Analysis: It's High Time Germany Faced Its Far-Right ProblemAl Jazeera
Hanau attack was not a one-off incident but the natural result of the state’s failure to confront right-wing extremism.
German Gunman Who Killed 9 Claimed Trump Took His IdeasInternational Business Times
A gunman killed nine in Germany on Wednesday, mainly immigrants. The suspect claimed Trump took his ideas, including “America First”. The shooter’s manifesto called for all nonwhites to be exterminated.
Germany's Muslims Demand Protection at MosquesDW AKADEMIE
Police in Germany last week said it uncovered right-wing terrorists who were plotting to attack Muslims and asylum-seekers. Islamic groups are calling on the government to do more to protect them.
Germany's Far-Right AFD 'Sorry' for Racist Colouring BookAl Jazeera
The anti-Islam, anti-immigrant party handed out children’s play books featuring caricatures of Muslims and black people.
Man Arrested After London Mosque StabbingThe Guardian
Attempted murder investigation launched after man stabbed in non-terror-related attack.
Britain First Leader Paul Golding Charged With Terror OffenceBBC
The leader of far-right group Britain First has been charged with an offence under the Terrorism Act after refusing to give police access to his phone.
'Big Bad Muslim': The Play That Allowed Trojan Horse Teachers to Start HealingMiddle East Eye
Now in its second UK run, Trojan Horse portrays the impact the notorious Birmingham schools case had on the people involved.
'Blasphemy' Case Divides FranceAl Jazeera
Blasphemy is not a crime, said Macron, defending a teenage girl who offended Muslims in a social media tirade.
Ahead of Mayoral Vote, Macron Vows to Tackle 'Political Islam'Al Jazeera
President promises to end practice allowing foreign imams to teach French Muslims, saying Turkey is yet to accept rules.
How French 'Secularism' Became a Front for IslamophobiaThe New Arab
President Macron has demonstrated once again that in France, inciting hatred or attacking a person’s dignity is ok, if the target is Muslim, writes Malia Bouattia.
Reflections on the Infinite: Palestinian Artist Inspired by Jerusalem's Universal SpiritMiddle East Eye
Jerusalem-born Kamal Boullata’s internationally acclaimed art and writing reflected a variety of cultural and religious influences.
Israel Police Boasts First Hijab-Wearing Arab Officer but Palestinians Suffering Institutional Racism Say It's 'Woke-Washing'The New Arab
Sabreen Saadi, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, has gone viral after a photo of her in an Israeli police uniform was released.
The Future of the Middle East Looks Just Like ThisThe National Interest
The Middle East is not on the precipice of a great regional war. The future is more likely to look like Lebanon: fractured and constantly in turmoil.
Opinion: Democratic Debate Ignores the Question of SyriaNPR
For all the words uttered about urgent, vital issues at this week’s Democratic presidential debate, one was missing: Syria.
Conservative Islamic Views Are Gaining Ground in Secular Bangladesh and Curbing Freedom of ExpressionThe Conversation
Bangladesh has seen an increase in terrorist activity in recent years, including attacks on foreigners, activists and religious minorities.
As a Rohingya Refugee, I See a Renaissance of My People’s Culture in the Bangladesh CampsIndipendent
It is important that genocide survivors such as myself are not seen as merely victims, dependent only on others to take up our cause on our behalf.
Execution for a Facebook Post? Why Blasphemy Is a Capital Offense in Some Muslim CountriesThe Conversation
Junaid Hafeez, a university lecturer in Pakistan, had been imprisoned for six years when he was sentenced to death in December 2019. The charge: blasphemy, specifically insulting Prophet Muhammad on Facebook.
China 'War on Terror' Uproots Uighur Families, Leaked Data ShowsAl Jazeera
Newly revealed database exposes methods the Chinese government employed to crack down on Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.
China's Appalling and Systematic Mistreatment of Uighurs Exposed in New Xinjiang LeakThe New Arab
A new leak confirms that China’s surveillance and mistreatment of its Muslim citizens is far wider-reaching than first thought.
Huawei Is a Key Player in Beijing’s Anti-Muslim, Big Brother HorrorsNew York Post
You’ve heard all about the camps. China detains more than 1 million Muslims in sprawling concrete prisons in its Xinjiang region. The regime hasn’t laid any charges against most of these men and women, nor even given them the dignity of a trial — or any due process.
India Set to Welcome Trump, Whose First Stop Will Be in Modi's Home State of GujaratNPR
Vegetable vendors wait for customers below a billboard showing President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the Sardar Patel Stadium in the background, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on Feb. 19.
Suppressing Secularism: The Marginalisation of India’s MuslimsThe Politic
India’s conception was as a secular democracy, a country that found its strength in its diversity and plurality of religions. However, this idyllic image has been repeatedly undermined, especially by the hard-line Hindutva program of the BJP under the leadership of the controversial Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Bernie Sanders Wins Endorsement From Top Muslim Political GroupMiddle East Eye
Vermont senator says it is an ‘honour’ to receive the backing of Emgage PAC, the country’s biggest Muslim political action committee.
Iranian-Americans are Treated Like the Enemy WithinMiddle East Eye
The recent expansion of Trump’s Muslim ban only serves to show that the president is fully committed to his Islamophobic agenda.
US Official Who Replaced 'Islamophobic' Councilman Denounced for Anti-Muslim PostsMiddle East Eye
Members of the municipal council in Indiana resigned over accusations of Islamophobia; now his replacement is facing a similar charge.
Bloomberg’s NYPD Spied on Me for Being Muslim. He Has Never ApologizedThe Washington Post
From “stop-and-frisk” to warrantless surveillance, Bloomberg has a long record of disregarding civil rights.
Factsheet: Holy Land FoundationBridge
The Holy Land Foundation (HLF) was the largest Muslim charity in the U.S. before it was selectively targeted by the Bush administration less than three months after the 9/11 attacks.
Opinion: Trump’s Travel Ban Expansion Is an Attack on Black Muslims — and We Demand to Be HeardSouth Seattle Emerald
While many celebrated the beginning of Black History Month a couple of weeks ago, our president and his administration celebrated by expanding the Muslim Ban to include seven more countries — five of which are African. In total, nine of the thirteen countries listed on the Muslim Ban are now African, causing many of the continent’s diaspora to refer to it as the #AfricanBan. With this recent expansion, the ban is estimated to affect more than a quarter of Africa’s population.
6 Influential Black Muslims You Need to KnowAbout Islam
Black History Month is a celebration and recognition of Black excellence in the US and Canada. In this article, we shed light on six influential black Muslims who are excelling and making a difference in their communities and the world.
Refugee Docents Help Bring a Museum's Global Collection to LifeNPR
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology — known as The Penn Museum — has hired refugees and immigrants from the Middle East, Africa and Central America as part of their “Global Guides” program.
‘No One Is Listening’: Pakistani Mothers Jailed in Saudi Arabia Call for HelpMiddle East Eye
A year ago, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the release of 2,100 Pakistanis from Saudi prisons. It’s unclear how many have actually been returned.
Kashmiri and Palestinian Activists Stand Against Indian Envoy at HarvardMiddle East Eye
Chakravorty speaks at university conference after urging Hindus to create settlements on Muslim land in Kashmir.
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