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Hate directed towards Islam has motivated many US Muslims to enter politics

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SHAFAQNA- Since the 2016 presidential election, Trump's views expressed on the campaign trail and from the Oval Office have stoked the fire of Islamophobic rhetoric in the political mainstream, proliferating hate speech and anti-Muslim sentiment.…

Islamophobia in American high school Textbooks

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SHAFAQNA - Most Americans’ exposure to the Middle East and Islam starts with what they learn in high school history class. American history textbooks similarly tend to degrade Arabs and Muslims by situating them as foreign and antithetical…

British Government do not support a ban on wearing the veil in public

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SHAFAQNA- Boris Johnson has sparked anger by claiming that women wearing burkas look like letter boxes and bank robbers. His comments have been furiously condemned by Muslim leaders and Labour, with MP David Lammy branding him a ‘pound-shop…

Muslim-Americans women on the ballot for congressional seats

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SHAFAQNA - Rashida Tlaib could be the first Muslim woman in the US Congress, but first has to defeat Detroit's Democratic establishment. According to npr, Muslim-Americans on the ballot for congressional seats are Rashida Tlaib and Fayrouz…

Two Birmingham mosques attacked with catapults during evening prayers

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SHAFAQNA - Both mosques were hit by heavy-duty catapult ball bearings which broke windows during evening prayers. Muslim groups in the UK have condemned catapult attacks on two mosques in the city of Birmingham, which smashed several windows…

Four million muslims risk losing citizenship in Indian state

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SHAFAQNA - India was braced for unrest in its north eastern Assam state after the authorities declared some four million residents to be foreigners, effectively stripping them of their citizenship and raising fears of deportation. The residents,…

Muslim Democrats find a welcoming home at state convention

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SHAFAQNA - Dallas News | by Forrest Milburn : Zulikha Hussain wasn’t always a diehard Democrat. In the past, she’s even voted for a few Republicans, but that changed when Donald Trump secured his party’s nomination in 2016. Her opinion…

USA: Muslim girls Kicked Out Of public Pool, the mayor apologized

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SHAFAQNQ - Muslim children were kicked out of a public swimming pool in the US state of Delaware because they were wearing shirts and hijabs. Tahsiyn A Ismaa’eel brought campers from her Arabic summer enrichment programme to their…

The man behind "Punish a Muslim Day" letters appeared at Court

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SHAFAQNA - Two months ago Londoners reported receiving the letter which called for sickening acts of violence against Muslims. A man accused of 14 offences has appeared in court in connection with the investigation into the so-called Punish…

Austrian far-right government is closing 7 mosques

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SHAFAQNA - Vox | by  Tara Isabella Burton: The far-right government claims it’s due to “national security” concerns. On Friday, the Austrian government announced that it plans to close down seven mosques and potentially expel about…

Anti-Muslim attacks continue despite Sri Lanka's state of emergency

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SHAFAQNA- uddhist mobs attacked mosques and businesses belonging to Sri Lanka's minority Muslims overnight, police said Wednesday, despite the imposition of a state of emergency to restore peace in the bitterly-divided island. Sri Lanka…

Iran will act on US court ruling on Trump’s Muslims travel ban

SHAFAQNA- During his presidential campaign in 2016, Trump campaigned for “a total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States, arguing the measure is needed for national security. Iran said on Wednesday it would take…

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY SHOCKED BY 40 OFFENSIVE ANTI-MUSLIM POSTERS

SHAFAQNA- Muslim students at the University of Calgary say they're feeling vulnerable after anti-Muslim posters making derogatory references to the Koran and the Prophet Muhammad were found on campus. The university says campus security will…

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…

‘Worst level of anti-Muslim bigotry ever’ in Europe

SHAFAQNA- How should Western countries respond to terrorist threats? Are more attacks to be expected anytime soon? Why Brussels became the terrorist target on Tuesday? What can Muslims do to stamp out extremism? Signs of a renewed backlash…