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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Quebec Court of Appeal to evaluate whether secularism law unfairly targets Muslim women

On November 20, 2022, in Civil Rights, Islamophobia, by admin

As arguments wrapped at the Quebec Court of Appeal Wednesday for the legal challenge to the province’s secularism law — known as Bill 21 — the panel of judges hinted that the case hinges on whether the bill disproportionately discriminates against Muslim women who wear the hijab. “That’s a tough question, but it’s really at […]

The Midterm Results Show Muslim Americans Are No Longer on the Fringe of U.S. Politics

On November 15, 2022, in Civil Rights, Electoral Politics, USA, by admin

The Nov. 8 midterms almost saw Dr. Mehmet Oz become the first Muslim U.S. Senator. The Republican TV doctor-turned-politician—who wasn’t exactly popular among a wide swathe of Muslim Americans—would have been a controversial first for the community. But Oz’s loss to Democrat John Fetterman in Pennsylvania masks what was otherwise a record-breaking election for the […]

Town suspends Muslim police chief who said he intends to sue over racist comments

On November 8, 2022, in Civil Rights, Islamophobia, USA, by UV

A Muslim police chief in New Jersey was placed on administrative leave Thursday, several weeks after filing a notice that he intends to sue the town where he works because of alleged discrimination and a hostile work environment. Ahmed Naga, the first Muslim chief of the Long Hill Township Police Department in Morris County, was […]

Book Recommendation: The Appalling Treatment of a Prisoner at Guantánamo

On April 12, 2022, in Civil Rights, War on Terror, by admin

‘The Forever Prisoner’ by Cathy Scott Clark – In the wee hours of March 28, 2002, a joint team of F.B.I. and C.I.A. officers, accompanied by the Pakistani police, raided a house in the city of Faisalabad. The suspects inside tried to flee, and in the ensuing melee the C.I.A.’s main target, a clean-shaven Palestinian […]

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