Macron's real crisis has more to do with French values than Islam

Islamophobia is deeply rooted in French society, and politicians nurture it under fake slogans such as liberalism, freedom of expression, human rights, an affirmation of “the values of the republic”, and the application of secularism, as well as the greatest myth of all: “Liberté, égalité, fraternité”. The essence of this ignores and even encourages discrimination and racism against Muslims and
| Article, Europe & Russia, France |

Biden: Muslim Americans took full Brunt of Vile Trump Hatred of Minorities; Pledges to Reverse Muslim Ban

“I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith. I wish we talked about all of the great confessional faiths– it is one of the great confessional faiths. And what people don’t realize–and one of my avocations is theology — is that we all come from the same root here in terms of our fundamental basic beliefs.
| Featured, Islam-hatred, Islamophobia |

Ryanair chief executive denies calling for Muslim men to face extra security checks at airports

Ryanair has denied recently that airline Chief Executive Michael O’Leary called for Muslim men to face extra security checks at airports after he sparked outrage for suggesting male Muslim men traveling alone are more likely to carry out acts of terror, Mail Online News reported. Ryanair DAC is an Irish budget airline founded in 1984, headquartered in Swords, Dublin,
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Semitophobia, by George Mackenzie

The greatest mass fear in the US is not Islamophobia. It’s not homophobia. It’s not even xenophobia. It’s Semitophobia. Fear of the Jewish Power Cabal. No other group comes close at provoking as much fear in almost the entirety of the population as Jews. Even the slightest suggestion that anyone is saying anything mildly questionable...
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Germany ‘must do more’ to fight racism: Council of Europe

A European anti-racism commission has detected “high levels of Islamophobia” and said that public discourse in Germany is increasingly xenophobic. “Blatant” racism from certain quarters has impacted mainstream politics. Germany must step up efforts to prevent and counter-extremism and neo-Nazism, the Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) said in a report published recently. The
| News |

Michael Bloomberg’s Racism Goes Well Beyond Stop-and-Frisk

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is using his billions to pay for his presidential campaign ads, blanketing television, radio and social media feeds across the country. As pundits, including CNN’s Brian Stelter , suggest, this national visibility blitz may have boosted Bloomberg’s standing in national polls; it rose to 15% in a Quinnipiac survey last week. With
| election 2020, islamophobia, michael bloomberg |

How Emily’s List and Center for American Progress Sold Out to Michael Bloomberg

Billionaire Republican-turned-Democrat Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg was hit with two damaging front-page headlines Saturday. The Washington Post reported ,  “Bloomberg for years has battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments.” “Now, as Bloomberg is increasingly viewed as a viable Democratic candidate for president and the #MeToo era has raised the profile of workplace harassment, he
| center for american progress, democratic primary, emilys list |

How EMILY’s List and Center for American Progress Sold Out to Bloomberg

Billionaire Republican-turned-Democrat Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg was hit with two damaging front-page headlines Saturday. The Washington Post reported , “Bloomberg for years has battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments.” “Now, as Bloomberg is increasingly viewed as a viable Democratic candidate for president and the #MeToo era has raised the profile of workplace harassment, he is finding that his
| center for american progress, democratic primary, emilys list |

Calling Bernie Sanders Anti-Semitic Is Islamophobic

What follows is a conversation between professor Sahar Aziz and Shir Hever of The Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post. BERNIE SANDERS:  We must treat the Palestinian people as well with the respect and dignity that they deserve. What is going on in
| anti-semitism, bernie sanders, islamophobia |

How Democracies Die

Leo Tolstoy wrote that happy families are all alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. So too with failed democracies. There is no one route to the dissolution of the open society, but the patterns are familiar, whether in ancient Athens, the Roman Republic or the collapse of the democracies in Italy and the Weimar Republic
| Chris Hedges, adolf hitler, article 48 |

Video: Calling for the Closure of Guantánamo Outside the White House on the 18th Anniversary of the Opening of the Prison

Andy Worthington outside the White House on January 11, 2020, calling for the closure of the prison on the 18th anniversary of its opening (Photo: Witness Against Torture). Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo and related issues over
| Andy Worthington's US tour (January 2020), Closing Guantanamo, Donald Trump |

Islamophobia or fun? Golden Globe winner Youssef suggests he was profiled during airport security check

Islamophobia or fun? Golden Globe winner Youssef suggests he was profiled during airport security check Golden Globe winner Ramy Youssef videotapes his experience passing through Los Angeles Airport security with his Golden Globe Award carried in a special box as it passes through security, is opened and then wiped down. Afterwards, the TSA Agent jokes... The post Islamophobia or
| American Arabs, Christian & Muslim, Entertainment |

