“My mother has been asking me about detention centers,” my friend recently told me on the phone. “She has been very worried.”
COVID-19-related disinformation campaigns designed to stoke Islamophobic sentiment are fuelling an uptick in hate attacks targeting Muslims in some countries. The unprecedented conditions created by the ongoing pandemic offer fresh opportunities for extremists to exploit, and require timely interventions.
Journalist Tasnim Nazeer was the victim of Islamophobia in Glasgow city centre when out shopping with her children. She was verbally abused by a man shouting anti-Muslim slurs, and only escaped unharmed thanks to the intervention of a passer-by.
Anti-racism and Muslim groups slam decision by Equality and Human Rights Commission to abandon inquiry.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) decision comes after the Tories published the terms of reference for an independent probe into discrimination and prejudice in December.
France was the first European country to implement a burqa ban
Cities exempting mosques from noise bylaws to allow the call to prayer during Ramadan have sparked a backlash in some quarters
A new study warns the coronavirus crisis has fuelled online hate speech by racist and fascist groups and individuals which could lead to attacks against British Muslims after the lockdown.
Conservative party commits to own investigation but UK’s largest Muslim body brands it a ‘facade’
When a social media account purporting to be based in Kingston posted an act of hate seemingly based in Islamophobia over the weekend, local leaders were quick to condemn the act publicly.
ICC report on jurisdiction over Palestinian territories is a welcome step
Arab countries condemned Israel’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank as a “new war crime” against Palestinians, the Arab League said in a statement after a video conference of Arab foreign ministers on Thursday.