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Islamophobia

2018

06

Dec

Some Republicans want to oust a Muslim doctor from his GOP leadership role because he’s Muslim

The first time Shahid Shafi ran for a seat on the city council in Southlake, Tex., in 2011, advisers assured him a Muslim in post-9/11 America who spoke with an accent and emigrated from Pakistan would never win an election in Texas. It’s a story that Shafi, a Republican trauma surgeon, likes to tell because […]

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Country: United States
Source: En Son Haber , Washington Post

05

Dec

Nigel Farage quits Ukip over its anti-Muslim fixation

Nigel Farage has quit Ukip after 25 years, saying the party he led to its greatest election successes was now unrecognisable because of the “fixation” with the anti-Muslim policies of its leader, Gerard Batten. Farage, who took Ukip to third place by number of votes in the 2015 election and significantly shaped the ground for […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Euro News , The Guardian

28

Nov

German Islam Conference reconvenes search for German Islam

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is convening the latest iteration of the German Islam Conference. The 2018 DIK will focus on integration, Islam and German law. Many new faces in attendance will make for lively debates. This year’s German Islam Conference (DIK) will be held on Wednesday and Thursday in Berlin. It has been over a […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

23

Nov

MP LR Julien Aubert wants to impose French names for naturalization candidates

Farewell the little French named Sofia, Zinedine or Joe. This is the wish of the deputy “Republicans” Julien Aubert, author of a booklet of 18 proposals on Islam published Friday. Among other things – the wearing of the veil would have an impact, which one imagines negative, “on the physical development” of the minors -, […]

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Country: France
Source: Euronews

23

Nov

Austrian Chancellor blames Muslim migration for rising anti-Semitism in Europe

Speaking at an anti-Semitism conference on November 22, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz blamed Islamic migration for the rise of incidents against Jews in Europe.  “You should only let as many people immigrate in a country as many as many you are able to integrate. So, I think that a not-registered, and not-organised flow of immigrants can always […]

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Country: Austria
Source: TRT Haber , Voice of Europe

22

Nov

Austria prepares for headscarf ban in primary schools

Austria’s far-right government has introduced a draft law to the parliament to ban the headscarf in primary schools, planning to implement it without the support of the opposition. Transport Minister Norber Hofer told a news conference following the Council of Ministers meeting on Wednesday that the government sent the draft law to the opposition parties. Hofer said […]

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Country: Austria
Source: Hürriyet , AA

19

Nov

French MP supports ban on Islamic headscarves

French conservative Republican MP Julien Aubert has put his name behind a series of migrant integration proposals that would include banning the Islamic headscarf in public institutions and make Muslims adopt French names to become citizens. The proposals come from a new 50-page booklet entitled the “Tricolore Booklet on the Islam(s) of France,” which lists 18 […]

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Country: France
Source: Breit Bart

08

Nov

Mother wants to call her baby “Jihad”, the mayor refuses

In Dijon, France, municipal authorities demanded the annulment of the name by mobilizing a mother’s newborn child to call the ‘Jihad’. According to local media reports, unknown mother, who gave birth last week, tried to give her child name to the ‘Jihad’ during the registration process. The prosecutor’s office in the court of Dijon stated […]

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Country: France
Source: Lessentiel

06

Nov

New report shows racist, anti-Muslim candidates are losing their elections

A new report from the group Muslim Advocates shows that candidates who ran Islamophobic campaigns faced backlash and eventually lost their elections. The use of anti-Muslim bigotry in political campaigns is a tactic Muslims and Muslim candidates have seen over and over in recent years. Just last week, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) launched a series […]

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Country: United States
Source: Huffingtonpost

06

Nov

Propaganda and disinformation target Muslim candidates during midterms

Aisha Yaqoob is American Muslim hijab-wearing woman who is the 2018 Democratic candidate for the 97th District in the Georgia House of Representatives. The daughter of immigrants, Yaqoob, 25, is one of the nearly 90 Muslims running for public office nationwide. But facing that unprecedented number of Muslim candidates running in the midterms are perhaps the […]

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Country: United States
Source: Huffingtonpost