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US Muslims Fight Islamophobia with Personal Stories

In cooperation with the Associated Ministries of Tacoma-Pierce County, a group of Muslim organizations will hold the first ‘Sharing Our Stories – Meet Your Muslim Neighbors’ event at Skyline Presbyterian Church in Tacoma city, Washington State, Public News Service reported on July 30. “The goal is to find common ground with people through personal stories. …

Leeds Imam Appointed as “Independent Expert” to Tackle Islamophobia

The government has appointed Qari Asim MBE of Leeds Makkah Mosque as an “independent adviser” to provide “expert advice on a definition of Islamophobia,” Leeds Live reported. “To tackle the alarming rise in anti-Muslim sentiment it is imperative that Islamophobia is defined,” said Asim, a senior Imam at Leeds Makkah Mosque and deputy chair of …

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US Muslims Deplore Racism in First National Political Gathering

The first national political gathering of Muslim in the US history kicked off on Tuesday, July 23, sending an outcry against racism and Islamophobia and calling on Muslims to become beacons of civic participation, Al-Jazeera reported. “We want to establish a national infrastructure for organizing American Muslims,” said Ghazala Salam, the founder, and president of …

Muslim Leader Throws out First Pitch at Chicago Cubs Game

A leader of the Chicago Muslim community threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs game Monday night at Wrigley Field, five months after the release of hate emails leaked from its billionaire owner, Hartford Courant reported. “As someone who loves this city, I think the power of Chicago is that we continue to …

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With a Cup of Coffee, This Muslim Woman Counters Hate Head On

When Moina Shaiq started her “Meet a Muslim” events in 2016, she wanted to change wrong perceptions filled out by media. Three Years on, she still has hope of making a change, WFMZ News reported. “The research constantly says that some people have never met a Muslim,” she explained. “I wanted to be that person. …

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Group Reclaims Muslim Women's Voices from Secular Narratives

At a difficult time for Muslims, a UK national Muslim women’s organization is working to dispel media stereotypes and help Muslim women combat hate and prejudice, Asian Image reported. “For me it is a time to be a Muslim woman without fear, compromise or discrimination,” Dr. Siema Iqbal said. Dr. Iqbal is one of the …

International Courage Award for Islamophobia Victims in Germany

A leading German Muslim group announced on July 1 presenting its “International Courage Award” to two victims of Islamophobic attacks in the country This stance is meant to highlight the growing xenophobic and Islamophobic atmosphere in Germany, Anadolu Agency reported. “The prize was aimed to highlight the sacrifices and pain of the victims of racism. …

Muslims at Canada’s Oldest Mosque Combat Hate

Members of Canada’s oldest mosque are preaching unity as Islamophobic incidents hit new records. The Muslims are also reaching out to others to combat hate, City News reported. “Alberta has one of the highest numbers of the incidents of hate crimes towards Muslims,” said life-long Edmontonian and Imam Sadiq Pathan. As Canada’s oldest mosque, the …

4 Ways to Conquer Anti-Muslim Bullying

4 Ways to Conquer Anti-Muslim Bullying

In this counseling answer: • You should not keep it inside you and should not feel alone. • Report all bullying to an authority figure. It is the school’s and teacher’s duty to do an investigation and look into the matter. • Show minimal reaction to their bullying. Do not show the bullies that you feel hurt and …

Ottawa Unveils Anti-Racism Strategy

A new three-year anti-racism strategy has been revealed by the Canadian federal government with a promise of $45 million to fight systemic discrimination through community programs, public education campaigns, and combating online hate, National Post reported. “While we take pride in being a welcoming and inclusive country, we know that racism and discrimination are still …



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