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Islamophobia

2019

15

Oct

Questionnaire on the religious practice of Muslim students provokes a scandal

The University of Cergy-Pontoise (Paris region) aroused the excitement, after an internal questionnaire, questioning the practice of Muslim students and for the fight against terrorism was made public on social networks. The establishment apologized in a statement, and was forced to remove the questionnaire from circulation. The incriminated document raises various questions related to the […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , Actualite news

14

Oct

Members of Political Party in France Create Controversy After Asking Hijabi Woman to Remove Veil

Julien Odoul, a member of France’s National Rally (RN) is at the center of a controversy after asking a Muslim woman to remove her viel at a plenary meeting of the Regional Council of Burgundy Franche Comte on Friday, October 11. The Muslim woman was accompanying her son and his class on a school trip to explore the mission […]

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Country: France
Source: EN , MoroccoWorldNews

08

Oct

UN racism expert slams Dutch burqa ban

A UN racism expert on Monday criticised a Dutch ban on the wearing of face-covering garments such as the burqa in public, saying the law had “no place” in a tolerant society. Tendayi Achiume, the UN Special Rapporteur on racism, said the ban reflected a wider “consolidation of Islamophobia” in the Netherlands. The Dutch ban […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: TRT Haber , Aljazeera

03

Oct

Jews and Muslims in Sweden outraged over call to ban male circumcision

Sweden’s Centre Party voted in favour of banning circumcision (omskärelse) of boys in the absence of a medical reason, during the party’s annual meeting in Karlstad at the weekend. The main purpose of the meeting was to vote on the party’s official stance in several social issues, including whether to remove restrictions on blood donations […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Euro News , The Local

01

Oct

Halal meat at school: “There is no right to have a religious menu”

Their children cannot eat pork or meat that is not slaughtered according to the halal method. For this a group of Bengali Muslims asked the leadership of the elementary school attended by their children, in Mestre, to be able to have “halal” meat according to the rules of the Koran on the menu of the […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT Haber , L'unione Sarda

30

Sep

French justice refuses to allow a child to be named “Jihad”

According to the story reported by Agence France Press, a mother gave her child the name “Jihad”. But french courts refuse and consider the first name “harmful to the child”. Public prosecutor’s office in Dijon, in french department of the Golden-coast, cancelled this Friday, 27 September  2019, the first name “Jihad” given to a child. A year […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , RT

25

Sep

A poster with a veiled mother is controversial

A student mother and CIPF activist poses in front of a school in Pantin, to denounce the problem of the veil during school trips. The new campaign of the Federation of Parents’ Councils (CIPF), defending the right for veiled women to go on school trips, is a “mistake” for the Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel […]

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Country: France
Source: Amerika'nın Sesi , en24News

20

Sep

Trump administration threatens to cut funding from university course for ‘positive’ discussion of Islam

The Trump administration has threatened to disqualify a university-level Middle East studies programme from receiving federal funding for teaching the “positive aspects of Islam”. The US Department of Education has ordered that the programme run by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University revise their course plans by 22 September or risk losing […]

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Country: United States
Source: Sputnik , Independent

16

Sep

Muslim American New Jersey Mayor Says CBP Wrongfully Detained Him for Almost 3 Hours

The Muslim American mayor of a New Jersey town accused U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officials at New York’s JFK airport of “flat out profiling”, wrongfully detaining him and asking him if “he knew any terrorists” at a press conference earlier this week. Mohamed Khairullah, who has been mayor of Prospect Park, N.J., for more than a […]

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Country: United States
Source: Trt Haber , Time

16

Sep

MPs call for action on religious schools after Islamic indoctrination claims

The ruling VVD and opposition Labour party want to change an article in the Dutch constitution which gives people the right to set up a school on the basis of a religion. VVD parliamentarian Dennis Wiersma told Radio 1 on Thursday that revelations in the NRC newspaper on Wednesday about weekend schools run by fundamentalist […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC , DutchNews