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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 …

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 …

I’m Called a Terrorist at School; I Fear Wearing the Hijab

I’m Called a Terrorist at School; I Fear Wearing Hijab

In this counseling answer: “If you feel that you could face danger from bullies, you should protect yourself as much as you can. Your first line of support should be Allah; turn to Him often in supplications. Next, you should try to avoid being alone with a bully as far as possible. Make sure that you …

'Ask a Muslim Anything' Tours New England

SEABROOK, New Hampshire – Touring New England to advocate for public awareness of Muslim culture, a Muslim photojournalist will hold his “Ask A Muslim Anything” conversation Thursday evening in Seabrook, New Hampshire. “It sort of has a life of its own now,” Robert Azzi, a Muslim photojournalist from Exeter, told Newburyport Daily News on Thursday, …

Muslim Group Counters Hate with “Meet-a-Muslim Monday” Series

Muslim Group Breaks Barriers with “Meet-a-Muslim Monday” Series

DALLAS, Texas – An American Muslim advocacy group has launched a new social media series that portrays American Muslims, hoping to counter rising Islamophobia. “I’m hoping that they will see Muslims as humans,” said John Janney, the executive director for the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, NBC DFW reported. The …

Springfield Event to Celebrate Islamic Day of Ohio

The Miami Valley Islamic Association is reaching out to share the Islamic culture with the Springfield community. SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – The Muslim community in Springfield, Ohio, is hosting a special event to celebrate the Islamic Day of Ohio on  Saturday, October 13, inviting their neighbours to share and understand the Islamic culture. “This is an …

Netflix Spanish Drama Explores Islamophobia in Europe

MADRID – Elite, a new Spanish drama which premiered on Netflix this week, explores prejudice and Islamophobia targeting Muslim students in high school. “We wanted to work with this character because it’s something that is happening in Europe. This is the reality that we see every day,” co-writer Dario Madrona told Arab News, speaking about …

Irish Muslims Counter Islamophobia with Peace

NEWBUILDINGS – An Irish Islamic association has offered the hand of friendship to trolls who made abusive comments about a group of Muslims praying in the street in Northern Ireland, Belfast Telegraph reported on October 3. The North West Islamic Association expressed gratitude “to everyone who defended the rights of Muslims to practice our religion …

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 …

Dalia Mogahed: The Data Guru of American Muslims

Known as one of the most renowned American Muslim figures, Dalia Mogahed is an American scholar of Egyptian origin who has made a lot of impact and positive effects on the community. In college, Mogahed studied chemical engineering, but she also wrote about geopolitics for the school newspaper. After a stint in the corporate world, …



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