Islamophobia Crisis - Special Reports

Brexit Britain: A United Kingdom of hate and denial

It's time for 'Leave' campaigners to acknowledge and denounce the rise of Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Brexit Britain.
2017-08-20 08:08 | News | Aljazeera

Iran: Trump should ‘tackle’ White Supremacy rather than meddle in nations’ affairs

President Donald Trump’s off-script press conference Tuesday about this weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has led to widespread condemnation from across the political spectrum in the United States. And on Wednesday, Iran’s supreme leader joined the onslaught, telling the president to deal with white supremacy in his own country before interfering in the affairs of others. Trump earned criticism from both Democrats and Republicans for saying that “both sides” were to blame for the violence that left one person, Heather
2017-08-18 13:08 | News | AbrarOnline

Vancouver mayor condemns planned City Hall anti-Muslim rally

In the wake of an anti-racist protester dying in Charlottesville last Saturday, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson condemned a rally planned for City Hall this weekend by a collection of small groups opposed to  Islam, the federal government’s immigration policies and what they call the loss of Canada’s “European heritage.” The Vancouver mayor said there is little the city can do to prevent a rally planned by far-right groups, but he hopes residents confront racist rhetoric peacefully after recent turmoil in the United
2017-08-16 15:08 | News | AbrarOnline

Hate crimes against Muslims in Germany on the rise: Report

German Civil Rights Activist Taner Aksoy argues that anti-Muslim sentiment has had a long history in Germany but is becoming increasingly violent because of external factors and the country’s far-right Xenophobic campaigns. Long-simmering tensions between Germany’s far-right and Muslim minority have taken a dangerous turn. The country is seeing an increase in hate crimes against Muslims. Before 2017, German authorities labelled attacks against Muslims under the generic category of racism, but now they are recorded as “anti-Islamic” offences. In the
2017-08-16 10:08 | News | AbrarOnline

in Albany, New York unites against racism, white supremacy

Hundreds of people rallied on Sunday during a peaceful protest in the city’s Townsend Park of Albany to condemn the scourge of hatred and bigotry that prompted the deadly violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. Brought together by the beat of a single drum, men and women of all faiths and races also spoke out against the rhetoric from the White House, which they believe, is emboldening white supremacy, Albany Times Union news reported. Ivette Alfonso, president of the state board
2017-08-15 15:08 | News | AbrarOnline

Study: People living in more diverse suburbs less likely to experience Islamophobia

People living in more diverse suburbs are less likely to express or experience Islamophobia, according to new RMIT research University in Melbourne, Australia. The study was conducted in collaboration with the Islamic Council of Victoria and Moreland and Hume city councils, The Westender News reported. The study which led by Associate Professor Val Colic-Peisker and Associate Professor Karien Dekker examined whether the religious visibility of Muslim residents had an impact on the local community cohesion and Islamophobia. “The data, collected
2017-08-15 15:08 | News | AbrarOnline

India Celebrates Democracy, Kashmir Cries Hypocrisy

India wants to reap the benefits of Islamophobia from which the world is suffering…. the Indian government has to reconcile its own people to body bags coming from Kashmir…. If the Indian people were told the truth that Kashmiris don’t want to be with India, and the struggle here is sustained by them primarily…. the More
2017-08-15 08:08 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Muslim campaign in US to end Islamophobia, dispel misconceptions

Muslim leaders across the United states considered the recent incidents of hate crime that hit the country a part of a deeply alarming trend that came to the forefront in last year's presidential election hoping The Muslims "ask me anything." sessions hel
2017-08-14 11:08 | News | IINA

The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis’ Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville

The impulse to curtail civil liberties in the wake of terror attacks, and blame those who defend them, is always wrong and dangerous. The post The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis’ Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-08-13 14:08 | Free expression, Glenn Greenwald, Islamophobia | TheIntercept

The War on Immigrants: Racist Policies in the Trump Era

President Donald J. Trump and his administration’s immigration agenda centers on draconian, enforcement-based policies and executive orders, exacerbating an already dysfunctional immigration system. As an extension of Trump’s then–presidential campaign, the Trump administration’s immigration policies also represent racist and xenophobic practices, such as anti-Mexicanism and Islamophobia. Like Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan, these More
2017-08-04 08:08 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

