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Muslim Basketballer Discusses Discrimination, Advocacy

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SHAFAQNA- The Rebecca Crown Center in the US invited Somali-American Muslim basketballer Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir Wednesday to address the audience of the ‘Discover Islam’ week event, held by the Muslim-cultural Students Association. “It’s…

Discrimination towards Muslims on the rise in Switzerland

SHAFAQNA- Hostility and discrimination towards Muslim people in Switzerland is on the rise, the Federal Commission against Racism (FCR) said on Monday during a conference at the University of Fribourg. The conference, organized by Fribourg…

French schools ordered to offer Muslims alternative to pork

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim association won what it called a landmark victory today as a court ruled that schoolchildren who do not eat pork must be offered alternative dishes. Dijon Administrative Court quashed a decision by Gilles Platret, the…

Science Shows That Discriminating Against Religious Groups Feeds Radicalisation

SHAFAQNA - Marginalising and discriminating against immigrants displaced from their traditional countries and cultures is a significant contributor to feelings of radicalisation, according to a new study. Two surveys involving approximately…

Legal suit filed in the US over religious discrimination - Islam & America

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SHAFAQNA - A group of Muslim men has launched a legal complaint against their former employer after they were allegedly told to choose between their religion and their jobs. Sixteen former employees of US auto supplier Brose Jefferson are…

Discrimination against Muslims Increasing in US, Pew Study Finds

SHAFAQNA-  Anti-Muslim discrimination is common and on the rise — and so, too, are expressions of support for Muslims, according to a new study on one of the United States’ fastest-growing religious minorities. The Pew Research Center…

New extreme vetting guidelines against Muslim to be rolled out in the US

SHAFAQNA - The US State Department is on the verge of implementing new extreme vetting guidelines against Muslim travelers as President Trump continues his assault on the Muslim community. Trump has made discrimination a centerpiece of his…

Zahra Billoo sheds light on misconceptions about Muslims

SHAFAQNA- By Dustin Massengill– The executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Zahra Billoo, explained her faith and culture in “Bans, Borders and Bigotry: Not My America”…

Muslims seeking job are disadvantaged in UK: Govt

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim job-seekers in the UK are disadvantaged, the British government has acknowledged after Muslims were found to be facing significant pay gaps compared with those who identify as Christian. The Government Equalities Office…

"I didn't realize how often Muslims get kicked off planes, until it happened to me" Niala Mohammed

SHAFAQNA - A recent news report documented the removal of two Muslim womenworking for the federal government from an American Airline flight. On its surface the airline staff appeared to be upholding safety regulations, but in reality they…

NYPD Watchdog Slams Police Over Illegal Investigation of Muslims

SHAFAQNA - The NYPD's Inspector General came down hard on the city's police force Tuesday over concerns they are not following court-mandated rules for surveilling political groups. But the NYPD was more interested in highlighting the rosier…

EasyJet kicks Muslims off flight for 'looking at phones'

SHAFAQNA - Special Branch told the three siblings they were singled out because they were women who wore hijabs. Three British Muslims have claimed that they were hauled off a plane and questioned by Special Branch after a passenger told…

French leads the crazy train as Islamophobia becomes state policy

SHAFAQNA - The incoming head of France’s government body on Islam is facing a mounting backlash for suggesting Muslims should be “discreet”. Jean-Pierre Chevènement, 77, has been charged with heading the Foundation for French Islam…

Discrimination against Muslim women in the UK

SHAFAQNA - Muslim women face highest level of unemployment, according to MPs

Muslim women most disadvantaged, say MPs

SHAFAQNA - Muslim women are the most economically disadvantaged group in British society, according to a report by MPs. Ministers must introduce a plan to tackle the inequalities before the end of the year,the Women and Equalities Committee…

Does Religious Freedom Still Exist for Muslims?

SHAFAQNA - I was seven years old when my best friend asked me what religion I was. I responded, “I’m Muslim.” They shouted back, “You can’t be Muslim! Muslims are covered up and live in the desert.” They pulled out a reference…

UK Muslim women face gender, religious discrimination: Study

SHAFAQNA- A study has found that Muslim women face a double bind of religious and gender discrimination in the British society, which subjects them to harassment and abuse. Britain’s Faith Matter group and the European Network Against…

Discrimination in Delhi against Muslims

SHAFAQNA - A recent study by a top Helsinki-based institute has found “strong evidence of discrimination against Muslim applicants” seeking to take house on rent in the National Capital Region of Delhi. The study is based, to quote, “A…

Muslims sue over religious intolerance in California

SHAFAQNA- Two lawsuits filed in California on Monday claim that Muslim women were discriminated against in separate incidents because of their religion and for wearing the hijab. One of the suits claims that police in Long Beach forcibly…

Shun - How asylum seekers in the UK are being discriminated against

SHAFAQNA - GP surgeries are turning away asylum seekers when they attempt to register as patients to practices, despite migrants being eligible for treatment under NHS guidelines, according to the charity Doctors of the World. The group,…

British man deported from US because of ‘skin color’

SHAFAQNA- A British Indian man who had flown to the US for a business trip was held at an American airport for 13 hours and deported “because of the color of his skin.” Amreet Surana, who works for a UK security company, was held at…

The disciplining of a professor raises an old philosophical question

SHAFAQNA - Every so often a question that seems purely abstract and philosophical passes into the realm of hard reality where people's lives and destinies are determined. One such conundrum is whether or not Christians and Muslims can be said…

150 Muslims Fired For Protesting Their Workplace’s Prayer Policies

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SHAFAQNA - About 150 Muslim workers at a meat processing plant have been fired for refusing to show up for work during an ongoing dispute over prayer accommodations. The controversy began on December 18, when 11 Somali Muslim workers at…

Four ways U.S. is already unfairly banning Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - Donald Trump’s proclamations about banning all Muslims from entering the United States - even temporarily - have triggered welcome condemnation. Yet those of us engaged with policies affecting U.S. Muslims between election cycles…

Human Rights Commission report finds Muslims have 'limited protection' under Racial Discrimination Act

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SHAFAQNA - Legal and ethnic affairs experts are calling on the Federal Government to investigate how to better protect Australia's Muslim community from discrimination. The calls come after a report examining the 40th anniversary of the…

Muslims cite discrimination in US schools - REPORT

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim students in California schools report being bullied and discriminated against at significantly higher rates than their peers, according to a study released Friday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The report…

Ahmed Mohamed was just named Muslim of the Year

SHAFAQNA - The “clock kid” is now the award kid. On Monday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the country’s biggest Muslim civil liberties organization, awarded the American Muslim of the Year award to Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old…

A British study: Bias may prevent Muslims from joining the top professsions

SHAFAQNA - Roughly 4 percent of Britain’s population is estimated to be Muslim. However, British Muslims are conspicuously absent from many of the country’s top professional roles. If the information related by the think tank Demos this…