The Hagia Sophia Mosque in the Netherlands’ Amsterdam was vandalized Sunday night for the second time since last year. According to the National Vision Federation, the windows of the mosque, which is affiliated with the federation, were broken with a beer bottle
Protesters gathered in Paris on Sunday to demonstrate against a proposed law that they said was discriminatory toward Muslims. The crowd gathered in the Trocadero Square against the bill dubbed Charter of Republican Values.
A man who threatened to murder Muslims, burn down a mosque, and bomb local council buildings in Ebbw Vale, Wales, has been given a six-month prison sentence. 45-year-old Robert Armstrong had made the threats during a 999 call he made on November 24 last year, according to the South Wales Argus. He was remanded in custody last year.
Although anti-Muslim sentiments certainly existed long before 2001, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the response to them intensified anti-Muslim tropes, namely the presumption that Islam is inherently violent or that Muslims have a propensity for terrorism. Since 9/11, specific individuals have turned Islamophobia into an industry, scapegoating Muslims to further their own agendas.
The 2019 report, commissioned by the Observatory of Islamophobia in Luxembourg (OIL), said Islamophobia frequently goes unreported in the Grand Duchy, with just 7% of cases formally or informally reported
ON Sept 17, 2015 at a campaign rally in New Hampshire, a man in the audience shouted to Donald Trump, “We have a problem in this country; it’s called Muslims”; Trump nodded, said “right” and “we need this question”
More than a quarter of Muslim members and supporters of the Labour Party have experienced Islamophobia within the ranks of the party, a report from the Labour Muslim Network (LMN) claims. With some members or supporters being referred to as “terrorists” or “foreigners”, others have been accused of plotting to “takeover” the party. Some have even been subjected to stereotypes about “grooming gangs”.
After a hijab and face veil ban, Austria’s right wing government is set to introduce draconian measures against expressions of “political Islam.” Austria’s right-wing Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has announced a raft of new measures which would make “political Islam” a criminal offence.
The term Islamophobia can be decoded as the racism, discrimination, hatred, prejudice, bigotry and fear against Islam and its followers, Muslims. Anti-Muslim sentiments are increasing rapidly as the leaders of the countries especially in the west are using it as a tool for their own political objectives.