V. Resisting Anti-Muslim Racism
This section provides a non-exhaustive selection of examples of intersectional challenges to anti-Muslim racism, from a range of positions and media from cultural production to political organizing. Taken together, these pieces begin to answer the question: How are people resisting anti-Muslim racism? And how can we participate in that resistance?
- Mona El Ghobashy, “Quandaries of Representation” in Arab and Arab American Feminisms
- Pair with: Evelyn Alsultany, “Stealth Muslim” in Arab and Arab American Feminisms, ed. R. Abdulhadi, E. Alsultany, and N. Naber (Syracuse University Press, 2010).
- Rabab Abdulhadi, “Where is Home? Fragmented Lives, Border Crossings, and the Politics of Exile,” in Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out, ed. Fawzia Afzal-Khan (Olive Branch, 2005).
- Humera Afridi, “Terrorist Chic” in Shattering the Stereotypes.
- Muna Mire, “Towards a Black Muslim Ontology of Resistance,” The New Inquiry (April 29, 2015).
Comedy, Poetry, and Hip Hop
- Suheir Hammad, “First Writing Since,” In Motion Magazine and DefPoetry reading (video).
- Suheir Hammad, “Exotic” in Born Palestinian, Born Black & The Gaza Suite. UpSet Press, 2010, with permission of author and publisher.
- Anida Yeou Ali, 1700% Project: Mistaken for Muslim (video).
- Tina Zaman, “the str8 path: a coming out sequence.” In Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith, and Sexuality, ed. Sarah Husain (Seal Press, 2006).
- Mohja Kahf, “My Body is Not your Battleground” in E-mails from Scheherazad (University Press of Florida, 2003).
- Narcy, “Hamdulillah,” with Shadia Mansour (video).
- Alia Sharrief feat. Aminah Bell “Black Heros” (video).
- “Shugs and Fats” (video).
- Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop (exhibition and catalog), curated by Sohail Daulatzai.
Connections to Palestine
- Robin D. G. Kelley, “Yes, I Said, ‘National Liberation’” in Letters to Palestine, ed. Vijay Prashad (Verso, 2015).
- Alex Lubin, “Neoliberalism, Security, and the Afro-Arab International,” in Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary (UNC Press, 2014)
- Sunaina Maira, “Human Rights, Uncivil Activism, and Palestinianization,” in The 9/11 Generation: Youth, Rights, and Solidarity in the War on Terror (NYU Press, 2016).
- “Free the P,” co-produced by Omar Offendum and Ragtop, compilation of spoken word and hip hop, featuring 24 different artists (audio).
- Voices of Exile: Immigrants and the First Amendment (film).
Additional Resources for Resisting Anti-Muslim Racism
- “Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry,” The Southern Poverty Law Center.
- “What to do if you are witnessing Islamophobic harassment,” Maeril art blog.
- “Anti-militarism organizing resources,” INCITE!
- “Reclaiming Identity, Dismantling Stereotypes,” Arab American National Museum.
- “Hate Free Zone,” DRUM – Desis Rising Up and Moving.
- “The Sky is Ours: A Self-Care Primer for Black Muslims,” Muslim Wellness Foundation.