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Murderer of Three Chapel Hill Muslim Students Sentenced to Life

Four years on, the man who committed the  atrocities in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has been sentenced to life in prison, Time reported. The sentence has been criticized by the victims’ families. “It hurt a lot of feelings and it added to the false narrative,” Joe Cheshire, a prominent defense attorney who has been working with …

Muslims Still Suffer Racism after Christchurch Massacre

“New Zealander Muslims continue to be victims of racist abuse more than a month after Christchurch terrorist attack. Women’s hijabs are being pulled off and the Muslim community are encountering a lot of verbal abuse,” said the founder of Khadijah Leadership Network, Tayyaba Khan, during an interview on April 16 with TVNZ1’s Breakfast. Khan informed …

Islamophobe Arrested for Threatening US Mosque Worshippers

PHOENIX – An American Islamophobe has been arrested after he visited a mosque in Phoenix, the USA on March 16 and wandered into rooms without permission and, when questioned by a mosque leader, made a slashing motion across his throat, CNN reported. “Noel Thomas Becht showed up Saturday evening at the United Islamic Center of …

UK Muslims Demand Mosque Protection

LONDON – The leaders of the British Muslim community have called on the government to provide funding for mosque security in the wake of the New Zealand shootings. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, will be writing to the Prime Minister highlighting the “palpable sense of fear” felt by Muslim communities …

To Counter Rising Hate: UK Muslims Visit Churches, Synagogues and Temples

LONDON – Muslim leaders in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland visited churches, synagogues, Hindu and Sikh temples in interfaith solidarity amid rising hate crime. “It was a privilege to visit the West London Synagogue today. It was great to hear about the similarity of the Jewish religious services to my own faith as a …

While Defending a Passenger, Melbourne Muslim Woman Attacked

‘I hate Islam’: Violent racist’s train tirade not Australian A 39-year-old woman was arrested and charged with assault on Saturday but has been released on bail. MELBOURNE – A Melbourne Muslim women suffered cuts and bruises after coming to the aid of another passenger and her child who were being racially targeted on a train, …

With Black Belt in Kickboxing, This Hijabi Teaches Muslim Women Self-Defense

Khadijah Safari converted to Islam at 27 and quit her job to get a black belt in Muay Thai She and her husband teach segregated classes LONDON – A Hijabi Muslim mother-of-four who has a black belt in kickboxing has been teaching Muslim women how to defend themselves amid rising hate crimes and Islamophobia. “When …

You Are Loved: Support Pours in for Threatened Muslim Girl

BOSTON, Massachusetts – A young Muslim girl has been flooded with messages of love and support after receiving threatening notes at her elementary school. “We’re incredibly heartened by the wider community’s support for this young Muslim student, particularly by the powerful messages from the interfaith community,” said the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic …

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 …

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 …



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