Arab-European citizens are moving to the Gulf for a better quality of life

Arabs with citizenship in European countries, including immigrants who obtained passports recently, are fueling a wave of migration to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, according to a recent report by The Media Line. Citing official statistics, the outlet noted an increase in the number of European citizens of more than 30 per cent in some Gulf countries. The number increased
| EU, Europe & Russia, GCC

‘You've literally phoned in to object to the fact that we're talking about Islamophobia’

LBC radio presenter James O'Brien speaks to a Jewish Conservative councillor who called to complain about people bringing up Islamophobia following remarks made by MP Lee Anderson. The Tory councillor named Brett, said 'Western people in the UK cannot raise anti-Semitism without raising Islamophobia at the same time'. UK MP and former Conservative Party deputy chairman Lee Anderson’s comments
| Europe & Russia, UK, Videos & Photo Stories

British-Australian journalist Trevor Kavanagh claims Muslims are 'anti-Jewish by the very definition of Islam'

Trevor Kavanagh alleges that anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish sentiment are inherent among Muslims 'by the very definition of Islam' in an interview with TalkTV on 14 February. The former political editor of The Sun accused Labour Party leader Keir Starmer of 'keeping the lid on the anti-Semitism in the Labour Party' and criticised Labour’s former candidate for Rochdale, Azhar Ali,
| Australia, Europe & Russia, Oceania

Justice denied to Palestinian Arabs and Muslims means the West has lost all credibility

There is no doubting the bravery and courage of Alexei Navalny, the recently deceased Russian dissident who became a symbol of resistance against Vladimir Putin’s regime. However, the global outpouring of grief and condemnation over his suspicious demise surprised me and further highlighted the double standards and unbridled racism and Islamophobia in the West. The BBC chose to focus on
| Article, Asia & Americas, Europe & Russia

Iranian Islamic Revolution’s Position after Operation Al-Aqsa Storm

Islam Times - This year, Iran is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution with an atmosphere different from before thanks to the magnificent display of power the resistance movements arising from the anti-imperialist discourse and Islamic awakening of 1979 revolution have made across the region which signals the coming to fruition of this robust tree.
| Iran

Pro-Palestinian Advocacy on Campus: The Silencing of Muslim Student Leaders and How to Push Back

"As Muslims, we must remember that our worship is not restricted to our prayers, our charity, our fasts, or our worship. Neither is it restricted to the home or the masjid. Worship is how we engage in civic life – voting when we are invited to vote, and engaging with our MPs and representatives."
| Education, Islamophobia, Lifestyle

The War in Gaza Has Put Western and Muslim Hypocrisy on Full Display

"Anyone who has not been in a coma these past thirty years already knows about America’s pattern of killing Arabs and Muslims and the mix of ambivalence and racist demonization that accompanies it. To expect them to suddenly show interest in dead Palestinian, Arab, or Muslim babies at this point would be insane."
| Islamophobia, Middle East, News

Unite executive calls emergency meeting as Graham remains silent on Gaza

Meeting rumoured among Unite insiders for over a week crystallises – and union general secretary’s silence over slaughter of Gazan civilians continues — Taj Ali (@Taj_Ali1) October 21, 2023 An Urgent Call from Palestinian Trade Unions: End all complicity, stop arming Israel Refuse to build weapons destined for Israel. This is relevant for Unite as Leonardo and Babcock, two employers where Unite is active and
| Analysis, Breaking, comment

Qatar to host international conference to address Islamophobia

Georgetown University in Qatar plans to hold an international conference on Saturday to explore the root causes of the rising anti-Islamic sentiments, Anadolu Agency reports. Themed “Global Histories and Practices of Islamophobia”, the two-day event will bring together a host of scholars, activists, policymakers and journalists. “This GU-Q conference promises to be an intellectually stimulating and transformative event, fostering a
| Middle East, News, Qatar

