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Islamophobia

2017

27

Nov

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Muslims are ‘not completely human,’ Swedish politician claims, causing uproar

Martin Strid, of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD), made the comments while addressing party faithful gathered for the SD’s national conference. Other members have distanced themselves from Strid who now faces expulsion. Addressing the crowd, Strid, according to various local sources said that there is a scale of humanity from 1 to 100, that Muslims can be placed upon and that […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: RT

22

Nov

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France to ‘prevent’ Muslims from praying on streets after shutting down mosque

Muslims in the northern multiethnic Parisian suburb of Clichy-la-Garenne will not be permitted to pray on the streets, the French interior minister said. “They [Muslims] will not have prayers on the street, we will prevent street praying,” Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told Questions Politics on Sunday. Muslims have held Friday prayers on the streets since […]

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Country: France
Source: Yeni Şafak

17

Nov

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Czech Republic to host European anti-migrant, anti-Muslim parties in mid-December

A new model of cooperation will be on the agenda of the meeting of European anti-migrant and anti-Muslim parties, to be attended by Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders, in Prague in mid-December, Tomio Okamura, leader of the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement, told journalists on Wednesday. “There will be a discussion of the […]

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Country: Czech Republic
Source: Prague Daily Monitor

17

Nov

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Hate crimes -especially against Muslims- in the United States increased last year, the FBI says

The number of reported hate crimes in the United States has risen for the second straight year in 2016, according to statistics released by the FBI. The number of hate crimes in 2016 was 6,121 – about a 5% jump from 2015. About half of those incidents were motivated by race, the agency says. The […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC

15

Nov

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Tennessee teacher suspended for posting Snapchat video of student having hijab removed

A teacher has been suspended after removing a pupil’s hijab headscarf in front of her classmates. Footage was posted to Snapchat at a school in Nashville in the United States, with the use of the caption “pretty hair”. Other children in the footage can be seen playing with the girl’s hair, while a second video goes under […]

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Country: United States
Source: Mirror

09

Nov

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Islamophobes are more likely to abuse Muslim women than men

An annual study into Islamophobia by Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) showed that there was a 4% rise in reports of abusive behaviour against Muslims in Britain. Women who wear traditional Islamic clothing, such as a hijab or niqab, were the most likely group to face abuse, Tell MAMA said. The organisation said: ‘Given the […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Metro News

30

Oct

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Headscarf row: German university lecturer ‘humiliates’ Muslim

Professor Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet has been accused of “discrimination” after asking everyone at the University of Würzburg lecture to take off their headwear. The professor argued this should include the Muslim woman, because the lecture hall was a secular space. But she says she did not insist that the headscarf be removed. Instead, a university spokesman […]

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Country: Germany
Source: BBC

19

Oct

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Quebec lawmakers pass controversial law obliging citizens to uncover their faces

A controversial Quebec religious neutrality bill that obliges citizens to uncover their faces while giving and receiving state services became law Wednesday. Members of the national assembly voted 66-51 in favour of the legislation, known as Bill 62. Tabled by Justice Minister Stephanie Vallee in 2015, it is the governing Liberals’ response to the Bouchard-Taylor […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Employment Law Today

19

Oct

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US Muslim Marine’s family sues government over death at training camp

The family of a Muslim Marines recruit who died at a military boot camp last year is suing the US government over allegations of Islamophobic hazing and abuse. The lawsuit, which asks for a $100m in compensation, accuses the government of “negligence on multiple levels of command” that led to 20-year-old Raheel Siddiqui’s death. The Muslim […]

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Country: United States
Source: Middle East Eye

10

Oct

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Austrian police fine man over face-veil stunt

Austrian police on Monday fined a French businessman under a controversial face-covering ban. Algerian-origin Rashid Nekkaz became the first person to be fined under the law, which came into force on Oct. 1 despite objections from Muslim groups. Nekkaz covered his face with banknotes and photos of the country’s foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz. Protesting against […]

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Country: Austria
Source: Anadolu Agency