Black Lives Matter: Latest breaking news on Islamophobia

Black Lives Matter

The killing of George Floyd happened in the United States, but this could have just about happened anywhere in the world.

‘Nasir’ review: Karthick’s film shows daily Islamophobia without the stereotypes

The Indie filmmaker, Arun Karthick, deftly dodges stereotypes of victimhood that occur too often when cinema talks about oppression.

Austria’s rising Islamophobia worries EU experts

The high level of anti-Muslim hatred in Austria is a rising concern, according to an expert commission of the Council of Europe.

Muslim World League Head Becomes First Recipient of Award Uniting Faiths

Secretary General of the Muslim World League Sheikh Mohammed Al-Issa was honored with an inaugural award at an online event for his contribution towards fighting antisemitism.

George Floyd’s death triggers a groundswell of religious activism

George Floyd’s death has triggered a groundswell of outrage and activism by religious leaders and faith-based groups across the United States, reminiscent of what occurred during the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

The Coronavirus Meets the Racial Virus

Although recognition was delayed, it soon became apparent that the infection and outcome of COVID-19 was being influenced by the metaphoric racial virus. On top of the harassment of Asian-Americans as we discussed in the first article in this series, much higher death rates are occurring in African Americans and Hispanic Americans than their percentage of the population where they live.

Texas School Board Member Defends Islamophobic, Racist Facebook Posts, Refuses to Resign; What’s Next?

Doyle Woodall, who sits on the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees made a series of racist posts in Facebook.

Attack on Muslims in Germany thwarted by authorities

German police have arrested a suspected right-wing extremist who was planning an attack on a mosque that would attract global media notoriety, much like last year’s deadly shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. Meanwhile, Islamophobia is seeing a rise in Germany.

Outrage over Islamophobic act in Greek Cyprus

Unidentified people hang Byzantine flag over mosque in Greek Cyprus.

Khashoggi and Floyd killings: None of us will be able to breathe!

George Floyd was a 46-year-old African American unarmed man, killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The officer forced him to the ground for several minutes, pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck. Floyd’s last words were: “I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.”

Why did the Israeli police kill a Palestinian with special needs?

Last Saturday, Israeli border police officers opened fire at a disabled Palestinian man in Jerusalem’s Old City because they thought that he was a terrorist. They fired several live rounds at the man, who was named as Eyad Hallaq from the Wadi Al-Joz neighbourhood.

ICC will continue investigating Israel’s war crimes despite Oslo Accords

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will proceed with its investigation into Israel over its policies regarding the Palestinians despite the continued application of the 1993 Oslo Accords, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced yesterday.

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