The pointing to the other side by those defending themselves against accusations of prejudice does nobody any favours.
In 1972 terrorists took hostage and then murdered 11 Israeli athletes and a West German policeman, castrating one after he was shot, in a terror attack that shocked the world and whose victims were honoured at the most recent Olympic Games.
In 2014 Jeremy Corbyn
2018-08-14 15:08 | News | NewStatesman
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), has urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to launch an independent inquiry into Islamophobia in the Conservative party after several MPs supported “dehumanizing comments” made by Boris Johnson.
2018-08-14 15:08 | News | IINA
More Muslim women have been called “letter box” in the wake of his column.
Aware of foolishly giving He Who Must Not Be Amplified any more airtime, your mole would like to provide a list of things those journalists standing outside the former foreign secretary’s house when he offered them tea should’ve asked him instead of helping themselves to a
2018-08-13 11:08 | News | NewStatesman
Though Conservative sources insist the probe into Johnson “is not personal”, Tory MPs suspect the party has factional motives.
The knives are out for Boris Johnson. With the controversy over his comments on women who wear the burqa into its fourth day, Brandon Lewis, the Conservative chairman, has launched a disciplinary probe into whether Johnson breached the party’s code of conduct.
2018-08-09 12:08 | News | NewStatesman
Like Enoch Powell and Margaret Thatcher before him, Boris Johnson is making racism respectable.
Let’s start with Anders Breivik and work our way back to Boris Johnson. In 2011, Breivik murdered 77 people, including 69 young members of the Norwegian Labour Party, as a protest against the Islamisation of Europe. Boris Johnson penned a provocative, Islamophobic article, peddling offensive stereotypes against
2018-08-08 09:08 | News | NewStatesman
In national newspapers, on TV and in politics, Muslims have been pathologised, homogenised and stripped of all aspects of their individuality.
Tommy Robinson, lately the cause célèbre of the so-called “alt-right”, isn’t the only person to rally a small band of fundamental libertarians, fruitcakes and closet racists behind him while the public looks on in despair. Who’s the other one? Step forward Boris
2018-08-08 08:08 | News | NewStatesman
Despite his post-resignation revival, the row over Boris Johnson’s burqa comments shows his path to the top job is still too narrow for comfort.
Boris is dead. Long live Boris! Six weeks ago, the former foreign secretary was a busted flush, mercilessly mocked by colleagues for his refusal to resign to vote against Heathrow expansion and without a plausible path to the
2018-08-07 13:08 | News | NewStatesman
Officials at Conservative Campaign Headquarters say they are yet to encounter any evidence the problem is institutional.
There’s a Joel Petit cartoon that I’m rather fond of: in the foreground, a man in a lab coat presents his plan for dealing with climate change: sustainable growth, preserving rainforests, public transport, clean energy and so forth. “What if it’s a big
2018-08-07 09:08 | News | NewStatesman
When political calculation fuels prejudice.
Boris Johnson, a man who until recently represented the United Kingdom on the world stage as foreign secretary, has compared women wearing niqabs to “letter boxes”and “bank robbers” in a national newspaper.
Writing about his opposition to Denmark’s burqa ban in the Telegraph , the senior Tory has really shown off his qualifications
2018-08-06 16:08 | News | NewStatesman
Far-right thug and convicted criminal Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (known as Tommy Robinson) has had one of two contempt of court convictions overturned on procedural grounds, and been released from jail.
Although he remains a convicted criminal and is due a rehearing at the Crown Court and could still face imprisonment, fascists in the UK and
2018-08-02 10:08 | News | NewStatesman
Originally posted at TomDispatch. Anti-Muslim activists in the United States were operating in a “post-truth era” and putting out “alternative facts” long before those phrases entered the language. For the last decade they have been spreading provable falsehoods through their well-organized network of publications and websites. A major theme of those falsehoods is telling the … Continue reading "American Islamophobia’s Fake Facts"
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2018-08-01 04:08 | Uncategorized | AntiWar
The toleration of Willsman by the Labour left is a symptom of the party – and Westminster’s – real problem.
For most seasoned Labour watchers, the only surprising thing about the leaked tape of Peter Willsman , a longstanding member of the ruling National Executive Committee, is that someone recorded it.
The content – in which Willsman blamed claims of
2018-07-31 09:07 | News | NewStatesman
As France clinched its second-ever World Cup win over Croatia thanks to goals by migrants and a Muslim, fans, and onlookers quickly pointed out the need for the country to apply its victories on the field to life off the field.
2018-07-16 11:07 | News | IINA
Amid fresh new revelations of Islamophobia, the Conservative Party is accused of turning a blind eye on the issue as it ignores widespread calls for an independent inquiry.
2018-07-02 10:07 | News | IINA
Jews and Muslims teamed up on tandem bikes in Germany, to protest growing anti-Semitic and Islamophobic violence. This step comes amid ongoing concerns over migration and the rise of Germany's nationalist AfD party.
2018-06-29 14:06 | News | IINA
Honestly, if you’re trying to grasp our strange new world, this Washington Post headline gets you at least part of the way there: “New NSC Chief of Staff Is From Group That Believes Muslims Are Plotting to Take Over U.S.” No, that NSC isn’t the National Student Clearinghouse or the Norfolk Southern Corporation or the … Continue reading "Promoting Islamophobia in America"
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2018-06-11 04:06 | Uncategorized | AntiWar
A British Muslim baker called Ali Imdad challenges Islamophobia by backing one cake at a time every time there is an Islamophobic attack, according to meida reports.
2018-05-10 14:05 | News | IINA
There has been a surge in Islamophobia in both Paris and London over recent years, but anti-Islam behavior shows itself very differently in the two capital cities, according to the French media outlet 'The Conversation'
2018-05-10 10:05 | News | IINA
A new report on Islamophobia issued by the Observatory of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), noted that there was a decline of intolerance and discriminations against Muslims but worrisome’ overall situation.
2018-05-01 10:05 | News | IINA
To mark women’s history month, the University of Edinburgh’s Students’ Association’s Women’s Campaign in Scotland, hosted a panel discussion on Islamophobia recently in order to highlight issues on this phenomenon, The Student Newspaper of University of E
2018-04-29 15:04 | News | IINA
Istanbul later this year could host a joint forum of the EU and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the threat of Islamophobia and related hate movements, said Turkey’s foreign minister on Friday.
2018-04-27 15:04 | News | IINA
For the past eight months, residents of Beverly/Morgan Park in the United States of America have joined with their friends and neighbors in the southwest suburbs to stand up against Islamophobia and race-baiting, The Beverly Review reported.
2018-04-25 13:04 | News | IINA
Donald Trump the Islamophobe is now, along with Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron, setting himself up as the principal protector of Muslim lives in Syria.
2018-04-16 10:04 | News | TheAge
An Ankara-based think tank, called the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) released on Monday a report on Islamophobia, noted in it that this phenomenon is an undeniable fact in Europe.
2018-04-04 11:04 | News | IINA
'We have taken regressive steps where our children are now being made to feel that must leave their cultural and linguistic and religious identity at the door'
2018-04-01 14:04 | News | Independent