Islamophobia fuelled by anonymity on social media, report says

Islamophobia is being fuelled by anonymity on social media, a report for the extremism watchdog said today (file image)

Islamophobia is being fuelled by anonymity on social media and could be curbed if users had to disclose more about their identities, a report for the extremism watchdog said today. A paper published by the Commission for Countering Extremism says an “increase in Islamophobic language” online is associated strongly with posts by “users with fewer than three identifiable details” on their profile.Continue Reading

NO ONE IS SAFE: HOW SAUDI ARABIA MAKES DISSIDENTS DISAPPEAR

Saudi Arabias Mohammed bin Salman

The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi was no aberration. A Vanity Fair investigation reveals how Saudi Arabia attempts to abduct, repatriate—and sometimes murder—citizens it regards as enemies of the state.Continue Reading

Anti-Muslim populism in Hungary: From the margins to the mainstream

Картинки по запросу Anti-Muslim populism in Hungary

POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT

Hungary underwent a democratic transition after 1989, following four decades of communist rule. The country became a full-fledged NATO member in 1999 and joined the European Union in 2004. Until 2010, Hungary was a prime example of a successful democratic and economic transformation. However, since 2010, Hungary has gradually become a competitive authoritarian state or “hybrid regime,” where democratic institutions exist in theory, but the rule of law and civil liberties are severely limited in practice. In 2010, the country scored a one in Freedom House’s Freedom of the World rankings[1]—the highest score for a fully free democracy. That rating fell to 2.5 in 2018.[2] Hungary was also downgraded to partly free status in terms of press freedom.[3]

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Jewish filmmaker charts how American-Muslim life has deteriorated under Trump

Kobir Chowdhury on way to prayers in pre-dawn hour. (Adam Zucker)

For the last two-and-a-half years, congregants and clergy from Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum’s synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, have shown up every Friday in front of the Islamic Center at NYU in Manhattan. With warm smiles and holding handwritten signs sporting “Shalom/Salaam,” Kleinbaum and friends greet Muslim worshipers arriving for the afternoon Jummah prayers.Continue Reading

Bulgarian Muslims Condemn Islamophobic Attacks

Bulgaria’s Muslim community has called on the police to investigate attacks on a mosque and the Grand Mufti’s Office in Sofia as hate crimes. Bulgaria’s Grand Mufti’s Office called on the police on Friday to investigate an attack on its office in the capital, Sofia, as a “hate crime”.Continue Reading

‘Racist, Islamophobic’ Tweets Spark Review Of Sussex County College, Republican Party Trustee

Jerry Scanlan, Chairman of the Sussex County Republican Committee, is being scrutinized by county officials after a slew of offensive tweets and memes were shared on the party's Twitter page.

Sussex County officials are investigating a series of racist and offensive tweets and memes shared on the county’s Republican party’s Twitter account.

The county’s Republican committee chairman Jerry Scanlan is “under scrutiny” for the tweets that targeted Democratic congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, whom President Trump recently suggested they should be deported, NJ.com reports.Continue Reading