Living under the dark shadow of 9/11

The September 11 terror attacks changed the world, with no community feeling the aftershocks more than Muslims in the West. Sweeping counterterror measures undermined civil liberties, enabling heightened surveillance and eroding Muslims’ freedoms. At the core of America’s response was the rushed Patriot Act. As the ACLU critiqued, it sanctioned the warrantless surveillance of Muslims. Similarly, the UK’s flawed Prevent
| Afghanistan, Article, Asia & Americas

Camilla's Dior abaya exposed French hypocrisy

France’s fanatical secularism hides behind a thin veil of privilege and elitism, while the country’s toxic Islamophobia which persecutes and oppresses Muslim women exposes the hypocrisy of the French Republic. Nothing else explains the French ban on girls in state schools wearing abayas, sparking a fresh row over secularism and women’s clothing. Education minister Gabriel Attal said that the long,
| Article, Big Slide, Europe & Russia

Teaching Palestine: ‘Ida in the Middle’ Wins Arab American Book Award

‘Ida in the Middle’, by Nora Lester Morad has won the 2023 Arab American Book Award in the young adult category. The book is centered around Ida, a Palestinian-American girl who struggles with Islamophobia and stereotypes in the West. One day, after eating a magic olive, Ida finds herself in a village near Jerusalem, living the life that she might have
| Articles, Features, books

Turkiye urges Denmark to take urgent action to prevent Qur'an burnings -source

Turkiye's Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on Saturday urged Denmark to take urgent action to prevent burnings of the Qur'an, a Turkish foreign ministry source said, Reuters reports. In a phone call with his Danish counterpart Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Fidan condemned the "continuous vile attacks against the Qur'an". He told Rasmussen it was unacceptable to allow such actions under the guise
| Africa, Denmark, Egypt

France: police shooting of teen 'sign of institutional Islamophobia,' says expert

Last week's fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old boy in a Paris suburb should not be seen as an individual, isolated case, but rather it lays bare France's institutional racism and Islamophobia, according to a British social theorist and expert on colonialism. Salman Sayyid is professor of social theory and decolonial thought at the University of Leeds; the manner of
| Africa, Algeria, Big Slide

The promotion of an anti-Muslim figure by a Labour MP exposes the 'hierarchy of racism' in the party

The UK Labour Party's claim that it has a "zero tolerance" policy towards racism has to be questioned after pro-Israel Christian Wakeford MP used social media to promote an Islamophobic figure. The Bury South Labour MP, who defected from the Conservatives last year, has sparked a debate about whether or not Labour is as serious about combatting Islamophobia and anti-black
| Article, Europe & Russia, Israel

Intl. event celebrates Muslim contributions throughout history

International Muslim History Month has kicked off on Monday, serving as an opportunity to appreciate and learn about the contributions of Muslims throughout history and combat Islamophobia. IMHM, which begins on May 1 every year and is currently marking its third year, is a month-long celebration of the rich and diverse history of the Muslim …
| News

German police raid office of Turkiye daily 'Sabah'

German police raided the office of the Turkish language daily, Sabah, employees of the newspaper told Anadolu on Wednesday. Senior journalists, Ismail Erel and Cemil Albay were arrested by the police, and searches were carried out at their homes in the city of Frankfurt, sources said, Anadolu News Agency reports. READ: We cannot begin to defeat authoritarianism without first combatting
| Big Slide, Europe & Russia, Germany

Statement: 75 years of the Ongoing Nakba, 75 years of Ongoing Resistance

The following statement was issued on Nakba Day, May 15th 2023, by BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights. It was co-signed by more than 180 organisations from around the world, including the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. You can see all of our #Nakba75 events around Ireland here BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights Global Palestinian Refugee Network
| Apartheid, BADIL, Human Rights

Statement: 75 years of the Ongoing Nakba, 75 years of Ongoing Resistance

The following statement was issued on Nakba Day, May 15th 2023, by BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights. It was co-signed by more than 180 organisations from around the world, including the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. You can see all of our #Nakba75 events around Ireland here BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights Global Palestinian Refugee Network
| Apartheid, BADIL, Human Rights

