Islamophobia and roots of extremism

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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

To say or not to say: The pitfalls of Islamophobia

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OPINION: I am only eight or nine. Our small apartment is in the slums of Karachi, Pakistan and we are sitting on the floor having dinner. The radio is turned on and there is a Q&A session going on with a Muslim Imam. In a response to a question, the Imam says that girls shouldn’t go to college or study because their primary duty is to take care of their homes and their husbands and they should stay at home to learn these domestic chores.Continue Reading

Concerns grow over safety of Muslim community in Sri Lanka

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After a series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka Sunday, concerns have grown over the terror attacks, which could be used to inflame ethnic and religious conflict in the country, particularly against the Muslim minority population.Continue Reading

Web of Hate Is Rooted in Putting All Muslims in One Category

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

Chelsea fans barred from game after ‘bomber’ chants against Mohamed Salah

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Three Chelsea supporters were barred entry into the club’s Europa League tie here after they were identified by security staff as having engaged in a chant describing the Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, as a “bomber”.Continue Reading