide undertaken by the Republika Srpska. In an enclave protected by the UN, Serbian armed forced brutally attacked and killed several innocent Bosnians

From A Non-Muslim: A Logical Reading of Islam

To avoid unscrupulous suspicions of emotionally driven bias towards my argument, I think it is helpful to note that I am not a Muslim, nor do I have any particularly strong ties to Islam. I was raised Catholic and quickly


“Draw Muhammad”: An Alternate Point of View

Turn on the TV in last few weeks and we are inundated Draw Muhammad news. First it is was the contest in Texas; then there was the attempt to place the drawing on Washington, D.C. Metro systems; now there is


Islamophobia in Mainstream Media

Islamophobia is the hatred, fear or prejudices towards Islam and Muslims. Were the people born with it? They obviously weren’t. I believe that Islamophobia is taught during one’s lifetime. It’s a bit like racism, nobody was born racist, but depending