Students’ New Campaign Fights Islamophobia

September 13, 2010

Author: Mary E. O'Leary

Source: The New Haven Register

Valarie Kaur is an award-winning filmmaker who has fought racism for the past nine years, and still she found herself overwhelmed and paralyzed by the anti-Muslim sentiment flowing from controversy over the planned Islamic center near Ground Zero in New York.


A student at the Yale Law School, Kaur said the Islamophobia she first observed after the attacks of 9/11, which appeared to have subsided, has “now become mainstream, acceptable, normalized.”