Islamophobia Crisis - Special Reports

Trump’s Islamophobia: the Persistence of Orientalism in Western Rhetoric and Media

This past weekend, President Donald Trump took to a podium in front of dozens of leaders of Muslim-majority countries in Saudi Arabia to discuss their role in the fight against “Islamic Terrorism.” During his visit, we heard a noticeably different tone compared to his previous rhetoric, regarding his administration’s attitude towards the Islamic faith and More
2017-05-25 08:05 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Factors that led to a surge in Islamophobia

Islamophobia is an exaggerated fear, and negative sentiments, even hatred toward Islam and anyone who follows the religion. This could be a result of negative stereotypes and discrimination.
2017-05-21 13:05 | News | IINA

Islamophobe Needs Writing Gig

Jonathan Kay’s resignation from the Walrus for his role in promoting a prize for a writer who engages in cultural appropriation is a relief for the magazine. But, Canada’s leading liberal magazine can’t say they didn’t know Kay was intolerant when they hired him to be editor-in-chief two years ago. Kay has repeatedly smeared Arabs […]
2017-05-15 07:05 | Canada, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon | DissidentVoice

Latino Muslims in America embrace heritage, faith amid rise of Islamophobia: Report

From reports of mosque vandalism to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in cities nationwide in America, Latino Muslims fear their community is especially vulnerable because of President Donald Trump sweeping proposals on immigration and rhet
2017-05-14 13:05 | News | IINA

Deplorability Now

When Hillary Clinton called some (many? most?) Trump supporters “deplorable,” she may have been thinking about their racism, misogyny, nativism, and Islamophobia.  She may also have been giving voice to her own class prejudices, and those of her donors and fans.  Whatever was going on, her remark correctly described a non-negligible portion of the American More
2017-05-12 08:05 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Hijabi MasterChef in Michigan fights Islamophobia; clears misconception about Islam

A Michigan-based Muslim social worker and blogger called Amanda Saab, will invite strangers soon for dinner in order to fight Islamophobia and apparent misconception about Islam.
2017-05-10 16:05 | News | IINA

OIC chief calls for enhancing global awareness about dangers of growing Islamophobia

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen called for enhancing global awareness about the dangers of the growing Islamophobia by mainstreaming the principles of peace, harmony and security among all societi
2017-05-05 20:05 | News | IINA

CAIR opens new chapters in Colorado, Kentucky and Texas to counter Islamophobia

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced on Thursday the opening of new chapters in Colorado, Kentucky and Austin, Texas, in order to combat Islamophobia and discrimination.
2017-05-05 14:05 | News | IINA

Zarif: Civilizational intolerance root cause of extremism

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that civilizational intolerance is the root cause of extremism in the world. The West’s one-sided civilization outlook is now moving forward to civilizational and cultural inequality leading to promotion of extremism round the globe, Zarif said. Iran has inherited a very rich culture and civilization, he said, adding that last week there was a meeting between top ten civilizations in the world in which Iran, Iraq and Egypt represented Muslim world. They
2017-05-03 15:05 | News | AbrarOnline

Halal foods finding greater acceptance in Kenya: Report

In a country where 82 percent are Christians, halal, the dietary standard in Islamic law, is finding greater acceptance. Kenya is now home to a modest 100 halal-compliant food industry businesses, offering Muslims a choice of offerings and convenience, but that market may be growing. In addition to the country’s estimated 4 million Muslims (out of 42 million), halal is finding favor among Christians as well. “When I eat here, I also promote religious tolerance,” said Lynn Wambui, a 22-year-old
2017-05-01 14:05 | News | AbrarOnline

USA: 100 ways Trump has threatened human rights in first 100 days

As the first 100 days of US President Donald Trump’s administration come to a close, Amnesty International has compiled a list of 100 ways the Trump administration has tried to threaten human rights in the USA and around the world. “These first 100 days show how dangerous Trump’s agenda is, and they’re also a roadmap for how to stop it and protect human rights in the USA and around the world,” said Executive Director of Amnesty International USA Margaret Huang.
2017-05-01 14:05 | News | AbrarOnline

Hundreds of protesters in Minneapolis opposing Trump policies on climate, Islamophobia

Hundreds of demonstrators marched to address climate change and decry the US president administration's environmental actions on an overcast Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis.
2017-04-30 14:04 | News | IINA

Erdogan slams Council of Europe decision to put Turkey on political monitoring watch list

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday criticized the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s (PACE) decision to put Turkey on a political monitoring watch list, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. Ankara does not recognize the “entirely political” decision, Erdogan told Reuters news agency. Turkey is ready to reconsider its position on joining the European Union (EU), Erdogan said. Turkey remains committed to a stalled accession process to join the 28-member bloc, but Erdogan did not rule out putting the
2017-04-27 14:04 | News | AbrarOnline

The Muslim Blood Libel Myth

For centuries Jews have been persecuted and murdered because that Jews ritually murder children and eat them directly or use their blood in the baking of Passover matzah (unleavened bread). Today such myths spread about Muslims too: the myth that Islam allows cannibalism. When doing comparative studies of antisemitism and islamophobia one can easily see […]
2017-04-21 05:04 | Anti-Loons, Breitbart Watch, General | LoonWatch

