Islamophobia

Reports of racist attacks rise after Donald Trump’s win

Reports of racist attacks rise after Donald Trump’s win

Americans have taken to social media to recount racist attacks that have taken place following the election of Donald Trump as the next US president. Trump’s campaign had heavily focused on minorities and foreigners, including Muslims and Mexicans, as he painted the two groups as threats to peace and the economy respectively.   Famously, Trump […]

Muslims stage protest prayers near Rome’s Colosseum

Muslims stage protest prayers near Rome’s Colosseum

Organisers staged demonstrations after authorities closed down five makeshift mosques on administrative grounds Hundreds of Muslims offered Friday prayers near Rome’s Colosseum to protest at the closure of mosques and other places of worship in Italy. The prayer demonstration was staged over what they see as unfair restrictions on freedom to practise their faith in […]

Hollande: ‘France has a problem with Islam’

Hollande: ‘France has a problem with Islam’

President Francois Hollande told the authors of a book just published that France has “a problem with Islam” and there are too many immigrants arriving in the country who “shouldn’t be here”. Hollande made the controversial remarks to the authors of A President Shouldn’t Say That… in December 2015, a month after gunmen attacked Paris, killing […]

Defying prejudice, more Americans learn Arabic

Defying prejudice, more Americans learn Arabic

New York, United States – Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric tells one story about the modern day US. But, students painstakingly learning Arabic’s right-to-left script in classrooms across the country tells another. While fewer Americans speak Arabic than English, Spanish, Chinese or even Tagalog, it is perhaps the nation’s fastest-growing language and is […]

The Muslims who shaped America – from brain surgeons to rappers

The Muslims who shaped America – from brain surgeons to rappers

What have Muslims ever done for America? If your sole source of information were Donald Trump, you’d think that the answer was not much – apart from murdering its citizens and trying to destroy its values. The Republican presidential hopeful has called for a halt to Muslims entering the US until American authorities “can figure […]

Former Australian PM Tony Abbott says West should ‘proclaim superiority over Islam’

Former Australian PM Tony Abbott says West should ‘proclaim superiority over Islam’

By Agency 9:02AM GMT 09 Dec 2015 Deposed Australian prime minister Tony Abbott declared on Wednesday “cultures are not all equal” and the West should proclaim its superiority over Islam, sparking accusations he is trying to “Trumpify” the nation’s politics. The staunch Catholic also called on Australians to stop apologising for their values. Abbott, who […]