Institutional Islamophobia in the United States: Q&A with American Philosopher Daniel Tutt

The interrelationship between Islam and the West and the struggles that make integration in American and European societies difficult for the Muslims is a major debate these days. An American philosopher and author says Islamophobia is not a new invention and the difficulties faced by Muslims in describing and spreading their faith and the difficulties imposed on them by governments have together created the misunderstandings that have made the interfaith dialogue an arduous task.Continue Reading

Discrimination, intolerance against Muslims on the decline but general situation worrisome: OIC report

For quite some time, Islamophobia has been growing strongly in the West and has continued to take root through intensive campaigns and public discourses disseminating the fear of Islam, and through a significant number of incidents targeting Muslims, mosques, Islamic centers, Islamic attire, and Islam’s sacred symbols. Reports and evidence reveal that negative sentiments toward Islam and Muslims keep expanding in the minds of mainstream Westerners, through mistrust toward Islam and its adherents. Particularly during the last few years, Islamophobia has reached an intractable point as it continues to grow, despite up-and-down indicators from time to time.Continue Reading

US public library exhibits Islamophobic poem insulting Muslim women

A public library in the U.S. state of Illinois has received harsh criticism on social media after exhibiting on Saturday an Islamophobic poem written on a Confederate flag background that insults Muslim women.Continue Reading

What Will We Do About Pompeo’s Islamophobia?

In the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Mike Pompeo, then a congressman from Kansas, took to the House floor to offer a scathing rebuke of Muslim leaders:

“When the most devastating terrorist attacks on America in the last 20 years come overwhelmingly from people of a single faith and are performed in the name of that faith, a special obligation falls on those that are the leaders of the faith. Instead of responding, silence has made these Islamic leaders across America potentially complicit in these acts.”Continue Reading

Islamophobia should be seen as ‘crime against humanity’

World Muslim Minorities summit invites Muslims to work together against Islamophobia and ‘subcontracting’ terror groups.

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Organized with the aim of discussing the main problems of Muslim minorities and their solutions, a four-day summit on Muslim minorities ended in Istanbul on Thursday with a declaration saying Islamophobic activities should be declared a crime against humanity.Continue Reading

Thousands in London protest against Islamophobia, racism

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Thousands of people have taken to the streets in London to protest against rising sentiments of Islamophobia, racism and anti-refugee motions in the country.

Protesters gathered in London’s parliament square on Saturday as they were united against racism and Islamophobia and supportive of refugee and migrants.

They arrived at Portland Place in Central London at around midday while holding banners with slogans read, “Hands off EU workers”, “Refugees and migrants welcome here” and “Stand up to Trump.”

The rally was organized by the UK campaign group Stand Up to Racism, as part of a series of rallies taking place across Europe to mark the International Anti-Racism Day.

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Council on American-Islamic Relations offers reward in mosque fire

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PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is preemptively offering a reward for information, should a fire at a Pittsfield Township mosque be ruled arson.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating the fire, reported at 4:59 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at a mosque at 5909 W. Michigan Ave. The address appears to be the Islamic Center of Ypsilanti, which also serves as a mosque, and Pittsfield Township detectives and fire investigators are assisting in the investigation.

Pittsfield Township Fire Chief Sean Gleason said Sunday there was no clear indication either way of whether the fire had a suspicious cause. Given the building’s use as a mosque, the department called ATF.

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