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Muslim woman assaulted in Belgium, her hijab and shirt pulled off

SHAFAQNA- A Muslim woman, whose name has not been made public, was brutally assaulted in what appears to be a hate crime carried out by two racist men in Anderlues town near Brussels on Monday, Belgian media reported. The 19-year-old woman…

Muslim-targeted hate crimes reduced in Canada

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SHAFAQNA- Hate crimes in Canada directed at Muslims dropped in 2016 after four years of steady increases, according to a Statistics Canada report released Tuesday. Police recorded 139 such crimes last year, down by 20, marking a decrease from…

Hate crimes against American Muslims shows no signs of stopping

SHAFAQNA - Hate crimes against American Muslims have increased since 2011 and may not be stopping anytime soon. In fact, a recent study by Pew Research Center done on new hate crimes statistics from the FBI shows that this is the highest it…

Assaults against Muslims in U.S. surpass 2001 level

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SHAFAQNA - The number of assaults against Muslims in the United States rose significantly between 2015 and 2016, easily surpassing the modern peak reached in 2001, the year of the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to a Pew Research…

Muslim cemetery in Lausanne is defaced - hate crime

SHAFAQNA - Muslim graves in a cemetery in the Swiss city of Lausanne have been vandalised. Fifteen out of 22 Muslim graves had Islamophobic slogans written on them over the weekend, according to local police. A specific section of the Bois-de-Vaux…

Explaining the rise in hate crimes against Muslims in the US by Prof. Brian Levin

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SHAFAQNA- Hate crimes against Muslims have been on the rise. The murder of two samaritans for aiding two young women who were facing a barrage of anti-Muslim slurs on a Portland train is among the latest examples of brazen acts of anti-Islamic…

Muslims in Manchester say they are reeling from a 'new kind of hatred' in the wake of the Arena attack

SHAFAQNA - Muslims in Manchester have told the MEN they are reeling from a ‘new kind of hatred’ on an unprecedented scale in the wake of the city’s terrorist attack. Incidents of Islamophobia rocketed in the wake of the Manchester…

Finchley Great North Leisure Park death: Two charged with murder

SHAFAQNA - Two men have been charged with murdering a man who was mown down in a leisure centre car park. Seyyed Rasta Mir-Feyzi, 23, was hit by a white BMW in Great North Leisure Park in Finchley on 31 May at 20:30 BST. He was taken…

Canadian Muslim teen in ICU recovering after “savage beating” with baseball bat

SHAFAQNA- A 15-year-old Hamilton boy is in recovery postsurgery for a blood clot on the brain after being robbed and beaten with a baseball bat over the weekend. "He was just savagely beaten," Salima Hafeez, Noah Rabbani's aunt, said Wednesday.…

Experts Seeing Spike in Possible Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

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SHAFAQNA-The days surrounding the 15th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have seen a stunning increase in what may be anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States, ranging from arson to murder. In one case, a semi-truck driver appeared…

US Muslims slam stabbing death of Bangladeshi woman as hate crime

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of people have gathered at a New York mosque to hold a funeral for a Bangladeshi woman, who was stabbed to death in what they denounced as a hate crime. The crowd gathered at the Jamaica Muslim Center in Queens on Friday…

Muslim school targeted with graffiti in Ottawa, police investigate hate crime

SHAFAQNA- Ottawa police have launched a hate crime investigation after someone spray-painted messages on the wall of a Muslim elementary school in Ottawa overnight. People who live near the Ahlul-Bayt Islamic Education Centre in Vanier…

Minnesota officials tell Muslims: We're here to protect you

SHAFAQNA- Authorities say help is just a phone call away for any Minnesota Muslims who think they are victims of hate crimes. A dozen area law enforcement leaders met with members of the Twin Cities Muslim community Thursday in what they say…

Hate crimes against Muslims triple in France: Interior minister

SHAFAQNA- Hate crimes against Muslims in France tripled last year while anti-Semitic assaults remained at an already "high level" and attacks on Christian sites rose by a fifth, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. Cazeneuve…