NCCM: Quebec media has perpetuated stereotypes about Canadian Muslims

“Quebec media, it seemed, was only interested in Muslim stories when there was a bad-news angle,” said Amira Elghawaby, communications director of National Council of Canadian Muslims, in an email seen by the International Islamic News Agency (IINA), under the theme of “It’s time for change.” At a 2016 NCCM youth workshop in Montreal exploring Islamophobia in the media, 94 percent of participants said they felt media portrayals of Muslims in Quebec were negative. This was the highest of Ontario,
2017-08-01 14:08 | News | AbrarOnline

CAIR calls for probe of bias motive for vandalism of Muslim candidates banner

The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MA) on Saturday called on law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for vandalism of a political banner for a Muslim mayoral candidate.`Dr Hazem Mahmoud said the 8-foot-long banner on his front lawn has been cut with a sharp blade. Mahmoud stated that he had been targeted because he is of Egyptian-Muslim heritage but does not know if the vandalism resulted from bias or disagreement with his political views.
2017-07-31 09:07 | News | AbrarOnline

Met Museum goes against Islamaphobia with chats

The world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York explains Islamic art to its visitors in an attempt to establish an intercultural bridge against the rise of Islamophobia in the country
2017-07-25 22:07 | News | Hurriyet

‘There is no Such Thing as Islamophobia.’ Imam Tawhidi on Linda Sarsour, Islam and Media in the West

Imam Mohammed Tawhidi, the self-billed “Imam of Peace” and “terrorist for dropping truth bombs”, is a curious character. Youthful, yet presenting himself as a wise and experienced religious scholar, his public persona has drawn praise from across the political spectrum in the West, as well as criticism, including the outright ban of his Facebook account. In the short span of about a year, he has gone from having a small social media following to an online superstar, equally loved
2017-07-24 08:07 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Iran | AlBawaba

Boston Launches Anti-Islamophobia Poster Campaign

A poster offers advice on how a bystander can help someone experiencing anti-Muslim harassment — without challenging the harasser. "Education is key to fighting intolerance," the mayor says.
2017-07-18 17:07 | News | NPR

OIC Report: Islamophobia Is on the Rise

The Islamophobia Observatory Report of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) described the growing fear against Islam and Muslims in certain parts of the world.
2017-07-12 11:07 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Regional News | AlBawaba

A Brief History of Ismaili Muslims

If Islamophobia means fear and misunderstanding of Muslims, one could say Ismaili Muslims have suffered similar effects throughout their storied history, mostly at the hands of other Muslims. After an eventful thousand years of persecution, polemics and targeted propaganda by other Muslims, Ismaili Muslims and their hereditary Imams have emerged today onto the global public […] The post A Brief History of Ismaili Muslims appeared first on The Islamic Monthly .
2017-07-06 10:07 | Homepage Slider, Society | TheIslamicMonthly

A Brief History of Ismaili Muslims

If Islamophobia means fear and misunderstanding of Muslims, one could say Ismaili Muslims have suffered similar effects throughout their storied history, mostly at the hands of other Muslims. After an eventful thousand years of persecution, polemics and targeted propaganda by other Muslims, Ismaili Muslims and their hereditary Imams have emerged today onto the global public […] The post A Brief History of Ismaili Muslims appeared first on The Islamic Monthly .
2017-07-06 10:07 | Homepage Slider, Society | TheIslamicMonthly

Muslim star in Limerick, Ireland vows to fight against Islamophobia

The first Miss Limerick from a Muslim background in Ireland has pledged to challenge Islamophobia during her reign, after being subjected to attacks online. Racha Mennad, aged 20, said she had been the victim of racist and religious abuse online, even though she was born and grew up in Ireland, Limerick Leader News reported. Born in Ireland, Mennad said she is also proud to be Algerian and to have an Algerian passport. The Tullamore native, who has been studying HR
2017-07-05 14:07 | News | AbrarOnline

ICSE board ‘promotes’ Islamophobia, Class VI book blames Azaan for noise pollution

