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While Defending a Passenger, Melbourne Muslim Woman Attacked

‘I hate Islam’: Violent racist’s train tirade not Australian A 39-year-old woman was arrested and charged with assault on Saturday but has been released on bail. MELBOURNE – A Melbourne Muslim women suffered cuts and bruises after coming to the aid of another passenger and her child who were being racially targeted on a train, …

With Black Belt in Kickboxing, This Hijabi Teaches Muslim Women Self-Defense

Khadijah Safari converted to Islam at 27 and quit her job to get a black belt in Muay Thai She and her husband teach segregated classes LONDON – A Hijabi Muslim mother-of-four who has a black belt in kickboxing has been teaching Muslim women how to defend themselves amid rising hate crimes and Islamophobia. “When …

You Are Loved: Support Pours in for Threatened Muslim Girl

BOSTON, Massachusetts – A young Muslim girl has been flooded with messages of love and support after receiving threatening notes at her elementary school. “We’re incredibly heartened by the wider community’s support for this young Muslim student, particularly by the powerful messages from the interfaith community,” said the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic …

Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in Canada Up 151% in 2017

TORONTO – Canada witnessed an alarming increase in the volume of hate crimes being reported to police in 2017, with hates crimes targeting Muslims increasing by 151%. According to Statistics Canada, 2017 was the most recent year of reporting hate crimes after 2016 which saw a massive increase of 47%. This caused an increase in …

Seattle Muslims, Jews Work to Find Solutions to Hate Crimes

SEATTLE – Each of the Muslim and Jewish communities in Seattle have been working independently to counter rising hate crimes, finding solutions to the recent spike in attacks. “I’ve heard incidences of people using slurs at people wearing hijabs, physically pushing them and throwing things at them because they are Muslim,” Amina Ibrahim, a trainee …

‘You’re A Terrorist’: 10-Year-Old Muslim Girl Threatened At School

Someone is making death threats against a ten-year-old girl at her school in Framingham. The girl is a fifth grader at Hemenway Elementary and the two notes directed at her have now drawn the attention of Framingham police BOSTON, Massachusetts – It was Friday morning when the Muslim youngster went to her classroom cubby and …

KKK Group Terrorizes Mosque in Northern Ireland

NEW YORK – Photographs of a group of people dressed up as members of the Ku Klux Klan outside a local mosque in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, are being investigated by police as a possible hate crime, Belfast Telegraph reported on October 29. “We’re aware of images that are circulating online which show around ten people …

'Breaking Down Barriers': 30 Australian Mosques Open Doors to Public

CANBERRA – Thirty mosques across Australia have opened their doors on Saturday, October 27, to the public, in an initiative aimed at removing stereotypes and misconceptions about Islam. The Canberra Islamic Center is one of the mosques that opened their doors. The center’s president Zafar Ahmad said open days were important to increase understanding in …

UK Communities Secretary Commends Brave Muslim Women

LONDON – Commending their fights against Islamophobia, UK Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire has met a group of Muslim women from across the country to underscore the Government’s commitment to eradicating hate crime from Britain’s streets. “Nobody should live in fear of intimidation and violence because of their beliefs …

How to Fight Hate Crimes? British Muslim Answers

LONDON – Hate crime is on the rise. Official statistics released on October 16th from the Home Office show a 17% rise in hate crime offenses with 94,098 incidents recorded. The worrying number has more than doubled since 2012/3. Of these, 76% account for race hate crime, while 9%, that is 8,336, are religious hate …



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