Hindu nationalism has helped spread a distinct brand of anti-Islam around the world, and famously multicultural Canada may have a problem on its hands.
In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Arun Kundnani, the author of “The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror.”
Muslim woman left overwhelmed after Starbucks hands her a cup of coffee with ‘ISIS’ written in the place of her name, Target brushes it off as ‘a mistake’ on being sued.
Twenty-four-year-old Sophia Rashid still had more to say about an encounter at the end of June in Stillwater.
Media reports are ‘unfairly stigmatising the Muslim community’, vice- president of Islamic Council of Victoria says.
“Political Islamophobia at American Institutes: Battling the Power of Islamic Resistance” is the title of the book by University of Tehran Professor Hakimeh Saghaye-Biriya.
One of the known aspects of popular nationalism that is raging across Australia, North America and much of Europe is rejection of the ‘other’. Anyone who has a different colour, practises a different religion and comes from another country is considered to be an alien who is not compatible with the western way of life.
Admittedly, the virus has fueled anti-Chinese sentiment, especially in the U.S. and Europe. The media’s chief focus has thus far been Sinophobia, however, the spread of ambiguous conspiracy theories during these troubled times has also heightened the intolerance and discrimination against Muslim communities.
A Muslim woman found the name “ISIS” on her Starbucks drink at a Target store in St. Paul. The Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for firings, new staff training, and potential protests.
As Australia was hit by a second wave of coronavirus, local media reports stated that the country experienced a rise in number of cases due to an Eid party that took place in Melbourne.
For those who follow the Israeli-Palestinian conflict closely, July 1 has long been a date to watch. After the Trump administration presented a blueprint for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians earlier this year, Israel’s emboldened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would start the process of annexing parts of the West Bank starting on July 1. That day has now come and gone, but…nothing happened. Why?