The aftermath of the recent terrorist attack in Christ Church, New Zealand, has restored many people’s faith in humanity. For this Prime Minister Jacinda Arden deserves special credit. However, the general public, too, showed admiarable solidarity with the vicitms of the attack and their families. Telecasting the Firday call for prayers the very next week was a wonderful gesture to promote peace, harmony and unity. No wonder, Prime Minster Ardern has been named among Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people. Acknowledging her empathy with the affected people and her effective handling of the crisis, London Mayor Sadiq Khan noted: “Not only is she delivering such swift action on gun control, she has sent a powerful message around the world about our shared values that those who seek to divide us will never succeed.”Continue Reading
Israeli forces may have committed war crimes against Palestinian protesters in Gaza last year, according to a United Nations Report states. It was also discovered that lethal force was used by the Israeli forces, killing 189 and injuring over 6,100 Palestinians protesting near the border between March 30th and December 31st, 2018. On March 18th the UN Independent Commission released a press statement regarding their findings.Continue Reading
It’s clear that Islamophobia is on the rise globally. This antipathy towards adherents of the Muslim faith is often presented as a violent reaction to terrorism committed by the Islamic State. This suggests that if terrorism by so-called Islamic groups ends, Islamophobia will too.Continue Reading
The family of the three Muslim students who were shot and killed in Chapel Hill four years ago say they are relieved the murder trial for Craig Stephen Hicks will begin this summer. In July, Hicks’ murder trial in Durham will likely be a global spectacle. Continue Reading
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
here is no excuse for Islamophobia, xenophobia, or for inciting hate against people.In fact, the phobia in Islamophobia, meaning fear, willingly creates this excuse within the word itself. They fear, therefore they hate.Continue Reading
first Muslim Mayor has called on the borough council to formally adopt the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims’ definition of Islamophobia.
Faisal Rashid, now MP for Warrington South, became the town’s first Muslim Mayor in 2016.Continue Reading