Islamophobia Crisis - Special Reports

Canada passes M-103 motion against Islamophobia

Non-binding motion tasks Canadian government with study to develop ways to address racism and discrimination.
2017-03-24 12:03 | News | Aljazeera

Anti-fascist campaigners condemn Parliament terrorist attacks and attempts by far-right to exploit them

NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Today’s horrific attack on Westminster bridge and Parliament was condemned in the strongest possible terms by campaigners from Unite Against ...
2017-03-22 21:03 | News, Top story, Islamophobia | UAF

Muslims, Jews in the US unite under injustice

Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and bigotry are on the rise in the United States of America, like hate speeches, swastikas, refugees issue, places of worship and community centers targeted.
2017-03-22 17:03 | News | IINA

Profiling Islamophobes

Islamophobia in America is the fear and hatred of Islam and Muslims prevailing among Christian and Jewish Americans. (Atheists who question the very notion of religion are perhaps less likely to select Islam as a special target of disparagement.) A majority of American Christians and Jews do not fear or hate Islam or Muslims. In More
2017-03-22 08:03 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Muslims in the West challenge Islamophobia with kindness: Report

With anti-Muslim sentiment on the rise, many Muslims in the West are challenging stereotypes by showing the positive face of Islam.
2017-03-21 17:03 | News | IINA

US university to hold lecture on Islamophobia Wednesday

The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success at the University Massachusetts will hold on Wednesday a lecture titled, “Addressing Islamophobia: Dispelling Myths to Confront Hate and Discrimination” in the Cape Cod Lounge.
2017-03-21 13:03 | News | IINA

Why ‘Islamophobia’ Matters In Canadian Motion On Anti-Muslim Hate

It has been a while since the xenophobic side of Canadian politics reared its ugly head. With Trudeau’s Liberals taking power in the Fall of 2015 and slowly executing their vision of a postnational state, we were starting to forget the anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric that had become routine under former PM Stephen Harper. In […]
2017-03-21 03:03 | #Current Affairs, #MainMenu-Current-Affairs, Anti-Muslim Bigotry | MuslimMatters

Turkish official Gormaz: Islamophobia behind tensions between Turkey, Europe

The head of the Turkish Department for Religious Affairs Mohamed Gormaz attributed current tensions between his country and some European countries to the growing fear of Islam in Europe.
2017-03-20 13:03 | News | IINA

Hate crimes: Indian-Americans hold rally in front of WH

Indian-Americans, particularly Hindus and Sikh, have become victims of Islamophobia and xenophobia in the US, the community members said as they held an awareness rally against hate crimes in front of the White House seeking President Donald Trump’s intervention in the matter. “Hindus have been recently affected and victimised (in the US) as a result […] Hate crimes: Indian-Americans hold rally in front of WH
2017-03-20 06:03 | India, World | JantaKaReporter

European court ruling on headscarf is warned of fueling Islamophobia

A ruling by the European Court of Justice that allows employers to prevent workers from wearing religious symbols, including headscarves worn by Muslim women, will fuel Islamophobia, Author Victoria Brittain told Anadolu Agency (AA), on Friday.
2017-03-19 15:03 | News | IINA

Islamophobia in Canada is Real, and Must be Named

The surge in attention being paid to anti-Semitic incidents is not just leaving Jewish-American communities in despair. Canadians, too, have felt a ripple effect. A week after hundreds of headstones were toppled at a Philadelphia cemetery and dozens of Jewish centers received bomb threats, two Toronto Jewish community centers — including one that housed a daycare […] The post Islamophobia in Canada is Real, and Must be Named appeared first on The Islamic Monthly .
2017-03-16 21:03 | Homepage Slider, in-depth Internacional, International | TheIslamicMonthly

The Making of Islamophobia Inc.

A well-funded network is trying to strip the right to speak away from American Muslims and fanning the politics of fear.
2017-03-16 20:03 | Argument, Islam | ForeignPolicy

Turkey plans to set up commission to protect Turks in Europe against Islamophobia

In light of rising Islamophobia and racism across Europe, Turkey is planning to set up a commission to protect Turks in Europe.
2017-03-16 14:03 | News | IINA

Mainstreaming of Islamophobia: The Nahid Afrin-fatwa story

Nahid Afrin, an Assam-based Bollywood playback singer, who recently sang a song in a Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Akira has been in the news lately; however, less for her talent and more for other reasons. On Wednesday, her name and picture was splashed around in news outlets because of an alleged fatwa that was issued against her […] Mainstreaming of Islamophobia: The Nahid Afrin-fatwa story
2017-03-16 03:03 | India | JantaKaReporter

