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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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Man Arrested For Anti-Muslim Prejudice in the Diverse Borough of Haringey
November 25, 2015 By Tell Mama

Man Arrested For Anti-Muslim Prejudice in the Diverse Borough of Haringey

Meet Khadija who was waiting at a coffee shop in the diverse and multi-cultural borough of Haringey. She was waiting for her husband as he was completing his Friday (or Jumu’ah) prayer in the local mosque, last Friday.  Khadija wears a Hijab and as she was peacefully drinking her tea, when she noticed a male staring at

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Oxford Resident’s Tyres Slashed, She Believes Because Prayer in Car Identifies Her
November 25, 2015 By Tell Mama

Oxford Resident’s Tyres Slashed, She Believes Because Prayer in Car Identifies Her

An Oxford resident who happens to be a Muslim female contacted us today to inform us that her car tyres were slashed in a lane where she parks her vehicle. Oxford is generally a very liberal city with a diverse population. Made up of a large student population, it is a city where communities generally

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Why more than #1in5Muslims ridiculed the Sun’s ‘jihadi sympathy’ story
November 24, 2015 By FM

Why more than #1in5Muslims ridiculed the Sun’s ‘jihadi sympathy’ story

For Mucahit Bilici, comedy offers the means to invert the distorting power of stereotypes. This is true for anyone who has experienced racism and Islamophobia. This inversion reflects a recent Twitter trend that ridiculed the Sun’s claim that one in five Muslims has ‘sympathy for jihadis’. The hashtag #1in5Muslims also created a wider discussion about Islamophobia. The polling company behind the Sun poll, Survation, faced criticisms for its methodological approach. It told the Guardian that it picked “1,500 Muslim surnames” from its database. Telephone interviews did not proceed until the individuals identified confirmed an Islamic belief. Monday’s edition of the Sun had claimed that this sympathy extended to ISIS. But the poll did specify any group. It rather sought, in a simplistic and vague manner, to gauge ‘sympathy’ with Muslims who had joined fighters in Syria. Fighters could extend to other groups including anti-Assad forces and Kurdish groups. The Sun’s political editor Tom Newton-Dunn wrote “if the poll reflected views across the country it would mean 500,000 have some support for jihadis“. To extend that logic, a Survation poll in March for Sky News asked the same question to non-Muslims. It found that 14 per cent had expressed ‘sympathy’. If that poll reflected national opinion it would mean [...]

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Open Letter to the Daily Mail on their Editorial Cartoon for the 17/11/2015
November 21, 2015 By Tell Mama

Open Letter to the Daily Mail on their Editorial Cartoon for the 17/11/2015

18/11/2015 Readers’ Editor, Daily Mail, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT Dear Sir, RE: Editorial Cartoon in the Daily Mail on the 17th of November 2015 We wanted to get in touch with you regarding this cartoon which was published on the 17th of November. We would like to start off by saying

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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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