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Islamophobia

2020

14

Jan

Ban on headscarf in Austria moved to Constitutional Court

İGÖÖ President Ümit Vural, the right-wing Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) in the coalition government passed during the parliamentary school and implemented in September 2019, the headscarf ban on schools has made statements. Vural, “Today, the Constitutional Court complained about the ban on headscarves in primary schools. used. Vural pointed […]

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Country: Austria
Source: AA , National News

11

Jan

Austria coalition deal includes headscarf ban

A deal between conservatives and Greens to form a governing coalition in Austria includes banning headscarves in school until the age of 14 and preventive custody for potentially dangerous individuals. The measures are part of what conservative leader Sebastian Kurz describes as his tough stance on undocumented immigration and “political Islam”, aimed at appealing to […]

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Country: Austria
Source: DW , AJ

06

Jan

CSU: Muslim withdraws application “was never about me”

Sener Sahin wanted to run for the CSU as a candidate for mayor. After violent protests from the local association in Wallerstein, Swabia, the 44-year-old Muslim German entrepreneur withdrew his application, as he confirmed on Saturday. “It was never about me, it was always about my belief,” Sahin said on Sunday to the “Suddeutsche Zeitung”. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Sabah , en24

2019

30

Dec

Geert Wilders revives contest for cartoons that mock Muhammad

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders has revived his plan to hold a contest for cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad, more than a year after cancelling such an event out of fear for attacks in the Netherlands. In a tweet late on Saturday, Wilders called on people to send in their Muhammad cartoons. “Freedom of speech must prevail […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Milliyet , The Guardian

26

Dec

Appeals court upholds school headscarf ban

Overturning a previous ruling, Belgian appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ban on wearing headscarves in two schools in the country’s Flemish region. In 2018, the parents of 11 students filed a case against the ban in the northeastern Maasmechelen municipality and won the case. This August, a court in Tongeren also ruled that the […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: AA , TRT Haber

11

Dec

Tory candidate shared tweet claiming Muslims have ‘nasty culture’

A Conservative general election candidate shared a message on social media claiming Muslims play the “race card” and have a “nasty culture”, in the latest escalation of concern over Islamophobia in the party. The former BBC journalist Linden Kemkaran, who is standing for the Conservatives in Labour-held Bradford East, retweeted a user on Twitter last week who dismissed Islamophobia […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: AA , The Guardian

09

Dec

New controversial comments uncovered in historical Boris Johnson articles

Boris Johnson defended those who opposed gay people joining the military and the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet being arrested, in the latest controversial comments unearthed from his time as a journalist. In articles written when he was in his mid-30s, the prime minister also wrote that the police had been cowed by the Macpherson report – which found […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Euro News , The Guardian

27

Nov

Sajid Javid seizes his moment by saying nothing seven times

Midway through the leaders’ debate last week, Boris Johnson was asked if Sajid Javid would remain in his job if the Tories won the election. A ball of dread instantly formed in the chancellor’s stomach when Boris gave an unequivocal “Yes”. The public nod of approval from a prime minister incapable of keeping his word is […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Sabah , The Guardian

22

Nov

French nun misses out on retirement home place over veil ban

A French nun was forced to turn down a place in a state retirement home because she was told she would have to stop wearing her religious habit and headscarf. The case has reopened the row over secularism in France just weeks after a Muslim woman was asked to remove her headscarf while accompanying a […]

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Country: France
Source: EuroNews , The Local

15

Nov

Woman told to remove hijab before Denver Nuggets game

A Muslim woman said she was discriminated against before an N.B.A. game in Denver when she was told that she had to remove her hijab. The woman, Gazella Bensreiti, 36, a receptionist from Westminster, Colo., said in an interview on Thursday that she was headed to pick up her ticket at will call at the Pepsi Center for a Denver Nuggets […]

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Country: United States
Source: NYT