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COMBATTING

ISLAMAPHOBIA 101

OBJECTIVES • Debunking myths about Islam • Connecting to what is happening in the Middle East to Islamophobia abroad • Discussing how Islamophobia has been developed as a system of oppression historically .

AGENDA • Group Reflection • Myths about Islam • History of Islamophobia • Closing .

GROUP REFLECTION .

In the US. why is this not discussed enough and who benefits from that? .Islam is the Arabic word for peace and Islam currently is the world’s fastest growing religion.

TEN MYTHS ABOUT ISLAM .

TEN MYTHS ABOUT ISLAM Split the room into 2-3 groups  Identify how myths impact the way the military industrial complex is supported  What are the additional questions that the myths make people want to research? .

HISTORY OF ISLAMOPHOBIA • Occupation of Palestine • From Ferguson to Palestine • History of ISIS .

ACTION STEPS SO WHAT? .

ACTION STEPS What are ways we can challenge Ilsamophobia in our communities? .

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