America: Land of Exceptional, Indispensable Psychosis

A 38-year old man, a Muslim convert from Alabama, is a threat to America, according to the war party and its nameless “authorities.” . . . This man is being released in Northern Virginia 3 years early for “good behavior” … The post America: Land of Exceptional, Indispensable Psychosis appeared first on Global Research .
| English, islamophobia, United States |

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, Jewish Communal Fund, 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 |

Unity key to overcoming hateful trends: Çavuşoğlu

Unity, inclusiveness, dialogue and a comprehensive strategic vision are the only ways to overcome rising trends of xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism across the globe, Turkey’s foreign minister said on May 17.
| Turkey |

Can Social Media be Reformed to Exclude Violent Extremist Content Like what led to Christchurch Massacre of Muslims?

By Kevin Veale | – The “Christchurch Call” summit has made specific progress, with tech companies and world leaders signing an agreement to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online. The question now is how we collectively follow up on its promise. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron at the […]
| Internet, Islamophobia, social media |

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 |

The government has caved to the ideologues opposed to the APPG definition of Islamophobia

Either that, or it simply doesn't care what the Muslim community thinks. It seems the government is poised to reject the definition of Islamophobia proposed by the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims . Instead, it appears to have capitulated to a small group of vocal and well-established ideologues, some of whom have misrepresented the definition .
| News |

UK: Syrian boy sues Islamophobe Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson, the founder of a right-wing Islamophobic group, is being sued by a Syrian boy who was filmed being attacked in a playground for falsely accusing him of attacking white schoolgirls, Anadolu reports. Jamal Hijazi, 16, along with his lawyer, filed the libel suit against Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, in a high court, accusing him of spreading false and defamatory lies against Hijazi in a series of Facebook posts. “We are lodging Jamal’s claim for damages
| Middle East, News, Syria |

Turkey calls for action after arson at US mosque

Turkey’s foreign minister called for a united stance against Islamophobia late on May 12 after a mosque in the U.S. state of Connecticut was attacked over the weekend.
| Turkey |

Somali Muslim workers accuse Amazon of discrimination

Muslim women in the state of Minnesota filed a federal complaint against Amazon, saying they were denied space and time to pray on a regular basis and were given less favourable work compared to their white counterparts, reports Anadolu Agency. The three employees of Somali origin said the company created a hostile work environment for employees in its warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota. The complaint was filed last week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), arguing the tech giant was in violation
| Africa, Asia & Americas, News |

Sensationalist Media coverage of Radical Muslim Terrorism makes Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Spike

Ria Ivandic,Tom Kirchmaier, and Stephen Machin study the empirical connections between local anti-Muslim hate crimes and international jihadi terror attacks. They find that local Muslim populations face a media-magnified likelihood of hate crime victimization in the days following such incidents. (British Policy and Politics) – In recent years, the frequency of jihadi terrorist attacks around […]
| Islamophobia |

Muslims Under Attack: Solidarity or ‘Left Secularism’

Western governments and the xenophobic far right are engaged in a veritable war on Muslims. One way in which this attack unfolds is an ongoing effort to force Muslims to embrace dominant ‘values’ and change their forms of dress or … The post Muslims Under Attack: Solidarity or ‘Left Secularism’ appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Islam, islamophobia |

Mosques Are Being Advised to Increase Security and Expect Hate Crime During Ramadan

“Who saw the video of Christchurch?” Shaukat Warraich asks the audience. A few people murmur replies and some hands go up. “How did [the attacker] find a parking space so close by?” Warraich continues. “Did he enter through the front or the back? Was the door open or closed? Were there any security people wearing hi-vis jackets?” […]
| Articles, hate crime, islamophobia |

Power Plays in the Anti-Semitic Blame Game

Last month’s shooting at the Chabad of Poway, a California synagogue in a suburb about 20 miles north of San Diego, killed one woman and injured three others. Before picking up his assault-style rifle, the 19-year-old male now being held for that attack posted an anti-Semitic, white supremacist screed to the internet forum 8chan. In the post, he also claimed responsibility for a mosque fire nearby and said he was inspired by the shooter who murdered 50 people in two Christchurch, New Zealand mosques in March. This
| Anti-Semitism, Racism, Capitalism |

The Scruton affair

The readers’ editor on George Eaton’s interview with the philosopher Roger Scruton. In the issue of 12-17 April, the New Statesman published in the magazine’s Observations section a 900-word article by George Eaton, joint deputy editor, on the Conservative philosopher Roger Scruton, who was appointed in November last year as chairman of the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful commission.
| News |

Seventy years after my mum fled Nazi Germany, it seems the UK has not learned from history

There is today a climate of division, of rising racism and xenophobia, of death threats to MPs, and of hostility towards foreigner. All factors that were present during the rise of Nazism. I felt sick to the pit of my stomach all day on 24 June 2016, the day after the UK voted to leave the European Union. My ancestral memory
| News |

Our Enemies Are the Same People: San Diego Synagogue Shooter Inspired by New Zealand Anti-Muslim Massacre