UK Islamophobia victim urges Muslims to report hate crimes

On a bustling street of Central London, *S hurried to catch an underground train back home after a long day's work. For many years, this had been her routine, and on that chilly night in February 2019, she expected no different. That evening, however, her pride in being able to move freely as a practicing Muslim woman fell apart when
| Article, Europe & Russia, Opinion

Ilhan Omar Expulsion from Congressional Committee Speaks Against American Freedom of Expression Claims

Islam Times - The American-Somalian Ilhan Omar, who made her way to the US Congress as the first Muslim women in 2015, has been a constant critic of the Israeli crimes against the Palestinians in the Congress. But the Republicans could not tolerate her critical voice, and finally on Thursday, they expelled her from the Foreign Affairs Committee with 218
| US

72 Hours With the President of the Most Dangerous Country in the World

INSIDE VILLA SOMALIA: Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says the county’s factions can find peace, political Islam need not be violent and democracy can grow. Here’s his exclusive interview with the Observer Debris in the streets of Mogadishu after a car bombing targeted the education ministry on 29 October 2022. Photograph: Hassan Ali Elmi/AFP/Getty Images The skyline of Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. Photograph: Girma Berta Mohamud,
| Somalia, Conflict, development

Norway withdraws permission for Quran burning after Turkiye's warning

Norway cancelled its permission to burn the Quran, Islam's holy book, after Ankara warned against it, Turkiye's Foreign Minister said on Thursday, Anadolu News Agency reports. Speaking at an event in the Turkish capital, Ankara, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said that the acceleration of globalisation and change has led to some outcomes in humanity, such as an erosion of national identities and
| Europe & Russia, News, Norway

Does Denmark have an Islamophobia problem that it does not like to admit?

A wave of deep sorrow, regret and anger swept across the Muslim world after extremist Danish-Swedish politician, Rasmus Paludan, last week burned copies of the Quran outside mosques and the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm. Under police protection, the far-right provocateur, infamous for his Islamophobic views, torched the Holy Book and announced that he will keep repeating this act until Sweden
| Article, Denmark, Europe & Russia

The attack on respected Sheikh Sha'rawi is reviving interest in his teachings

An Egyptian journalist has sparked a wave of anger among tens of millions of Arabs, not just in Egypt, with his unjustified attack on the "Imam of the Missionaries", the venerable Sheikh Muhammad Metwalli Al-Sha'rawi, who passed away more than a quarter of a century ago. After all of these years, the journalist in question has claimed that the Sheikh
| Africa, Article, Asia & Americas

The Anti-Fascist Research Group Exposing Britain’s Neo-Nazi Threat

On the website of the fascist political party Patriotic Alternative (PA), a doomsday clock ticks down relentlessly to the time when “native British” people are apparently going to become a minority in the UK. PA’s programme includes “a complete halt to all immigration” unless under “exceptional circumstances”, which include “people with a shared ethnic and cultural background who can prove British
| Articles, Report, anti-fascism

Why is the West Lamenting the End of ‘Liberal’ Israel?

Even before the new Israeli government was officially sworn in on December 29, angry reactions began emerging, not only among Palestinians and other Middle Eastern governments but also among Israel’s historic allies in the West. As early as November 2, top US officials conveyed to Axios that the Joe Biden Administration is “unlikely to engage with Jewish supremacist politician, Itamar Ben-Gvir.” In
| Foreign Affairs, Insights, Top Story

Palestine Legal Welcomes Ed Dept's Decision to Combat Antisemitism Without IHRA Definition In New Factsheet

The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights has released a new fact sheet describing protections that cover students who are Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, or of another religious group. The fact sheet comes after years of demands by pro-Israel groups and right-wing politicians for the Biden administration to further entrench the Trump-endorsed IHRA definition of antisemitism. The
| Updates

