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Anti-Muslim Sentiment Higher in Quebec than Rest of Canada

SHAFAQNA- The study, published in the current issue of the Canadian Review of Sociology, also found that Muslims were the social group that, across the country, Canadians liked the least. Whites, Catholics, Indigenous people, and racial…

What it’s like to be a Muslim student in Britain today – report

SHAFAQNA- In 2017, the National Union of Students in the UK launched a survey into the experiences of Muslims studying in further and higher education in the UK. Two key issues arose from the findings: Hate crimes and Islamophobia. In…

The solution for Islamophobia is "Tadabor”, dialogue, understanding

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SHAFAQNA- The international conference "Islam in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges" was held in Imam Khomeyni International University, Qom, Iran. This one-day conference started with participation of scholars and clerics, international figures…

UK Muslims Thank Far-right Leader, Find Out Why

SHAFAQNA- People are thanking Jayda Fransen, the deputy-leader of the far-right and anti-Muslim group, Britain First, after she shared a video of the adhan, or call to prayer, on her Facebook page. “This is East London,” Fransen wrote…

Man Arrested in Britain over Facebook Post about ‘Ending the Life of Any Muslim’

SHAFAQNA- Eric King, 63, is accused of sharing other vile content including a video of a man desecrating the Quran. Another post on the account said: ‘Islam needs to be wiped off the face of the earth, if that means killing all Muslims,…

Muslim Lawyer Steps Down as Chair of Islamophobia Register Australia

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SHAFAQNA- A Muslim lawyer has quit a group she founded three years ago to raise awareness of anti-Islamic hatred, with an FBI critic from the US taking over. She left a parting shot on her Facebook page at bigots, arguing that raising awareness…

Amid Anti-Muslim Protests, North Texas Mosque Welcomes Public In to Learn about Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Just as they do every week, the Islamic Association of Allen opened their doors to curious non-Muslims, wanting to ask questions about Islam. "We wanted to show support to the Muslim community,” said Betheny Reid of Dallas. She…

Anti-Islam Dutch Politician Falls Short in Election

SHAFAQNA- The far-right politician Geert Wilders fell short of expectations in Dutch elections on Wednesday. The results were immediately cheered by pro-European politicians who hoped that they could help stall some of the momentum of…

Canadian parliament passes anti-Islamophobia motion

SHAFAQNA- The Canadian Parliament has passed an anti-Islamophobia motion on October 26, amid increasing attacks on mosques and Muslim communities in the country and throughout the world. The motion has received almost no attention from Canadian…

UK think tank reports surge in Islamophobic tweets

SHAFAQNA- Nearly 7,000 Islamophobic tweets were posted in English every day last month in response to terrorist attacks and the failed coup attempt in Turkey, research has found. The Centre for the Analysis for Social Media at London-based…

To offset media bias against Muslims, make friends

SHAFAQNA - People whose only knowledge of Muslims comes from the media are very likely to have negative emotions and stereotypical beliefs about them, new research shows. In the Journal of Communication, Srividya Ramasubramanian, associate…