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[…]
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[…]
The mosque in downtown Toronto that Hassam Munir, 25, visits regularly has been attacked by vandals numerous times in the past three months, most recently on Sunday, when its windows were found smashed again. Although arrests have been made over the repeated attacks at the Masjid Toronto, which is part of the Muslim[…]
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:[…]
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[…]
Islamabad expressed “deep concern” and launched a diplomatic action over the burning of the Koran in Norway, while the man who tried to save the book earned high praise on Pakistani social media. Last week, a young Muslim counter-protester tackled Lars Thorsen, the head of the Stop Islamization of Norway[…]
A recent hit TV show called Trackers based on the novel by Deon Meyer has come under the spotlight of the Muslim community in South Africa – particularly in Cape Town – for its representation of Muslims. The show, which has received rave reviews and seemingly largely positive public feedback, reportedly[…]
The headscarf dispute between Major Fatima Isaacs and the SANDF has been postponed to 22 January 2020, following a brief appearance at the Military Court at the Cape Town Castle on Friday morning. READ MORE: SANDF still to act on hijab ruling – military case due to continue on Wednesday[…]
The leader of a group against the “Islamization” of Norway was attacked by several men after setting fire to a copy of the Koran during a demonstration. Footage shows police intervening to stop the skirmish. A demonstration held by Stop Islamization of Norway (SIAN) in the city of Kristiansand turned[…]
Belgium’s creeping ban on kosher and halal slaughter reeks of “right-wing ecology,” not animal rights, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek tells RT, noting that secular slaughterhouses are far greater hotbeds of animal cruelty. “If you’re just somebody concerned with suffering of animals, wouldn’t it be more logical to begin with what[…]
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