A lot of difficult questions and topics linger on the subject of Islam and often times it isn’t easy to find resources capable of addressing these difficult topics fairly. Muslims and non-Muslims both have biases towards Islam, especially when it comes to women’s rights, sharia law and liberalism. Below is a short list of supplemental […]

Written by Aline Batarseh on March 14, 2019 Misrepresentations of the Arab world, especially Palestine, in school textbooks is a widespread problem that has contributed to anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia and fear of “the other” over at least the past two decades in the U.S. In September 2018, the National Arab American Women’s Association (NAAWA), a social […]

The following is drawn from research conducted by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) as well as a report on the 2017 National Interfaith Anti-Bullying Summit, in which ISPU played a significant role on the topic. You can access the complete report at the link for insightful evidence-based best practices. Report Highlights In […]

Learn How To Recognize Bullying Core elements of the bullying include: unwanted aggressive behavior; observed or perceived power imbalance; and repetition of behaviors or high likelihood of repetition.[i] There are different types of bullying: Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things, Social bullying, sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships, Physical […]

The following interview with Sharif Hidayat, a police and community service officer with the 4th district of Maryland’s Montgomery County Police Department. He discusses the importance of living in the community he serves in order to connect with residents and engage across differences. The video was conceived, conducted, produced and edited by Middle East Policy […]

The following interview with Nadia Aziz, a program manager of the Stop the Hate Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, was conducted, produced and edited by Middle East Policy Council interns, Gabrielle Hunt (Seton Hall University) and Sara Lönegård (University of Dundee/San Francisco State) in 2017. MEPC interns can develop independent projects […]

Photo: Barack Obama walks with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to a meeting at Erga palace in Riyadh. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

A general lack of knowledge about how some Muslim girls and women dress sometimes leads to instances of anti-Islam rhetoric, harmful stereotypes and social barriers. This is not a black-and-white issue as women's attire everywhere is influenced by family, culture and national norms, religious beliefs, personal preference, fashion trends, political views and so much more. [...]

Several rounds of peace talks on the Syrian Civil War have taken place in Astana, Kazakhstan. Here, TeachMideast provides background information and context to better understand the purpose and outcomes of these negotiations.   1. What has been the focus of these talks?  The Arab Spring protests in Syria led to the current Syrian Civil […]

On, March 26, 2016, Professor Shibley Telhami talked with C-SPAN and guest callers about U.S. perceptions of those who practice Islam based on his recent polling and in light of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, earlier that same week. He also looks at statements made by Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), candidates [...]