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Anti-racism rally planned in Vancouver to protest opponents of Muslims and 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, racist, and anti-immigrant activists. Hosted by local ad hoc committee Stand…

Media should end hate promotion for a profit

SHAFAQNA - Hateful words can have hateful consequences. Experts have repeatedly warned that the drip-drip of negative stories in the UK press about migrants, Muslims and other groups has fuelled hate crime on our streets. The situation has…

Zahra Billoo sheds light on misconceptions about Muslims

SHAFAQNA- By Dustin Massengill– The executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Zahra Billoo, explained her faith and culture in “Bans, Borders and Bigotry: Not My America”…
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Muslim woman is ran over by far-right radical in Brussels

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim woman was run over by a car which appears to drive at speed towards her during a right-wing rally in Brussels. This attack comes after a flare up in xenophobic attack against Muslims and ethnic minorities in Belgium. It…

Muslims are the new appointed enemies - but whose agenda is it really serving?

SHAFAQNA -  America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization CAIR posted a photo of racist epithets spray painted on the brick wall of the Islamic Society of North America headquarters in Plainfield, Indiana this weekend. The…

When men's of God preach hate ... EDITORIAL

SHAFAQNA - I came across a rather upsetting piece of journalism this Monday as I read through developments in the Islamic world. As I skimmed through the headlines my eyes caught something I would have hoped never saw the light of day as it…

SJC chief justice assures Muslims of protections

SHAFAQNA - The chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court assured Muslims at New England’s largest mosque Friday that the state’s justice system would protect their rights amid a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment sweeping the…

The price Muslims pay in America - the color of hate

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim store owner in Queens reported that he was attacked over the weekend by a man who said that he wanted to “kill Muslims.” Fatima Food Mart owner Sarker Haque told WPIX that the man came into his store on Saturday and…

Fear and paranoia in the US - when hate drives the bus

SHAFAQNA - The US is racked with fear and paranoia. Following last week's attacks in Paris, a raft of ugly sentiment has surfaced from across the political right demonising not only Syrian refugees but anyone who professes to follow the Islamic…