The synagogue shooter reportedly said he tried to burn down a mosque first. The connection between these two crimes screams at us to pay attention. The post Our Enemies Are the Same People: San Diego Synagogue Shooter Inspired by New Zealand Anti-Muslim Massacre appeared first on The Intercept .
| Justice, Voices |

The American Tragedy: Veteran Rams Hindu Family, thinking they were Muslims, in Sunnyvale

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – An Iraq War veteran, who had spent 5 years in that country, was arraigned Friday. On Tuesday, he had plowed into 8 people in an intersection in Sunnyvale, California, particularly aiming at a South Asian family who he assumed to be Muslims. They weren’t. The names indicate that they are […]
| Featured, Islamophobia |

The Roger Scruton interview: the full transcript

The full transcript of the conversation between George Eaton and Roger Scruton. On 10 April, the New Statesman published a 900-word Encounter between George Eaton and the philosopher Roger Scruton. The Encounter is a short interview slot in the Observations section, which opens the magazine each week. The piece was also published online and promoted on Twitter
| News |

CUK ‘Islamophobe’ Mulready ‘nearly wet herself’ when tackled by Corbyn aide during attack on Milne

Murphy described as ‘like a lioness defending her pride’ when Change UK candidate launched tirade against Corbyn’s comms director ‘Change UK’ (CUK) candidate Nora Mulready has been accused of Islamophobia […]
| Uncategorized, anger, conference |

CUK candidate at centre of Islamophobia storm quit Labour a day before hearing on ‘bullying’ of Asian woman

Nora Mulready has drawn attention for anti-Muslim comments but has not yet stepped down – left Labour Party under similar cloud ‘Change UK’ (CUK) has stumbled from one disaster to […]
| Uncategorized, asian, BBC |

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 |

When should we start worrying about incipient fascism?

Brexit and those pushing for it have displayed almost every element of Müller-style populism. I’m old enough to remember left-wing demonstrations in the UK when “Fascist!” was a standard chant. On most occasions back then it was a ridiculous accusation, and as such it was rightly laughed away. But times have unfortunately changed. With authoritarian regimes in some Eastern European countries,
| News |

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 |

MuslimARC Releases Guide for White Muslims By White Muslims

By Bill Chambers “As people who are both white and Muslim, we straddle two identities -one privileged in society and the other, not. We experience Islamophobia to varying degrees, sometimes more overtly depending on how we physically present, and at the same time we have been socialized as white people in a society where white […]
| #MainMenu-Society, #Society, Development |

MuslimARC Releases Guide for White Muslims By White Muslims

“As people who are both white and Muslim, we straddle two identities -one privileged in society and the other, not. We experience Islamophobia to varying degrees, sometimes more overtly depending on how we physically present, and at the same time we have been socialized as white people in a society where white people hold more […]
| #Society, Development, Education |

David Lammy: Why I don’t regret calling out the far-right on Andrew Marr

As Hannah Arendt warned, fascism relies on “more respectable forms”. It is easy to be complacent about the threat of a resurgent far right. The most bloody and grotesque examples of fascism have not been found in Western Europe for more than seven decades now. The advance of liberal democracy, tolerance, racial, gender, sexual and religious equality has been real
| News |

Rebuilding Notre Dame

Like many people, I have an image in my memory (and Instagram history) of the spire of Notre Dame in perfect Parisian light, in my case a rich, peach-sherbet evening in May. Also like many people, I have an indelible memory of an uncannily beautiful September morning in 2001. The memory returned to me this afternoon when my screen filled with images of a burning spire tilting and collapsing in Paris—Notre Dame’s destruction an eerie visual echo of those two
| Foreign Affairs, Culture, Notre Dame |

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 |

David Lammy is right to encourage the left to unite against the far right

Its MPs need to communicate in emotive language that is as powerful as that used by YouTubers and right-wing insurgents The Labour MP David Lammy previously sparked outrage among Britain’s right-wing circles when he compared the Tory ERG group to the Nazis at a “People’s Vote” rally. Yesterday, when asked on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show if the comparison
| News |

How Classic Anti-Semitic Tropes are being Marshaled against Ilhan Omar and Muslim-Americans

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The attacks on Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim-American women to serve in Congress and the first of Black African heritage who veils, by the Rupert Murdoch press (Fox, New York Post, etc.) and the US Republican Party are frightening for many reasons, but most of all because […]
| Featured, Islamophobia |

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 |

CIGA 2nd International Conference on Islamophobia kicks off in Istanbul

The second International Conference on Islamophobia, being organized by the Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA) at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University (IZU), kicked off in Istanbul, Turkey, on Friday.
| News |

On my interview with Roger Scruton

I stand by the accuracy of my interview but apologise for my social media conduct. On 27 March I interviewed Roger Scruton : the piece was published as an “Encounter” in the Observations section of the New Statesman magazine but also on the website on 10 April. As a result of his remarks in the interview Scruton was
| News |

‘Things could move very quickly’ — Dems are now the anti-annexation party, taking on Netanyahu and Pompeo

