Far-right anti-Muslim stickers found covering street in town

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“There are people who live here who come from multi-cultural backgrounds so it is shocking to know that they are here and could cause offence”

Stickers bearing far-right messages have appeared on the streets of an East Midlands town.

Slogans including ‘Reject multiculturalism’ and ‘Stop building Mosques in Britain’ have been seen on road signs, lamp posts and bus stops in .

Derbyshire Live reports several of the small blue stickers – which include the England flag – were on display in Loscoe Road.

They appear to be from a group called “British Movement” and a website for them is stated below the slogan.

One woman, who did not wish to give her name, said: “I wasn’t aware of the stickers. I think they are shocking and upsetting.

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Police chief slams Muslim fitness class death threats

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Racist abuse heaped upon a trainer who set up a fitness class aimed at Muslim woman has been branded “utterly disgraceful” by a police chief.

Bianca Jade said she has had death threats since putting up posters showing a woman in a hijab holding a pair of weights.

Ms Jade, who is not a Muslim, said she has also been sent racist slurs and been told to “watch her back”.

Nottinghamshire Police is investigating the “shocking” abuse.

Fitness instructor Ms Jade, 30, said she created the classes for women to “get fit in a comfortable environment, without worrying about being self-conscious”.

While the sessions are targeted at Muslim women, she said all ladies were welcome to join.

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‘Islamophobia’ Professor Claims to Be Victim of ‘Islamophobic’ Attack

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“I know that Flying While Brown has always been a concern. But now Landing While Brown is also frightening.” So says Khaled Beydoun, a Muslim who claims he was victimized on and after a Delta flight last week. An interesting detail of the story is that Beydoun is a key “Islamophobia” propagandist: he is “Associate Professor of Law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and Senior Affiliated Faculty at the University of California-Berkeley Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project,” according to his bio. He is the author of a book entitled American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear.Continue Reading

How to tackle Islamophobia – the best strategies from around Europe

A growing body of research points to the proliferation of Islamophobia across Europe in recent years. In the UK, record numbers of Islamophobic hate crimes were recorded in 2017, and across the continent there have been similar findings on the growth of explicit Islamophobia.Continue Reading

Despite the slaughter in Yemen, Britain is still chasing arms sales

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Defence contractors are in Abu Dhabi this week for the Middle East’s biggest arms fair – supported to the hilt by UK ministers.

Khaleeji bagpipe band, a colourful aircraft display, a performance by the Armenian Military Orchestra and a big show of support from the Emirate royal families. These were some of the touches at Sunday’s opening ceremony for the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex 2019) in Abu Dhabi, the Middle East’s biggest arms fair.

It’s a decadent and distasteful celebration of militarism and weaponry. Missiles, rifles, tanks, helicopters and warships are on display for anyone that can afford them. More than 100,000 people will attend this week, including representatives from all of the world’s biggest arms companies and military delegates from 57 nations. Among those looking to do business is the UK government, which has sent a team of civil servants to support UK arms company reps in doing as much business as possible. Particularly with the uncertainty of Brexit on the horizon, they will pull out all stops to cement sales.

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Islamophobia behind far-right rise in UK

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Islamophobia has become the driving force behind the rise of far-right movements in the UK, according to an anti-racism charity.

Hope Not Hate says anti-Muslim prejudice has replaced immigration as the “key driver” of the groups.

A report from the charity carries a poll suggesting 35% third of Britons thought Islam was “generally a threat to the British way of life”.

This compares with 30% who thought it was compatible.

The State of Hate report blames the 2017 terror attacks in London and Manchester for a “lasting negative impact” on attitudes towards Muslims.

It says while the number of people arrested over terror-related offences in 2018 was down on the previous year, the UK was witnessing a growing threat of far-right terrorism.

The report refers to the threat of lone-wolf terrorists and right-wing extremists, who are getting radicalised over the internet.

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