Islamophobia Is Ignored in Ferment over Anti-Semitism on Campus

Rutgers University law professor Sahar Aziz and Mitchell Plitnick, president of Rethinking Foreign Policy, discuss student protests of Israel’s war in Gaza, the growing threat to free speech on college campuses, and how pervasive anti-Muslim bias in U.S. society and U.S. foreign policy perpetuates a one-sided view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Aziz and Plitnick are co-authors of the report “Presumptively Anti-Semitic: Islamophobic Tropes in the Palestine-Israel Discourse,” published in November, 2023, by the Center for Security, Race and Rights at Rutgers. The report  examines how Islamophobia distorts U.S. foreign policy and is being used by some Zionist groups  to delegitimize Arab or Muslim experts on Israel-Palestine and to press unfounded accusations of anti-Semitism.

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