A fact-check of India’s socio-political undercurrents: the case of Zubair

There are differing opinions about the terms ‘fake news’ and ‘fact-checking’Originally published on Global Voices AdvoxImage from Amnesty International's call for the release of Mohammed Zubair. Used under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. In December 2019, protests spread across India against a proposed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), and were met with internet shutdowns and violent responses from the state. The CAA
| Advocacy, Feature, Free Expression

The Need for Ending Application of Federalism to Iraqi Border Security: Requirements and Obstacles

Islam Times - The Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani's visit to Iran gave a chance to Iran to share its concerns about the security challenges posed to its territory and peace from the Iraqi depth with the highest Iraqi political and military official. After ISIS defeat in Iraq, now massive movements by anti-Iranian separatist groups are afresh raising concerns
| Iraq

How Facebook and the US government have united against Americans with the 'wrong' views

Islam Times - It’s been revealed by sources within the US Department of Justice that direct messages sent through Facebook by American users, along with public postings, have been rigorously monitored, and reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) if they express anti-government, anti-authority views, or if they question the legitimacy of the November 2020 presidential election’s outcome.
| US

Pentagon Reveals “Full” List of Military Aid to Ukraine

Islam Times - The Pentagon has issued a list of American military aid approved for Ukraine so far this year, outlining nearly $17 billion in arms and gear, including tens of thousands of anti-tank systems, just shy of 1 million artillery rounds, and an array of heavy and long-range weapons platforms.
| US

Labour vote collapses by almost half in Bolton by-election

Starmer’s ‘winning back the red wall’ and disinterest in tackling the Islamophobia of the Labour right are going well, then Labour’s vote collapsed by almost half in the Rumworth by-election in Bolton last night, falling by 35.2% – while allowing the Tories to gain 44.1% to take the seat: Starmer’s plan to win back the […]
| Analysis, comment, aloof

Israel Conquers the World

Islam Times- Modern Jewish power as a global phenomenon is a cancer that was in a certain sense made in America and has spread worldwide. But, fortunately, the smearing of critics as anti-Semites is beginning to wear thin. As Chris Hedges observed in March 2019 “The Israel Lobby’s buying off of nearly every senior politician in the United States, facilitated
| Palestine

How The Crisis In Mali Is Intensifying Islamophobia Across Africa

Nearly half of Malians live in extreme poverty and many are without access to education or employment. The economy, dependent on gold mining and agriculture, is vulnerable to commodity price swings and increasing desertification. Armed groups have drawn upon deep resentment toward the state over rampant corruption and human rights abuses by security forces, and experts have continued to lament
| Africa, Current, african muslims

The Trojan Horse Affair: A British Muslim Parent Perspective

A Backdrop Of Anti-Muslim Politicization Parenting in Light of The Trojan Horse Scandal As a parent, internalizing the Islamophobic gaze is often part of that protective measure you must assume as a parent–to safeguard your child from the traumaClick To Tweet The So-Called “Operation Trojan Horse” Aftermath of Trojan Horse: Institutional Islamophobia Anti-terror and counter-violence extremism logic is policy-based evidence, and not evidence-based policy. It
| #Culture, #Current Affairs, Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Daesh Seeking Infiltration into Iraq through US Support: Hezbollah Brigades

Islam Times - The spokesman for Iraq’s anti-terror [Kataib] Hezbollah Brigades resistance movement, whose group is part of the Popular Mobilization Units [PMU], better known in Arabic as Hashd al-Shaabi, said the remnants of Daesh [Arabic for ‘ISIS/ISIL’ terrorist group] are seeking infiltration into territories in Iraq’s western province of Anbar through US military support.
| Iraq

Navigating the Causes and Roots of Discrimination in Europe

As far as many in our age are concerned, faith in general, and maybe your faith as a Muslim in particular, represents not merely an antiquated set of beliefs that should maybe be tolerated, but not embraced, but as something ultimately threatening this Enlightenment tradition. 'We fought hard for our liberties against Church dogmatism’, the argument goes, ‘and now Muslims
| Current, Europe, Islamophobia

