I pledge to fight Islamophobia:

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Jews Against Islamophobia in NYC and the Network Against Islamophobia, a project of Jewish Voice for Peace, initiated Chanukah actions to call for the Jewish community to stand strong against Islamophobia and racism. Scroll down for Network Against Islamophobia resources and newsletters.


Islamophobic discourse is sweeping America – and it has to stop.

As Jews and allies, we pledge to stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters.

An offering from Jews Against Islamophobia in NYC about making our opposition to Islamophobia visible on Passover:

As part of our commitment to making our opposition to Islamophobia as visible as possible, we are asking those of us having Passover seders to place a sticker on your door that says “Another Jew Against Islamophobia.”​

The sign signifies our commitment to challenging Islamophobia in all its manifestations–from individual acts of violence to profiling and state sponsored forms of Islamophobia to the ways that Islamophobia is promoted through the “war on terror” and through Israeli policies.​

We are providing the sign (download here–you can just cut it out!). All you have to do is get some tape and paste it on your door.

Together we will work toward a society and world rooted in justice and dignity for people from every background and community.

Yours,
Jews Against Islamophobia,
a coalition of Jews Say No! and Jewish Voice for Peace–NY

Chanukah Actions 5776

This Chanukah, hundreds of JVP members in over 15 cities rededicated to challenging Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism.  Holding signs in the shape of a giant menorah and reading aloud commitments in public space, JVP members rekindled commitments to challenging Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism together from city to city, from community to community.  See more at www.jvp.org/NAI-action-wrapup

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Islamophobia, the United States, and Israel

Islamophobia plays a key role in building and sustaining public and U.S. government backing for Israel.

Right-wing Christian and Jewish groups dedicated to denying the fundamental rights of Palestinians deliberately fuel fear of Muslims and Arabs (commonly assumed to be Muslims) to push their agenda in the Middle East.

Unwavering support of Israeli policies contributes to the characterization of Muslims and all Arabs as the “enemy” and to the perpetuation of Islamophobia, or the failure to speak out against it. A money-Islamophobia-Israel network—bound by ideology, money, and overlapping institutional affiliations—both furthers a rabidly anti-Muslim climate in this country and helps bolster the state-sponsored Islamophobic and anti-Palestinian policies adopted and promoted by the U.S. government.

 FAQs on U.S. Islamophobia and Israel Politics

Working with our partners at Jews Say No!, we, the Network Against Islamophobia decided to make these t-shirts. The message is simple: Stop profiling Muslims. And we hope that all of us who are not profiled can wear them when we pass through security, when we walk through the airport, when we board and sit next to people on our flights (or trains or buses or at rest stops on the highway).

It’s critical that we say, with total clarity, that we stand against Islamophobia and profiling of any kind.

Get your t-shirt (or baby onesie) today and wear it whenever you travel. Jewish Voice for Peace is distributing these shirts at cost as part of our ongoing organizing against Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism.

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It’s critical that we say, with total clarity, that we stand against Islamophobia and profiling of any kind. Learn more about the Network Against Islamophobia's 'Stop Profiling Muslims' campaign.

About the “Stop Profiling Muslims” Campaign

One of the many manifestations of Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism is that Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim are being stopped at airport security, having their rights routinely violated, and being removed from flights.

This is completely unacceptable. It is intimidating, it is discriminatory, and it is a violation of basic human rights. We need to say so.

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The Network Against Islamophobia (NAI), a project of Jewish Voice for Peace, provides support and resources for those interested in organizing against Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism.

The NAI was created to serve as a resource to, and work with, JVP chapters and other Jewish groups and to be a partner to the broader, Muslim-led movement against Islamophobia. The Network Against Islamophobia is facilitating online resource-sharing of FAQs, public letters, press statements, and other materials developed by NAI, individual chapters, and our allies.

We seek to build connections among Jewish Voice for Peace chapters and other groups working on these issues to effectively challenge Islamophobia in our local communities and develop our thinking together. To get involved, email nai@jvp.org

Read NAI’s statement about resisting Islamophobia

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The 'Refugees Welcome' poster defies Islamophobia and publicly declares our solidarity with refugees everywhere, from Syria to Central America to Palestine.

This poster represents the strength, humanity, and dignity of refugees. Created in collaboration with JVP’s Artists & Cultural Workers Council, this image defies Islamophobia and publicly declares our solidarity with refugees everywhere, from Syria to Central America to Palestine.

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