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Hate crimes targeting Muslims increased 91% in the first half of 2017

Hate crimes targeting Muslims increased 91% in the first half of 2017

2017-10-18
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Prosecutors secured a relatively rare federal hate crime conviction punishable by a tough sentence on Thursday as a Florida man pleaded guilty to leaving a voicemail that threatened to shoot people at a mosque. Legal experts and Islamic advocates sai...
A New Boston Ad Campaign Shows How People Can Combat Islamophobia

A New Boston Ad Campaign Shows How People Can Combat Islamophobia

2017-07-19
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Boston has adopted a new method to combat Islamophobia. City authorities have begun a poster campaign encouraging bystanders to make a non-confrontational intervention in case they see harassment against Muslims. The campaign started on July 17 when ...
UK event hears call for action on anti-Muslim coverage

UK event hears call for action on anti-Muslim coverage

2017-07-13
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U.K. politicians should consider regulation to tackle the tide of negative media coverage about British Muslims. This was the message from a Liverpool conference this week which examined damaging and biased news stories about Britain's Muslim communi...
How Canadian media normalizes Islamophobia

How Canadian media normalizes Islamophobia

2017-07-04
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Responding earlier this year to the fatal shooting of six Muslims at a Quebec City mosque, the Canadian Council of Imams stated, “Islamophobia has killed innocent Canadians.” The media is not a unified body, but all of its parts are ...
Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders

Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders

2017-06-09
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Coordinated US rallies against Islamic law, known as Shariah, have the already rattled Muslim community on edge. The worshippers at the Eugene Islamic Center are worried about their security. A man recently appeared outside the mosque and threatened ...
Islamophobia Studies Yearbook

Islamophobia Studies Yearbook

2017-06-06
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Call for Papers Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017 The Islamophobia Studies Yearbook is a bi-lingual periodical that started as a German language journal and has now been offering articles in German and English since 2010. The journal uses double bl...
More in the militia movement are finding a new target: American Muslims

More in the militia movement are finding a new target: American Muslims

2016-10-24
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The revelation of an alleged domestic terrorism plot to kill Somali immigrants in southwest Kansas serves as a glaring illustration of what experts say is a growing concern. Across the country, they say, anti-government extremists are shift...
Campaign seeks to block mosque construction near Pisa's tower

Campaign seeks to block mosque construction near Pisa's tower

2016-08-28
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A campaign to block construction of a new mosque near the Leaning Tower of Pisa imperils Italy’s commitment to religious freedom, warn those who defend Muslims’ right to build it. The proposed mosque, a few hundred yards fr...
NYC Muslims grapple with surveillance after imam's killing

NYC Muslims grapple with surveillance after imam's killing

2016-08-27
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At an emotional funeral service for a New York City imam and his assistant who were gunned down on a Queens street, one friend of the victims took the microphone and demanded that the city install security cameras outside mosques citywide to help pro...
Trump Proposes Ideological Test for Muslim Immigrants and Visitors to the U.S.

Trump Proposes Ideological Test for Muslim Immigrants and Visitors to the U.S.

2016-08-23
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Donald Trump called Monday for a Cold War-style mobilization against “radical Islamic terror,” repeating and repackaging calls for strict immigration controls — including a new ideological litmus test for Muslim visitors and migrant...
Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

2016-08-21
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Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution. More than a million people fleeing war and pover...
United States of Hate: Muslims under Attack

United States of Hate: Muslims under Attack

2016-08-18
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Award-winning director and producer Steph Atkinson brings us this one-off documentary, which investigates the terrifying scale of the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in the US.
Hollywood Star Counters Islamophobia

Hollywood Star Counters Islamophobia

2016-08-16
856 Views
Will Smith was in the Middle East on Sunday promoting the movie "Suicide Squad", but the Hollywood star said his time in Dubai is also a chance to counter an increasingly anti-Muslim climate surrounding the U.S. presidential race.
Call for End to Muslim Migration to Australia