Russia: Iran ‘Absolutely Right’ To Ask US for Guarantees in Vienna Talks

Islam Times - Russia's top negotiator to the Vienna talks on the removal of anti-Iran sanctions, Mikhail Ulyanov, says Tehran is “absolutely right” to be asking for guarantees from Washington after the unilateral withdrawal of the country from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA].
| Russia

Mass Rally in Baghdad to Pay Homage to Iran’s Soleimani, Iraq’s Muhandis

Islam Times - Iraqi people have staged on Friday a mass rally to pay tribute to top Iranian anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleimani and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), who were assassinated in a US drone strike near Baghdad airport last January.
| Iraq

From Hadith Rejection To COVID-19 Denialism: 10 Critical Thinking Tools For Fighting Back Against Anti-Intellectualism

Purpose – Are We Solving the Right Problem? Framing – What are my Guiding Values? Framing Are You Advocating That We Act Out of Fear? Influences – What Are My Biases? What is Water? Motivated Rationality Ego Am I Susceptible to Falling for Conspiracy Theories? Information – What Evidence Do I Need to Move Forward? Experts – Who Do I Trust to Give Me This Information? Assumptions – What Am I
| #Current Affairs, #Islam, #Life

US Embassy in Beirut Donates Poisonous Vaccine to Lebanese People: Report

Islam Times - While CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has been advising the Americans to receive Pfizer and AstraZeneca anti-coronavius vaccines, the US ambassador to Beirut, Dorothy Shea, has been donating 360,000 shots of Johnson & Johnson vaccine which was castigated by the national public health agency of the United States as a cause of blood clots.
| Lebanon

Anti-Shiite State Crimes in Nigeria, Again: From Foreign Incitement to Disgraceful Western Silence

Islam Times- why again did the Nigerian police attack the Shiite ceremony despite the court ruling proved that no violation of the law was made by the Shiites? Again we should point the fingers to Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. In recent years, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh have used their petrodollars against Shiites in Africa. Meanwhile, one of the main
| Africa

Biden Becomes First US Pres. to Recognize ‘Armenian Genocide,’ Irking Turkey

Islam Times - US President Joe Biden has emerged as the first American president to proclaim formal recognition of the politically-motivated “Armenian genocide,” which has long become an annual ritual for successive US presidents and lawmakers to promote the anti-Turkey stance more than a century after the carnage, blamed on Ottoman troops but never officially sanctioned.
| US

‘Israeli’ Military Investigating Why Its Aerial Systems Failed to Shoot Down Missile

Islam Times - The Zionist military launched a formal probe into why its aerial systems – often touted as being among the best in the world – failed to intercept the alleged Syrian anti-aircraft missile that entered the ‘Israeli’-occupied Palestinian airspace and exploded in mid-air, spewing debris across a wide area about 40 km from the Zionist regime’s highly sensitive
| Palestine

‘Israeli’ Elections: Anti-Netanyahu Bloc Maintains Majority, Poll Shows

Islam Times - An election poll released by ‘Israeli’ Channel 12 News on Tuesday showed little movement compared to its previous one last week, with 62 of the Zionist parliament [Knesset]'s 120 seats predicted to be won by parties that have ruled out sitting in a government with the entity’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
| Palestine

Organize Against The Ban of Niqab In Switzerland Before They Come For The Hijab

Having lived in Switzerland for over 10 years, I’ve found the native people of this country to be amicable, a little bit insular, but always having a fair dose of pragmatism when it comes to making big decisions. All except when it comes to Muslims. Thats when rationality and level-headedness seems to go out the window. On March 7, in just
| #Society, Europe, Politics

Azerbaijan invites allies Turkey and Pakistan to 'rebuild Nagorno-Karabakh'

The three countries' top diplomats discussed reconstruction efforts and an initiative to combat global Islamophobia. Azerbaijan has invited companies from Turkey and Pakistan to help rebuild the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, parts of which were recaptured by Baku last year. On Wednesday, Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov praised the support given to Baku by
| News