On March 6, 2017, the president of the United States issued a second executive order that targets Muslims. This Muslim ban has already had a variety of negative outcomes, including limiting basic refugee protections mandated by international law, students’ access to their sites of study, and Muslim entrance to the United States more generally. The executive order also has a much more far-reaching consequence. It feeds the Islamophobia machine in this country, reinforcing the idea that there is much to fear from Islam and Muslims. By consistently linking the discourse on Muslims and Islam to sensationalized security debates, this administration is irresponsibly promoting hate and antagonism against Islam and Muslims, not only in the United States but the world over. Chief among the targets of this Islamophobic tide are Muslim women identifiable to the public as Muslims because...

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