Islamophobia

Buddhist mobs target Sri Lanka’s Muslims despite state of emergency
March 7, 2018 By Faith Matters

Buddhist mobs target Sri Lanka’s Muslims despite state of emergency

Sri Lanka shut down social messaging networks including Facebook on Wednesday to control violence targeted at the country’s minority Muslims, officials said, even after the imposition of emergency in the Buddhist-majority island. Tension has been growing between the two communities in Sri Lanka over the past year, with some hardline Buddhist groups accusing Muslims of […]

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French judge steps up Le Pen investigation over Islamic State tweets
March 3, 2018 By Faith Matters

French judge steps up Le Pen investigation over Islamic State tweets

A judge placed France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen under formal investigation on Thursday on suspicion of disseminating violent images over tweets she posted of Islamic State executions, a move she indicated was politically motivated. The investigation relates to three graphic images of Islamic State executions she posted on Twitter in December 2015, including the […]

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Ogniwo – ‘The Link’ Is A Group That Should Concern Us All
March 1, 2018 By Faith Matters

Ogniwo – ‘The Link’ Is A Group That Should Concern Us All

Ogniwo – ‘the Link’, is an organisation that describes itself as a ‘Patriotic Association’ and is active mainly in London but also has chapters in Cambridgeshire and the South of England. Some of their members and sympathisers are known to come from football hooligan circles and can be seen on social media photographs making fascist […]

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“France first”, far right’s Marechal-Le Pen says in comeback speech
February 24, 2018 By Faith Matters

“France first”, far right’s Marechal-Le Pen says in comeback speech

France should follow U.S. President Donald Trump’s lead and fight for “France first”, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, seen as a potential leader of France’s far right, told U.S conservatives on Thursday in her first public appearance in months. The 28-year-old former lawmaker, granddaughter of National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen and niece of party leader Marine […]

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German groups mobilise against rise of anti-Muslim Far Right party
November 20, 2017 By Faith Matters

German groups mobilise against rise of anti-Muslim Far Right party

German civil rights groups are mobilising against the newly elected far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and other more hardline groups, vowing to avert the even stronger rightward lurch seen in neighbouring countries. Thousands of protesters are expected in the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday when the anti-Islam PEGIDA movement  celebrates its third anniversary. […]

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Frontline Insight: Lessons on hatred from Bosnia
January 24, 2017 By Faith Matters

Frontline Insight: Lessons on hatred from Bosnia

Kemal Pervanic grew up in a Bosnian Muslim village surrounded by Serbs. “My schoolmates were just my schoolmates and my teachers were my teachers and that’s how it was until the early 1990s,” Pervanic told the Thomson Reuters Foundation at London’s Frontline Club. But in 1992 he was in a concentration camp being interrogated and […]

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‘This is America’ air traveler says guilty of yanking Muslim’s scarf
May 13, 2016 By Tell Mama

‘This is America’ air traveler says guilty of yanking Muslim’s scarf

A North Carolina man admitted on Friday that he ripped off a Muslim woman’s head scarf during a flight to New Mexico last December after saying, “Take it off! This is America!” Gill Payne, 37, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court in New Mexico to one count of using force to intentionally obstruct the

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How a MailOnline article distorted a video from 2014 to highlight ‘racist’ Muslim women
May 13, 2016 By Tell Mama

How a MailOnline article distorted a video from 2014 to highlight ‘racist’ Muslim women

A recent story published by MailOnline and The Sun reposted an argument between TfL passengers from December 14, 2014. The respective headlines gave weight to the ‘You white sl*g!’ and ‘Don’t call me a white b***h!’ comments. We are then informed that ‘Two white women and two women wearing hijabs fired insults at each other

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Labour Did the Right Thing on AntiSemitism, Now the Conservatives Must on Islamophobia
May 6, 2016 By Tell Mama

Labour Did the Right Thing on AntiSemitism, Now the Conservatives Must on Islamophobia

Enquiry into the Direction of the Campaign Needs to be Undertaken by the Conservatives It took Jeremy Corbyn some time to ensure that he set out an Inquiry into Antisemitism which will be headed up by Shami Chakraborty. The Inquiry is needed given the charges of antisemitism that should be looked into and given the

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PM David Cameron will not apologise for calling Trump’s Muslim ban policy wrong
May 5, 2016 By Tell Mama

PM David Cameron will not apologise for calling Trump’s Muslim ban policy wrong

Prime Minister David Cameron will not apologise for calling Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States wrong, according to Reuters. Trump made the policy pledge following a mass shooting in San Bernadino last December. The Prime Minister’s official spokeswoman had distanced Cameron from the policy as other politicians condemned Trump. At a press conference with

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