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A Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Islamophobia

posted on September 7, 2017

Buzzfeed’s Hannah Allam writes about the Pillars Fund, a Chicago-based charity network run by wealthy Muslim Americans who donate solely to nonprofit groups in the United States. The fund, which began in 2010, aims to combat rising anti-Muslim sentiments by funding “groundbreaking Muslim initiatives in the nation.” Allam explains, “There are grantees devoted to the study of U.S. Muslims, such as the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, a polling house and research center. And there are grantees that tackle Islam’s role in pop culture, such as Halal in the Family, a web series about a fictional Muslim family developed by comedian Aasif Mandvi of The Daily Show.”

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