OIC chief stresses need for additional instruments to tackle Islamophobia

The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen has stressed that the international community has to adopt a unified stance in combating religious intolerance and discrimination with a view to isolate extremi
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Pakistan calls for actions against rising tide of Islamophobia

Pakistan has reiterated its call for strengthening the legal and judicial framework for addressing the rising phenomenon of Islamophobia and hate crimes against Muslims globally.
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Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour conference speech: “We represent the new common sense of our time”

The Labour leader declared that “where the Tories have divided and ruled, we will unite and govern”. Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, speaking at Labour Party Conference today, said: Thank you for that welcome. I want to start by thanking the workers, the fantastic staff at the Conference Centre and hotels, the Labour Party staff who make this
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Katie Hopkins and Muslim-only prisons: it’s far-right conference season, too

Ukip looks increasingly close to embracing the politics of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson. While much of Westminster has been focused on the Labour and impending Tory conference, over the weekend the radical right also gathered its troops to try and stoke further resentment over Brexit “betrayals” and throw fuel on the already-raging fires propelling anti-Muslim prejudice and bigotry in the UK.
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Fat activists want to reclaim their bodies but it is not “fatphobia” to recognise the risks of obesity

How ridiculous, how self-deluding to suggest that any problem with fat is irrational and not because being fat is objectively bad. A sneaking linguistic drift in the way we talk about prejudice has turned isms into phobias over the past few decades. Sometimes this makes sense: homophobia, the model for these coinages, really is driven by illogical disgust. Sometimes, it’s complicated: a
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‘What I gave America and what America gave me’ — an interview with the incredibly charming Reja-e Busailah

Palestinian author Reja-e Busailah says he loves the United States although he has witnessed Islamophobia here for 60 years, going back to an ad on a NY radio station, "Give a dollar and kill an Arab." At 89, retired in Indiana, he reflects on the Nakba that deprived him of his home, and on what terms he would return to the land of his birth. Spoiler alert: Equality.
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The Politics of Pointless Burqa Bans

When former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson spoke out against  Denmark’s burqa ban earlier this month, he made it clear he still wasn’t a fan of the veils; the women who wear the “oppressive” garments look like “letter boxes“ or “bank robbers,” he wrote in his Telegraph column, and businesses should be allowed to “enforce a dress code” on their own. Critics denounced the “ Islamophobic ” comments from the pages of rival publications. Veiled women
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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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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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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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LET’S NOT APPROPRIATE HIJAB

There is an emerging trend in the hijabi world that has me extremely concerned. I’m talking about women wearing hijab not primarily for spiritual reasons, but because they feel it is increasingly fashionable, a way to “stick it to the man”, or a means to show solidarity with minorities and social justice causes. It’s as if these individuals are saying, “We want to use hijab to stand out, but heaven forbid we’re pegged as religious as well.” As someone who
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