Islamophobia: Conservative Party members suspended over posts

Female Muslim in a mosque

A number of Conservative Party members have been suspended for posting or endorsing Islamophobic material online. The BBC highlighted over 20 new cases to the party, who said all those found to be members who shared or supported anti-Muslim posts on Twitter and Facebook were suspended immediately.Continue Reading

Anti-Muslim populism in Hungary: From the margins to the mainstream

Картинки по запросу Anti-Muslim populism in Hungary

POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT

Hungary underwent a democratic transition after 1989, following four decades of communist rule. The country became a full-fledged NATO member in 1999 and joined the European Union in 2004. Until 2010, Hungary was a prime example of a successful democratic and economic transformation. However, since 2010, Hungary has gradually become a competitive authoritarian state or “hybrid regime,” where democratic institutions exist in theory, but the rule of law and civil liberties are severely limited in practice. In 2010, the country scored a one in Freedom House’s Freedom of the World rankings[1]—the highest score for a fully free democracy. That rating fell to 2.5 in 2018.[2] Hungary was also downgraded to partly free status in terms of press freedom.[3]

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Jewish filmmaker charts how American-Muslim life has deteriorated under Trump

Kobir Chowdhury on way to prayers in pre-dawn hour. (Adam Zucker)

For the last two-and-a-half years, congregants and clergy from Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum’s synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, have shown up every Friday in front of the Islamic Center at NYU in Manhattan. With warm smiles and holding handwritten signs sporting “Shalom/Salaam,” Kleinbaum and friends greet Muslim worshipers arriving for the afternoon Jummah prayers.Continue Reading

UK Appoints Independent Expert on Islamophobia

Великобритания назначает независимого эксперта по исламофобии

The crackdown and concentrated efforts are in response to worrying statistics showing a rise in islamophobia in the UK.

the UK government appointed an independent advisor to give expert advice on islamophobia, as well as help create a clear definition of the social problem.Continue Reading

Assailants desecrate mosque in western Germany

Assailants desecrate mosque in western Germany

Unidentified assailants desecrated a mosque in Munster, western Germany late on Tuesday. The assailants tore pages of a copy of Quran at Barbaros Mosque of the Turkish Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB). DITIB representative Sebahattin Cigdem said on Wednesday an investigation into last night’s attack was launched after they saw a copy of Quran ripped up inside the mosque and called the police Wednesday morning.Continue Reading