US retires old drone model, a vestige of pre-Trump Islamophobia

The United States plans to retire a model of drone used to carry out strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, and Somalia, according to an article in The Guardian .
2017-03-13 15:03 | The Loop, The Loop, Middle East | AlBawaba

Turkey warns 'fascist' Netherlands will pay in rally row

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday warned the Netherlands would pay for blocking his ministers from holding rallies to win support in a referendum on expanding his powers, as a crisis escalated with Turkey's key EU partners. Erdogan also repeated hugely controversial accusations that the Netherlands -- occupied by Nazi Germany in World War II -- was behaving like fascists in its treatment of Turkish ministers. Analysts are predicting a tight outcome to the April 16 referendum
2017-03-13 11:03 | News | EgyptIndependent

Worries over surge in racism, Islamophobia ahead of elections in Netherlands

Ahead of March 15 election in the Netherlands, the rise of xenophobia, racism, anti-Muslim propaganda in the Western European countries, and particularly the Netherlands, has reached worrisome levels. Geert Wilders and his far-right, anti-Islam, xenophobic Party for Freedom (PVV) had been riding high on a wave of populism and looked on course to win, Daily Sabah News reported. Wilders’ party the PVV, which vowed to bar Muslim immigrants, nearby mosques and ban sales of the copies of Qur’an, referring to
2017-03-12 19:03 | News | AbrarOnline

Worries over surge in racism, Islamophobia ahead of elections in Netherlands

Ahead of March 15 election in the Netherlands, the rise of xenophobia, racism, anti-Muslim propaganda in the Western European countries, and particularly the Netherlands, has reached worrisome levels.
2017-03-12 13:03 | News | IINA

Lismore women in Australia come together to combat Islamophobia in their community

When women from the northern New South Wales city of Lismore in Australia, after they heard about eggs and lit cigarettes being thrown at their Muslim sisters, they decided to stage an event to combat Islamophobia in the community.
2017-03-10 16:03 | News | IINA

The Secret to Our Nation’s Security

Stoking the flames of Islamophobia to find a culprit for our “security problem” is not only 180º off the mark but inflicts great harm out of sheer ignorance.  If the president wants to “figure out what the hell is going on,”[1] all he needs to do is look at our history in the Middle East, More
2017-03-10 08:03 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Muslim group in Indiana, USA criticizes revised travel ban order

An Indiana-based Muslim group in the USA is criticizing the scaled- back version of President Donald Trump’s ban on many foreign travelers that still bars new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and temporarily shuts down America’s refugee program, according to media reports. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), based in the Indianapolis suburb of Plainfield, said the new ban does nothing to protect the U.S. and “punishes the vulnerable, particularly immigrants and refugees.” A statement issued by
2017-03-09 14:03 | News | AbrarOnline

We have a problem with Islamophobia in Canada: PM Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadians have a right to know if a Parliamentary motion to condemn Islamophobia makes politicians and fellow citizens “uncomfortable,” so that “we can deal with it as a society.” Trudeau, speaking in the House of Commons on Wednesday during the “Daughters of the Vote” event in support of International Women’s Day, was responding to a Muslim delegate who encouraged Canadian leaders to condemn Islamophobia, CTV News reported. Color M-103, Trudeau said, sometimes; it’s “useful”
2017-03-09 14:03 | News | AbrarOnline

Alienated Muslims in Europe establish their parties to combat Islamophobia and discrimination

Muslims in countries worldwide are forming their own political parties to make their voices heard and tackle their problems through political means. Parties in France, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, and Greece were founded to counter the rising tide of Islamophobia and discrimination against Muslims in Europe. Austria’s New Movement for the Future Party (NBZ) was founded by Adnan Dincer to become the voice of minorities in the country. “There is no party in the country that works to solve
2017-03-08 15:03 | News | AbrarOnline

Alienated Muslims in Europe establish their parties to combat Islamophobia and discrimination

Muslims in countries worldwide are forming their own political parties to make their voices heard and tackle their problems through political means.
2017-03-08 13:03 | News | IINA

Religious leaders, city council in Ohio take on Islamophobia

Religious groups and Columbus City Council in Ohio State, came together on Monday to discuss issues of Islamophobia, addressing the community at the Abubakar Assidiq Islamic Center in West Columbus.
2017-03-07 13:03 | News | IINA

How Muslim Ban incites vigilante Islamophobic violence

Trump's state-sponsored Islamophobia will expose more than merely Muslims to xenophobic violence and vigilantism.
2017-03-07 09:03 | News | Aljazeera

