Following the huge victory of rightist parties in general elections, Austrian Muslims are concerned over the rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric, however they are confident the state institutions will protect them.
Canadian politicians, activists, and faith leaders rallied Sunday, October 1, in Hamilton, Ontario, in an event organized to shut down rising hatred spouted by far right and white supremacist groups.
For the first time in half a century, German voters on Sunday elected members of a far-right, nationalist party into parliament, diminishing the victory by Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union party.
Muslim leaders have expressed concerns over One Nation leader Pauline Hanson’s burka “stunt” in the Senate, warning it could encourage US-style “alt-right” attacks on their community.
After her spectacular fall from what should have been a General Election strengthening her position, Prime Minister May met Friday with the Queen before announcing a not quite ‘Strong’ nor ‘Stable’ Conservative party, in a potential coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party of Ireland, pushing the Conservative party even further to the right to deliver an agenda which significant parts of the population simply do not want.
The leader of a British far-right party has vowed to enforce a complete burka (face veil) and Shari`ah courts ban if he won June elections, as he released the party’s manifesto.
A video titled ‘Operation Fightback’ was posted on a far-right group’s Facebook page, showing an attack on a Muslim-owned book store, has drawn the ire of Birmingham community, who rushed to share their support against hate.
The Muslim woman, who appeared smiling serenely in the face of an irate member of the far-right English Defence League in Birmingham demo, met the woman she defended after her image went viral on internet as a sign on defeating hate.
As the clock ticks towards the March-15 elections, Dutch Muslims are feeling anti-Muslim backlash as the far-right Party for Freedom promised to close mosques and ban Qur’an if he wins elections.
Austria celebrated on Sunday, December 4, the defeat of far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer against independent rival candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, concluding a tumultuous presidential race marred by anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant comments.