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Padmaavat--a Sanjay Leela Bhansali bollywood production has hardly anything that should have made Hindutva zealots run riot on streets. I got to see the movie in a Bradford cinematic theatre, during annual sojourn with my children and grandchildren living in England. Bradford has large Asian ...
At approximately 2pm on Valentine's Day, a 19-year-old gunman opened fire on his former teachers and classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida, killing 17 and seriously injuring dozens of others. The attack was not only the 18 gun-related incident on a US school campus since 1 ...

Labour MSP Anas Sarwar has written to the First Minister outlining a series of proposals to tackle "everyday racism and Islamophobia" across Scotland. Mr Sarwar wants the Scottish government to take action on black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) representation in the public sector workforce. He also ...
Since 9/11, 95 Americans have been killed in the United States by Jihadists. Deepa Kumar, the author of "Islamophobia and the politics of Empire" and professor in Middle Eastern studies at Rutgers University, shared this fact and others at Fairfield University to debunk stereotypes surrounding the Muslim ...
"It is humorous and it is loving, but I think that one of the things that happens ... when it comes to talking about Islamophobia and the politics around being Muslim, people get numb to it," she says. "With humor, you're able to sneak into people's consciousness and get them to think differently." The project ...
To celebrate Valentine's Day, you can buy a sappy card. Or a silly one. Or, you can buy one that takes on Islamophobia with messages like "This burka is built for two" and "First Muslim Registry ... Then Wedding Registry." These are some of the valentine creations of Tanzila Ahmed, a Los-Angeles-based ...

Kuwait CITY -- The Trump Administration, increasingly concerned that the 74-strong coalition it cobbled together to destroy the Islamic State is losing sight of the prime objective, pressed its partners on Tuesday to refocus their efforts, overcome rivalries and concentrate on the task at hand: the eradication ...
True to form, rebel Media reporters were quick to jump on this fortunate stroke of luck and used it to further perpetuate attacks against Muslim groups and to question the very existence of Islamophobia in Canada. The anti-Muslim "Canadian values" rhetoric has caught on to such an extent in the Chinese ...
Ahmad Tejan-Sie, a Muslim senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been fortunate enough to never have directly experienced intolerance on campus. Tejan-Sie, a nutrition major, said Islamophobia is still prevalent in his life, though, and he has grappled with how to respond to it. "Recently I've been of the opinion ...
If fewer crimes are being reported, but we know that Islamophobia is still a huge issue, why are the numbers showing otherwise? Either through internalizing our oppression or being afraid that no one will believe us, we are starting to speak up less and less. And this silencing technique doesn't just work on ...
Recent weeks have seen Scotland's highest profile Muslim politicians come forward to make public the racism and Islamophobia they have faced. This is not an easy thing to do, and no matter your party political view, it is crucial that each story is met with understanding. The truth is, much of what goes on is ...
A protester holds a sign which reads "Islamophobia is not freedom" outside the French Embassy in London on August 25, 2016. (AFP). By Sajeda Momin Friday, 9 February 2018. Text size A A A. The West is very clued-in to what it describes as 'Islamist radicalisation', but after the conviction of Darren ...
She also must confront some terrifying Islamophobia, just as Ahmed herself once did. "My first experience with Islamophobia was during the Iran hostage crisis," Ahmed says, describing how a man began hurling obscenities at her. "I was a young child. I was stunned, truly frozen. I had never heard that kind ...
M-103, a motion introduced last February by Liberal Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid, charged the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to conduct a study on how to reduce or eliminate systemic racism and religious discrimination, including Islamophobia, in Canada. On February 1, nearly two ...
Thousands of Canadians are victims of Islamophobia every single day, finding themselves on the receiving end of racial/religious slurs or dirty looks and nasty comments. Islamophobia is real and ever-present. Feeling marginalized, outcast and a general air of not feeling welcome affects a person's psyche, ...
The shooting rampage in the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec, which killed six men and injured 19 others, emblematized the deadly power of Islamophobia in Canada. And the Heritage Committee's report, which largely ignores Islamophobia's deep and pervasive Canadian roots, epitomizes the gross ...
Last week was tough. Speaking about my own experiences and the impact on my family, while highlighting my own "difference", is probably one of the hardest things I've done politically. I should stress I am proud of every part of my identity. The messages of support have been heartening, and while the ...

