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Owning Gun While Muslim American

WASHINGTON – A small but growing number of American Muslims are buying guns as they worry about their safety at a time when hate crimes against Muslims have soared to their highest levels since the aftermath of 9/11 attacks. “I don’t get looked like as a normal person who’s just trying to protect themselves,” said …

Ontario Muslim Helpline Received 2000 Calls Last Year

TORONTO – A Muslim helpline in Canada received 2000 calls from Ontario residents in 2017, a figure expected to double in 2018. “People can call in and speak to a [Muslim peer counselor] who they may not know, but may have a better understanding of the background of where they’re coming from culturally and religiously,” …

One Goal at a Time - Mo Salah Breaks Down Cultural Barriers

LIVERPOOL – Mohamed Salah’s goal celebration routine is familiar now. The “Egyptian King”, as nicknamed by Liverpool’s fans, raises his hands to the sky and then kneels on the field, prostrating himself in a deeply personal demonstration of his Muslim faith. His efforts are appreciated not only by his teammates, but almost by all football …

How to Remain Positive in This Islamophobic World?

How to Remain Positive in This Islamophobic World?

In this counseling answer: • You must inform your friend about the right nature of the media and the truth in Islam. • Educate yourself with true Islamic knowledge and educate others. • Volunteering is a beneficial and productive form of charity or helping give to those in need. As-Salamu Alaikum dear brother, Thank you for reaching …

British Muslims for Secular Democracy Mark 10th Anniversary

LONDON – Celebrating their tenth year, British Muslims For Secular Democracy (BMSD) held an event at the University Women’s Club in London, bringing together a panel of speakers, supporters, and activists supporting rights and freedoms of British Muslims. The evening included comedy from British Muslim comedian Zahra Barri and a discussion on the meaning of …

Islamophobia Is a Main Concern: UK Muslim Students

LONDON – While the biggest concern of Muslim students studying abroad outside the Islamic World was finding halal branches of Nando’s or prayer rooms, today it’s their safety that ranks top of their list of worries. Two years ago, Putri Viona Sari, an Indonesian PhD student at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland was shopping …

Facing Backlash, Aurora Library Removes Islamophobic Display

AURORA, Chicago – Aurora Public Library officials apologized to the community after exhibiting a poem that included an Islamophobic display encouraging violence against Muslim women. “On behalf of the Aurora Public Library Board of Directors and staff, I sincerely apologize to the community for the offensive display in the library’s exhibit this weekend,” Library board …

US Muslim Group Blames Trump for Increased Anti-Muslim Violence

WASHINGTON, DC – A leading American Muslim civil rights group blamed Monday a spike in anti-Muslim attacks in 2017 on the Islamophobic rhetoric of President Donald Trump and his administration. “Not only have anti-Muslim bias incidents continued to increase, but a greater percentage of these instances have been violent in nature, targeting American children, youth …

Muslim Cop Complains of Racism in San Francisco Police Dept.

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco Muslim police officer has filed a formal complaint detailing “blatant racism and bigotry” he had witnessed at the Central Police Station from colleague officers and superiors since last summer. “Since making the complaint, I have been labeled a rat, singled out by my colleagues, and I now fear for …

Istanbul Hosts International Islamophobia Conference

ISTANBUL – An international three-day conference on Islamophobia started in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 6 to discuss strategies and policies for combatting prejudice against Muslims. “We need to have a way of thinking around how we understand the phenomenon of Islamophobia,” said Salman Sayyid of the University of Leeds, co-editor of the book Thinking Through …



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