In a sensational development, the ICSE board’s class VI text book has blamed mosques and Azaan for causing noise pollution. A chapter on noise pollution in the book published by Selina Publishers talks about sources that cause noise pollution. The image published in the chapter of Integrated Science shows trains, cars, planes and mosque as sources […] ICSE board ‘promotes’ Islamophobia, Class VI book blames Azaan for noise pollution
2017-07-01 14:07 | Education, India | JantaKaReporter

Birmingham unites against fascist Britain First

Unite Against Fascism and other anti-fascists halted fascist Britain First’s attempt to march, unhindered, through  Birmingham to spread their Islamophobia today Hundreds joined a UAF protest ...
2017-06-24 17:06 | Action, News | UAF

Theresa May Wants To Fight Islamophobia in the U.K.? You Must Be Joking.

The British prime minister is too late to condemn anti-Muslim extremism. For years she ignored the problem and her Conservative Party even fueled it. The post Theresa May Wants To Fight Islamophobia in the U.K.? You Must Be Joking. appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-06-20 14:06 | Mehdi Hasan | TheIntercept

Terrorist rams Muslims leaving London mosque, killing 1 and injuring 10

One person has been killed and ten more injured after a white van driver screaming ‘I’m going to kill all Muslims’ plowed into Muslim worshippers near a renowned north London mosque, in the latest terror attack to rock Britain. A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the van mounted the pavement and veered into the congregation outside the Muslim Welfare House, near Finsbury Park Mosque, shortly after they finished Taraweeh prayers. Heroic bystanders wrestled the
2017-06-19 13:06 | News | AbrarOnline

Muslim women victims of Islamophobia file complaint in Canada

Three Muslim workers have filed a human rights complaint alleging they were victims of Islamophobia after they were fired from a maintenance project in western Canada, Canadian media reported Thursday. Amino Rashid told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) that she and two of her colleagues were dismissed from a maintenance project at the Husky Energy facility in Lloydminster, along the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, after reporting incidents of harassment from other staff. Rashid said two male workers told her “there are people
2017-06-17 20:06 | News | AbrarOnline

German FM calls Iftar ceremony ‘incredible’

The Foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel in a message said that Iftar (fast breaking) is an incredible ceremony in the month of Ramadan. In his twitter message released on Tuesday in the German language, Gabriel suggested that everybody should participate in Iftar-cum-dinner, saying it is wonderful. Meanwhile, Chancellor of Austria Christian Kern attended an Iftar ceremony held in an Islamic Center in Vienna The symbolic effort of the German minister and the Austrian chancellor was made while some right-wing
2017-06-14 14:06 | News | AbrarOnline

Islamophobia is intolerable, says London police chief

The recent terror attacks in London have affected Muslims in the same manner as all other citizens of the city and terrorists do not discriminate between Muslims and non-Muslims in their attacks. Targeting of Londoners on the basis of their faith was unacceptable. These views were expressed by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, in an interview with a local media outlet, on Sunday. The police commissioner also said that hate crimes against Muslims have risen in frequency after the London
2017-06-12 15:06 | News | AbrarOnline

'Anti-Sharia' Marchers Met With Counter-Protests Around The Country

"March Against Sharia" participants said the Islamic moral code is a threat to U.S. society and women's rights. Counter-protesters accused them of racism and Islamophobia.
2017-06-11 11:06 | News | NPR

How US groups spread hate via the Islamophobia industry

Ahead of the nationwide 'March Against Sharia', Al Jazeera speaks to author Nathan Lean about the Islamophobia industry.
2017-06-10 12:06 | News | Aljazeera

Protest in a Time of Great Danger

Across the U.S., groups like Indivisible are countering the horrific actions of the neofascists in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. This past Saturday, a rally took place in Pittsfield, MA, that was organized in reaction to the murders in Portland, Oregon. “Say NO! to Islamophobia” was its theme, as demonstrators stood at Park Square in the More
2017-06-08 08:06 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

