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Britain First Electronic Bulletin Shows Young Girls Promoting Far Right Material
November 28, 2015 By Tell Mama

Britain First Electronic Bulletin Shows Young Girls Promoting Far Right Material

The latest circular from the extremist far right group, Britain First, can only be described as intimidating and more worryingly, where minors are being used to promote this extremist far right group. The circular which was sent to subscribers makes the usual call for ‘donations’ and openly suggests that far right Britain First sympathisers are

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Morpeth Town Councillor David Clarke Refuses to Resign After Anti-Islam Comments
November 27, 2015 By Tell Mama

Morpeth Town Councillor David Clarke Refuses to Resign After Anti-Islam Comments

Morpeth Town Councillor, David Clark, has refused to resign after making a number of Facebook comments that were reported into us by members of the public. Speaking to the Morpeth Herald yesterday, he stated: “I abhor extremism of any kind and I was referring to extremists and not Islam as a whole.” Cllr David Clark

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Morpeth Town Councillor David Clarke Refuses to Resign After Anti-Islam Comments
November 27, 2015 By Tell Mama

Morpeth Town Councillor David Clarke Refuses to Resign After Anti-Islam Comments

Morpeth Town Councillor, David Clark, has refused to resign after making a number of Facebook comments that were reported into us by members of the public. Speaking to the Morpeth Herald yesterday, he stated: “I abhor extremism of any kind and I was referring to extremists and not Islam as a whole.” Cllr David Clark

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Morpeth Town Councillor David Clarke Refuses to Resign After Anti-Islam Comments
November 27, 2015 By Tell Mama

Morpeth Town Councillor David Clarke Refuses to Resign After Anti-Islam Comments

Morpeth Town Councillor, David Clark, has refused to resign after making a number of Facebook comments that were reported into us by members of the public. Speaking to the Morpeth Herald yesterday, he stated: “I abhor extremism of any kind and I was referring to extremists and not Islam as a whole.” Cllr David Clark

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Morpeth Town Councillor David Clarke Refuses to Resign After Anti-Islam Comments
November 27, 2015 By Tell Mama

Morpeth Town Councillor David Clarke Refuses to Resign After Anti-Islam Comments

Morpeth Town Councillor, David Clark, has refused to resign after making a number of Facebook comments that were reported into us by members of the public. Speaking to the Morpeth Herald yesterday, he stated: “I abhor extremism of any kind and I was referring to extremists and not Islam as a whole.” Cllr David Clark

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Toronto says #StandWithMuslimsTO after anti-Muslim backlash
November 20, 2015 By FM

Toronto says #StandWithMuslimsTO after anti-Muslim backlash

The anti-Muslim backlash following the recent Paris atrocities is creating its own acts of solidarity. In Toronto, Canada, four high profile anti-Muslim incidents have made headline news. A Muslim woman was assaulted as she went to collect her children from school on Monday. According to police, two males pulled at her hijab and stole her mobile phone. The brother of the victim said she was punched in the stomach and face, called a “terrorist” and told to “go back home” during the assault. Metrolinx staff found anti-Muslim graffiti inside a bathroom of a busy train station. On November 19, a Muslim student at the University of Toronto, named Osama Omar, 21, was spat at as he waited for a streetcar in downtown Toronto. Omar wears a topi, or Muslim prayer cap. The perpetrator told Omar to take his “turban” off and attempted to punch him twice. In a Facebook post, he described how an elderly woman who saw the incident from across the street came over to ‘apologise on behalf of the man’. She told Omar not to see him as a ‘generalized representation’ of what society has become. At around 6pm on Wednesday, two Muslim women faced verbal abuse [...]

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F*** off Back to Syria Because Girls Do Not Wear Hijabs in England
November 18, 2015 By Tell Mama

F*** off Back to Syria Because Girls Do Not Wear Hijabs in England

Over the last 36 hours we have seen a number of cases come into Tell MAMA and the following incident shows, once again, how street based anti-Muslim hatred is also gender specific, with perpetrators mainly being white males and the victims mainly being visible Muslim females. This was reported in by an Asian female who

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Why Nigel Farage’s anti-Muslim statements are nothing new
November 17, 2015 By FM

Why Nigel Farage’s anti-Muslim statements are nothing new

Are British Muslims, as Nigel Farage argues, “conflicted in their loyalties” to Britain? It is a statement that drew wide political condemnation; but somewhat misses the point. The statement has two clear aims: to suture the wounds of embarrassing financial revelations and reassure supporters that Farage shares their anxieties towards Muslims, their faith, cultural identity and immigration. In a speech to a eurosceptic rally in Hampshire, Farage again referenced a “fifth column in this country”. In the fallout of the Paris atrocities in January, Farage warned of a “fifth column” operating within Britain. Rhetoric that mirrors the language of Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik. Farage repeated the “fifth column” claim in March 2015. That Hampshire speech again reinforced the idea of a “Judeo-Christian” culture – a statement Farage also made after the first Paris atrocities in January. Yet the idea of this shared religious and cultural experience owes more to myth than fact. Farage also wants all faiths institutions to declare their funding in an effort to root out radicalisation. On November 16, Farage tweeted “It is deeply worrying that after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, 27% of British Muslims in a poll found some sympathy with the killers.” Perhaps, a reflection [...]

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Trans-Muslim Convert to Islam Openly Assaulted With Public Looking On
November 2, 2015 By Tell Mama

Trans-Muslim Convert to Islam Openly Assaulted With Public Looking On

We have been working with a trans-Muslim convert to Islam who has also been homeless and who regularly suffers anti-Muslim hate at a street level. Wearing the Niqab, she has consistently documented the threats, abuse and hatred that she has suffered. The hatred has had its toll on her health and one of the most

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Scholar’s corner: what does the Qur’an actually say about Jews and Christians?
October 7, 2015 By FM

Scholar’s corner: what does the Qur’an actually say about Jews and Christians?

Dr. Imam Mamadou Bocoum is a holder of two Masters and a PhD from The Muslim College, and Heythrop College, University of London. He is a lecturer in Islamic Studies; a Board member of the Muslim Law Council UK and an interfaith consultant. He is currently a consultant at Faith Matters and Tell Mama. Mamadou has authored a number of written works which have included: The Position of Jews and Christians in the Qur’an; Faith and Citizenship in Islam; The status of Women in Islam; Islamic Fundamentalism and the Qur’an. He can be reached at mbocoum@yahoo.com; Mamadou@tellmamauk.org. As noted earlier, Jews and Christian are People of the Book (Ahl al-Kitab) and defined in the Qur’an as those to whom divine revelation was given prior to the advent of the Prophet Muhammad. The Qur’an by referring to Christians and Jews as Ahl al-Kitab, confirms that they also possess divine scriptures. The term Ahl al-Kitab, made 32 appearances in the Qur’an. Mary, Jesus’ mother is distinguished in the Qur’an as the only woman for whom a chapter is named after, and the only woman’s name mentioned in the Qur’an. Her name made 34 appearances in the Qur’an. Jesus is mentioned in the [...]

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