Muslims

Did an anti-Muslim petition achieve a parliamentary debate with fake signatures?
September 22, 2015 By FM

Did an anti-Muslim petition achieve a parliamentary debate with fake signatures?

MPs are to debate claims that “foreign citizens are taking all our benefits” and immigrants are “trying to change UK into a Muslim country” on October 19. Any parliamentary petition signed by more than 100,000 people becomes eligible for debate. But are the 186,174 signatures collected genuine? The petition first appeared on a thread on Democracy Forum on August 26. When the poster first promoted the petition it had just 8 signatures. A day later, thanks to social media spamming, the number hit 1,000 signatures. As one poster reflected: “It’s now been shared on a few USA sites so hopefully will get a few more signatories”. By 7pm on August 27, the user who shared the petition wrote: “1400 is a reasonable number considering the petition is only 3 days old”. On September 3, a forum post confirmed that the petition had hit 8,000 signatures. But is that rise a product of online spam? Hours before that post, an individual in a 4chan discussion advocating the racist spamming of a pro-refugee petition wrote: “Guys 5,000 nearly signed this petition to end immigration to UK GET IN HERE, AND USE THE FROGS GENERATOR”. Screenshot of the post advocating the spam tactic [...]

The post Did an anti-Muslim petition achieve a parliamentary debate with fake signatures? appeared first on Religious Reader.

Continue Reading
Institutional Anti-Muslim Bigotry More Insidious
September 22, 2015 By Tell Mama

Institutional Anti-Muslim Bigotry More Insidious

Anti-Muslim bigotry, it seems, comes in various shapes and guises. From the abuse on the street, through to the attack on a mosque or individual, there are multiple impacts. Yet, we should also ensure that we reflect on anti-Muslim bigotry within the workplace and how power relations can be used to further victimis those who

The post Institutional Anti-Muslim Bigotry More Insidious appeared first on TELL MAMA.

Continue Reading
Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, Reportedly Says Hungary Does not Want Large Numbers of Muslim Refugees
September 3, 2015 By Tell Mama

Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, Reportedly Says Hungary Does not Want Large Numbers of Muslim Refugees

Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, has reportedly said that his country does not want to take in large number of Muslims, as Syrian refugees pass through the country and mainly onto Germany. Speaking to journalists outside EU headquarters in Brussels, he is reported to have said, “I think we have a right to decide that

The post Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, Reportedly Says Hungary Does not Want Large Numbers of Muslim Refugees appeared first on TELL MAMA.

Continue Reading
Europe’s current crisis reflects its own anxieties about Muslims
September 3, 2015 By FM

Europe’s current crisis reflects its own anxieties about Muslims

A footnote to Europe’s ongoing crisis is the rising use of anti-Muslim rhetoric. Hungary’s nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, defended the erecting of a razor-wire fence on its southern border through the language of cultural and religious difference. Orbán stated that “most of them are not Christians, but Muslims,” and that “Europe and European identity is rooted in Christianity. Is it not worrying in itself that European Christianity is now barely able to keep Europe Christian?” Antal Rogan, the parliament caucus leader of Orbán’s Fidesz party, said on Tuesday that “the very existence of Christian Europe” was at stake. Rogan also told the pro-government newspaper Magyar Idok “Would we like our grandchildren to grow up in a United European Caliphate? My answer to that is no”. Ivan Metik, a spokesperson for Slovakia’s interior ministry spokesman said last month: “We want to help Europe with the migration issue. We could take 800 Muslims but we don’t have any mosques in Slovakia so how can Muslims be integrated if they are not going to like it here?” In July, Slovakia’s prime minister, Robert Fico, argued that Christians would cause less tension. He added that terrorists might attempt to mingle among Muslim refugees. [...]

The post Europe’s current crisis reflects its own anxieties about Muslims appeared first on Religious Reader.

Continue Reading
August 25, 2015 By Tell Mama

Far Right Britain First, Rails Against South Yorkshire Police

This correspondence was sent into us and highlights the inflammatory nature and tone of e-mails sent out by Britain First. The text below raises the temperature with a threat to march to Rotherham town centre. This coming after communities in Rotherham are trying to get to grips with the grooming scandals, ongoing investigations and the

The post Far Right Britain First, Rails Against South Yorkshire Police appeared first on TELL MAMA.

Continue Reading
IPSO Complaints Related to Muslims, Islam, Mosques etc
August 24, 2015 By Tell Mama

IPSO Complaints Related to Muslims, Islam, Mosques etc

We thought that we would bring you a monthly round-up of cases that have been referred to IPSO, the Independent Press Standards Organisation. These are complaints made on topics including Islam, mosques, Muslim communities and events that have involved people from Muslim communities. 0048-14 Adams v Metro – Not Upheld (02/12/14) Daniel Adams complained that

The post IPSO Complaints Related to Muslims, Islam, Mosques etc appeared first on TELL MAMA.

Continue Reading
August 19, 2015 By Tell Mama

Mohammed Cartoons Cancelled

Organisers of the ‘Mohammed Cartoons Exhibition‘ have cancelled the event citing security concerns. After talking up the event and inviting Geert Wilders and far right Liberty GB leader, Paul Weston,  the event is no longer. We have also highlighted the association of the Lawyers’ Secular Society in the event through this article. Today, we have also

The post Mohammed Cartoons Cancelled appeared first on TELL MAMA.

Continue Reading
July 15, 2015 By Tell Mama

Anti-Muslim Graffiti Rears its Ugly Head

Some say ‘so what if there is graffiti, no-one got killed did they,’ as they brush aside the impacts on perceptions and fear that such graffiti can have on communities. Alternatively, they choose not to remember those murdered because of their faith visibility such as grandfather Mohammed Saleem in Birmingham in 2013. In Burnt Oak

The post Anti-Muslim Graffiti Rears its Ugly Head appeared first on TELL MAMA.

Continue Reading
July 12, 2015 By Tell Mama

How is this Not Inflammatory? Posts on Britain First’s Facebook Page

How many times has the extremist group Britain First skirted right to the edge of the legal limit? How many times have its ‘supporters’ and those anti-Muslim bigots gone over the line and made assertions of violence against Islamic institutions. The link between extremist propaganda and violent ‘calls for action’ can be best summarised here:

The post How is this Not Inflammatory? Posts on Britain First’s Facebook Page appeared first on TELL MAMA.

Continue Reading
July 4, 2015 By Tell Mama

Banner Inciting Hate Unfurled by EDL in Sheffield

The EDL have also suggested that they are against ‘radical’ Islam. They have tried to suggest that they are not prejudiced and that they have been targeted, as if they have been hard done by. Each time they try and make this case, a bone seems to fall out of their mouth which proves what a

The post Banner Inciting Hate Unfurled by EDL in Sheffield appeared first on TELL MAMA.

Continue Reading