We are an anti-Islamophobic, feminist coalition focusing on South Asian Muslim women experiences in post-9/11 North America.
Coalition: Challenging Religious Intolerance & Chauvinism
- Educate the academic community about microaggressions, institutionalized Islamophobia, and discrimination faced by South Asian Muslims in America
- Spread awareness of female South Asian-American Muslim experiences with Islamophobia, post-colonial oppression, and gender-based discrimination
- Collect and compile resources from South Asian Muslim women in academia
- Islamophobia affects the South Asian American community as a whole, not just those who are Muslim.
- South Asian non-Muslims, not just Westerners, hold and perpetuate Islamophobic attitudes in South Asian and Western countries.
- It is important to examine Islamophobia with a multifaceted analysis incorporating racism and imperialism. For example, due to colonialist and imperialist perceptions, South Asian women are perceived as oppressed and in need of saving from South Asian men.
- Rigid categorizations, such as within the academy, leads to a level of erasure of Muslim voices; Muslim scholars and international faculty are cast as external to the US.
- The most accurate way to learn about South Asian Muslim women experiences is through personal testimonies.