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

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

Does the West Repeating Claims of China Committing Genocide in Xinjiang Reify It?

The evidence for genocide committed by the Canadian state, is voluminous. See Bruce Clark, Ongoing Genocide caused by Judicial Suppression of the “Existing” Aboriginal Rights (2018). Review ; Bruce Clark, Justice in Paradise (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999); Splitting the Sky with She Keeps the Door, The Autobiography of Dacajeweiah, Splitting the Sky, John Boncore
| Canada, China, Disinformation

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

Macron and Sisi's authoritarian embrace

Comment: The Egyptian and French presidents are attempting to control the meaning of Islam to enact their domestic, authoritarian agendas, writes Sam Hamad. The trumpets sounded and the drums rolled as Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was escorted through the centre of Paris by the French Republican Guard cavalry yesterday towards the Elysee Palace, where he was greeted by President Emmanuel Macron.
| Comment

HRW slams France for 'endangering liberties' by dissolving anti-Islamophobia group

The US-based rights advocacy group condemned France's shutting down of leading anti-discrimination group Collective Against Islamophobia. A decision by France to shut down a leading anti-discrimination group threatens basic human rights, Human Rights Watch said in a statement on Friday, after it was emerged that the Collective Against Islamophobia [ CCIF] in France was dissolved
| News

From county to congress, scores of Muslim Americans sweep to power after US election

This year's US elections saw the highest number of Muslim candidates running for office, advocacy groups said in a joint observation statement. A large number of Muslim American candidates ran for office in US elections in 2020, prominent advocacy organisations said on Wednesday, interpreting this as a sign of the  community's growing political power . Not only that, but this
| News

The glorious hype and the ugly reality of French values

Comment: For the leader of a supposedly free and secular republic, Macron's attempt to preside over the lives of French Muslims is an affront to our community, writes Yasser Louati. "Few of the countries that are said to be developed and that claim to be lands of freedoms, fraternity and equality live as much as ours in a context of
| Comment

Turkish FM says Islamophobia rising 'like never before'

The Turkish official raised concerns over a growing trend of overt Islamophobia, particularly in Europe. Turkey 's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday said the year 2020 has seen an unprecedented rise in Islamophobia, according to the country's state-run agency. Speaking on challenges presented by the pandemic this year, the official said the year had been especially difficult for Muslims
| News

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil calls to 'disarm Islamophobia with kindness'

"Let's disarm Islamophobia with kindness," Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil wrote on Twitter. Turkish German footballer  Mesut Ozil on Friday spoke out against rising Islamophobia in Europe and said Muslims should "silence" the narrative with kindness. "Unfortunately Islamophobia & Antiislamismus [Anti-islamism] is growing in Europe and in other parts of the world with media playing a big role in that,"
| News

CAIR condemns President Macron’s ultimatum to French Muslim leaders

CAIR accused President Macron of turning 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité' into 'repression, inequality and division'. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has condemned French President Emmanuel Macron's ultimatum to French Muslim leaders that they declare Islam is an apolitical religion. President Macron held discussions on Wednesday evening with  Islamic representatives ,  France24   reported , requesting they agree
| News

Terrorism and French Values

The controversial media outlet Charlie Hebdo is not about either free expression or speech. It fired a cartoonist for alleged anti-Semitism. 3 On its face, Charlie Hebdo signals that Islamophobia is kosher , but Judeophobia is haram . Agence France-Presse,“ ‘Nous ne cèderons rien’ sur les valeurs françaises, assure Macron ” TVA Nouvelles ,
| Blowback, France, Terrorism (state and retail)

Michael Bloomberg’s Racism Goes Well Beyond Stop-and-Frisk

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is using his billions to pay for his presidential campaign ads, blanketing television, radio and social media feeds across the country. As pundits, including CNN’s Brian Stelter , suggest, this national visibility blitz may have boosted Bloomberg’s standing in national polls; it rose to 15% in a Quinnipiac survey last week. With
| election 2020, islamophobia, michael bloomberg

How Emily’s List and Center for American Progress Sold Out to Michael Bloomberg

Billionaire Republican-turned-Democrat Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg was hit with two damaging front-page headlines Saturday. The Washington Post reported ,  “Bloomberg for years has battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments.” “Now, as Bloomberg is increasingly viewed as a viable Democratic candidate for president and the #MeToo era has raised the profile of workplace harassment, he
| center for american progress, democratic primary, emilys list

Calling Bernie Sanders Anti-Semitic Is Islamophobic

What follows is a conversation between professor Sahar Aziz and Shir Hever of The Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post. BERNIE SANDERS:  We must treat the Palestinian people as well with the respect and dignity that they deserve. What is going on in
| anti-semitism, bernie sanders, islamophobia

How Democracies Die

Leo Tolstoy wrote that happy families are all alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. So too with failed democracies. There is no one route to the dissolution of the open society, but the patterns are familiar, whether in ancient Athens, the Roman Republic or the collapse of the democracies in Italy and the Weimar Republic
| Chris Hedges, adolf hitler, article 48

