A protester opposing the Park51 project, aka the “Ground Zero Mosque” carries an anti-sharia sign. According to CAIR-WA, National coverage of the controversy in 2010 coincided with an uptick in hate crimes targeting Muslims. (Photo by David Shankbone)

A protester opposing the Park51 project, aka the "Ground Zero Mosque" carries an anti-sharia sign. According to CAIR-WA, National coverage of the controversy in 2010 coincided with an uptick in hate crimes targeting Muslims. (Photo by David Shankbone)

A protester opposing the Park51 project, aka the “Ground Zero Mosque” carries an anti-sharia sign. According to CAIR-WA, National coverage of the controversy in 2010 coincided with an uptick in hate crimes targeting Muslims. (Photo by David Shankbone)

Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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