Rising anti-Islam rhetoric ignored as it spreads through Europe

Islamophobia is escalating throughout Europe as the media, academics and politicians continue to use anti-Islamist rhetoric that results in frequant attacks on Muslims, which should be considered not just simple religious intolerance but systematic racism

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An increased presence of far-right populist rhetoric in European politics has recently exposed the rise of anti-migrant and anti-Muslim tendencies in the public sphere. It drew attention to the threat that has come to dominate Europe and diminish the role of democratic values across the continent. “We can say that the current situation is the tip of the iceberg,” said Enes Bayraklı, a foreign affairs specialist at the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), who is the co-author of the annual European Islamophobia Report (EIR) published by SETA.

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Muslim woman kicked out of a bank for wearing a hijab

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Shocking example of Islamophobia, Jamela Mohamed, a Muslim woman, was singled out for wearing a hijab and asked to leave the premises of a bank. Jamela went to a branch of Sound Credit Union in Washington to make a car payment on a Friday morning. The Muslim woman went in wearing the hood of her sweater up because it was a Friday, which is when Muslims observe Jummah. She recorded a video of the alleged discrimination when Jamela was repeatedly asked to remove her hijab. She can be seen waiting at a cashier desk where a sign says hats, hoods and sunglasses are not allowed.

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Not so tough now!

Pathetic mugshot shows ‘drunk’ racist thug crying after arrest following hate-fueled tirade on a Texas beach comparing a Muslim-American family to ISIS terrorists

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Alexander Downing, 35, of Connecticut, hurled abuse in South Padre Island
The horrified family had been staying at the three-star South Padre Pearl hotel
In a barrage of abuse, he shouted: ‘ISIS don’t mean s*** to me, motherf***er’
Astonishing video also showed him beating his chest shouting ‘Donald Trump’
Downing, who has been arrested before, was charged with public intoxication

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As anti-Islam incidents rise, Muslim groups take steps to prevent arson

Five American mosques have burned so far this year.

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Flames engulf the Islamic Center of the Eastside in Bellevue, Washington in January.

As millions of Muslim Americans prepare for the holy Islamic celebration of Ramadan beginning later this month, mosque leaders are also readying for something else: the possibility of arson attacks.

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Anti-Muslim flyer taped to UNC Charlotte student’s door

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HARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A flyer with a derogatory message towards Muslims was posted on a student’s door inside a residence hall at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the school confirmed Thursday.

According to UNC Charlotte’s Associate Director for Media Relations Buffie Stephens, the anti-Muslim flyer was posted on a suite door inside the Wallis Hall dorm on Sunday.

Stephens said the school’s staff went into immediate motion once they were notified of the flyer. Stephens believes the staff was made aware of the flyer through posts on social media.

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“The Only Good Muslim Is a Dead Muslim”

A meatpacking town in Kansas opened its doors to Somali refugees. Then a group of Trump supporters plotted to kill them after Election Day.

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On October 11, 2016, less than a month before Election Day, police in Liberal, Kansas, sat in their cruisers outside G&G Home Center, waiting for Curtis Allen to emerge. The mobile home dealership where Allen worked was nothing more than a prefab trailer hauled onto a patch of scrub grass along a remote stretch of Highway 83 on the outskirts of town. His GMC Yukon was sitting in the parking lot, so the officers felt certain that he was one of two men they could see moving around inside. When the men left in separate vehicles, police believed that Allen was in the Yukon—but it was getting dark and they had to be sure. After the trucks turned onto the highway, the officers signaled for both drivers to pull over.

The police had reason to be cautious. Less than an hour earlier, Allen’s girlfriend had called 911 to report that he had beaten her during an argument. When Sergeant Jeffrey Wade from the Liberal Police Department arrived to take a statement at the mobile home park where she and Allen lived, the woman showed him something unexpected: a room packed with handguns, gunsmithing tools, and boxes of ammunition stacked to the ceiling. Police later estimated that the trailer contained nearly a metric ton of bullets.

Now, with their lights flashing, officers warily approached the two vehicles on the highway shoulder. A search of Allen’s Yukon turned up magazines for AR-15s, AK-47s, and Glock handguns. Allen, who had an earlier conviction for domestic battery, was barred from possessing guns or ammunition; Liberal police arrested him on the spot. The other driver, Gavin Wright, Allen’s boss at G&G, was asked to submit voluntarily to a search of his Dodge Ram. He refused and was released.

Soon after, Liberal’s police chief was contacted by the FBI. It turned out that the bureau had been tracking Allen and Wright, as well as a third suspect named Patrick Stein, for months. The three men were the founders of a new anti-Muslim white supremacist group that called itself the Crusaders. As their inaugural act, the FBI said, the men were plotting to carry out a Timothy McVeigh–style bombing in Garden City, Kansas, about an hour north of Liberal. Their plan was to detonate two cargo vans loaded with massive amounts of ammonium nitrate in the parking lots of the Garden Spot Apartments, a sprawling complex straddling both sides of West Mary Street. The drab, one-story units were inhabited primarily by Somalis and other refugees, who had come to Garden City to work at the nearby Tyson meatpacking plant.

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The unintended consequences of hate

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The pickup truck was following her. Dr. Sarah felt nervous but tried to convince herself it was just her imagination. He couldn’t possibly know she was a Muslim, particularly since she was not wearing the optional hijab, the traditional Islamic head-cover to indicate modesty.

She pulled into the parking lot and got out of her car. The pickup slowed. As she crossed the street to get to her office, the driver, a middle-aged white man, rolled down the window and screamed at her: “Go back home!”

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