Video: Calling for the Closure of Guantánamo Outside the White House on the 18th Anniversary of the Opening of the Prison

Andy Worthington outside the White House on January 11, 2020, calling for the closure of the prison on the 18th anniversary of its opening (Photo: Witness Against Torture). Please support my work as a reader-funded journalist! I’m currently trying to raise $2500 (£2000) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo and related issues over
| Andy Worthington's US tour (January 2020), Closing Guantanamo, Donald Trump

Islamophobia or fun? Golden Globe winner Youssef suggests he was profiled during airport security check

Islamophobia or fun? Golden Globe winner Youssef suggests he was profiled during airport security check Golden Globe winner Ramy Youssef videotapes his experience passing through Los Angeles Airport security with his Golden Globe Award carried in a special box as it passes through security, is opened and then wiped down. Afterwards, the TSA Agent jokes... The post Islamophobia or
| American Arabs, Christian & Muslim, Entertainment

Indians Rise Up Against Hindu Supremacy

India’s government has pushed through a dangerous new bill that has provoked a mass uprising . The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) offers a fast-track to legalization for Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Buddhist and Jain immigrants from bordering nations while explicitly denying one religious group the same privileges. For years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been chipping
| assam, bangladesh, bharatiya janata party

Malaysia to host major summit of Muslim leaders

Malaysia will this week host a summit of Muslim leaders billed as a forum to look at the Islamic world’s problems, but it will be closely watched for Middle East power plays and their stance on China’s Uighur minority. Leaders from Iran, Turkey, and Qatar will be among hundreds of delegates attending the three-day event set to discuss myriad challenges
| Malaysia, News, Politics

How NOT to interview an extremist

Ill-prepared interviewers run the risk of lending legitimacy to fringe voices. With a party, known for persistent Islamophobia within its ranks, winning a majority today,... The post How NOT to interview an extremist appeared first on HOPE not hate .
| News, Uncategorized

It’s Plain To See The Tories Don’t Want To Tackle Islamophobia

The nasty and offensive Islamophobia unveiled this week is yet another example of the anti-Muslim prejudice that is widespread in the Conservative Party but which... The post It’s Plain To See The Tories Don’t Want To Tackle Islamophobia appeared first on HOPE not hate .
| News

Anglican Church in Southern Africa voted to support non-violent action to end Israel’s military occupation of Palestine, especially BDS actions

Anglican Church in Southern Africa voted to support non-violent action to end Israel’s military occupation of Palestine, especially BDS actions In the News Provincial Synod votes on Israel sanctions, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia Economic Boycott Cultural Boycott
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Ilhan Omar on Peter King’s retirement: ‘Good Riddance’

After longtime GOP Rep. Peter King announced that he would not seek reelection, ending a career defined by his history of racism and Islamophobia. Rep. Ilhan Omar took to Twitter to make it clear that she wasn't exactly upset by the news, while Senator Chuck Schumer praised the retiring Representative. "Peter King stood head & shoulders above everyone else," tweeted
| News, Ilhan Omar, Islamophobia

Palestinian BDS National Committee's responses to questions from UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Palestinian BDS National Committee's responses to questions from UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief In the News The BDS movement does not tolerate any act or discourse which adopts or promotes, among others, anti-Black racism, anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, xenophobia, or homophobia.
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Palestinian BDS National Committee's responses to UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Palestinian BDS National Committee's responses to UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief In the News The BDS movement does not tolerate any act or discourse which adopts or promotes, among others, anti-Black racism, anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, xenophobia, or homophobia.
| News

Palestinian BDS National Committee's responses to UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Palestinian BDS National Committee's responses to UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief In the News The BDS movement does not tolerate any act or discourse which adopts or promotes, among others, anti-Black racism, anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, xenophobia, or homophobia.
| News

Fascist ‘Yorkshire Patriots’ not wanted in Dewsbury

Kirklees Unite against Fascism and Stand Up to Racism outnumbered a fascist splinter group at the weekend.   The so called Yorkshire Patriots, composed of ‘Tommy Robinson’ supporting thugs and ex English Defence League members were supposedly demonstrating over child sexual abuse and ‘Grooming gangs’.   In reality, the fascists care nothing for the victims of
| Action, News, Top story

Fascist ‘Yorkshire Patriots’ not wanted in Dewsbury

Kirklees Unite against Fascism and Stand Up to Racism outnumbered a fascist splinter group at the weekend.   The so called Yorkshire Patriots, composed of ‘Tommy Robinson’ supporting thugs and ex English Defence League members were supposedly demonstrating over child sexual abuse and ‘Grooming gangs’.   In reality, the fascists care nothing for the victims of
| Action, News, Top story

Narendra Modi’s Authoritarian Islamophobia Playbook

India is currently home to the second-largest Muslim population in the world (194.8 million), and by the year 2060, it will have the largest Muslim population (over 333 million,  according  to the Pew Research Center). Although Muslims constitute nearly 15% of the Indian population today, we are witnessing the meteoric rise of right-wing Hindutva nationalism under Prime Minister
| Homepage Slider, International, Uncategorized

