Islamophobia in Paris and London – how it differs and why

Islamophobia in France and Britain has intensified in recent years, particularly in the wake of terrorist incidents, such as the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and the London Bridge attack. This led British prime minister, Theresa May, and French president, Emmanuel Macron, to meet in January 2018 to agree a shared approach to counter-terrorism.Continue Reading

What Will We Do About Pompeo’s Islamophobia?

In the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Mike Pompeo, then a congressman from Kansas, took to the House floor to offer a scathing rebuke of Muslim leaders:

“When the most devastating terrorist attacks on America in the last 20 years come overwhelmingly from people of a single faith and are performed in the name of that faith, a special obligation falls on those that are the leaders of the faith. Instead of responding, silence has made these Islamic leaders across America potentially complicit in these acts.”Continue Reading

Three Kansas men convicted over mass ‘slaughter’ plot targeting Muslims

Militia members plotted to blow up mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in order to ‘wake people up’

Three members of a Kansas militia with a hatred of Muslim immigrants have been found guilty of plotting to blow up a mosque and apartment complex that housed Somali refugees in order to “wake people up”.Continue Reading

London man who threw acid at Muslim model jailed for 16 years

A British man who threw acid in a horrific Gat an aspiring Pakistani Muslim model while she was driving in London, ultimately deforming her whole face. The attacker, identified as 25-year-old John Tomlin was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday after a court ruling. The incident took place when the victim, Resham Khan, was celebrating her 21st birthday. Resham is also a student at Manchester University. To make matters worse, Tomlin also injured Khan’s uncle in the process who was with her in the car. Her 37-year-old relative, Jameel Mukhtar, suffered from permanent head and neck deformations. He also lost complete hearing in one of his ears.Continue Reading