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

Islamophobia should be seen as ‘crime against humanity’

World Muslim Minorities summit invites Muslims to work together against Islamophobia and ‘subcontracting’ terror groups.

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Organized with the aim of discussing the main problems of Muslim minorities and their solutions, a four-day summit on Muslim minorities ended in Istanbul on Thursday with a declaration saying Islamophobic activities should be declared a crime against humanity.Continue Reading

Anti-Muslim incidents constitute largest segment of hate crimes in Peel Region

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties and advocacy organization, is deeply concerned by a new report submitted to the Peel Police Services Board on hate-motivated crime today. The report reveals a 168% increase in police-reported hate crimes from 2016 to 2017, the majority of which were motivated by anti-religious bigotry.

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Fuchs to discuss hate on campus during town hall

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UF President Kent Fuchs will hold a town hall meeting today at 6 p.m. in Emerson Hall to gauge students’ opinions about racially charged incidents on campus.

At a Board of Trustees meeting Friday, Fuchs spoke of the challenges of defending free speech while denouncing acts of hate on campus. He spent about 10 minutes discussing recent racially charged incidents on campus, such as a noose found in a Weimer Hall classroom and a man with a swastika on his sleeve on Turlington Plaza.

Most recently, anti-Muslim graffiti was found in McCarty Hall B on Thursday, he said.

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