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Stanford psychiatrist studies mental health in Muslim

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SHAFAQNA - Rania Awaad, M.D., is a practicing Psychiatrist based at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also a researcher and the Director of the Stanford Muslims and Mental Health Lab. Rania Awaad, MD, studied Islamic law prior…

Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency | by Syed Zafar Mehdi : Indian analyst Prof. Dibyesh Anand says that Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities, especially Muslims, so that majority of Hindus would think if…

US hate crimes targeting Muslims up 70 percent

SHAFAQNA- Hate crimes targeting Muslims in the U.S. rose 67 percent last year, the FBI said in an annual report released Monday. The uptick is part of an overall 7 percent hike in hate crimes across the U.S. last year. Of the 7,121 victims…

Hate-crimes against Muslims on the rise in the US

SHAFAQNA - The FBI on Monday released its annual tally of hate crimes, with numbers that confirmed the fears of Muslim advocacy groups: a 67 percent jump in offenses against Muslims in 2015. Long before the FBI released its findings, American…

Hate crimes against Muslims in California skyrocket 122%, study says

SHAFAQNA - Anti-Muslim hate crimes reported in California rose 122% between 2014 and 2015, according to a recent analysis by Cal State San Bernardino researchers. The report by the Cal State San Bernardino Center on Hate & Extremism…

Hate crime in Edinburgh under investigation

SHAFAQNA - Police are investigating a hate crime targeted at a mosque in Edinburgh. An object was thrown at the Central Mosque in Potterrow at about 02:10 on Sunday which caused minor fire damage to a door. No-one was hurt. A small bush…

UK: Muslims urged to exercise caution over spike in hate crimes after EU referendum

SHAFAQNA - IHRC is calling on Muslims in Britain to stay vigilant and take precautionary measures after an explosion in racist and Islamophobic attacks following last week's EU referendum. Incidents have been reported up and down the country…

Targeting of London Muslims triples after Paris attacks

SHAFAQNA - Attacks against Muslims in London have more than tripled since the Paris terrorist atrocity, with the majority involving harassment, figures show. The Metropolitan police said they had received 24 reports of Islamophobic incidents…