What is the Network Against Islamophobia Reading?

As we are organizing and strategizing within our communities and trying to do work that is meaningful and thoughtful, there is so much to read and learn about in relation to Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism in the current moment. We at NAI are going to share some of the recent articles we have found most helpful and will continue to do so. Please send us any suggestions at nai@jvp.org

And, in the meantime, please look at the NAI page on the website to learn more about the work we are doing to be as visible as possible. You can learn about the canvassing we are doing in our communities and can join one of the Chanukah actions against Islamophobia that will be taking place across the country. And we also have lots of resources and curricula to help strengthen our work.

Some Initial Readings:

Zaina Alsous, Laila Nur, and Saba Taj, Muslim Artists and Activists Discuss the Clear and Present Danger of Trump’s Presidency…

Hatem Bazian, National Entry-Exit Registration System: Arabs, Muslims, and Southeast Asians and Post-9/11 “Security Measures”

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamophobia and the Potential Trump Team

Carol Kuruvilla, Allies Form A Circle Of Protection Around Muslim Students Praying In Michigan

Dara Lind, Donald Trump’s Proposed “Muslim Registry,” Explained


Back in the mid-90s, three young Jewish women realized they could no longer keep silent about Israel’s occupation – and decided to do something about it. Watch their story – our story – here.



Researching the American Israeli Alliance and Jewish Voice for Peace’s report reveals the extent of massive training programs between U.S. law enforcement and Israeli police, military, and the Shin Bet.

End the Deadly Exchange

When US law enforcement trade tactics with the Israeli police and military, Israel deepens its military occupation and the US heightens its violence of policing.

Booking.com: Tell the Truth

Days ago, Booking.com bowed to pro-Israel activists and started describing all of Jerusalem as a “city in Israel” – literally erasing Palestinian East Jerusalem. Let’s get Booking.com to tell the truth: East Jerusalem is occupied territory.

Senators: Investigate Israeli Violence!

No one should be killed for taking part in a peaceful protest. It’s up to us to call on progressive Senators to investigate Israel’s massacre in Gaza that killed over 100 Palestinians wounded 12,000 others.

Huge Palestinian march with text overlaid reading "support the #greatreturnmarch"