Past month ‘deadliest on record’ for Syrian civilians killed in US-led air strikes

Total of 225 people, including 36 women and 44 children, killed by friendly fire in the last four-week period, monitor says


Air strikes carried out by the US and its coalition partners in Syria have killed the highest number of civilians on record since the bombing campaign began, a war monitor has said.

A total of 225 civilians, including 36 women and 44 children, were killed in the period between 23 April to 23 May, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The toll is the highest number of recorded deaths since the international air campaign against Isis began in September 2014.

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Anti-immigration campaign signs being replaced

Campaign posters for a right-wing separatist candidate in Gouin are being replaced after being removed by police.

The signs for Alexandre Cormier-Denis, candidate for the Parti Independantiste, were removed by police officers after getting complaints they were racist.

The campaign signs show a woman with a toque on one side, and a woman wearing a face-covering niqab on the other, accompanied by a message: Choose your Quebec: Canadian multiculturalism? No thanks!


Cormier-Denis says “multiculturalism is the object of multiple critiques in recent decades.”

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Queens teen busted after he spits on Muslim classmate, tries to yank off her hijab


Cops busted a 15-year-old Queens high schooler they say spit on a Muslim classmate and tried to pull her hijab off, officials said Friday.

The boy was riding an elevator with the 16-year-old victim inside the High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety in Jamaica when he called her a “Muslim b—h!” and spit on her about 11:15 a.m. Thursday, cops said.

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A Muslim Manchester student was spat on today in a racially motivated attack

Someone was heard shouting ‘ban Muslims’ in the city centre


A Muslim student from Manchester was spat on in a racially motivated attack after last night’s bombing.

This morning, at around 10AM, a stranger approached the woman outside the uni on Oxford Road and spat on her. She told The Tab she  was “upset and shook up.”

The student, who asked to remain anonymous, said she took a taxi straight home.

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Fears of race hate attacks in wake of Manchester concert massacre as arsonists hit mosque just hours after suicide bombing


Arsonists have burnt down a door at a mosque in Greater Manchester in a suspected race hate ‘retaliatory’ attack following Monday night’s bombing.

The door at Jamia Qasmia Zahidia Islamic Centre on Villa Road, Oldham, was set alight at around 2am according to its imam, Mohammad Saddiq.

Mr Saddiq, 60, said: ‘Last night at around 2am somebody has started a fire through our letterbox. The door is completely burnt down.

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‘When will you stop bombing people?’

A passer-by shouted ‘When are you going to stop bombing people?’ at a 14-year-old girl on her way to an Islamic school in Manchester this week.


The incident was recounted by Manchester Islamic High School for Girls head teacher Mona Mohamed on Radio 4’s Today programme.

She said that the girl had been ‘upset and hurt’ by the comment, but had not replied – which is how she advised her pupils to deal with Islamophobia.

Ms Mohamed said, ‘What’s the point of reacting? That’s not the way we’re going to tackle terrorism.’

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Muslim leaders in Manchester report rise in Islamophobic incidents

Senior members of Muslim community say they have received reports of abusive behaviour since Manchester Arena attack


Muslim leaders in Manchester have expressed concern about a number of Islamophobic incidents in the city, from verbal abuse to criminal damage to mosques.

Senior members of the Muslim community say that they have received reports of abusive behaviour since the attack on Manchester Arena earlier this week.

Fawzi Haffar, trustee of the Manchester Islamic Centre in Didsbury, where Salman Abedi, the Manchester Arena bomber, is understood to have prayed, said: “We are concerned about reports we are receiving about anti-Muslim acts. These are terrible anti-Muslim acts ranging from verbal abuse to acts of criminal damage to mosques in the area and outside the area. We do encourage any incidents to be reported as a hate crime.”

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