Call for End to Muslim Migration to Australia

2016-07-24
1067 Views
The Australian TV presenter Sonia Kruger has called for an end to Muslim immigration to Australia, agreeing that “the more Muslims we import, the more danger we are in.”
Muslim Diasporas in the West

Muslim Diasporas in the West

2016-07-19
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Edited by Tahir Abbas Publisher: Routledge (2017) 1,377 pages This major works collection surveys the nature of Muslim diasporas in the west from a sociological perspective, exploring the issues of migration, integration, identity, politics, Islam...
In swipe at Gingrich, Obama rejects 'repugnant' call to test Muslims

In swipe at Gingrich, Obama rejects 'repugnant' call to test Muslims

2016-07-16
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President Barack Obama clobbered former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Friday for suggesting that America should deport Muslims who profess a belief in Islamic Sharia law, telling a gathering of diplomats in Washington that the idea is 'repugnant.'
Islamophobia on the rise in Germany - study

Islamophobia on the rise in Germany - study

2016-06-25
927 Views
Germany is seeing a rise in Islamophobia, according to a new study which highlights the tensions surrounding the recent influx of refugees. More than 40 percent of residents said they believe Muslims should be forbidden from coming to Germany.
Muslim leaders push back against Trump for incendiary speech in wake of massacre

Muslim leaders push back against Trump for incendiary speech in wake of massacre

2016-06-23
848 Views
The Council on American-Islamic Relations had planned to hold a news conference unveiling a report on Islamophobia, including the rise of “Muslim-free” businesses, anti-Muslim rallies by armed protesters, direct attacks on Muslims and the...
Confronting Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States

Confronting Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States

2016-06-22
880 Views
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley released a report Monday entitled “Confronting Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States.”
CAIR: Interfaith Coalition Calls on Maryland University to Offer Balance to Speaker’s Anti-Muslim Views

CAIR: Interfaith Coalition Calls on Maryland University to Offer Balance to Speaker’s Anti-Muslim Views

2016-01-30
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The Council on American Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined 17 Maryland-based groups in calling on Stevenson University to drop anti-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali as a speaker at an up...
CAIR Report: Number of Incidents Targeting U.S. Mosques in 2015 Highest Ever Recorded

CAIR Report: Number of Incidents Targeting U.S. Mosques in 2015 Highest Ever Recorded

2016-01-04
994 Views
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, released a preliminary report on incidents targeting American mosques and religious institutions in 2015 that shows a greater ...
U.S. Muslim leaders announce major initiatives

U.S. Muslim leaders announce major initiatives

2015-12-20
1002 Views
U.S. Muslim Leaders Announce Campaigns to Enhance National Security, Address Rising Islamophobia WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, today announced ...
Georgetown’s Interfaith Gathering

Georgetown’s Interfaith Gathering

2015-12-16
1072 Views
The Georgetown University’s Interfaith Gathering for Solidarity, Understanding, and Peace was held on December 16, 2015 to promote understanding through faith leaders’ reflections and through music and prayer. Imam Talib Shareef, preside...
Most Americans say more scrutiny of Muslims is not warranted

Most Americans say more scrutiny of Muslims is not warranted

2015-12-15
902 Views
A new Pew Research Center survey gauges Americans’ views on a variety of questions related to Islamic extremism and Muslims.  Among the key findings are that a majority of U.S. adults (61%) say U.S. Muslims should not be subject to additi...
CAIR, NJ Muslims, Interfaith Leaders, Officials Condemn Donald Trump’s False 9/11 Claim

CAIR, NJ Muslims, Interfaith Leaders, Officials Condemn Donald Trump’s False 9/11 Claim

2015-12-04
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined leaders of New Jersey’s Muslim community, interfaith partners and public officials at a news conference in Jersey City, N.J., to condemn leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump&rsq...
Muslims using billboards to set the facts straight

Muslims using billboards to set the facts straight

2015-11-21
1071 Views
We’ve told you how the Paris attacks led to threats against Muslims nationwide. Here in Central Florida, Muslims are using billboards to sort out the facts from the fiction behind their beliefs. While driving along I-4 in Orlando, there are ...
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