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Islamophobia

2019

25

Jun

Muslim women defy ban to swim in burkinis at French pool

Muslim women in France are disobeying the rules at a local swimming pool by wearing burkinis. In a protest inspired by US civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, they bathed in suits covering their entire bodies – apart from the face, hands and feet – in the city of Grenoble on Sunday. The Jean Bron swimming […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , BBC

14

Jun

He murdered 3 Muslim college students, but no one wanted to call it a hate crime

On June 12, a North Carolina man was sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison for the 2015 murders of three young Muslims ― a crime that was initially framed as a parking dispute in spite of the perpetrator’s anti-Muslim and anti-religion social media posts. Craig Hicks, 50, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Huffpost

11

Jun

Muslim Council demands apology for Cologne police ‘racial profiling’

Calls of “Allahu Akbar” [“God is great”] by young Muslims wearing long gowns and vests outside Cologne’s main rail station culminated on Wednesday in counter-accusations between city police and the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (ZMD). Police chief Uwe Jacob denied that his officers were motivated by racism in detaining 10 young Muslim men […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , DW

03

Jun

Danish far-right members burn Quran in capital

Activists of a far-right group burned a copy of the Quran and unfurled a banner saying “Europe is ours” in the Danish capital to protest against the iftar (fast-breaking) gathering of Muslims on Saturday. Members of Stram Kurs — anti-immigrant and anti-Islamic party — tried to provoke people by burning a copy of Quran during […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: AA , AA

30

May

Swedish town bans Islamic headscarf in primary schools

The populist measure is part of a new ‘integration plan’ for the town of Staffanstorp, roughly 20km outside Malmö, which has been drawn up for by the centre-right Moderate Party and the populist Sweden Democrats. “The headscarf is a symbol that women are not available. It’s a sexualisation of women and it’s unreasonable to do […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Euro News , The Local

30

May

Rasmus Paludan: Muslims should not be integrated – they must be sent home

No democracy has ever managed to integrate large quantities of Muslims, and the reason is that it is impossible. We must send Muslims out of the country again so that the Danes can feel safe again, writes Rasmus Paludan in his chronicle in the party leader series, where Information places the chronicle for the 13 authorized […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Information

29

May

Muslim Council demands Tory Islamophobia inquiry

The Muslim Council of Britain has formally asked the UK’s human rights watchdog to investigate accusations of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party. In a letter to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, the MCB said a problem “runs deep into the party”. The EHRC said in response that it was considering complaints about the party […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TRT Haber , BBC

20

May

French Senate votes to ban headscarf on school trips

France’s upper house of the parliament on May 16 adopted a bill that prohibits mothers from wearing headscarves while accompanying the students on school trips. The bill was presented in the country’s senate by the conservative Republican party. The bill was passed with 186 Yes and 100 No votes, while 159 senators abstained. The bill has to […]

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Country: France
Source: CNN , Hurriyet Daily News

17

May

Arab headdress in Penn-Trafford school shooter training

Ever since 9/11, Muslims have been under fire with regards to violent activity in American. This sentiment manifested itself in a school shooting training video in a Pennsylvania school district. The video in question showed what was clearly a shooter in a school clothed in a headdress from Middle Eastern cultures. The video that was shown was […]

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Country: United States
Source: Hill Reporter

17

May

Dutch animal party begins 2nd attempt to ban slaughter without stunning

Despite opposition by the Dutch constitutional court, the local animal party has filed its second bill seeking a ban on the slaughter of animals without stunning. The Party for the Animals filed the bill Monday in the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch lower house, the RTL broadcaster reported. It was after the Council of State, an […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Times of Israel