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US University Examines Trump's Effects on Muslims

DETROIT — Wayne State University’s Department of Communication in the US has launched a research project to examine the effects of the Trump administration on North American Muslims, Arab American News reported. “As I developed this project the Trump campaign came along. It kind of just fell into my lap to then ask more specifically, …

Calgary Islamic School Tackles Stereotypes with Theater

CALGARY – For the first time in Canada, a Calgary Islamic school has partnered with a local theater company to tackle subjects like Islamophobia, identity, and the history of Muslims in the country, CBC reported. “It’s been amazing,” said Grade 9 teacher Noreen Bashir, a student in Calgary Islamic School’s Omar Bin Al-Khattab. “They’ve been …

British Muslims

Islamophobia: British Muslims Demand Full Legal Protection

LONDON – British Muslim organizations and councils across the UK are calling the political party leaders to adopt a newly proposed definition of Islamophobia. The demand is made through co-signed open letters published earlier this week. The Guardian reported on December 1. “For our communities, it was vital that the definition encapsulated the racialized reality …

Parliamentary Group in UK Defines Islamophobia

LONDON – The All Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims has published a report outlining the definition of Islamophobia which has been endorsed by MPs, community activists, and inter-faith organizations, Anadolu Agency reported on November 29. The report says: “Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness …

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 …

Scottish Muslims, Jews Unite Against Hate

GLASGOW – Jewish and Muslim community leaders have joined forces in a landmark challenge to hate crime in Scotland. Members of both faith groups unveiled a communique which lists aims that include challenging hate online and prejudicial reporting by the media, as the government reviews hate crime legislation in the country. “We stand together determined …

Recognizing Muslim Soldiers of WWI Counters Islamophobia: Historians

LONDON – As the world marks 100 years since the end of the World War I, historians believe recognizing the contribution of Muslims in the British army can help tackle contemporary issues such as Islamophobia and rise of far-right. “Muslim soldiers have been forgotten about over time,” Hayyan Bhabha, from the Muslim Experience, told The …

Australian Muslim Groups Outraged by PM's 'Divisive' Comments

Australian Imams and Muslim groups say Scott Morrison’s speech following Friday’s Bourke St mall knife attack went too far.  MELBOURNE –The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) has joined other Muslim organizations in condemning Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comment on Friday’s Bourke Street attack that left one man dead and two injured, SBS reported on November …

Irish Company Withdraws Anti-Muslim KKK Costumes

DUBLIN – A Dublin fancy dress company has withdrawn from sale a bloody Ku Klux Klan costume after a group was accused of a hate crime for wearing it outside an Islamic prayer center in Co Down. “Everyone knows exactly what the KKK stands for. It represents a brand of hatred not wanted here,” Kellie …



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