How to Lose Every War in the Middle East

A winning (losing) formula would look something like: Rush headlong into new conflicts. Create failed states. Prop up dictatorships. Alienate the public. Sound familiar?
2017-04-19 19:04 | War & Peace, Iraq War, islamophobia | FPIP

Lessons From Past Islamophobia and the Christian Response

Recent political developments around the world have brought to the fore discussions and debates about Islamophobia. Some Islamophobes disingenuously argue that they don’t have a hate on for Muslims, and only object to the term “Islamophobia.” These newly minted word etymologists argue that the term is imprecise and precludes legitimate criticism of Islam as a […] The post Lessons From Past Islamophobia and the Christian Response appeared first on The Islamic Monthly .
2017-04-17 10:04 | Homepage Slider, Society | TheIslamicMonthly

Muslim, Jewish women in Connecticut combat Islamophobia and anti-Semitism

Each Tuesday for the past two months, two local women, one Muslim, the other Jewish, have sat at a table in the Danbury Fair Mall in Connecticut State in the USA inviting passers-by to sit down and talk.
2017-04-12 13:04 | News | IINA

Canada’s anti-Islamophobia study to start next month

A panel study about Canada’s controversial anti-Islamophobia motion is likely to get underway next month, the Toronto Sun News reported. All eyes will be on the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage as it hears from dozens of witnesses to study the ill-defined phenomenon of Islamophobia, along with other forms of discrimination and racism. Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s M-103 passed in the House of Commons by a vote of 201-91 on March 23 after weeks of controversy surrounding the wording of the
2017-04-12 12:04 | News | AbrarOnline

Poland, New Player in Islamophobia Game

Ameer Alkhawlany moved to Poland in September 2014 to pursue a Master’s in biology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland’s second largest city. Two years later, the Polish state awarded him a scholarship to complete a PhD in the same faculty. Pawel Koteja, his professor at the institute, told Polish media that Alkhawlany was […]
2017-04-08 14:04 | Crime & Justice, Democracy, Europe | IPSnews

Islamophobia thriving in Europe: Report

A new study on Islamophobia in 27 European countries offers evidence of how the phenomenon is thriving, threatening ideals of diversity and democracy across the continent and inspiring acts of anti-Muslim violence.
2017-04-02 14:04 | News | IINA

India Today journalist trolled for tweet on Triple Talaq, causes #MuslimWomenAchievers to trend

With triple talaq dominating the news coverage, TRP hungry Indian news channels can never be far behind. In an age when mainstreaming of Islamophobia has become routine, the channels with few exceptions, have earned notoriety in pushing agenda-driven journalism. It was because of this perception about Indian news channels that an India Today journalist’s tweet […] India Today journalist trolled for tweet on Triple Talaq, causes #MuslimWomenAchievers to trend
2017-03-31 21:03 | India, Media Virus, Politics | JantaKaReporter

Stop Le Pen – Rally – Tues 2 May 7pm Conway Hall Central London

Alongside Islamophobia and anti-migrant rhetoric in France and emboldened by Donald Trump’s win, the Front National’s Marine Le Pen is in the strongest position in ...
2017-03-31 14:03 | Action, News | UAF

Japanese American Muslims stand in solidarity against racism, Islamophobia

Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC). Image from Fight Back Newspaper. San Jose City, California (IINA) – Around 200 people marched on March 25 from San Jose Japan-town to San Jose City Hall in California to express solidarity with Japanese Americans and American Muslims. Since the election of Donald Trump, many Japanese Americans have been mobilized to oppose the anti-Muslim government policies such as the travel ban from Majority-Muslim countries. The march was sponsored by the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC) and the
2017-03-29 15:03 | News | AbrarOnline

Japanese American Muslims stand in solidarity against racism, Islamophobia

Around 200 people marched on March 25 from San Jose Japan-town to San Jose City Hall in California to express the solidarity between Japanese Americans and American Muslims.
2017-03-29 12:03 | News | IINA

“Nuke Sweden”, “Shoot the Women”, Let Them Eat Bacon”!

What happens when Breitbart and the ex-Breitbart propagandist Milo Yiannopoulos hears about an attack in Sweden where a racist harasses Muslim women?
2017-03-29 08:03 | Breitbart Watch, General, American Islamophobia | LoonWatch

POLL: Have you been discriminated against while flying?

In October, we wrote about the perils of “Flying While Muslim.” Muslims were increasingly being kicked off flights, or prevented from boarding them, for no justified reason. Many claimed it was because of Islamophobia. Now, under President Donald Trump’s rule, things seem to have only gotten worse, with pre- and post-flight detainment preventing Muslims from […] The post POLL: Have you been discriminated against while flying? appeared first on The Islamic Monthly .
2017-03-28 15:03 | American Muslim Pusle | TheIslamicMonthly

Financial Express journalist thinks Kamal Haasan is Muslim, paper forced to issue correction

There’s little secret on the remarkable transformation of Indian media and the extent to which Islamophobia is gaining grounds within the journalist fraternity. Assam’s singer Nahid Afreen and a false propaganda that she had received a fatwa by Muslim clerics against her singing was a shining example of an attempt to legitimise Islamophobia by members […] Financial Express journalist thinks Kamal Haasan is Muslim, paper forced to issue correction
2017-03-28 03:03 | India, Media Virus | JantaKaReporter

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