islamophobia

Austria seeks to criminalise ‘political Islam’ as it unveils broad new anti-terror measures

Austria plans to introduce a series of anti-terrorism measures following last week’s deadly attack in Vienna, including the criminalisation of political interpretations of Islam that are deemed to encourage violent extremism. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday that the measures were intended to protect society from extremists he described as “ticking time bombs”. The proposals[…]

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Israel approves funds for ‘anti-Muslim hate group’ to fight BDS

Casting further light on the nexus between Zionism and the rise of the Islamophobia industry, the Israeli government has approved a grant to an American “anti-Muslim hate group”. Documents obtained by Jewish-American magazine, Forward, through a Freedom of Information Act request, revealed that Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs, transferred $40,000[…]

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‘Muslim ban should end, not expand’: Groups slam Trump travel ban

Immigrant advocates and rights groups on Friday slammed the expansion of US President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, saying it weaponises “immigration law to advance [the administration’s] xenophobic agenda”. The expanded version of the travel ban targets prospective immigrants from six additional countries: Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. More:[…]

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‘The rot of Tory Islamophobia goes all the way to top’

The United Kingdom’s Conservative Party has an endemic problem with Islamophobia, and its failure to deal with it has enabled a culture of intolerance and hate against the country’s Muslims, critics say. Over the past year, Conservative politicians and members have posted anti-Muslim rhetoric on social media, prompting accusations that Islamophobia[…]

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