The report arose from Private Member's Bill M-103 proposed by MP Iqra Khalid, which asks the Canadian government to "condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination." Her Bill also recommends that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage produce ...
Reading the much-awaited report by the Parliamentary Committee on Canadian Heritage on Islamophobia in Canada, it seemed to me I had been talking to a brick wall on Sept. 20 when I made a presentation to the Liberal Party-dominated group. Addressing the disinterested MPs, I dismissed the term ...
In the wake of last week's release of that much-anticipated House committee report on 'Islamophobia' and other forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination, the Canadian Muslim Forum and Canadians for Justice and peace in the Middle East will release the results of a new survey that, according ...
"I am Amal and my name means hope," Syrian storyteller and activist Amal Kassir told an audience on Saturday night, opening her speech on Islamophobia on college campuses and in the world. The spoken word artist described her life as a Syrian-American living in a post-9/11 world on Saturday night, ...
A Scottish politician has called for the government and public to accept that "everyday Islamophobia" is a direct threat to Muslims, after claiming he was unsuccessful in his bid to lead the Scottish Labour Party because of "insidious" racism. Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) Anas Sarwar, who was born ...
For a brief yet frantic few weeks on Parliament Hill last March, rookie Toronto-area Liberal MP Irqa Khalid's bid to have the Canadian heritage committee investigate the phenomenon of 'Islamophobia,' as well as "all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination," and report back to the House with ...
Tourism CS Najib Balala is anti-Islamic for resisting the government's ban on shisha, the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims has said. Balala criticised government agencies for "frustrating" investors with the ban on the importation, manufacture, sale and use of shisha. He warned the "rushed" decision ...
Sarwar also spoke ahead of the launching event of a Scottish Parliament cross-party group aimed to tackle Islamophobia. In general, people in Scottish society see past an individual's faith, colour, and country of origin, he commented. "But what we have to challenge here is institutional racism, institutional ...
A Canadian politician is pushing for a national day against Islamophobia on the first anniversary of the Quebec mosque shooting. Toronto City councillor Neethan Shan is asking the city to mark the anniversary with a day of remembrance and outward rejection of Islamophobia. "It's a day for us to collectively ...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Islamophobia and racism are to blame for the murders of six men in a Quebec mosque last year and can never have a place in this country. Trudeau made the assertion Monday just hours before he was to attend a vigil in Quebec City to mark one year since a gunman ...
29 "A National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia." The Islamic Association of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) wholeheartedly supports this initiative and calls on Saskatoon city council, our provincial government, and all the citizens of this great province to do so as well. Some oppose such a ...
White Supremacy: is a system that perpetuates the oppression of people of colour in order to maintain wealth, power and privilege. We need to reject wholeheartedly the idea that Islamophobia comes from ignorance. The man who killed six of my brothers in their place of worship knew something.
Former Labour leadership challenger Anas Sarwar has spoken of the racist and Islamophobic comments he received during his campaign, including a senior councillor from his own party who said Scotland wasn't ready to vote for a 'Paki'. The vile slur was one of a number of comments that the Glasgow ...
The National Council of Canadian Muslims have called for Jan. 29, the anniversary of the Quebec killings, to be commemorated as a day against Islamophobia. But the leaders of the province's political parties, including premier Couillard, united against the idea. "This intolerable action was that of a single ...
When Sidrah Ahmad describes the climate in Canada for Muslims, she uses the boiling frog analogy. If you put a frog in boiling water suddenly, it jumps out. But if the temperature increases gradually, it doesn't notice the change and will be boiled alive. Some people don't realize Islamophobia exists and is ...
... of a racist British party, but doesn't actually apologize. In video from the interview released Friday, Trump addressed his controversial November retweets of three anti-Muslim videos posted by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of Britain First and a notorious Islamophobe guilty of hate crimes against Muslims.
