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Harvard Graduate to Launch Book on Coping with Islamophobia

Zainab Merchant is a Muslim-American Harvard graduate student from Florida who also runs a political commentary website, Z. R. Studios. According to ACLU, she has been singled out for excessive, humiliating searches and treatment by TSA and U.S. border officers every time she encounters them. Zainab Merchant will be coming to Mississauga in March  for the launch …

Chicago Cubs, Muslims Agree to Combat Islamophobia

CHICAGO – In the first positive reaction to hate emails leaked from its billionaire owner, the Chicago Cubs and the local office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Monday announced a joint agreement to combat Islamophobia, bigotry, and racism, Chicago Tribune reported. “We have a tremendous opportunity to further our commitment to diversity and inclusion …

American Convert Files Discrimination Complaint over Hijab

WASHINGTON – A leading American Muslim civil rights group filed on February 4 a federal discrimination complaint against a restaurant owner on behalf of a female Muslim convert who complained about facing harassment from her manager over hijab, Augusta Chronicle reported. “Many people don’t report discrimination at work for fear of losing their job, but …

University Doesn’t Allow Me to Wear My Niqab

University Doesn’t Allow Me to Wear My Niqab

In this counseling answer: • The niqab is not an obligation, whereas the hijab is. In certain situations, the niqab is not going to be useful. In fact, when there is security, the niqab can be a stared at. • Your choice to leave the degree should come after weighing the advantages and the disadvantages …

Hospital Bans Muslim Family from Seeing Newborn Baby

FAIRFAX, Virginia – Muslim grandparents have been banned from seeing their son’s newborn baby girl in a hospital in Northern Virginia after guards kicked them out saying they looked “scary”. “He [security guard] screams at me and he tell us, ‘You are not allowed to be here’ and then said ‘You know, you look scary’,” …

British Muslim Aid Worker Says He's Being Racially Profiled

LONDON –A British Muslim aid worker has accused airport police of racially profiling him by being stopped for 50 times, the latest of which was on his way from pilgrimage to Makkah on New Year Eve. “It was an absolute nightmare. It’s getting really annoying. It’s just broken. They [police] are a law of their …

US Student Says She Was Expelled for Wearing Hijab

“It was pretty intimidating to have to choose the career I’m trying to pursue and do for the rest of my life versus the religion that I’m following,” the student said. TENNESSEE – An American students of Georgia Career Institute said she has been expelled after starting to wear  hijab, Huffington Post reported. “The hostility …

Race, Discrimination and Bigotry in Islam

Islam Towards Racism, Discrimination and Bigotry

The religion of Islam is not confined to any nation, race or ethnicity; it is for the entire human race. It’s universal. It brings together the entire human race under one umbrella of equality and unites them in their ultimate purpose of worshiping Allah alone.

Muslim Worker Fired for Criticizing Trump Wins £38,000 Payout

LONDON – A Muslim job center worker , who was fired for tweets criticizing Donald Trump and Tommy Robinson after 25-year career, has won a £38,000 payout after tribunal ruled he was unfairly dismissed, the Daily Mail reported. Ayub Patel, 58, from Blackburn, was sacked from his job after Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) …

Netflix Spanish Drama Explores Islamophobia in Europe

MADRID – Elite, a new Spanish drama which premiered on Netflix this week, explores prejudice and Islamophobia targeting Muslim students in high school. “We wanted to work with this character because it’s something that is happening in Europe. This is the reality that we see every day,” co-writer Dario Madrona told Arab News, speaking about …



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