The killing of George Floyd happened in the United States, but this could have just about happened anywhere in the world.
The Indie filmmaker, Arun Karthick, deftly dodges stereotypes of victimhood that occur too often when cinema talks about oppression.
The high level of anti-Muslim hatred in Austria is a rising concern, according to an expert commission of the Council of Europe.
Secretary General of the Muslim World League Sheikh Mohammed Al-Issa was honored with an inaugural award at an online event for his contribution towards fighting antisemitism.
George Floyd’s death has triggered a groundswell of outrage and activism by religious leaders and faith-based groups across the United States, reminiscent of what occurred during the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
Although recognition was delayed, it soon became apparent that the infection and outcome of COVID-19 was being influenced by the metaphoric racial virus. On top of the harassment of Asian-Americans as we discussed in the first article in this series, much higher death rates are occurring in African Americans and Hispanic Americans than their percentage of the population where they live.
Doyle Woodall, who sits on the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees made a series of racist posts in Facebook.
German police have arrested a suspected right-wing extremist who was planning an attack on a mosque that would attract global media notoriety, much like last year’s deadly shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. Meanwhile, Islamophobia is seeing a rise in Germany.
Unidentified people hang Byzantine flag over mosque in Greek Cyprus.
George Floyd was a 46-year-old African American unarmed man, killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The officer forced him to the ground for several minutes, pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck. Floyd’s last words were: “I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.”
Last Saturday, Israeli border police officers opened fire at a disabled Palestinian man in Jerusalem’s Old City because they thought that he was a terrorist. They fired several live rounds at the man, who was named as Eyad Hallaq from the Wadi Al-Joz neighbourhood.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) will proceed with its investigation into Israel over its policies regarding the Palestinians despite the continued application of the 1993 Oslo Accords, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced yesterday.