Islamophobia in the media
Covid-19 has highlighted more than ever the power of the media which, as an outlet of mass communication, has the potential to influence opinion both consciously and unconsciously. The media in any form can shape, confirm and deny our deepest convictions and suspicions. Taj Ali.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid under fire for ‘casual Islamophobia’
Primetime MSNBC host Joy Reid on Tuesday drew condemnation from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for how the host framed a question on her Monday night show.
Living closer to Muslims might be a cure for Islamophobia
A study of attitudes of Non-Muslims who live in proximity to Muslims in Sydney and Melbourne found they are less likely to mistrust Muslims and are more likely to be tolerant of difference.Continue Reading
How GOP House candidate Laura Loomer explains her history of hate-speech, Islamophobia
Six days after hundreds of supporters celebrated Laura Loomer’s win in the District 21 GOP primary at the Airport Hilton Hotel in West Palm Beach, the 27-year-old Islamophobic internet provocateur returned to the same stage amid a standing ovation.
The ‘fighting Islamophobia’ books for young adults
A girl being groomed to become a suicide bomber might not sound like the most child-friendly novel.
To beat Trump, the ‘good Muslim, bad Muslim’ messaging has to end
I spoke this week at the 2020 Democratic National Convention’s Interfaith Council meeting. As refreshing as it was to hear voices encouraging change from the last four years, it felt like some things were still being missed.Continue Reading
Role of Media in pushing negative stereotypes of Muslims
The rise of anti-Muslim hatred across the globe is the ramification of the negative stereotypical depiction of the religion of Islam by the media.
Islamophobia surges amid lockdown warn civic leaders in north of England
Fears new Covid-19 restrictions announced on eve of Eid al-Adha may exacerbate community divisions Coronavirus – latest updates.
‘I have a right to be here’: German Muslims push back against Islamophobi
A practicing Muslim born and raised in Germany, she had begged her mother to let her wear the head covering.Continue Reading
‘You don’t belong here’ – Islamophobia concerns as report finds racism experienced by 80% of Muslims in the North East
There are concerns around the rising levels of Islamophobia faced by people across the North East everyday.
Joe Biden wants Islam taught more in schools, decries ‘rise in Islamophobia’
Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden said Monday that he wants schools in the U.S. to teach more about Islam and claimed that there is an “unconscionable rise in Islamophobia” under the Trump administration.
How lockdown community spirit could help tackle Islamophobia in the North East
A report, produced by Newcastle University, Northumbria University and TellMAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks), shows that nearly 70% of Muslims experience anti-Muslim racism regularly.Continue Reading
Delineating Islamophobia: Anti-Muslim racism in West
Islamophobia is an emerging term in the social sciences and has been a pivotal concern of many states after the incident of 9/11.
We need to junk the idea of ‘Islamophobia’
Those who throw around this term are enforcing a new blasphemy law.
Indonesian Muslim scholars worried by Europe Islamophobia
West needs greater understanding of pluralism, says Muslim scholar, illustrating Islamophobia across world.Continue Reading
From India, Islamophobia Goes Global
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.
Why Has Islamophobia Risen in America?
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.”
Islamophobia: Starbucks Sued by Muslim Woman For Writing ‘ISIS’ on Coffee Cup Instead of Her Name
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.Continue Reading
In the aftermath of George Floyd killing, an uneasy discussion about racism in Minnesota’s Muslim community Some “think of themselves as superior because of their skin color and class.”
American Muslims, Black and non-Black, are having raw conversations as they grapple with questions of racial equity, tensions and representation in their own faith communities
Why the UK government should not be allowed to define Islamophobia
A government that enshrines a double standard of suspicion against Islam in its legislation should not be trusted to protect this religion through a legal definition
There is racism in Denmark: lawmaker
It is harder for people with Arabic-sounding names to get a job and dark-skinned people are profiled, says Pernille SkipperContinue Reading
Why does Islamophobia exist in Muslim-majority countries?
Growing Islamophobia is not just a phenomenon in Western Europe, in the Balkans where the continents largest number of Muslims are, it’s also a problem.
Indonesian Muslim scholars worried by Europe Islamophobia
West needs greater understanding of pluralism, says Muslim scholar, illustrating Islamophobia across world.
Ankara, EU can work against Islamophobia: Turkey
Turkey ready to support EU efforts to achieve equality for Muslims, other religious communities, says Turkish official.Continue Reading
MPs fear rise in Islamophobia as mosques in England reopen
Call for police to tighten security after increase in racism during pandemic.
Top Pentagon policy nominee has a history of Islamophobic and offensive comments
The White House’s nominee for a top position at the Pentagon has a history of making Islamophobic and inflammatory remarks against prominent Democratic politicians, including falsely calling former President Barack Obama a Muslim.
I’m a Black American Muslim. After the killing of George Floyd, I hope that my community will speak out against injustices faced by Black people
A Muslim woman wears a face mask that reads: “Black lives matter more than white feelings” at a protest rally against racism following the recent death of George Floyd in the USA on May 31.Continue Reading