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Top 10 fears of 2016: What do Americans fear most?

SHAFAQNA- Chapman University recently completed its third annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2016). The survey asked respondents about 65 fears across a broad range of categories including fears about the government, crime,…

After Bastille Day Attack, Young Muslims and Arabs Fear for Their Future in France

SHAFAQNA - During Bastille Day celebrations, Mohammed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a truck — filled with firearms and explosives — down a promenade in Nice, France, killing 84 and injuring 100 people. President of the right-wing National Front…
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Muslims in the UK experience backlash

SHAFAQNA - Muslims living in Westchester and Rockland are in agreement that those who commit acts of terror in the name of Islam are corrupting their religion. The terror attacks in Brussels — and the anti-Muslim backlash that followed…

After Paris and California attacks, U.S. Muslims feel intense backlash

SHAFAQNA - Rabia Chaudry kept her 7-year-old daughter home from her private Islamic school in Maryland on Thursday, fearing anti-Muslim backlash from Wednesday’s massacre nearly 3,000 miles away in San Bernardino, Calif. “I think we…

Muslims appeal for unity amid hate crime fears

SHAFAQNA - Members of the Capital’s Muslim community have called on residents to show solidarity in the wake of the terrorist massacre in Paris amid fears of a rise in hate crimes. The call was made as Police Scotland reported a spike…

Canadian Muslims lament need to defend religion after Paris attacks

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SHAFAQNA - Once again Muslims are being called upon to defend themselves after the Paris attacks, even though the perpetrators of the attack represent a radical fringe with little connection to the greater Muslim world. "Those that commit…

Parisians throw open doors in wake of attacks, but Muslims fear repercussions

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SHAFAQNA - Ordinary citizens showed their support by giving blood at hospitals, offering shelter to people who had been displaced and by putting up rallying signs across the city. But others fear the atrocities will be exploited by rightwing…

Welsh Muslims live in fear of sectarian repercussions after Paris attack

SHAFAQNA - Welsh Muslims are living in "immense fear" of backlashes following the Paris terrorist attacks, according to the assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Wales. Sahar Al Faifi said she "lost count" of incidents…