“A 700-Year Phenomenon”: Before Malcolm X Lecture Series Bridges Black, Islamic, and American HistoryThe Varsity
Mustafa Briggs illustrates the historied presence of Black Muslims in the Americas.
Empathy for the DevilThe Baffler
A terrorism scholar gets up-close-and-personal with a war criminal Radovan Karadžić in 2008. | The Baffler/UN International Criminal Tribunal.
Why Are Central Asian Countries so Quiet on Uighur Persecution?Al Jazeera
After Pompeo urged leaders to condemn crackdown, experts say Beijing’s clout in the region is too strong to resist.
The West's Curious Obsession With the VeilMiddle East Eye
Any incarnation of the veil evokes so much emotion, we should examine our response to it.
‘Anti-Muslim Sentiment Permeates Policies of Both India and Us,’ Says Amnesty as Trump Meets ModiScroll.in
The organisation was referring to India’s amended Citizenship Act and Trump’s travel ban, both of which target Muslims.
Sanders Blasts Trump for 'Failure of Leadership on Human Rights' After Indian Anti-Muslim RiotsThe Hill
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) condemned President Trump’s response to riots in New Delhi targeting India’s Muslim minority that occurred during Trump’s visit to the country.
Meet Joe Biden’s Muslim Outreach Coordinator: A Supporter Of Narendra Modi And His Islamophobic, Hindu Nationalist AgendaMuslim Matters
Imagine a friend of the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan doing Black outreach.
India Rejects Criticism by Oic as Erdogan Slams 'Massacres' of MuslimsMiddle East Eye
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation calls on New Delhi to protect Muslim minorities following communal violence.
New Delhi Streets Turn Into Battleground, Hindus vs. MuslimsThe New York Time
As President Trump toured India’s capital, at least 11 people were killed in mob violence that upended a working-class neighborhood.
Delhi Protests: Death Toll Climbs Amid Worst Religious Violence for DecadesThe Guardian
Calls for army to be deployed as Muslims flee their homes after attacks by Hindu mobs.
In India, Trump Validates Modi’s Divisive AgendaThe Washington Post
President Trump on Monday kicked off his first official visit to India when he landed in this western city, in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he was greeted by crowds and signs hailing the meeting of the leaders of the largest and oldest democracies in the world. But the welcoming images and festive mood presented by the government contrasted very starkly with the tense and polarized political climate in India.
Mosque Set on Fire During Delhi's Worst Violence in DecadesAl Jazeera
Mosque in Indian capital set ablaze as police accused of helping Hindu mob target Muslims and their properties.
India’s Muslims Are Terrified of Being DeportedForeign Policy
Many Indians lack the documents needed to prove citizenship—and Muslims are in the firing line.
Peter Dutton’s Response to a Far-Right Threat Shows How Little Has Changed Since ChristchurchThe Guardian
Many Australian Muslims, myself included, feel the sustained abuse we’ve received over the years isn’t taken seriously.
Immigrants Built Britain. Now Their Conservative Children Are Disowning ThemThe Guardian
Priti Patel and Sajid Javid are backing new immigration rules that would have barred their ‘unskilled’ parents from the UK.
Ryanair Boss Calls for Extra Checks on Muslim Men at AirportsAl Jazeera
Michael O’Leary sparks outrage after suggesting Muslim men should be singled out for extra scrutiny at airports.
It Was About Starting a Dialogue': A Year on Since It's Not About the BurqaThe New Arab
The Foyle’s 2019 Non-Fiction Book of The Year has recently released its paperback edition.
An Exodus of British Muslims Is Happening Right Under Our Noses – and Still We’re Asking Whether Islamophobia ExistsIndependence
As normalised hate trickles from the top down in society, adults and children born and raised here have been left feeling like there’s no choice but to leave.
Katie Hopkins: The Viral Power of an Anti-Muslim Falsehood on TwitterTell MAMA
A viral tweet from the far-right commentator Katie Hopkins further demonstrates the need for Twitter to allow users to report content designed to deceive and pass as news.
‘Religious Operations’: How British Propagandists Used Islam to Wage Cultural Cold WarMiddle East Eye
Declassified documents reveal how UK propaganda unit used Friday sermons, newspapers and novels to spread anti-Communist messages across Middle East.
Germany Upholds Headscarf Ban for Trainee Muslim LawyersThe Local
Germany’s highest court on Thursday upheld a ban on headscarves for Muslim trainee lawyers in courts, finding that the requirement of maintaining religious neutrality was justified.
