Islamaphobia

Ramadan is the strongest antidote for Islamophobia

Omar H is a Muslim-American living in Chicago.* As a Rohingya Muslim, he was forced to flee ethnic and religious violence in western Myanmar, where he was neither recognised as a citizen nor given basic political and legal rights. For three precarious decades, Omar drifted from one inhospitable country to[…]

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Linguistic war used to dilute Islam

OPINION by Dr Aayesha Soni – When Toby Young, a self-proclaimed “classic liberal”tweeted, “My point is that being anti-Islamist isn’t “Islamophobic” to Mehdi Hassan my mind began enquiring. Two weeks later, British PM David Cameron’s 5500-word speech mentioned the word “Islamist” 10 times and extremist “32”times. Cameron’s speech was neither[…]

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I’m not homophobic, says Maimane

Newly elected DA leader Mmusi Maimane said he does not believe it is a sin to be gay – or Muslim – and is “appalled” at accusations he is homophobic. Hitting back at his critics, he said: “There are some political opponents who want to maximise on key issues that[…]

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