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Teachers have accused the boss of Ofsted of promoting an "Islamophobic" approach to girls wearing the hijab in schools. Comments made by Amanda Spielman, chief inspector of Ofsted, about hijab-wearing young girls in primary school have been condemned at the largest teaching union's conference ...
While we all want justice after the mass shooting at Pulse that killed 49 people and wounded many others, targeting Noor Salman was no kind of recompense for the community in Orlando. Instead, Salman's prosecution was rooted in gendered Islamophobia; Muslim women are too often depicted as ...
Other people say that the “Love a Muslim” effort, though noble, diverts attention from rampant Islamophobia that inspired the hate letter the first place. As lovely ... of course there's room for this stuff, but we have to recognise that there's a more fundamental issue here, that is that Islamophobia is widespread. John Bolton
Mistrust and Islamophobia see dramatic rise in Germany's melting pot. A new study has found that the Ruhr Valley, once a pillar of integration, is witnessing a growth of intolerance. Researchers found a startling correlation between increased mistrust and the success of the far-right AfD. Deutschland ... John Bolton
... consular section of the embassy, which operates 24 hours on the local number there:02075903400 Earlier, British Member of Parliament (MP) Victoria Atkins Parliamentary under Secretary of State at the Home Office said she has recently condemned those behind a series of anti-Islamic speeches sent to ... John Bolton

Based on his own long history of Islamophobia, Mike Pompeo is simply not fit to serve as America's chief diplomat, particularly to those 1.7 billion Muslims who pray towards Mecca every day of our lives. Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, founder of The and senior ... John Bolton
A Muslim MP has spoken out after a suspicious package led to his Westminster office being evacuated. Afzal Khan is one of four MPs to have been sent a suspect package or a letter calling for violence against Muslims this week. File photo dated 03/10/14 of a hospital ward, as according to The UK could be ... John Bolton
Mike Pompeo is a known Islamophobe, and he's also Trump's new Sec. of State ... But it's important to note that Pompeo has a long history of anti-Islamic sentiments, and has often painted the War on Terror as a religious war between radical Muslims and Christians. ... Pompeo's Islamophobia goes deeper. John Bolton
The woman posing the question was a Muslim, as was the young lady featured on the cover of my book, American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear, manifesting a dissonance about how Muslim identity is perceived, and misperceived, beyond and even within Muslim American ... John Bolton
Turkey's culture and tourism minister on Friday warned against growing Islamophobia and anti-refugee sentiments in Europe. “It is extremely worrying that in Europe, the rise of anti-refugee sentiments, xenophobia and Islamophobia are manifesting themselves in the form of hostility against Turkey and ... John Bolton
Islamophobia, bully claims and a far-right retweet - how councillors fell foul of social media. Facebook and Twitter posts spark complaints against Kirklees councillors. Share; Comments. By. Nick Lavigueur. 06:50, 9 MAR 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community ... John Bolton
ISLAMOPHOBIA is not confined to Europe's far-right parties. Long-standing persecution of Myanmar's Muslims, particularly its Rohingya community, has led to murder, rape and pillage as part of a blatant ethnic cleansing campaign which the country's effective leader Aung San Suu Kyi refuses to stop. John Bolton
“Islamophobia is strong in America right now.” I had met El-Sayed a few weeks before at a United Auto Workers event at Belle Isle in Detroit when he approached me at the polling place in Detroit. A reporter trailed behind him. “Assalamu Alaikum,” I said to El-Sayed (which means “peace be upon you.”). John Bolton
Jayda Fransen, the Islamophobic British political activist whose anti-Muslim videos were retweeted by Donald Trump in November, was convicted for religiously aggravated harassment Wednesday and jailed. The 32-year-old deputy leader of the ultranationalist Britain First was convicted of three counts of ... John Bolton
When the state targets a particular community, that is wrong. What we have now is the respectability of Islamophobia.” One of the key themes was the now-overturned Hijab ban in St Stephen's School, which faced huge backlash within Newham and gained the attention of councillors and ministers city-wide. John Bolton
Renton Technical College is hosting a month-long series on Islamophobia starting March 6. Turan Kayaoglu, professor and associate vice chancellor for research, University of Washington will lead a presentation on “American Muslims: History, Culture, and Politics” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., March 6 at ... John Bolton

This talk by Dr. Tanisha Ramachandran of Wake Forest University examines how Muslim Canadian women are racialized and gendered through hate crimes primarily triggered by material markers of religion. While these women differ in age, race, ethnicity, class, language and practice, the violences they ... John Bolton
Given the brouhaha last year around Parliament's M-103 Islamophobia motion, the quasi indifference to its resulting report, released last month, seems perplexing. For those who might have forgotten, after M-103 was introduced last year, its parliamentary sponsor Iqra Khalid received death threats among ... John Bolton
There were 546 reported incidents of Islamophobia in Spain in 2017, according to a report released Friday by the Citizens' Platform Against Islamophobia (PCI). The Local breaks down the most important information from the annual report here: What types of incidents were reported? The most ...
Jeremy Corbyn: 'If women are abused because they are wearing a headscarf, then it is a wrong against them and it is a wrong against all of us.' Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA. Muslim women are facing routine racist abuse on the streets of the UK, Jeremy Corbyn has said while visiting mosques ...
A Conservative MP has been accused of "endorsing Islamophobia" after posting an anti-Muslim article on Facebook. Bob Blackman, the MP for Harrow East, shared a story which had the headline: "Muslim Somali sex gang say raping white British children 'part of their culture'." The article was from ...
John Bolton, Trump's pick to be the next national security adviser. Scott Olson/Getty Images. John Bolton, President Trump's pick for his next national security adviser, and Mike Pompeo, Trump's pick to be the next secretary of state, are well-known hawks. Less well known are their deep and extensive ties ...
Buddhists fan flames of Islamophobia in Southeast Asia. Buddhist-driven anti-Muslim sentiment is widespread in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. What is behind the hateful rhetoric, and what can authorities do to try to alleviate the tension? Buddhist monks protesting against Rohingya (Getty Images/J.
Last year's rancorous debate around motion M-103 demonstrated that discussions around Islamophobia and religious discrimination tend to spawn angry and irrational rhetoric laced with "alternative facts." Those urging the federal Liberals to be cautious with more "consultations" are spot on. ... Government Action
CINCINNATI, Ohio (WKRC) - A former University of Cincinnati professor was put on leave after making anti-Islamic comments toward a Muslim student on a school website. The university investigated College Conservatory of Music assistant professor Clifford Adams' comments after reports surfaced about them in October. Government Action
Given the brouhaha last year around Parliament's Islamophobia motion M-103, the quasi indifference to its resulting report seems perplexing. The motion itself repeatedly topped the news last year after initial Parliamentary debates in mid-February. Yet when the motion's summary report was issued last ... Government Action
Plano City Councilman refuses to comply with calls to resign over anti-Islamic Facebook posts. By: Staff. Posted: Feb 18 2018 05:59PM CST ... Last week, Councilman Tom Harrison shared an anti-Islamic post on Facebook. Sunday, every council member spoke during a special session, and all but one ... Government Action
Jeremy Corbyn: 'If women are abused because they are wearing a headscarf, then it is a wrong against them and it is a wrong against all of us.' Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA. Muslim women are facing routine racist abuse on the streets of the UK, Jeremy Corbyn has said while visiting mosques ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
"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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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, ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
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 ... Government Action
“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, ... Government Action


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