Social media reacts to US politician's absurd, Islamophobic questionnaire

An Oklahoma legislator has recently proved that ignorance and Islamophobia are doing just fine in the central US state that borders  Texas (because you probably had no idea where it is otherwise).
2017-03-06 14:03 | The Loop, The Loop, United States | AlBawaba

Far right groups, opponents clash at Montreal protest against federal Islamophobia motion

There were some tense moments in the streets of Montreal in Canada on Saturday as there were some clashes between supporters and opponents of a Parliamentary motion condemning Islamophobia. There was a heavy police presence outside city hall keeping the two sides apart as a demonstration by critics of the motion was met by an equally large counter-protest. On one hand, some protesters carried signs calling for free speech and waved the flags of right-wing groups that have sprung up
2017-03-05 23:03 | News | AbrarOnline

The liberal roots of Islamophobia

Today's worst Islamophobes are not hailing from the ranks of the far-right movement, instead they claim to be liberals.
2017-03-03 11:03 | News | Aljazeera

Canadians gather to speak out against Islamophobia

As Muslims continue to deal with the aftermath of the Quebec City shooting, members of the community and their allies gathered at the Centre for Social Innovation (Annex) for an Evening Of Solidarity on Family Day recently. Hosted by Mississauga-based Uniting Muslims and Allies for Humanity, the event was also attended by representatives of other movements. Sandra Noe of the Federation of Muslim Women, one of the evening’s organizers, offered that it’s important for all communities to combat Islamophobia. Too
2017-03-02 14:03 | News, Uncategorized | AbrarOnline

Canadians gather to speak out against Islamophobia

As Muslims continue to deal with the aftermath of the Quebec City shooting, members of the community and their allies gathered at the Centre for Social Innovation (Annex) for an Evening Of Solidarity on Family Day recently.
2017-03-02 13:03 | News | IINA

Mehdi Hasan’s Global Politics Column for The Intercept Launches Today

Award-winning commentator and television journalist Mehdi Hasan will bring a global perspective to subjects ranging from the Trump presidency and surging ethno-nationalism in the U.S. to the rise of the far right in Europe, Middle East politics, Islam and Islamophobia, and more. The post Mehdi Hasan’s Global Politics Column for The Intercept Launches Today appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-03-01 19:03 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

OIC chief voices grave concern over Islamophobia being institutionalized

The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen has expressed his grave concern that Islamophobia, an affront to human rights and dignity of Muslims, is gradually becoming institutionalized.
2017-03-01 13:03 | News | IINA

How Geert Wilders Became America’s Favorite Islamophobe

For years, the Dutch populist quietly built ties to fringes of the Republican party. Now he’s got friends in the White House.
2017-03-01 12:03 | Argument, Europe, Politics | ForeignPolicy

How Geert Wilders Became America’s Favorite Islamophobe

For years, the Dutch populist quietly built ties to fringes of the Republican party. Now he’s got friends in the White House.
2017-03-01 12:03 | Argument, Europe, Politics | ForeignPolicy

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  A Coalition of Muslim Women of Kitchener and Waterloo in Canada held a forum on Islamophobia on Saturday, at the Chandler Mowat Community Centre in Kitchener City, Ontario in order to give Muslim teens a chance to talk about Islamophobia and the Quebec City mosque shooting in January that killed six people. U.S. President Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim stance has had one unintended positive effect; a local Muslim teen said. “People are speaking out against Islamophobia,” Sawaiba Sial, aged 18,
2017-02-27 19:02 | News | AbrarOnline

Grassroots Islamophobia in Trump’s America

A day after taking his oath at the Texas Capitol in January, freshman Texas state Representative Kyle Biedermann mailed out a “survey” to Muslim leaders in Texas that was, in effect, an oath of loyalty. The survey asked leaders to, among other things, condemn sharia punishments and support a congressional bill sponsored by Ted Cruz […] The post Grassroots Islamophobia in Trump’s America appeared first on The Islamic Monthly .
2017-02-27 15:02 | America, Homepage Slider, out LATEST PIECES | TheIslamicMonthly

A surge in wave of solidarity with US Muslims despite uptick in hate crimes

Despite an uptick in hate crimes against US Muslims in the months since Donald Trump won the presidential election in November, a wave of public solidarity and improved views of both Muslims and Islam signal some good news for the community in the medium- and long-term. Data and public opinion polls conducted by Shibley Telhami a non-resident senior fellow at Brookings and the Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland show significant improvement in how
2017-02-26 20:02 | News | AbrarOnline

Canadian province passes anti-Islamophobia motion

The Canadian province of Ontario passed an anti-Islamophobia motion Thursday as a similar motion has run into opposition at the federal government level.
2017-02-24 17:02 | News | IINA

Key Question About DNC Race: Why Did Obama White House Recruit Perez to Run Against Ellison?