An Intolerable Europeanization of ‘Antisemitism’ Blackmail

On 1 June, the European Parliament voted, by a very large majority, for a new resolution on antisemitism. It goes without saying that we deplore, yet again, the singling out of antisemitism from other manifestations of racism. Not a word on the others, whereas, for example, Islamophobia is rampant and Romophobia is deadly. But it’s More
2017-06-07 07:06 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Autocrats, Plutocrats, Theocrats: Dog-Whistle Anti-Semitism And Islamophobia – OpEd

Some of the world’s worst leaders from Hungary, to Russia to Iran have joined forces in echoing anti-Semitic tropes bashing American-Jewish
2017-06-01 04:06 | 1, Opinion, Discrimination | EurasiaReview

CAIR urges probe into bias-motivated arson at Texas Muslim-owned business

The San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio) called on local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate an allegedly bias-motivated arson in the state as a hate crime. Police in Mathis, Texas, confirmed to CAIR that an alleged arson attack last Tuesday on a Muslim-owned convenience store might have been bias-motivated. The store owner says he had previously reported threats to burn the business, including alleged statements such as, “You are Muslim, we are
2017-05-31 13:05 | News | AbrarOnline

Facebook comes down hard on Buddhist nationalists for using slur against Muslims in Myanmar

Myanmar netizens were in uproar today after Facebook seemingly banned people from posting the word “kalar,” often used as a slur against Muslims, at a time of rising Islamophobia in the country. Facebook is under global pressure to clamp down on hate speech, violent threats or deliberately misleading information on their platform — with efforts […] Facebook comes down hard on Buddhist nationalists for using slur against Muslims in Myanmar
2017-05-29 12:05 | Politics, World | JantaKaReporter

Ramadan Mubarak: Islamophobe Katie Hopkins Fired After "Nazi-Inspired" Tweet

Katie Hopkins is gone. The controversial news anchor was fired from LBC after calling for a "final solution" in another Islamophobic Tweet, this one following the Manchester Arena attack on Monday. "Final solution" echoes the Nazi regime's "Final Solution to the Jewish Question," the deliberate and systematic destruction of Jews worldwide. It would eventually lead to the Holocaust, which destroyed most of Europe's Jewish population during the Second World War.
2017-05-27 09:05 | ENTERTAINMENT, Latest News, Star Scoop | AlBawaba

Trump’s Islamophobia: the Persistence of Orientalism in Western Rhetoric and Media

This past weekend, President Donald Trump took to a podium in front of dozens of leaders of Muslim-majority countries in Saudi Arabia to discuss their role in the fight against “Islamic Terrorism.” During his visit, we heard a noticeably different tone compared to his previous rhetoric, regarding his administration’s attitude towards the Islamic faith and More
2017-05-25 08:05 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Factors that led to a surge in Islamophobia

Islamophobia is an exaggerated fear, and negative sentiments, even hatred toward Islam and anyone who follows the religion. This could be a result of negative stereotypes and discrimination.
2017-05-21 13:05 | News | IINA

Islamophobe Needs Writing Gig

Jonathan Kay’s resignation from the Walrus for his role in promoting a prize for a writer who engages in cultural appropriation is a relief for the magazine. But, Canada’s leading liberal magazine can’t say they didn’t know Kay was intolerant when they hired him to be editor-in-chief two years ago. Kay has repeatedly smeared Arabs […]
2017-05-15 07:05 | Canada, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon | DissidentVoice

Latino Muslims in America embrace heritage, faith amid rise of Islamophobia: Report

From reports of mosque vandalism to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in cities nationwide in America, Latino Muslims fear their community is especially vulnerable because of President Donald Trump sweeping proposals on immigration and rhet
2017-05-14 13:05 | News | IINA

Deplorability Now

When Hillary Clinton called some (many? most?) Trump supporters “deplorable,” she may have been thinking about their racism, misogyny, nativism, and Islamophobia.  She may also have been giving voice to her own class prejudices, and those of her donors and fans.  Whatever was going on, her remark correctly described a non-negligible portion of the American More
2017-05-12 08:05 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Hijabi MasterChef in Michigan fights Islamophobia; clears misconception about Islam

