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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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How to Respond Appropriately to Islamophobia?

Building on what was addressed the last time in terms of acceptance of differences as a means to increase dialogue and overcome boundaries in integration, this article will focus specifically on dealing directly with Islamophobia and strategies we can use to cope with this. Discrimination, namely Islamophobia in this case, can been exhibited in many …

Muslim Cafe Owner Responds to Hate With Day of Peace

MANCHESTER – Manzoor Ali, the Muslim owner of Barakah Foods in Manchester, is planning a kindness day at his cafe on Tuesday, in response to the Islamophobic ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ campaign which has spread across the UK. “We’ll be there all day with tea and biscuits and cake. People are free to come and …

Irish MP Apologizes for Retweeting Offensive Ramadan Remark

BELFAST – Muslims in Northern Ireland have welcomed Ian Paisley’s apology for retweeting a controversial remark on Ramadan by right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins. “We have contacted Ian Paisley MP directly to clarify his position on the controversial tweet and to ask him to confirm his commitment to equality for all citizens, regardless of faith, and …

Edinburgh to Protest Against ‘Punish a Muslim’ Campaign

EDINBURGH – A Sottish anti-racism group announced holding a protest event in Scotland’s capital Edinburgh on April 3 against “Punish a Muslim” day, as Muslims urge more support against the highly condemned Islamophobic event. We are asking supporters to post positive messages to Muslims on social media throughout the day on Tuesday, April 3,” a …

Leicester Event Counters ‘Punish a Muslim’ Letters

LEICESTER – Showing support to the Muslim community, a Leicester group will be hosting a community event on April 3 in defiance of “Punish a Muslim” day letters. “These letters are designed to frighten people, to make them hide away,” Barbara Grant-Bennett, the St Matthew’s Big Local community development manager, told Leicester Mercury. “We have …

US Muslims... Time to Tell Your Own Narrative!

US Muslims... Time to Tell Your Own Narrative!

Give me a media without conscience; I will give you a nation without awareness. Perhaps this adage is suitable for the current times in America with the widespread of Islamophobia. Still worse, a study shows that more than half of the Americans have never met a Muslim in their lives. This combination of malicious agendas …

Police Investigate 'Hate-Motivated' Incidents at Mississauga Mosques

TORONTO – Peel police are investigating incidents at Mississauga area mosques as possibly “hate-motivated.” Mississauga is a large Canadian city neighboring Toronto on Lake Ontario. Peel community leaders and elected representatives held a press conference this afternoon to condemn the recent actions of a known Islamophobe who recently went to three local area mosques to …

Seattle Workshop Fights Islamophobia

SEATTLE – Seattle Muslims have organized a workshop to counter rising Islamophobic crimes targeting Muslim women in the US, promoting women safety and teaching them how to cooperate with police to protect themselves. “We don’t know what our right, we don’t know what to do,” Farhiya Mohamed, executive director of the Somali Family Safety Taskforce, …



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