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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 …

Hate Crimes Rise 40%, UK Umbrella Muslim Group Calls for Action

LONDON – Religiously-motivated hate crime has risen 40% in England and Wales, with more than half directed at Muslims, according to a new Home Office report. “For years, Muslim communities have called for meaningful Government action against the rise in Islamophobia, yet this has been met by a tepid response at best,” Harun Khan, Secretary …

In Memory of Family, Leicester Doctor Forges Ahead with Mosque Project

LEICESTER, East Midlands – A doctor whose wife and three children were killed in an arson attack is working to fulfill their dream to build a mosque. “My family were special people. They chose to spend their lives in a very simple way and wanted to leave something good behind,” Dr. Muhammad Taufiq told The …

White Supremacist Admits Sending ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ Mails

LONDON – A man has admitted sending hundreds of racist letters nationwide including calls for a “Punish a Muslim Day” and letters containing white powder to several Muslim parliamentarians and mosques. “This case has affected a substantial number of victims across the country and beyond. The abusive, racist and threatening language used in the letters …

Three Injured in a London Mosque 'Hate Crime' Crash

LONDON –Muslims woke up on Wednesday to the horrible news of a car attack outside a London mosque which led to the injury of three people by a driver who was “shouting anti-Islamic taunts.” The Hussaini Association, which had organized a lecture at the Islamic center in Cricklewood near Edgware Road, described it as a …



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