A Michigan-based Muslim social worker and blogger called Amanda Saab, will invite strangers soon for dinner in order to fight Islamophobia and apparent misconception about Islam.
2017-05-10 16:05 | News | IINA

OIC chief calls for enhancing global awareness about dangers of growing Islamophobia

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen called for enhancing global awareness about the dangers of the growing Islamophobia by mainstreaming the principles of peace, harmony and security among all societi
2017-05-05 20:05 | News | IINA

CAIR opens new chapters in Colorado, Kentucky and Texas to counter Islamophobia

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced on Thursday the opening of new chapters in Colorado, Kentucky and Austin, Texas, in order to combat Islamophobia and discrimination.
2017-05-05 14:05 | News | IINA

Zarif: Civilizational intolerance root cause of extremism

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that civilizational intolerance is the root cause of extremism in the world. The West’s one-sided civilization outlook is now moving forward to civilizational and cultural inequality leading to promotion of extremism round the globe, Zarif said. Iran has inherited a very rich culture and civilization, he said, adding that last week there was a meeting between top ten civilizations in the world in which Iran, Iraq and Egypt represented Muslim world. They
2017-05-03 15:05 | News | AbrarOnline

Halal foods finding greater acceptance in Kenya: Report

In a country where 82 percent are Christians, halal, the dietary standard in Islamic law, is finding greater acceptance. Kenya is now home to a modest 100 halal-compliant food industry businesses, offering Muslims a choice of offerings and convenience, but that market may be growing. In addition to the country’s estimated 4 million Muslims (out of 42 million), halal is finding favor among Christians as well. “When I eat here, I also promote religious tolerance,” said Lynn Wambui, a 22-year-old
2017-05-01 14:05 | News | AbrarOnline

USA: 100 ways Trump has threatened human rights in first 100 days

As the first 100 days of US President Donald Trump’s administration come to a close, Amnesty International has compiled a list of 100 ways the Trump administration has tried to threaten human rights in the USA and around the world. “These first 100 days show how dangerous Trump’s agenda is, and they’re also a roadmap for how to stop it and protect human rights in the USA and around the world,” said Executive Director of Amnesty International USA Margaret Huang.
2017-05-01 14:05 | News | AbrarOnline

Hundreds of protesters in Minneapolis opposing Trump policies on climate, Islamophobia

Hundreds of demonstrators marched to address climate change and decry the US president administration's environmental actions on an overcast Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis.
2017-04-30 14:04 | News | IINA

Erdogan slams Council of Europe decision to put Turkey on political monitoring watch list

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday criticized the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s (PACE) decision to put Turkey on a political monitoring watch list, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. Ankara does not recognize the “entirely political” decision, Erdogan told Reuters news agency. Turkey is ready to reconsider its position on joining the European Union (EU), Erdogan said. Turkey remains committed to a stalled accession process to join the 28-member bloc, but Erdogan did not rule out putting the
2017-04-27 14:04 | News | AbrarOnline

The Muslim Blood Libel Myth

For centuries Jews have been persecuted and murdered because that Jews ritually murder children and eat them directly or use their blood in the baking of Passover matzah (unleavened bread). Today such myths spread about Muslims too: the myth that Islam allows cannibalism. When doing comparative studies of antisemitism and islamophobia one can easily see […]
2017-04-21 05:04 | Anti-Loons, Breitbart Watch, General | LoonWatch

How to Lose Every War in the Middle East

A winning (losing) formula would look something like: Rush headlong into new conflicts. Create failed states. Prop up dictatorships. Alienate the public. Sound familiar?
2017-04-19 19:04 | War & Peace, Iraq War, islamophobia | FPIP

Lessons From Past Islamophobia and the Christian Response

Recent political developments around the world have brought to the fore discussions and debates about Islamophobia. Some Islamophobes disingenuously argue that they don’t have a hate on for Muslims, and only object to the term “Islamophobia.” These newly minted word etymologists argue that the term is imprecise and precludes legitimate criticism of Islam as a […] The post Lessons From Past Islamophobia and the Christian Response appeared first on The Islamic Monthly .
2017-04-17 10:04 | Homepage Slider, Society | TheIslamicMonthly