Will the UN’s plea to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh be answered?

On March 8, 2023, in Human Rights, Immigration, Islamophobia, Rohingya, by admin

The UN is appealing to global powers to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The United Nations is appealing for nearly $900m to help Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from their native Myanmar. So, how will the international community respond? And can the Rohingya ever hope for an end to the stateless limbo they’re […]

How Quebec’s Culture of Islamophobia is Seeping Into Public Schools

On March 7, 2023, in Canada, Civil Rights, Islamophobia, by admin

Muslim Students Feel Increasingly Unsafe in Primary and Secondary Schools Ayeza Hussain is a 16-year-old Pakistani student from Antoine-Brossard High School in Brossard, Que. Though she finds her student body diverse, it has not stopped her from facing Islamophobic violence in school. During a lunch period, a white Québecois student approached her and began harassing […]


On March 3, 2023, in Commentary, Europe, France, Islamophobia, by admin

Anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim extremist groups have infiltrated their hateful ideas into France’s political mainstream. Last month, the organization I founded, the Global Project Against Hate and Extremism, released a report showing a worrying number of far-right hate and extremist groups in France. Given that far-right extremism has been in the spotlight and extremist political parties […]

China’s Head of Ethnic Affairs Is Keen to End Minority Culture

On March 2, 2023, in China, Islamophobia, Uyghur Genocide, by admin

Written by Aaron Glasserman and Marcia Wythes. The article discusses Pan Yue, who was elected as a full member of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee and has been the head of the State Council’s National Ethnic Affairs Commission since June 2022. Pan’s election to the Central Committee suggests that the Xi administration’s hard turn […]

Family, Islamic group want action after teen’s hijab was removed at Kentucky school

On February 25, 2023, in Civil Rights, Hate Crimes, Islamophobia, by admin

A Hardin County girl was suspended last fall following an incident after another student attempted to remove her hijab – a punishment her mother and the Council on American-Islamic Relations say was harsher than what was given to the boy they say initiated the confrontation. Kenneisha Turner Wright, said her 14-year-old daughter was suspended for […]

India blocks ‘hostile’ BBC documentary on PM Modi

On January 22, 2023, in Hindu Nationalism, India, Islamophobia, by admin

New Delhi (AFP) – India’s government said it has blocked videos and tweets sharing links to a BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role during deadly 2002 sectarian riots, calling it “hostile propaganda and anti-India garbage”. The British broadcaster’s programme alleges that the Hindu nationalist Modi, premier of Gujarat state at the time, ordered […]

Census shows 39 per cent of Muslims live in most deprived areas in England and Wales

On December 14, 2022, in Civil Rights, Human Rights, Immigration, Islamophobia, United Kingdom, by admin

Nearly 40 per cent of the Muslim population live in the most deprived areas of England and Wales, according to analysis of census data. It found nearly half a million more Muslims reside in the poorest fifth areas than a decade ago. The Muslim Council of Britain, who ran the analysis, urged policymakers to take […]

Opinion: Islamophobia from the likes of Boris Johnson must be punished – and this is how to do it

On December 12, 2022, in Civil Rights, Islamophobia, United Kingdom, by admin

A House of Commons report confirms Islamophobia as the most common form of religious hate crime in the UK. Specifically, 42% of all religious hate crimes reported to the police were attacks against Muslims. But genuine efforts to punish Islamophobia and Islamophobic attacks are so weak that statistics on prosecutions and convictions are entirely absent. […]

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