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Islamophobia

2018

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

Matteo Salvini, Leader della Lega Nord, in occasione della presentazione del candidato per la Toscana Alessandro Bagnai all'interno degli spazi dell'Auditorium al Duomo di Firenze, 7 febbraio 2018. ANSA/MAURIZIO DEGL ' INNOCENTI

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

23

Jan

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Muslim Americans sue FBI for being put on a terror watch list for no reason

Five American Muslims filed a lawsuit against FBI Director Christopher Wray and other members of the government because they believe they were put on a terrorist watch list without due process. The complaint, filed Wednesday to the district court for the Northern District of Texas, says that the plaintiffs are victims of racial profiling and […]

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Country: United States
Source: Newsweek

22

Jan

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Dutch far-right protest against govt, Islam

Hundreds of right-wing demonstrators crowded a main square at Rotterdam’s central station Saturday to protest what they describe as the “discrimination against ordinary Dutch citizens” in favour of immigrants and Muslims. The protest by around 700 right-wing supporters comes as Dutch political parties gear up for local government elections in March, with issues such as […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: The Daily Star

18

Jan

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Italy: Trainee lawyer ejected over Muslim veil

An Italian judge of the Regional Administrative Court (TAR) of Emilia Romagna, demanded today a young lawyer of Moroccan origin to shed the veil that covered her head to participate in a public hearing. In front of the demand of the president of the second section of the TAR, Giancarlo Mozzarelli, based on the obligation […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Prensa Latina

16

Jan

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Northern League leader says Italian society threatened by Islam

Italian culture and society risk being eradicated by Islam, Northern League leader Matteo Salvini, an ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said on Monday as he vowed to halt a migrant “invasion.” His comments came after a prominent League politician faced widespread criticism for saying Italy’s “white race” could be wiped out unless stronger […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Jerusalem Post

10

Jan

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Racist Dutch lawmaker wants city’s mosques to ‘burn down’

The anti-Islam PVV has run into more trouble with its local election plans – this time after its campaign leader in Utrecht said he would rather the city’s mosques burned down. Henk van Deun, who worked for the police for nine years, has come under fire after a local radio interview with other candidates. When […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Dutch News

09

Jan

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Hungary’s Leader Says Refugees Should Be Called ‘Muslim Invaders’

Refugees in Europe are just “Muslim invaders” and economic migrants seeking better lives, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has said, adding that the large number of Muslims in the EU had led to the appearance of ‘parallel societies.’ Asked in an interview with the German Bild newspaper why Budapest does not want to accept any refugees, Orban replied: “We […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: RT

04

Jan

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Woman who declared her gun range a ‘Muslim Free Zone’ announces bid for Arkansas governor

A gun rights activist who once dubbed her shooting range a “Muslim Free Zone” has announced her bid for governor of Arkansas. Jan Morgan, a former journalist turned gun range owner, said in a campaign video that she would be challenging the state’s current, Republican governor in the GOP primary in May. Ms Morgan described herself as […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Independent