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Islamophobia

2019

15

Apr

Copenhagen wakes up to carnage after anti-Islam protest turns into riot

Copenhagen Police confirmed the arrests on Monday morning. Unrest in the area on Sunday followed a demonstration by Rasmus Paludan, an extremist right-wing agitator whose demonstrations feature burning the Quran in areas with sizeable minority ethnic communities. Paludan has previously received a conditional prison sentence for making derogatory or degrading remarks about black South Africans […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: TRT Haber , The Local

05

Apr

Woman threatened to bomb hotel hosting US Muslim Rep. Omar

US Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar had been the target of a bomb threat while she was at a conference in Los Angeles, according to the news site The Blast. Omar spoke at a banquet for the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Los Angeles chapter last month. A few days before her speech, the hotel where the […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , DS

05

Apr

Muslim soldier suing US army after ‘being forced to remove hijab’

A Muslim soldier will be suing the US army after her command sergeant major allegedly forced to take off her hijab in front of their colleagues. Sergeant Cesilia Valdovinos, who is serving in the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, said in a recent interview with Yahoo! that she has experienced “extremely hateful” behaviour for her Muslim identity. […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Independent

04

Apr

Bosnians deported from Croatia for ‘refusing to spy on Muslims’

Dozens of Bosnian citizens have claimed that Croatia has revoked their working permits, deported them and labelled them as national security threats after they refused to work as spies and provide information on Muslims in Bosnia. Their testimonies were published this month in Zurnal, an independent Bosnian news website. Zurnal claimed that Croatian intelligence officials […]

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Country: Croatia
Source: TimeTurk , Aljazeera

03

Apr

Netherlands postpones burqa ban in public places

The authorities of the Netherlands have pushed back the ban on wearing Muslim female veil that covers the face, known as burqa, for one month, to August 1, the Dutch News media reported on Monday citing Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren. Ollongren said that the extension had been prompted by the request of schools, who reported that it […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Haberler , Sputnik

26

Mar

Jordan Peterson’s Cambridge fellowship dropped over “Proud Islamophobe” t-shirt

Cambridge University rescinded a visiting fellowship offer to Dr Jordan Peterson because he was pictured with a man wearing an anti-Islam shirt, its vice-chancellor said. A two-month offer to the psychology professor was removed last week. Dr Peterson labelled the decision a “serious error of judgement”. But Stephen Toope said the university was prompted to […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TRT Haber , BBC

25

Mar

Berlin moves to cut ties between German Muslims and Turkey

Berlin wants to sever the financial and institutional ties between local Muslim communities and the Turkish government as part of a bold campaign to help German Muslims develop a homegrown version of Islam.  “What we need now is an Islam for German Muslims that belongs to Germany,” Markus Kerber, the top civil servant in the German interior […]

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Country: Germany
Source: En Son Haber , FT

19

Mar

Bavarian court upholds headscarf ban for judges, prosecutors

The Bavarian constitutional court on Monday rejected an appeal by an Islamic religious community to overturn a ban on judges and prosecutors wearing headscarves, saying that justice officials in particular were obliged to be neutral in questions of religion and ideology. The judge voiced the opinion that the ban, which also forbids officials to wear […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , Euro News

14

Mar

Muslim councillor “forced to sit out council meeting because of headscarf”

In an early test for Geneva’s controversial new secularism law, a Muslim councillor on Tuesday chose to sit in the public gallery during a recent council meeting rather than obey the new legislation by removing her headscarf so that she could take part in the session. The move by Sabine Tiguemounine, a councillor with the […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: TRT Haber , The Local

13

Mar

Trump administration denied green card to Muslim detainee after feeding him pork

The Trump administration rejected a green card application for a Muslim man who accused Border Patrol of serving him pork sandwiches for six days — and did so the day after Huffpost published an article detailing his allegations. Adnan Asif Parveen filed an application to adjust his immigration status nearly two years ago, based on his […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Huffpost