At Greece’s Moria Refugee Camp, Waiting for Food and a FutureThe Washington Post
A migrant from Afghanistan warms himself by a fire in the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. More than 19,000 people live in and around Moria, which was constructed for 3,000.
Love Triumphs Over Bosnia's Segregated SchoolsRadio Free Europe Radio Liberty
This video explainer by Balkan Service correspondent Ajla Obradovic takes a look at this issue and shows how an interethnic marriage created hope within the backward system.
Bosnia War Veterans Become Peace Messengers as Threats to Stability RiseReuters
They played football together as young men. Then they fought each other in a 1990s war in three rival Bosnian armies. Now, as the country goes from one crisis to another, the three veterans feel it is their duty to warn of the horrors of war.
Inside Europe: Bosnia Arab InvestmentDW Akademie
Bosnia is an increasingly popular placemat for people from countries around the Gulf of Arabia – not just for holidays, but investment as well. A recent investigation shows that companies connected to Gulf investors have bought around 15 million square meters of land around the capital, Sarajevo. Guy De Launey reports.
Kosovo Offers Europe a Test Run for Handling of Former JihadisPBS
Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Kosovo, where some ex-jihadis say they have reformed.
In Violence-Hit Burkina Faso, Love Wins for Interfaith CouplesAl Jazeera
In the face of rising tensions, local leaders help to uphold the values of tolerance by supporting interfaith couples.
Burkina Faso Violence Forces 4,000 People From Their Homes DailyAl Jazeera
UN refugee agency says rise in number of frequency of attacks has displaced more than 700,000 people in a year.
Portland Man Accused of Killing 2 During Hate-Filled Rant Guilty of 1st-Degree MurderNBC News
Jeremy Christian shouted hate speech that included anti-Muslim comments on a Portland light-trail train in 2017 before the stabbings.
Rights Groups Decry Trump's Travel Ban Extension as New Restrictions Take EffectMiddle East Eye
US human rights advocates throw their weight behind bill in Congress aimed at abolishing Trump’s immigration policy.
Army War College Postpones Appearance of Controversial Author With Anti-Islam HistoryPenn Patriot-News
The U.S. Army War College has postponed the appearance of an author widely regarded as being Islamophobic. The decision comes in the wake of strong opposition from the Muslim community to the previously scheduled appearance of author Raymond Ibrahim.
When “Jewish Security” Means Muslim SurveillanceJewish Currents
At the end of 2019, the UJA-Federation of New York (UJA) and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY) announced that Mitchell D. Silber would take on a role as executive director of their Community Security Initiative, “a new position created as part of UJA and JCRC-NY’s $4 million plan to help secure local Jewish institutions in the New York region.”
I’m a Muslim Man, and I’m Tired of Taking My Wife to Gender-Segregated MosquesSlate Podcast
On Man Up, Aymann Ismail has a crisis of faith.
Michael Bloomberg Has a Long History of IslamophobiaJacobin
From his surveillance program on New York mosques to his vocal support for Republican Islamophobes, Bloomberg’s record shows he is just as much a danger to American Muslims as Trump.
Bravo, Bernie, for Skipping AIPAC. It’s a Platform for Anti-Muslim BigotryForward
There was a very Jewish moment at last night’s Democratic debate in South Carolina. Moderator Major Garrett asked Senator Bernie Sanders to defend his decision not to attend the AIPAC 2020 conference, and to reassure American Jews who might feel nervous or insulted.
Cal State San Bernardino Course Disparaged Muslims and Islam, Critics SaySan Bernadino Sun
Muslim community members have expressed outrage over the class.
Vandals Recently Urinated on a Markham Mosque. Muslim Leaders Responded by Opening Their Doors to EveryoneThe Star
In defiance of a recent incident of what appeared to be acts of hate and Islamophobia, a Muslim community in York Region is responding with love and compassion.
Mecca Governor Orders Arrest of Saudi Female RapperAl Jazeera
Some social media users have slammed Ayasel Slay’s rap video about Mecca girls as insulting to city’s holiness.
Saudi Arabia Halts Travel to Islam's Holiest Site Over Coronavirus Ahead of PilgrimageHaaretz
Foreigners will not be able to reach Mecca and Medina to prevent an outbreak in the kingdom as Iran reports 22 dead from new virus.
'End of a Ruthless Dictator': Egyptians Mull Mubarak's LegacyMiddle East Eye
Some have opted for panegyric commemoration of the toppled president, others condemn him as the man who repressed and persecuted his countrymen.
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