Indians Rise Up Against Hindu Supremacy

India’s government has pushed through a dangerous new bill that has provoked a mass uprising . The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) offers a fast-track to legalization for Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Buddhist and Jain immigrants from bordering nations while explicitly denying one religious group the same privileges. For years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been chipping
| assam, bangladesh, bharatiya janata party |

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan snub Malaysia’s Muslim summit

Leaders from many Islamic nations including Turkey and Iran gathered in Malaysia on Wednesday to tackle issues that have agitated Muslims worldwide, but the summit was snubbed by Saudi Arabia and its close ally Pakistan. At a welcome dinner, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said the Kuala Lumpur Summit would aim to “do something” to improve the lives of
| News |

Muslim leaders gather in Malaysia for summit shunned by Saudi

Leaders and senior representatives from some 20 Muslim nations flocked to the Malaysian capital on Wednesday to discuss issues agitating Muslims globally at a summit Saudi Arabia decided to snub, and Pakistan ducked out of attending. No agenda for the Kuala Lumpur Summit has been released, but it could address age-old disputes in Kashmir and the Middle East, the
| News |

Malaysia to host major summit of Muslim leaders

Malaysia will this week host a summit of Muslim leaders billed as a forum to look at the Islamic world’s problems, but it will be closely watched for Middle East power plays and their stance on China’s Uighur minority. Leaders from Iran, Turkey, and Qatar will be among hundreds of delegates attending the three-day event set to discuss myriad challenges
| Malaysia, News, Politics |

How NOT to interview an extremist

Ill-prepared interviewers run the risk of lending legitimacy to fringe voices. With a party, known for persistent Islamophobia within its ranks, winning a majority today,... The post How NOT to interview an extremist appeared first on HOPE not hate .
| News, Uncategorized |

MUSLIM COUNCIL OF BRITAIN LAUNCHES CROSS-PARTY ELECTION PLEDGES

Tackle Racism and Islamophobia Religious Liberty Engagement with Muslim Communities Safety at Places of Worship Effective Health and Elderly Care Services Refugees Full Economic, Social and Public Participation in British Life Criminal Justice Equality in Education
| Hot Topics |

It’s Plain To See The Tories Don’t Want To Tackle Islamophobia

The nasty and offensive Islamophobia unveiled this week is yet another example of the anti-Muslim prejudice that is widespread in the Conservative Party but which... The post It’s Plain To See The Tories Don’t Want To Tackle Islamophobia appeared first on HOPE not hate .
| News |

Anglican Church in Southern Africa voted to support non-violent action to end Israel’s military occupation of Palestine, especially BDS actions

Anglican Church in Southern Africa voted to support non-violent action to end Israel’s military occupation of Palestine, especially BDS actions In the News Provincial Synod votes on Israel sanctions, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia Economic Boycott Cultural Boycott
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Ilhan Omar on Peter King’s retirement: ‘Good Riddance’

After longtime GOP Rep. Peter King announced that he would not seek reelection, ending a career defined by his history of racism and Islamophobia. Rep. Ilhan Omar took to Twitter to make it clear that she wasn't exactly upset by the news, while Senator Chuck Schumer praised the retiring Representative. "Peter King stood head & shoulders above everyone else," tweeted
| News, Ilhan Omar, Islamophobia |

Palestinian BDS National Committee's responses to questions from UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Palestinian BDS National Committee's responses to questions from UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief In the News The BDS movement does not tolerate any act or discourse which adopts or promotes, among others, anti-Black racism, anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, xenophobia, or homophobia.
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Palestinian BDS National Committee's responses to UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Palestinian BDS National Committee's responses to UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief In the News The BDS movement does not tolerate any act or discourse which adopts or promotes, among others, anti-Black racism, anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, xenophobia, or homophobia.
| News |

Palestinian BDS National Committee's responses to UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Palestinian BDS National Committee's responses to UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief In the News The BDS movement does not tolerate any act or discourse which adopts or promotes, among others, anti-Black racism, anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, xenophobia, or homophobia.
| News |

Fascist ‘Yorkshire Patriots’ not wanted in Dewsbury

Kirklees Unite against Fascism and Stand Up to Racism outnumbered a fascist splinter group at the weekend.   The so called Yorkshire Patriots, composed of ‘Tommy Robinson’ supporting thugs and ex English Defence League members were supposedly demonstrating over child sexual abuse and ‘Grooming gangs’.   In reality, the fascists care nothing for the victims of
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Fascist ‘Yorkshire Patriots’ not wanted in Dewsbury

