Trial of man accused of yelling anti-Muslim slurs at woman on Orange Line begins Wednesday

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Opening statements in the trial of a man accused of yelling anti-muslim slurs at a woman during a “tirade” on the Orange Line in 2017 are expected Wednesday, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office confirmed.Continue Reading

Quebec mosque shooter gets life, no parole for 40 years

A 29-year-old who shot dead six worshipers at a Quebec City mosque in the worst anti-Muslim attack in the West got life in prison Friday. Alexandre Bissonnette will have to wait 40 years — longer than usual — before he can apply for parole.Continue Reading

Alberta Muslim group condemns racist letter received by Edmonton mosque

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An Alberta Muslim group is speaking out against a racist letter received at an Edmonton mosque last month.

The letter, delivered to Markaz Ul Islam Mosque, urges the mosque to “close down your fake worship house and leave or accept Jesus as your one true God.”Continue Reading

Police use technology to tackle rise in hate crime

Hate crime on the rise in the North West and across the UK

Police are joining forces with community groups and using technology in a bid to tackle a rise in hate crime.

Hate crime on Merseyside rose by 15% following the Brexit referendum result in 2016.

That figure is not as high as the 29% rise nationally but police are on alert for more incidents as the Brexit deadline approaches.

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Islamophobia is alive and well

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Because of the “see something, say something” diligence of students at Greece Odyssey Academy in Monroe County a dastardly plot was uncovered by Greece Police. They discovered that four young men, aged 16 to 20, were planning to attack a Muslim community in Delaware County. During the investigation, police found that the men were deadly serious and in possession of three homemade explosive devices and 23 firearms.Continue Reading