While the left and right indulge in whataboutery, Muslims and Jews are united against bigotry

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
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Muslim Council of Britain urge PM to launch an inquiry into Tory Party Islamophobia

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.
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21 things journalists should have asked instead of filming Boris Johnson offering tea

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
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The disciplinary action against Boris Johnson could trigger a Tory civil war

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.
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Tory Islamophobia doesn’t marginalise the British far right – it fuels it

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
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Let’s call Islamophobia what it is – mainstream, anti-Muslim racism

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
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Don’t bet on a Boris Johnson leadership

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
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The Conservatives’ response to accusations of Islamophobia doesn’t add up

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
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Why aren’t the Tories cracking down on Islamophobia in their party?

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
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Today programme gives far-right Raheem Kassam a platform to defend Tommy Robinson

Normalising fascism. 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
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American Islamophobia’s Fake Facts

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" The post American Islamophobia’s Fake Facts appeared first on Antiwar.com Original
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Pete Willsman is the true face of Labour’s anti-Semitism problem

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
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Calls for France to end xenophobia, Islamophobia as migrant, Muslim players clinch World Cup win

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.
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MCB: British Conservative Party accused of turning a blind eye on Islamophobia amid fresh revelations

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.
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Jews, Muslims rally to highlight fight against anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

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.
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Promoting Islamophobia in America

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" The post Promoting Islamophobia in America appeared first on Antiwar.com Original
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British Muslim baker challenges Islamophobia with one cake at a time

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.
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A surge in Islamophobia in Paris and London in recent years: Report

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'
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OIC report: Intolerance and discrimination against Muslims declining but overall situation is 'worrisome'

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.
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Edinburgh Students Association's event highlights surge of Islamophobia attacks in Europe

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
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Turkey proposes EU-OIC meeting on Islamophobia, racism

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.
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American local groups in Beverly join hands in anti-Islamophobia initiative

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.
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Trump continues a tradition by attacking Syria

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.
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Report: Islamophobia remains an undeniable fact in European societies

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.
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Teachers accuse Ofsted boss Amanda Spielman of promoting Islamophobia over stance on hijabs in schools

'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'
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