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Islamophobia

2018

24

Apr

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US public library exhibits Islamophobic poem insulting Muslim women

A public library in the U.S. state of Illinois has received harsh criticism on social media after exhibiting on Saturday an Islamophobic poem written on a Confederate flag background that insults Muslim women. The poem, written by Professor George Miller, chair of the philosophy department at Lewis University, says “Hijab to me means jihad, so […]

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Country: United States
Source: Daily Sabah

12

Apr

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Leading German politician: ‘Islam shouldn’t culturally shape Germany’

Alexander Dobrindt, the leader of the Christian Social Union’s (CSU) parliamentary party, defended against criticism on Wednesday that his conservative Bavarian party was seeking to marginalize Muslims while doubling down on the stance that “Islam is not part of Germany.” The comments by a high-ranking politician from the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle

27

Mar

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Belgian mayor: “Jews avoid conflicts. That’s the difference between them and Muslims”

In an interview on Sunday, the N-VA President and Antwerp mayor Bart De Wever told De Zondag that his opinion on immigration had not changed over the years. “Look at my speeches over the last thirty years. You see will a certain continuity. But because of false humanism from the Left, all the other speeches […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: The Brussels Times

22

Mar

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Netherlands: Anti-Muslim group not to be put on trial

n Islamophobic far-right group that planted crosses on a construction site for a mosque in the eastern Netherlands will not be prosecuted, Dutch prosecutors announced. The prosecutors said that PEGIDA, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, will not be prosecuted as “the words and the actions they used were shocking but did not contain any insult […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Al Jazeera

20

Mar

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German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer: ‘Islam doesn’t belong to Germany’

New Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Islam does not belong to Germany, and set out hardline immigration policies in his first major interview since being sworn in this week, as he sought to see off rising far-right challengers. “Islam does not belong to Germany,” Seehofer, a member of Merkel’s CSU Bavarian allies who are further […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Reuters

12

Mar

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Dutch police arrest three members of Anti-Fascist Action (AFA) attempting to block the anti-Islam demonstration

A rally organized on Sunday by a far-right, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant group in Amsterdam did not gather the interest it hoped to receive. Only 50 people participated in the rally by a little-known group, Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA). The participants marched under police escort, holding racist banners. A group of […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Anadolu Agency

28

Feb

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Netherlands reduces sentences of mosque attack convicts

A court in eastern Netherlands on Tuesday reduced the sentences of four convicts who were involved in a Molotov cocktail attack on a mosque in Enschede in 2016. Five convicts had been sentenced to four years in prison for arson with “terrorist purpose” in 2016, according to the Court of Appeals of Arnhem-Leeuwarden’s statement. The […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Anadolu Agency

23

Feb

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Germany’s far-right AfD set to embrace anti-Islam PEGIDA

The right-wing German party Alternative for Germany (AfD) is considering new forms of cooperation with Pegida after its founder Lutz Bachmann left his position and allegedly fled Germany, the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily newspaper reported Thursday. The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) has previously abstained from participating in anti-Islamization rallies organized by the Pegida movement. As Joerg Meuthen, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Sputnik

15

Feb

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Italy’s Northern League leader ramps up anti-Muslim rhetoric: ‘Islam is incompatible with our values’

Italy’s Northern League leader has said that “Islam is incompatible” with Italian values and vowed to close all “illegal Islamic centres” in the country. Matteo Salvini, who became leader of the anti-migrant and anti-EU party in 2013, made his comments in Umbertide, an Umbrian town where a major new mosque is being built, on Thursday […]

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Country: Italy
Source: International Business Times

05

Feb

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Trump nominee for UN migration post called Muslims violent, said Christians ‘first priority’ and denied climate change

The man the Trump administration has put forward to coordinate billions of dollars in assistance to migrants is alleged to have said on Twitter that Islam is a violent religion and that Christians should be given preferential treatment. The Washington Post says it has reviewed tweets, social media posts and radio appearances by Ken Isaacs, a vice president of the Christian relief […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Independent