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Al Kawther Project for Widows and Orphans participated in the UN Human Rights Council

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SHAFAQNA-Al Kawther Project for Widows and Orphan participated in the 38th session of the Human Rights Council In Geneva in June 2018. Also participated in a side event on Faith and Gender violence, which was organised by Al Khoei Foundation…

1,075 Islamophobic crimes in Germany in 2017

SHAFAQNA- German police recorded 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017, according to new government figures announced on Tuesday. Far-right extremists or groups carried out some 994 attacks against Muslims and mosques, which made up 92.5 percent…

Pages of Qur’an ripped, stuffed on car windshields at mosques

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SHAFAQNA- By Barry Ellsworth TRENTON, Canada, (AA): Various faith leaders and politicians gathered in the Toronto area Monday to condemn the actions of a woman who allegedly ripped pages from a Qur’an and put them on worshippers vehicle…

Muslim in Canada face high rates of discrimination

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SHAFAQNA- According to a recent study, Islamophobia, defined as prejudice and hostility toward Muslims, exists in Canada. In the University of Waterloo research, one in five Muslim Canadians said that they experienced discrimination due…

Thousands demonstrate across country against racism and Islamophobia

SHAFAQNA- Tens of thousands braved the freezing weather Saturday to demonstrate against the rise of racism, Islamophobia and Donald Trump’s presidency across the country. Organised by the activist group Stand Up To Racism, over 20,000…

American Prof: Orientalism provides building blocks for Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA-Tod H. Green the Associate Professor of religion at Luther College believes that works of some orientalists and their beliefs have provided the building blocks for Islamophobia. Islamophobia is a devil event that its history goes…

Islamophobic Henry Jackson Society Attacks Britain's Muslim Charities

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SHAFAQNA- Syed Mohsin Abbas Muslim community leaders in Britain have condemned a new report published by the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) which they say is an outrageous attack on a substantial portion of the Muslim charitable sector in the…

British driver deliberately hits Muslim woman twice in Islamophobic attack

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SHAFAQNA- A muslim woman was the subject of a deliberate hit and run attack in London, reports said Wednesday. A driver identified as Paul Moore drove into a Somali woman named Zaynab Hussein, shortly before he tried to drive at a 12-year-old…

Islamophobia – A tool to manage Britain's Muslims?

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SHAFAQNA- City Circle held a critical debate this week at Abrar House in London entitled 'Islamophobia: Define, Map, Tackle'.  Muslim terminology has increasingly been appropriated by those who hate it im the West. Neoconservatives, neoliberals,…

Toronto Lecture By British-Iraqi Shiite Scholar Sayed Ammar Nakshawani: Criticism Of Islam Is Legitimate, Does Not Constitute Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA- Dr. Sayed Ammar Nakshawani, speaking at the Afghan Canadian Islamic Community (ACIC) in Toronto, said that Muslims tend to view every criticism of Islam as Islamophobia and called for true dialogue about the issues. Talking about…

The medicine to cure the diseases of Islamic extremism and Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA- Isis persecution of Christians not justified by Prophet Mohammed’s teachings, says study The persecution of Christians in the so-called Islamic State is not justified by Prophet Mohammed’s writings, according to research. The…

From establishing anti-islam websites until reversioning to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- From Neo-Confederate to Muslim Convert, Vincent’s Reversion to Islam is a journey of many facets. As salaam alaiykum, My name is Vincent Skipper; I have lived in many places, mostly in the southern U.S. From the age of 12…

A Protest Against Anti-Muslim Plano City Council Member

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SHAFAQNA- A Plano City Council member is under fire after posting a video to Facebook calling on President Donald Trump to "ban Islam in American schools." The video, posted Tuesday night by Tom Harrison, first elected to an at-large spot…

LSE apologises after “harassment” of female Muslim student praying

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SHAFAQNA- Perhaps one of the proudest moments for any parent is their child’s admittance into University. Even more so for a child who has been accepted into a prestigious university such as the London School of Economics (LSE) to study…

Islamophobic attack on mosque in Amsterdam

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SHAFAQNA- A mosque in the Dutch capital Amsterdam was targeted by a group of far-right extremists, the head of the mosque said on Thursday. The far-right “Rechts in Verzet” movement claimed responsibility for the attack and hanged…

Muslim girl suffers vicious attack in Canada

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SHAFAQNA - Toronto police are investigating an attack on an 11-year-old girl whose hijab headcovering was repeatedly cut on her way to school on Friday, heightening pressure on Canadian governments to take further action against attacks on…

Canadian Muslims to PM: Designate Day Against Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA- A Canadian Muslim civil rights group sent an open letter on Friday to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging the government to designate January 29 as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia. “The ongoing impact…

Islamophobia under Donald Trump

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims in America are more vulnerable to bigotry and Islamophobia as a result of Donald Trump’s behaviour and actions than they were after the 9/11 attacks, according to a leading Muslim activist. As the country approaches…

Trial for Quebec City Mosque Shooting Suspect to Begin in March

SHAFAQNA- Superior Court Justice Raymond W. Pronovost announced the date on Friday, cp24.com reported. Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, is facing six counts of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder using a restricted firearm. The…

London Tube and Buses Chosen to Highlight Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

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SHAFAQNA- Transport for London (TfL) and police in the UK capital are working together on 200 events across in support of the broader National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Arab News reported. Muslims have been the targets of several attacks…

ISESCO Condemns Suspected Arson Attack at Swedish Mosque

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SHAFAQNA- The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) strongly denounced the suspected arson attack at a mosque in central Sweden, China's Xinhua news agency reported. The ISESCO urged Swedish authorities to severely…

Rally planned in Vancouver to protest Islamophobia, immigration

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SHAFAQNA - Over 700 Vancouverites are expected to converge at Vancouver City Hall this Saturday (August 19) to protest a gathering planned by a group of Islamophobic and anti-immigrant activists. Hosted by local ad hoc committee Stand Up to…

Muslim journalist shares details of racist attack she faced while flying

SHAFAQNA - With the alarming rise of Islamophobia in recent months, Muslims around the world have become subject to horrific racist attacks both online and off. The latest victim? Muslim Journalist, speaker and media personality Noor…

How Hollywood manufactures a Muslim menace

SHAFAQNA - In her new series The FREQ Show, Anita Sarkeesian digs into insidious, pervasive Hollywood stereotypes about Muslims and Arabs, and how those stereotypes fuel real-world Islamophobia. As Sarkeesian puts it: To so many Americans,…

Anti-Islam, Anti-fascist Groups Clash at Calgary City Hall

SHAFAQNA- With both saying they want the right to free speech, two groups with opposing views rallied outside the city hall in Calgary, Canada, on Saturday. On one side were supporters of a group called the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam,…

California Sets Aside August to Honor Muslims

SHAFAQNA- In a move to counter anti-Muslim sentiment, the California Assembly has designated August as Muslim appreciation and awareness month. According to the resolution, passed August 1, California has the largest Muslim-American population…

Man Charged after Windows Smashed at Ottawa Mosque

SHAFAQNA- At least one window was smashed at the Islam Care Centre on Somerset Street West. On Friday, a piece of cardboard covered part of the broken window on the door to the main entrance. A notice on the building says it is monitored…

Canadian Muslim Group Organizes Town Hall to Challenge Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA- A Canadian Muslim community group has organized a town hall to help members cope with growing Islamophobia in British Colombia's Lower Mainland.   Critical Muslim Voices, a community group whose goal is to create shared…