Kirklees Unite against Fascism and Stand Up to Racism outnumbered a fascist splinter group at the weekend.   The so called Yorkshire Patriots, composed of ‘Tommy Robinson’ supporting thugs and ex English Defence League members were supposedly demonstrating over child sexual abuse and ‘Grooming gangs’.   In reality, the fascists care nothing for the victims of
| Action, News, Top story |

Narendra Modi’s Authoritarian Islamophobia Playbook

India is currently home to the second-largest Muslim population in the world (194.8 million), and by the year 2060, it will have the largest Muslim population (over 333 million,  according  to the Pew Research Center). Although Muslims constitute nearly 15% of the Indian population today, we are witnessing the meteoric rise of right-wing Hindutva nationalism under Prime Minister
| Homepage Slider, International, Uncategorized |

Narendra Modi’s Authoritarian Islamophobia Playbook

India is currently home to the second-largest Muslim population in the world (194.8 million), and by the year 2060, it will have the largest Muslim population (over 333 million, according to the Pew Research Center). Although Muslims constitute nearly 15% of the Indian population today, we are witnessing the meteoric rise of right-wing Hindutva nationalism under Prime […] The post
| Homepage Slider, International, Uncategorized |

Behind Islamophobia Is a Global Movement of Anti-Semites

by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed The global rise of white nationalist violence proves that the threat of fascism is not just about one community — it threatens all communities: white people, black people, Muslims, Jews, and beyond. The spate of mass shootings… Continue Reading  
| Human Rights, Islam, anti-semitism |

ANALYSIS: THE FAR RIGHT & THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM IN BRITAIN

Last Saturday at the BBC in central London, the state of the British far right was clear to see. Only around 100 fascists gathered to support their key figurehead, Stephen Yaxley Lennon aka ‘Tommy Robinson’. They looked demoralised. Nazi National Front thugs, mixed with a few Chelsea Headhunters (notorious fascist hooligans) and an associate of the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, who were
| Action, News, Top story |

ANALYSIS: THE FAR RIGHT & THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM IN BRITAIN

Last Saturday at the BBC in central London, the state of the British far right was clear to see. Only around 100 fascists gathered to support their key figurehead, Stephen Yaxley Lennon aka ‘Tommy Robinson’. They looked demoralised. Nazi National Front thugs, mixed with a few Chelsea Headhunters (notorious fascist hooligans) and an associate of the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, who were
| Action, News, Top story |

‘Anti-Semitism’ vs. ‘Islamophobia’: How language creates hierarchies of discrimination and whitewashes bigotry

Why is an anti-Semite not called a “Semitophobe?” Timo Al-Farooq says that what at first glance might seem like a linguistic mishap is in fact a reflection of the hierarchy of discrimination in the Western discourse on racism.
| Culture, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia |

London Counter Demonstration this Saturday Back on – oppose fascist friends of Tommy Robinson

  Stand Up To Racism’s and Unite Against Fascism’s London counter demonstration for Saturday 24 August is back on now, based on new information that some fascist supporters of Tommy Robinson alongside fascist fake ‘Yellow Vest’ James Goddard, will still be mobilising on Saturday.   Supporters of Robinson are now in disarray, and this is reflected in the
| Action, News, Top story |

NEWS/ANALYSIS – Internal divides & anti fascist pressure curtails planned ‘free Tommy Robinson’ demonstration

Anti fascists will have greeted the news that the proposed demonstration to support ‘Tommy Robinson’ this coming weekend has been cancelled by the organisers. A series of factors have undercut the far right and Robinson. The movement behind Robinson aka Yaxley Lennon, has not recovered from the humiliation Robinson suffered in the recent Euro elections, http://uaf.org.uk/2019/05/fascist-tommy-robinson-confronted-by-anti-fascists-in-barrow-loses-online-donations/
| Action, News, Top story |

NEWS/ANALYSIS – Internal divides & anti fascist pressure curtails planned ‘free Tommy Robinson’ demonstration

Anti fascists will have greeted the news that the proposed demonstration to support ‘Tommy Robinson’ this coming weekend has been cancelled by the organisers. A series of factors have undercut the far right and Robinson. The movement behind Robinson aka Yaxley Lennon, has not recovered from the humiliation Robinson suffered in the recent Euro elections, http://uaf.org.uk/2019/05/fascist-tommy-robinson-confronted-by-anti-fascists-in-barrow-loses-online-donations/
| Action, News, Top story |

Orientalism at the ‘NY Times’: Muslims worship ‘Allah,’ not ‘God’

The Orientalist bias is in the first sentence of this 'NY Times' report. Rep. Rashida Tlaib's grandmother apparently prays to 'Allah,' not to 'God.' This is how the press other-izes Arabs.
| Media Analysis, Islamophobia, Muftia Tlaib |

