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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Ranchlands graffiti being investigated as possible hate crime

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Police are investigating whether anti-Semitic messages and phrases targeting Islam painted on telephone poles and buildings in the community of Ranchlands meets the threshold of being a hate crime.

“In order for graffiti to cross the line into criminal hate speech, it has to be targeted towards an identifiable group, must be somewhere public and must be likely to lead to harm against those individuals,” Calgary police said in a statement.

Residents say graffiti isn’t new to the area, but the hateful messages are.

“There’s been the odd … kid graffiti kind of stuff, I don’t even know what it says but then this is a whole other thing,” said Glen Tinckler, who has lived in the area for the last 20 years.

“It’s just disheartening in this day and age there’s still people that feel this way and take to expressing it in such an unsightly manner.”

The graffiti was found near the Al-Salam centre — a multi-purpose building for the Muslim community.

Shima Safwat thinks the graffiti could be linked to an open house they’ve been planning for the last three months.

“What’s wrong, what did you see bad from Muslims here to start this kind of hate signs?” she asked. “We have been very open to everybody and we are, you know, offering our friendship to to everyone, so why?”

The open house is scheduled for Saturday.

Study: US media give 4.5 times more coverage to terror attacks by Muslims

Terrorist attacks perpetrated by Muslims are given a disproportionately large amount of media coverage compared to those carried out by non-Muslims, research from Georgia State University has revealed.

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Although Muslims commit far fewer acts of terrorism than non-Muslims, attacks by Muslims are written about 4.5 times more than other attacks.
“Whether intentional or not, US media outlets disproportionately emphasise the smaller number of terrorist attacks by Muslims, leading Americans to have an exaggerated sense of that threat,” the researchers wrote in the Washington Post.

“Since the 11 September 2001, attacks, when most people in the United States hear the word ‘terrorism,’ they think of Muslims. But terrorism comes in many forms”.

The Georgia State University research team of Erin M Kearns, Allison Betus and Anthony Lemieux examined all 89 terrorist attacks carried out in the United States between 2011 and 2015 as listed by the Global Terrorism Database (GTD).

They found that Muslims perpetrated only 12.4% of all those attacks.

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