TORONTO -- We were already lectured about our alleged Islamophobic tendencies a little more than a year ago when controversial bus shelter ads were released during the first phase of a $400,000 'Toronto for All' program. And, of course, there's the very controversial M-103 anti-Islamophobia motion ...
In an ironic turn of events, a far-right German politician who was publicly critical and in opposition of Islam has reportedly become Muslim himself. Arthur Wagner, a former leading member of a far-right party that campaigned against Muslims has recently left the party and converted to Islam. Wagner was part ...
A generation later, rampant Islamophobia has made it difficult for the United States to see Muslim nations as anything other than existential threats. There is no distinction made between Islamism ― the push to turn religion into an ideology to control people ― and Muslims, who are the greatest victims of ...
It couldn't possibly be to discourage the public from Islamophobia. That would be like declaring "Don't be racist" -- futile. Rather, their declarations were directed at Muslims across the country: Don't let this brutal act persuade you into thinking you don't belong. The views of the accused killer, and others like ...
McKinney, Texas (CBS) Two Texas middle school teachers stepped down after officials were informed of controversial tweets. The McKinney Independent school District officials said the two teachers resigned Friday after a parent found anti-LGBTQ and anti-Islamic tweets on their accounts. "I'm upset ...
In general, Clarion Project prefers to let the record speak for itself and let the public be the judge of how we are perceived, rather than getting bogged down in catfights on social media with our critics. However, it is important for the mission we have set for ourselves that there is no ambiguity about what we ...
The National Council of Canadian Muslims called for making January 29 a day against Islamophobia in Canada many months ago. This call was echoed and supported by many other Muslim groups. Yet the call has not been heeded by any government to date. Some politicians dodge the question skilfully, ...
When it was first reported last week that 11-year-old Toronto grade-school student Khawlah Noman had been followed to school by some whack job who wanted to cut off her hijab using scissors, the forces of political correctness were swift to condemn the incident. Local and national politicians expressed ...
A tweet from the Toronto police on Wednesday about an assault against a woman wearing a hijab is being met with rebuke and disbelief. But the responses have nothing to do with the suspect or the reported attack in a subway station. Instead they're, filled with skepticism and derision about the complaint ...
Islamophobia is not a thing of the past, Baig said, but things have been changing since Baig moved to the region two decades ago. A resident of Waterloo, Baig has moved through her milestones from school to becoming a mother to finding her first job. "Not only has [the city] grown in terms of tech and ...
Quebec opposition parties say they oppose designating the anniversary of a deadly Quebec mosque attack a national day to combat Islamophobia. Two political parties in the Canadian province of Quebec say they are opposed to a recent call from Muslim leaders to designate January 29 - the date six ...
As the country approaches the anniversary of Mr Trump's first year in office, Ibrahim Hooper said such was the level of anxiety and apprehension, many Muslims were fearful to public display signs of their faith. A number of Muslim women, for instance, were deciding not to to appear in public wearing the veil ...
A House of Commons committee wants Jan. 29 -- the anniversary of a deadly mosque shooting in Quebec -- declared a national day of remembrance and action on religious discrimination, including "Islamophobia." The idea is the last of 30 recommendations being made by the Commons heritage ...
A poster campaign in Boston bus shelters aims to teach the art of de-escalation in the face of anti-Muslim confrontations. What to Do: Posters advise bystanders on how to react should they witness an Islamophobic act. Owen Mortner/The Christian Science Monitor. |. Caption. Owen Mortner. Staff. August 21 ...
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says he doesn't want to mark the anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting with a day against Islamophobia. Couillard says he plans to attend events to commemorate the Jan. 29 attack and pay tribute to the community hurt by the tragedy, but he's not in favour of a ...
Young Muslims in Wales say they have been frequently stared at in public, called "terrorists" at school and been told by strangers to take off headscarves. It comes as schools have been urged to raise awareness of Islamophobia. The children's Commissioner for Wales Sally Holland is focusing on the harm ...
The Muslim community has had a challenging year with rising Islamophobia in Canada and the world, Premier Kathleen Wynne told the 2017 Reviving the Islamic Spirit conference. The year 2017 included a violent rampage at a Quebec mosque, and legislation in that province that would bar women who ...


 

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