Since Netanyahu's reelection, mainstream Democrats have taken up ardent opposition to his plan to annex parts of West Bank. Sec'y of State Mike Pompeo won't say what Trump will do, but MD's Chris Van Hollen dares to imagine one state with equal rights: "Would you agree that in a one state solution Palestinians should have full and equal political and legal rights with other citizens of that state?"
| American Jewish Community, Islamophobia, Israel Lobby |

Islamophobia: The Art of Scapegoating Dissidents in Arab Regimes

It ought not to surprise anyone that autocratic Arab regimes, right-wing groups in Europe, Israeli propagandists and a host of right-leaning think tanks, all have a common interest to fuel Islamophobia. And not only does [...] The post Islamophobia: The Art of Scapegoating Dissidents in Arab Regimes appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Articles, Commentary, Arab World |

Liberal Zionists must drop the Zionism if they really want to build an Arab-Jewish political partnership

The Jewish left in Israel "received the fewest votes that it's ever received and shows real signs of potentially going extinct," says Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street. While other liberal Zionists call for leadership to build a liberal partnership with Palestinian voters. There is only one way to do so. Liberal Zionists must drop the Zionism, which is obnoxious to Palestinians, based on 100 years of exposure to the ideology.
| American Jewish Community, Islamophobia, Israel Lobby |

James Brokenshire sacks Roger Scruton as government housing tsar

The conservative philosopher has been dismissed for comments made in a  New Statesman  interview. The philosopher Roger Scruton has been sacked as the government's housing tsar over comments made about the Hungarian philanthropist George Soros, Chinese people and Muslims in an interview with the New Statesman .  Scruton, whose five-month tenure as chair of the Ministry of Housing's Building
| News |

Roger Scruton: “Cameron’s resignation was the death knell of the Conservative Party”

The government adviser and philosopher reflects on Brexit and responds to charges of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.  It was in Paris in May 1968, as French workers and students revolted, that Roger Scruton became a conservative. “I was woken up then, I wasn’t really political until that moment,” the author and philosopher recalled when we met recently at his flat
| News |

Zionist OA’s Mort Klein uses House Panel on White Nationalism to spread anti-Muslim Blood Libel

Zionist Organization of America head Morton Klein testified Tuesday before a congressional inquiry into white nationalism and promptly excused white nationalism. Klein denied that the Tree of Life synagogue shooter or the New Zealand mosque shooter were animated by right wing ideas. Rafi Schwartz at Splinter observed, “Klein conveniently neglected to mention that the Tree […]
| Featured, Islamophobia |

Netanyahu thanks Trump for ‘answering another of my important requests’ on eve of election

Even NPR believes that Trump's designation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization was a gift to the embattled Benjamin Netanyahu, who said it was one of his "requests" to Trump. How many other "requests" has Trump followed through on? He is surely doing so at the urging of his biggest donor, Sheldon Adelson.
| Islamophobia, Israel Lobby, Media |

Dem presidentials ‘slam’ Netanyahu, and Israel advocates start doing post-election damage control

Five Democratic presidential candidates criticized Netanyahu for his election tactics, and Israel lobbyists have jumped into the breach to prevent the two countries from dividing politically. Elliott Abrams calls on Democratic Party leaders to break bread with Netanyahu if he wins. And you thought Abrams was a Republican!
| American Jewish Community, Islamophobia, Israel Lobby |

Why British jihadists can’t be charged with treason

The repatriation of British jihadists from Syria raises thorny questions: what crime – if any – should they be prosecuted for? Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2012, it is  estimated  that around 800 British citizens have joined ISIS in its fight against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. And now that ISIS has all but lost
| News |

Agonized US Zionists — and O’Rourke — see doomsday in another Netanyahu victory

As Netanyahu goes up for reelection tomorrow in Israel, the warning that liberal Zionists have long issued-- the Jewish state will no longer be a democratic state but will be inherently racist -- has become impossible for even the warners to ignore. J Street called on US politicians and Jews to condemn Netanyahu's promise to annex West Bank settlements; and Beto O'Rourke did so.
| Islamophobia, Israel Lobby, US Aid to Israel |

Threats targeting US Muslim lawmaker Ilhan Omar prompt warnings of ‘normalized hate speech’

American advocacy group and politicians accused President Donald Trump of stoking Islamophobia after a supporter was arrested for ‘threatening to kill’ one of the first Muslim women to be elected to the US Congress.
| News |

Would-be Assassin brands Rep. Ilhan Omar as “Muslim Brotherhood,” aping Milstein of Canary Mission

A man from Addison, New York, was arrested after he made a menacing phone call to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s office, speaking with staff. The FBi says that the man told the staffer, “Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are you working for her, she’s a fucking terrorist. I’ll put a bullet in her […]
| Featured, Islamophobia, Israel/ Palestine |

It’s Not Just that Mosque Shooter’s Islamophobia That Scares Me — It’s the Media’s

By Domenica Ghanem | – (Institute for Policy Studies) – If we want to avoid another tragic day asking ourselves how this could happen, news organizations have to stop giving a platform to Islamophobic talking heads. When 50 people praying in a New Zealand mosque were gunned down and killed by a white supremacist, the […]
| Islamophobia |