The dangers of growing Islamophobia

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Over the last two centuries, different political actors around the world –including the United States, China, Russia and the Zionist state – have used Islamophobia to expand or consolidate their political power. Indeed, the geopolitics of Islamophobia refer not only to its political-economic dimensions but also its functional use as part of various strategic imperatives and tools employed by regional and global powers to advance colonialist objectives, imperial expansion or narrow self-interest. It is therefore of vital importance to imbue in the public mind, particularly among the young generations, the notion that Islamophobia is not just about religious prejudices or social exclusion but more importantly, an essential feature of the global racial hierarchy that may be adapted in different contexts to assert hegemony or achieve superior power, control and wealth.Continue Reading

Islamophobia: The Art of Scapegoating Dissidents in Arab Regimes

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It ought not to surprise anyone that autocratic Arab regimes, right-wing groups in Europe, Israeli propagandists and a host of right-leaning think tanks, all have a common interest to fuel Islamophobia.Continue Reading

JEWISH MPP DELIVERS CALL-TO-ACTION ON ISLAMOPHOBIA

A Jewish member of the Ontario legislature has introduced a private member’s bill that would set aside a province-wide day to consider Islamophobia and its consequences. Bill 83, “An Act to Proclaim a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia,” passed second reading in Queen’s Park on April 4 and now heads to the standing committee on social policy.Continue Reading

US-Backed Saudi Coalition Bombs Yemen School, Killing Mostly Children

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With a War Powers resolution that would end U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia’s assault on Yemen currently on President Donald Trump’s desk, the Saudi-led coalition on Sunday reportedly bombed a residential area in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, killing at least 11 and injuring dozens more.Continue Reading

France’s Islamophobia and its roots in French colonialism

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The Australian who carried out the terrorist attack in Christchurch was influenced by French Islamophobes, but just how far back does the country’s antipathy towards Islam go?

More than two weeks have passed since the terrorist attack in the New Zealand, which killed at least 51 people, and topics such as white supremacy and Islamophobia have found themselves in the media limelight.Continue Reading