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Islamophobia

2019

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

15

Nov

Brooklyn school forced Muslim child to watch others eat during religious fast

A public school employee in Brooklyn allegedly forced a Muslim child to watch children eat while he fasted during one of the most important religious holidays in the Muslim calendar, according to a civil rights complaint filed on Wednesday. On May 14, while a 9-year-old Muslim student at Public School 264 Bay Ridge Elementary School for the […]

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Country: United States
Source: Politico , TRT Haber

07

Nov

Elected Muslim religious leader gets prison in Greece

An elected Muslim religious leader in Greece’s Western Thrace region was given 80 days of prison sentence for usurping authority. İbrahim Şerif is the elected mufti of Komotini (Gümülcine) which is one of the three major cities of the Western Thrace region in Greece, home to a Muslim-Turkish minority of around 150,000 people. Şerif tweeted on Nov. 6 […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Hurriyet Daily News , Euro News

04

Nov

Muslim community in Germany feels unsafe amid growing Islamophobia

Germany’s Muslim community is “not feeling safe enough” amid growing Islamophobia in the country, a German Muslim leader told Anadolu Agency (AA) in Berlin on Friday. “This year we had more than 80 attacks on mosque communities in Germany. The security situation is very tense. Muslims are not feeling safe. Talks with security authorities have […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , Daily Sabah

01

Nov

Milan’s appeal court upholds burqa ban

A court in Italy’s Milan has rejected an appeal on lifting a burqa and veil ban in public places that came into force in Lombardy in 2016. The northeastern region adopted the regulations that explicitly outlawed the use of Islamic face coverings in public. The decision was approved by a trial court before it was taken […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT Haber , DS

30

Oct

French Senate bans mothers wearing headscarves from school trips

The French Senate approved a bill Tuesday proposed by the mainstream right that would oblige women wearing headscarves to remove them when accompanying school outings. The issue has been in the news in recent weeks since a far-right politician objected to a mother wearing a headscarf who was accompanying a school trip to a regional […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , DS

30

Oct

Muslim boy questioned at Ohio school about religion

The parents of a 10-year-old Muslim boy who said he was questioned by an Ohio student teacher about his patriotism and religious beliefs and was told to undress to determine if he had been physically abused at home have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the boy’s civil rights were violated last November. The lawsuit filed […]

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Country: United States
Source: WP