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Anti-Muslim hate crimes spike under Trump: Report

Anti Muslim hate crimes spike under Trump

The number of Islamophobic incidents in the United States nearly doubled in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year following the election of President Donald Trump, according to a leading Muslim advocacy group. More than 940 anti-Muslim hate crimes and bias incidents were reported between April and June of 2017, an increase of 91 percent, …

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Portland attack: Man slits throats of would-be heroes who stepped in to stop Islamophobic abuse on MAX train

Portland attack: Man slits throats of would-be heroes who stepped in to stop Islamophobic abuse on MAX train

.Police say attack is believed to have been racially motivated as the man was heard making racist comments before the stabbing Witnesses who saw a triple stabbing on a train in Oregon say it may have been racially motivated, after a man who launched into a racist rant against two Muslim women then attacked passengers when they tried to intervene. …

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Canadian parliament passes anti-Islamophobia motion

Canadian parliament passes antiIslamophobia motion

The Canadian parliament has passed a landmark anti-Islamophobia and religious discrimination motion that calls on politicians to condemn anti-Islamic behaviour and rhetoric. The vote follows months of fierce debate in Canada, including protests from both the motion’s supporters and detractors. Opponents argued the private members’ motion, which calls on the government to “condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism …

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Racism in Rotterdam: how a diverse city got infected with Islamophobia

Racism in Rotterdam: how a diverse city got infected with Islamophobia

. As the Netherlands goes to the polls for its most controversial elections in decades, few would have expected this multicultural city to be hitting the headlines because of protest and unrest – yet that is exactly what is happening “Police were beating men and women with bats,” Jessy De Abreu says. “They hit people in the face. Hair was …

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Bishop condemns Islamophobia after Scottish church’s Qur’an recital

Bishop condemns Islamophobia after Scottish churchs Quran recital

The head of a UK church in Scotland has condemned Islamophobic attacks following the recital of the Qur’an at a cathedral in Glasgow. The Most Reverend David Chillingworth, the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, wrote in his blog on Sunday that the church “regretted” the abuse received by St. Mary’s Cathedral. Last week, it was reported that a verse …

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Mosque hit by bomb attack in Germany’s capital of islamophobia

Mosque hit by bomb attack in Germany's capital of islamophobia

A mosque has been hit with a bomb attack in Dresden, Germany along with the city’s international conference centre. The two sites were reportedly attacked with improvised devices and no injuries have been reported, according to local police cited by CNN. The first explosion, which hit the mosque, was reported just before 10pm and the second was reported around 20 …

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While Muslims Are Perceived as a Threat, It’s Easy to Target Them in Times of Crisis: Yasser Louati

While Muslims Are Perceived as a Threat, It's Easy to Target Them in Times of Crisis: Yasser Louati

By Kourosh Ziabari As is the case with the aftermath of the majority of terrorist attacks unfolding across the globe, Muslims have been fiercely targeted following the November 2015 Paris attacks and suicide bombings in Brussels earlier in March. The involvement of the self-proclaimed Islamic State in the bloody attacks encouraged the conservative, right-wing politicians to intensify measures restricting the …

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US Muslims protest rising Islamophobia

US Muslims protest rising Islamophobia

Hundreds of American Muslims and members of inter-faith organizations have staged a rally in the US capital to condemn terrorist attacks attributed to Muslims, as well as rising Islamophobia in the country. The protesters gathered on Saturday at the National Mall in downtown Washington, DC, as part of ‘The American Muslim March on Washington’. The participants held banners and chanted …

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Islamophobia in the US Now Is Probably Worse Than Right After 9/11: Daniel Denvir

Islamophobia in the US Now Is Probably Worse Than Right After 9/11: Daniel Denvir

By Kourosh Ziabari The unrelenting campaign of violence and bloodletting instigated by the self-proclaimed Islamic State across the globe and subsequent accusations directed against Muslims that they’re responsible for the spiraling growth of the radical militant group have made the dialog between the West and Muslim world ever more complicated and far-fetched. During the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, which …

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