Muslims, Chinese Australians and Indigenous people most targeted in racist media coverageABC
Anti-racism non-profit group All Together Now said Muslim Australians, Chinese Australians and Indigenous Australians were the most targeted communities.
Bangladesh Islamist Group Demands Country Cuts Ties with FranceAl-Jazeera
Proposals include the ability to close mosques, strip citizenship and imprison those convicted of ‘terrorism’ for life.
China Muslims: Volkswagen says 'no forced labour' at Xinjiang plantBBC
Evidence that hundreds of thousands of Uighurs and other minorities are being detained in camps, or used as forced labour in factories, has led some multinational companies to cut ties with the region, despite China’s insistence that the claims are untrue.
ICC Uighur genocide complaint backed by parliamentarians around worldThe Guardian
The chief prosecutor of the international criminal court has been urged by an international alliance of parliamentarians to accept a complaint alleging genocide by China against its Uighur Muslim minority.
Al-Azhar to sue France over prophet cartoonsAl-Monitor
During a visit to Cairo by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb rejected any form of insults to the Prophet Muhammad and vowed to sue France over the publication of controversial cartoons.
Europe's Muslims are European. Stop outsourcing their plight to foreign leadersThe Guardian
For EU leaders to seek solutions abroad to end prejudice against millions of their own citizens is insulting and meaningless.
There's a crisis of extremist ideology in Europe, not a crisis of IslamMiddle East Monitor
The voices of the vast majority of Muslims in Europe have been marginalised, not least when very serious crimes drag them into a cycle of analyses and demonisation. This suggests that people with isolationist ideologies are organising such incidents for use as political cards, with total indifference to the multiculturalism upon which European societies are, at least nominally, based.
Muslims are not the problem, and critics are not the enemy: How aggressive secularism is dividing FranceABC
With the prospect of a grim winter lockdown and soaring unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, France is facing serious challenges on multiple fronts. Now, five years on from the 13 November 2015 terror attacks, a military-style assault that saw 130 killed, including 90 at the Bataclan theatre, the nation is once again facing threats from individual terrorists and violent extremist networks, all seeking to incite violence within its territories.
France’s Muslims Could Learn from the African American Muslim ExperienceForeign Policy
An indigenous form of Islam developed within the West—rather than influenced by leaders from abroad—is the path to integration and peaceful coexistence.
Young, French and MuslimBBC
BBC Arabic explores the dilemmas facing young Muslims in France today.
Macron, and France’s complex relationship with IslamAl-Jazeerra
Muslim communities have called for a boycott of French goods after the reprinting of caricatures of Prophet Muhammad.
It Took a Century to Open a Mosque in Athens. Then Came the Pandemic.The New York Times
The first purpose-built Muslim place of worship in the Greek capital since the Ottoman occupation arrived after decades of delay — just in time for a second coronavirus surge.
Religious intolerance is 'bigger cause of prejudice than race', says reportAl-Jazeera
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, who have taken shelter in Bangladesh, lament their exclusion from the polls.
'Spreading Like Wildfire': Facebook Fights Hate Speech, Misinformation Before Myanmar PollReuters
One of two Muslims allowed to run for the ruling party in Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s general election on Sunday, Sithu Maung, worries fake news on Facebook could damage his chances.
UAE Announces Relaxing of Islamic Laws for Personal FreedomsAl-Jazeera
Broadening of personal freedoms reflects the changing profile of a Gulf country seeking robust tourism.
Comedian Nabil Abdulrashid Received Death Threats after Routines about RaceThe Guardian
A comedian and finalist on Britain’s Got Talent has received death threats after his standup sets skewered race relations in the UK and prompted 3,000 complaints to Ofcom.
UK to Big Brands: Do More to Avoid Forced Labour in China's XinjiangReuters
British lawmakers on Thursday urged big brands – from Gap to Zara – to ensure high-street fashion was not made from cotton picked by Muslims held in camps in China’s Xinjiang region.
UK: Muslim Leaders Join Calls to Permit Public Worship during LockdownThe Muslim News
Muslim leaders have joined other national faith leaders in calling on the Government to permit public worship during the second national lockdown in England imposed to combat the Covid pandemic.
US ‘Muslim Ban’ Set to End ‘On Day One’ of Biden PresidencyAl-Jazeera
President-elect has pledged to immediately halt travel restrictions imposed by the Trump administration on more than a dozen nations.