A shocking video has emerged of a hijabi Muslim woman being run down by a car during a far-right protest in the Brussels district of Molenbee, where Muslims make up two in five of the district’s residents.
When people unite in the interest of doing good, as they did in Albania, they never unite on the basis of some physical attribute they all share, they unite on the basis of a shared value. But when men unite to do evil, they almost always do so on the basis of some attribute to which they can take no credit or blame. It is the frightening reality of our time that we are seeing degrees of racism manifesting itself in our culture and politics everywhere in the world, even in places we thought were impervious to such madness.
A French minister has sparked angry accusations of racism after comparing Muslim women who choose to don the Islamic hijab to the "American negroes" who once supported slavery.
Britain's teachers’ union has demanded the withdrawal of government’s Prevent strategy to identify children at risk of radicalization, saying it was stigmatizing Muslim students who were left afraid of discussing controversial issues in class.
In a show of unity against terrorism, Belgian Muslim religious leaders have joined other faith groups in a cathedral service attended by Brussels bombing survivors and rescuers to mourn those killed in last week attack.
A Spanish far-right group has posted images on social media showing its members lighting flares in an area across Madrid mosque, in a clear threat to the safety of the Muslim community.
Muslim women participating in a peace vigil to pay tributes to victims of Brussels attack have been deliberately targeted and intimidated by far-right protesters who were making Nazi salutes.
A British man in Croydon, north London, has been arrested for inciting racial hatred on social media after tweeting that he confronted a Muslim woman asking her to explain Brussels.
Swimming for her life in the Mediterranean, Syrian teenager Yusra Mardini is training hard to qualify for the upcoming Rio Di Janeiro Olympic games next June, offering a peak of hope for thousands who fled war in their home country.
Feeling the heat of anti-Muslim sentiments flared by far-right nationalists, European Muslims fear that Brussels bombing could trigger a new wave of anti-Muslim violence across the continent.
A thought occurred to me as our train en route to Brussels with a group of journalists to cover a new arts program turned around at Lille and we made our way back to London.