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Islamophobia

2019

13

Aug

New Ukip leader suggests Quran ban

The newly elected leader of Ukip has been slammed for Islamophobia after a footage emerged of him saying it should be illegal to publicly distribute the Quran in the UK. Last month, Richard Braine was filmed at a hustings in Grantham, Lincolnshire, saying handing out copies of the holy book should be illegal under incitement […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: AA , Eastern Eye

09

Aug

German conservatives renew calls for a burqa ban

As the neighboring Netherlands begins policing the wearing of burqas, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) are calling for a burqa ban of Germany’s own. Julia Klöckner, who leads the provincial Rhineland-Palatinate branch of the party and is the No. 2 Christian Democrat nationally, said Germany should enshrine a dress code for Muslim women in order […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Amerikanın Sesi , DW

08

Aug

France tries to ban prayer in Senegal

In Dakar, the capital of Senegal, the French-based European Institute of Business (IEA) banned the prayer at the school building. Former Parliamentary Group President Moustapha Diakhate of the ruling coalition shared the circular issued by the school in his social media account. This circular states that in the principle of “secularism” in the school’s bylaws […]

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Country: France
Source: AA

19

Jul

Donald Trump makes America hate again by accusing Democrat Ilhan Omar of marrying her brother

Donald Trump increased his incendiary racist comments against four congresswomen accusing one of marrying her British “brother”. The President fuelled further division among the American people at his latest re-election rally where he described the quartet – known as ‘the squad’ as a “force of evil”. The continued attack saw leading British politicians join anti-racist […]

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Country: United States
Source: Akşam , Mirror

16

Jul

Boris Johnson claimed Islam put Muslim world “centuries behind”

Boris Johnson has been strongly criticised for arguing Islam has caused the Muslim world to be “literally centuries behind” the west, in an essay unearthed by the Guardian. Writing about the rise of the religion in an appendix added to a later edition of The Dream of Rome, his 2006 book about the Roman empire, […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Sputnik , The Guardian

09

Jul

Canada: Malala can teach in Quebec if she removes hijab

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai can teach in the Canadian province of Quebec if she removes her hijab, Quebec Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge said. Quebec recently enacted Bill 21 that bans government employees from wearing religious symbols when dealing with the public, including teachers, nurses and bus drivers. Roberge posted a photo on Twitter […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Euro News , AA

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