Narendra Modi’s Authoritarian Islamophobia Playbook

India is currently home to the second-largest Muslim population in the world (194.8 million), and by the year 2060, it will have the largest Muslim population (over 333 million, according to the Pew Research Center). Although Muslims constitute nearly 15% of the Indian population today, we are witnessing the meteoric rise of right-wing Hindutva nationalism under Prime […] The post
| Homepage Slider, International, Uncategorized

Behind Islamophobia Is a Global Movement of Anti-Semites

by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed The global rise of white nationalist violence proves that the threat of fascism is not just about one community — it threatens all communities: white people, black people, Muslims, Jews, and beyond. The spate of mass shootings… Continue Reading  
| Human Rights, Islam, anti-semitism

ANALYSIS: THE FAR RIGHT & THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM IN BRITAIN

Last Saturday at the BBC in central London, the state of the British far right was clear to see. Only around 100 fascists gathered to support their key figurehead, Stephen Yaxley Lennon aka ‘Tommy Robinson’. They looked demoralised. Nazi National Front thugs, mixed with a few Chelsea Headhunters (notorious fascist hooligans) and an associate of the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, who were
| Action, News, Top story

ANALYSIS: THE FAR RIGHT & THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM IN BRITAIN

Last Saturday at the BBC in central London, the state of the British far right was clear to see. Only around 100 fascists gathered to support their key figurehead, Stephen Yaxley Lennon aka ‘Tommy Robinson’. They looked demoralised. Nazi National Front thugs, mixed with a few Chelsea Headhunters (notorious fascist hooligans) and an associate of the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, who were
| Action, News, Top story

‘Anti-Semitism’ vs. ‘Islamophobia’: How language creates hierarchies of discrimination and whitewashes bigotry

Why is an anti-Semite not called a “Semitophobe?” Timo Al-Farooq says that what at first glance might seem like a linguistic mishap is in fact a reflection of the hierarchy of discrimination in the Western discourse on racism.
| Culture, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia

London Counter Demonstration this Saturday Back on – oppose fascist friends of Tommy Robinson

  Stand Up To Racism’s and Unite Against Fascism’s London counter demonstration for Saturday 24 August is back on now, based on new information that some fascist supporters of Tommy Robinson alongside fascist fake ‘Yellow Vest’ James Goddard, will still be mobilising on Saturday.   Supporters of Robinson are now in disarray, and this is reflected in the
| Action, News, Top story

NEWS/ANALYSIS – Internal divides & anti fascist pressure curtails planned ‘free Tommy Robinson’ demonstration

Anti fascists will have greeted the news that the proposed demonstration to support ‘Tommy Robinson’ this coming weekend has been cancelled by the organisers. A series of factors have undercut the far right and Robinson. The movement behind Robinson aka Yaxley Lennon, has not recovered from the humiliation Robinson suffered in the recent Euro elections, http://uaf.org.uk/2019/05/fascist-tommy-robinson-confronted-by-anti-fascists-in-barrow-loses-online-donations/
| Action, News, Top story

NEWS/ANALYSIS – Internal divides & anti fascist pressure curtails planned ‘free Tommy Robinson’ demonstration

Anti fascists will have greeted the news that the proposed demonstration to support ‘Tommy Robinson’ this coming weekend has been cancelled by the organisers. A series of factors have undercut the far right and Robinson. The movement behind Robinson aka Yaxley Lennon, has not recovered from the humiliation Robinson suffered in the recent Euro elections, http://uaf.org.uk/2019/05/fascist-tommy-robinson-confronted-by-anti-fascists-in-barrow-loses-online-donations/
| Action, News, Top story

Orientalism at the ‘NY Times’: Muslims worship ‘Allah,’ not ‘God’

The Orientalist bias is in the first sentence of this 'NY Times' report. Rep. Rashida Tlaib's grandmother apparently prays to 'Allah,' not to 'God.' This is how the press other-izes Arabs.
| Media Analysis, Islamophobia, Muftia Tlaib

Stop Tommy Robinson’s far right friends in London

      Supporters of fascist Tommy Robinson have said they will be holding demonstrations ‘all over London’ on Saturday 24 August. Unite against Fascism and Stand Up to Racism are to hold a counter protest to oppose their racism and islamophobia. Last Saturday, the far right were outnumbered and well opposed by anti fascists, http://uaf.org.uk/2019/08/anti-fascists-in-london-outnumber-fascist-fragments-who-back-tommy-robinson/
| Action, News, Top story

Stop Tommy Robinson’s far right friends in London

  His supporters have whipped up islamophobia, racism and violence whenever they have marched. It is thought that to try to save face, Robinson acolytes have been told by Robinson to try to make amends for the flop last Saturday, in London.
| Action, News, Top story

Blind denial over Islamophobia within continues

Tory leadership is under renewed pressure to combat the worrying levels of Islamophobic beliefs within the party, after HOPE not hate (HNH) polling reveals deep... The post Blind denial over Islamophobia within continues appeared first on HOPE not hate .
| News

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, Pamela Geller, 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 .
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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

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

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