Other than pleasing a billionaire donor and preventing left-wing influence, what are the goals in sinking Ellison? The post Key Question About DNC Race: Why Did Obama White House Recruit Perez to Run Against Ellison? appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-02-24 14:02 | Democrats, Glenn Greenwald, Islamophobia | TheIntercept

Daniel Pipes Seeks Role For Middle East Forum In Trump Commission

Daniel Pipes wants to bring more "sophisticated Islamophobia" to balance out Steve Bannon's in your face Islamophobic hate.
2017-02-23 23:02 | Feature, Anti-Muslim, Daniel Pipes | LoonWatch

Professor at Boston university leads workshops on combating Islamophobia

Jeremy Menchik, assistant professor of International Relations at the Fredrick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, led two workshops recently on “How to Combat Islamophobia,” designed to raise awareness of how prejudice against Muslims is created and sustained in public life. The workshops, which were led by Menchik and took place at the BUNITED Student Diversity Conference, also included discussion on strategies that individuals, organizations and social movements can use to combat Islamophobia, BU News (Fredrick S.
2017-02-23 15:02 | News | AbrarOnline

Non-Muslim Canadian women to wear headscarf in solidarity with Muslims

A group of Canadian women, who promised to wear the Islamic headscarf for a month following World Hijab Day to show solidarity with Muslim women have expressed that it has been a positive experience, amid growing Islamophobia and racist sentiment in Nort
2017-02-23 14:02 | News | IINA

White House Refuses to Condemn Rise of Islamophobia as Radical Right Enters Political Mainstream

The Southern Poverty Law Center has revealed the number of anti-Muslim groups in the United States tripled last year, from 34 in 2015 to 101 last year. The Southern Poverty Law Center and other groups have said hate groups have been energized by the candidacy and then election of Donald Trump. On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer dodged a question about why Trump has not spoken out against anti-Muslim attacks. We speak to Mark Potok of the Southern
2017-02-22 13:02 | News | DemocracyNow

Muslim women in Waterloo, Canada offer sweet to combat Islamophobia

Victims of Islamophobia across Waterloo City, Ontario in Canada spoke out on Monday in hopes of building bridges with the community with their act of kindness.
2017-02-21 13:02 | News | IINA

Rebel Media Rally Gives a Glimpse Into Canada’s Rising Hard Right

Despite a last-minute change in venue and relatively short notice, Rebel Media — Canada’s very own answer to the ultra conservative Breitbart News — managed to draw a crowd of over 1,000 people in Toronto for a rally on Wednesday (Feb. 15) to protest M103, a proposed federal motion that condemns “Islamophobia and all forms […] The post Rebel Media Rally Gives a Glimpse Into Canada’s Rising Hard Right appeared first on The Islamic Monthly .
2017-02-20 19:02 | Homepage Slider, in-depth Internacional, International | TheIslamicMonthly

The Muslim Response To Islamophobia is Destroying Us From Within

American Muslims are scared and rightfully so. Many are worried about what the future might hold with Trump’s presidency and the increase in public expressions of Islamophobia being spewed right and left. While fear is a valid emotion and is necessary in waking us up out of complacency, it can also lead to negative consequences. […]
2017-02-20 16:02 | #Current Affairs, Anti-Muslim Bigotry, Civil Rights | MuslimMatters

Canadian Muslims concern over Islamophobia rally outside Toronto mosque

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), prominent civil liberty & advocacy organization, is deeply concerned by a hateful gathering held outside a downtown Toronto mosque during Friday prayers.
2017-02-19 14:02 | News | IINA

Rotherham and Telford unite against fascist Britain First & the EDL

The detritus of fascism in Britain in the shape of Britain First (BF)  and the English Defence League aim to incite race hate and Islamophobia, ...
2017-02-15 12:02 | News, Top story | UAF

Islamophobe Flynn is out, but is his replacement as US national security adviser any better?

Michael Flynn, the man who described Islam as a cancer, resigned on Monday as Trump’s National Security Adviser. Given Flynn’s unabashed promotion of anti-Muslim feeling, it is hard to imagine anyone much worse for the Middle East. But can the Arab world, and US Muslims, afford to be relaxed with regard to his temporary successor, Keith Kellogg?
2017-02-15 11:02 | The Loop, The Loop, United States | AlBawaba