Stop Tommy Robinson’s far right friends in London

      Supporters of fascist Tommy Robinson have said they will be holding demonstrations ‘all over London’ on Saturday 24 August. Unite against Fascism and Stand Up to Racism are to hold a counter protest to oppose their racism and islamophobia. Last Saturday, the far right were outnumbered and well opposed by anti fascists, http://uaf.org.uk/2019/08/anti-fascists-in-london-outnumber-fascist-fragments-who-back-tommy-robinson/
| Action, News, Top story |

Stop Tommy Robinson’s far right friends in London

  His supporters have whipped up islamophobia, racism and violence whenever they have marched. It is thought that to try to save face, Robinson acolytes have been told by Robinson to try to make amends for the flop last Saturday, in London.
| Action, News, Top story |

Blind denial over Islamophobia within continues

Tory leadership is under renewed pressure to combat the worrying levels of Islamophobic beliefs within the party, after HOPE not hate (HNH) polling reveals deep... The post Blind denial over Islamophobia within continues appeared first on HOPE not hate .
| News |

Makkah Charter fostering diversity, coexistence

As many as 1,200 prominent Islamic figures from 139 countries, representing 27 Islamic components of various sects and schools of thought, approved the “Makkah Charter” as a historic document to establish the values of coexistence among followers of religions, cultures, races and sects in Islamic countries as well as to achieve peace and harmony among various segments of society. The
| News |

Jewish groups call on their communities: defund Islamophobia now

A report by the Council on Islamic-American Relations revealed a money trail from over 1,000 largely mainstream charities to 39 anti-Muslim groups that it calls the "Islamophobia Network." In New York City, activists protested one of the charities, the Jewish Communal Fund.
| Activism, Pamela Geller, New York City |

ISLAMOPHOBIA AS A RUSSIAN EXPORT

Kremlin-exported anti-Muslim ‘news’ used as tool to amplify Islamophobic parties and far-right organisations in Europe and North America. A clip from the Kremlin-funded TV channel... The post ISLAMOPHOBIA AS A RUSSIAN EXPORT appeared first on HOPE not hate .
| News |

Islamophobia definition… denied

Theresa May’s Government has rejected an Islamophobia definition that has the support of more than 750 Muslim organisations, several political parties and many local councils,... The post Islamophobia definition… denied appeared first on HOPE not hate .
| News |

Two-state solution didn’t work, Jared Kushner says, signaling possible support for Israeli annexation

Jared Kushner explicitly ruled out a two-state solution for his peace plan. "If that would have worked, we would have made peace a long time ago on that basis." His comments signal potential support for Israeli annexation of portions of the West Bank and Palestinian economic support but no sovereignty.
| Election 2016, Islamophobia, Israel Lobby |

Trump has the Jewish establishment at each other’s throats (and that’s a good thing)

American liberal Zionists and rightwing Zionists wrote opposing letters to Trump this week over Netanyahu's plans to annex West Bank settlements. The open squabbling is a result of Trump's extreme support for Israel and also the 52-year-long occupation, which has at last brought a crisis to the Jewish establishment's consensus, that to be Jewish means to support Israel.
| American Jewish Community, Islamophobia, Israel Lobby |

Booker and Buttigieg launches are disrupted by Palestinian protest, while Harris spox says ‘supporting Israel is central to who she is’

The Palestine issue is going to be hot on the Democratic campaign trail. Solidarity activists disrupted Booker and Buttigieg launch rallies, while Beto O Rourke congratulated Netanyahu but said his alignment with "hateful" parties threatens two-state solution. And Kamala Harris is doubling down on her AIPAC support, her spox saying support for Israel is "central to who she is."
| Islamophobia, Israel Lobby, Media |

Supporting Israel is now ‘liability’ for Democrats, but ’60 Minutes’ doesn’t trouble Pelosi about it

On "60 Minutes," Nancy Pelosi called herself a progressive and dismissed leftwing congresswomen as a mere "five people," and Lesley Stahl never challenged her about the fissure in the party over Israel. Though more and more commentators are saying that Israel support has become the battleground among Democrats, and Pelosi is busy catering to AIPAC and Netanyahu.
| Islamophobia, Israel Lobby, Media |

Anti-BDS laws are ‘McCarthyism 2.0 with loyalty to Israel’s far right regime as litmus test’ — Barghouti

Prevented by the State Department from coming to the U.S., BDS activist Omar Barghouti was given a generous hearing in Washington at the behest of James Zogby and Peter Beinart. Barghouti was given a Skype soapbox for 90 minutes, to say that Israel's identification of all Jews with Zionism is itself anti-Semitic.
| Islamophobia, Media, US Policy in the Middle East |