SAMNET: ‘Islamophobia taught in the police force?’

With South Africans four weeks into the national lockdown implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19, 41 congregants were arrested at the weekend in separate parts of the country for apparently disobeying lockdown regulations. On Saturday, in a video that has gone viral, police intruded on a group of Muslim[…]

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Quebec to vote on controversial face veil ban

Rights groups have slammed proposed legislation in Quebec that would prohibit individuals from wearing face coverings while receiving public services as “Islamophobic and anti-Muslim”. The bill, which is expected to be voted on as early as Tuesday, would require all government employees and any individual receiving a public service to[…]

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The Muslim ban: Did Trump really win?

OPINION by Lauren Carasik On Monday, the US Supreme Court partially revived President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, agreeing to hear arguments in October and allowing the administration to suspend travel for some foreign nationals and refugees until it decides the case. Trump immediately took to Twitter to declare triumph,[…]

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Trump defends ‘extreme vetting’ order

US President Donald Trump has defended his executive order on immigration which restricts access to citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations to the US. Rejecting the ‘Muslim ban’ label, he said it will only be in place until new security policies are implemented. “To be clear, this is not a Muslim[…]

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‘Islamophobic’ Sandton school apologises

A prominent Christian school in Sandton that came under fire for comments that have been widely regarded as Islamophobic in a letter to parents comparing Islam and Christianity has “unreservedly” apologised. The King’s School in Linbro Park on Wednesday came under scrutiny after activist Yusuf Abramjee wrote to the school[…]

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