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Australian PM condemned call for white-only immigration policy

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SHAFAQNA- An Australian politician was widely criticized after demanding "a final solution", while calling for a return to the White Australia policy that favored "European Christians". However, the prime minister, Turnbull noted that Australia…

Numbers show how unwelcoming America has become towards refugees

SHAFAQNA - The number of Muslim refugees admitted to the United States in the first half of fiscal 2018 has dropped from the previous year more than any other religious group, falling to nearly 1,800 compared with the roughly 22,900 admitted…

A fascinating conversation between Australian freelance and Israeli Professor on racism & child abuse running rampant in Israel

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SHAFAQNA- A fascinating conversation between Australian freelance Robert Martin and Israeli Professor Nurit Peled-Elhanan on Israel’s weaponisation of the Holocaust and culture of white supremacy. Israel’s racism towards Palestinian is…

President Trump concedes he may have overstepped

SHAFAQNA - In a semi-admission of guilt to Piers Morgan during a televised interview., US President Donald Trump conceded his re-tweet of a far-right video may not have been in the best of taste. In an interview with the “Good Morning Britain”…

Muslim Women Fighting Racism

SHAFAQNA - To mark the end of this years Islamophobia Awareness Month, Student Stand Up To Racism and the Queen Mary's  AhlulBayt Society held a panel discussion led by Muslim women on a much neglected topic - gendered Islamophobia. Muslim…

Far-right ‘Identitarian’ movement aiming to launch UK branch, but who are they?

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SHAFAQNA - A far-right movement which has united young nationalists from Canada, the US and across the European Union, resulting in shocking, often hostile anti-migration campaigns, is plotting to set up shop in the UK. Génération Identitaire…

UN racism committee issues 'warning' over US tensions

SHAFAQNA- A UN committee tasked with combatting racism has issued a formal "early warning" over conditions in the United States, a rare move often used to signal the potential of a looming civil conflict. The United Nations Committee on…

Marine Le Pen adviser found guilty of inciting hatred against Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - A key adviser to Marine Le Pen has been found guilty of inciting hatred against Muslims. Robert Menard, mayor of Beziers, was fined 2,000 euros for saying there were too many Muslim children in his city's schools. It comes…

Trump Administration is Fuelling Racism in US

SHAFAQNA - US President Donald Trump has fueled racial tensions in the United States with his divisive rhetoric against Muslim and Hispanic immigrants, as well as other ethnic minorities, an African American journalist in Detroit says. “Under…

US official plays Muslim bias to a new extreme

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SHAFAQNA - An Oklahoma lawmaker who once likened Islam to cancer required Muslims to answer several written questions — including, "Do you beat your wife?" — before agreeing to meet with them. Republican state Rep. John Bennett's office…

Four Mosques Have Burned In Seven Weeks — Leaving Many Muslims and Advocates Stunned

SHAFAQNA - On January 7, the Islamic Center of Lake Travis, in Austin, Texas, which had been under construction, caught on fire. A week later, on January 14, the Islamic Center of Eastside, in Bellevue, Washington, burned. Two weeks after…

French mayor to be tried for Muslim 'problem' comments

SHAFAQNA - A far-right French mayor will be tried on hate charges over comments that include a claim the number of Muslim students in his city was a "problem", a judicial source said Wednesday. Robert Menard, who is an ally of France's anti-immigrant…

Shades of racism - AhlulBayt Documentary

SHAFAQNA - Haji Rauf Shokoya conducts a personal investigation looking at issues that surround race, prejudice and nationality within the Shi'a community here in the UK.

Calgary Muslims target Islamophobia in response to hate-filled posters

SHAFAQNA - The Hussaini Association of Calgary will hold a peace march Sunday afternoon, hoping to send a strong message days after anti-Muslim posters were plastered over the University of Calgary's main campus. "This walk will be against…

Minnesota restaurant owner defends “Muslims Get Out” sign

SHAFAQNA - A Minnesota restaurant owner upset over what happened in St. Cloud posted a controversial sign Monday morning. The sign outside Treats Family Restaurant in Lonsdale, Minnesota, reads “Muslims Get Out.” A second line reads…

Muslims fear 'awkward coincidence' of Eid festival falling on 9/11

SHAFAQNA - Muslim leaders in America have expressed concerns over the "awkward coincidence" that this year's festival of Eid could fall on September 11. There are fears the holiest day in the Islamic calendar, which sees Muslims enjoy feasts,…

French Minister: Enemy Seeks to Divide Muslims, Non-Muslims

SHAFAQNA - France's interior minister said Monday that the country is at war with an enemy trying to pit Muslims against non-Muslims, making it urgent to create a strong bond between the nation and citizens of the Islamic faith. Bernard…

Belfast woman walks free after calling for Muslims to be gased

SHAFAQNA - A Belfast woman convicted of posting menacing messages online, including a suggestion that Muslims should be sent to the gas chambers, has avoided prison. Anne Bothwell received a suspended six-month jail term for a series of…

Abuse of Muslims is now mainstream

SHAFAQNA - Nadiya Hussain’s account on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs of the everyday anti-Muslim prejudice she encounters may have come as a surprise to some people. It won’t shock anyone in the Muslim community. It wasn’t so…

Sweating, Talking, Sitting: Reasons Muslims Were Taken off Planes

SHAFAQNA - This list is in no way exhaustive, but is every part disgusting. With Islamophobia on the rise, every other day we hear stories of Muslim passengers being exited from flights for one reason or the other. Here's a list of bizarre…

Scots Muslims speak out over racist abuse after terror attacks

SHAFAQNA - High profile Scots Muslims have spoken of the racist abuse they and their friends and families have suffered in the wake of the terror attacks across Europe this summer. Many have had to endure everything from verbal abuse to…

Danish nationalists urge ban on Muslims

SHAFAQNA - The Danish People’s Party, an anti-immigration and nationalist group that supports the center-right government, says Denmark should halt immigration from Muslim countries, citing the threat of violence from Islamic extremists. In…

UK: IHRC asks parliamentary watchdog to investigate hate-preaching Tory MP

SHAFAQNA - IHRC has written to the parliamentary watchdog calling on it to investigate the Conservative MP for inciting religious hatred and violence over the recent Al-Quds Day rally in London. Matthew Offord, MP for the north London constituency…

Israeli opposition leader warns against Israel xenophobic streak

SHAFAQNA - Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog warned of what he called “growing hatred and racism” in Israel encouraged by right-wing politicians, adding that it could pave the way for further deadly violence. “We are on the verge…

Toronto ads challenge bigotry

SHAFAQNA - "Go back to where you came from." It's a phrase minorities fear they'll hear. And sometimes they do. That's why the City of Toronto and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) launched their "Toronto…

France’s abuses against minorities reaches dangerous heights – Handicapped man is harassed by Police in Paris

SHAFAQNA – Earlier this week a video shot by onlookers at the Gare de Lyon in Paris went viral as it clearly shows a visibly distressed handicapped man being harasses by Police. The individual, who has two prosthetic legs and is missing an…

Top L.A. County sheriff's official resigns over emails mocking Muslims and others

SHAFAQNA - A top Los Angeles County sheriff's official has resigned amid mounting criticism over emails he sent mocking Muslims, blacks, Latinos, women and others from his work account during his previous job with the Burbank Police Department,…

Rising prejudice against Muslims lead to social ostracization in the US

SHAFAQNA - A hijab-clad Muslim woman in the US was reportedly removed from a Southwest Airlines plane after she asked for switching seats with a flight attendant saying she "did not feel comfortable" with the passenger. Hakima Abdulle, a…