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Africa

France: Minister calls for security at mosques after attack | Crime News

France’s interior minister has called for greater security for Muslim places of worship after vandals defaced the walls of a…

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Asia

After Ayodhya, another mosque-temple dispute brews in India’s UP | Islamophobia News

New Delhi, India – A court in India’s Uttar Pradesh state has passed an order related to a dispute over…

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Asia

Facebook sued over failure to police anti-Muslim hate speech | Business and Economy News

The non-profit group Muslim Advocates is suing Facebook, claiming the social media giant fails to police hate speech, especially ‘pervasive’…

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Africa

UK should recognise Islamophobia as a crime: Victim’s daughter | Islamophobia News

On the night of April 29, 2013, Mohammed Saleem, a retired grandfather, was walking home from prayers at his local…

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Latin America

Hindu right-wing groups in US got $833,000 of federal COVID fund | Coronavirus pandemic News

Washington, DC, United States – Five organisations with ties to Hindu supremacist and religious groups have received COVID-19 relief funding…

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Africa

‘Stress on Hindu identity’: BJP hate campaign in poll-bound Assam | Elections News

Assam, India – India’s northeastern state of Assam goes to polls starting Saturday. For more than four decades, issues of…

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Africa

‘Islamo-leftism’: France enters its McCarthyist era | Islamophobia News

In recent weeks, another wave of political polarisation hit France, as the concept of “Islamo-leftism” occupied centre stage in a…

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Africa

2016 Brussels attacks: On anniversary, Muslims remain stigmatised | Islamophobia News

Brussels, Belgium – Five years ago, on the morning of March 22, 2016, three coordinated suicide bombings hit Brussels, killing…

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Middle East

Sri Lanka says it ‘requires time’ to consider proposed burqa ban | Islamophobia News

Amid the outrage, a government spokesman says the ban is a serious decision that requires consultation and consensus. Sri Lanka’s…

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Africa

In Assam, ban on state-run madrassas may force girls to drop out | Islamophobia News

Barpeta, India – It has been nearly a year since 12-year-old Ayesha Siddiqa has been confined to her house in…

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Asia

127 Indian Muslims charged with ‘terror’ acquitted after 19 years | Human Rights News

New Delhi, India – On the night of December 26, 2001, Mohammad Abdul Hai boarded a train from Jodhpur in…

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Middle East

Swiss voters on course to approve ‘burqa ban’ | Islamophobia News

With results in from 22 of federal Switzerland’s 26 cantons, 54 percent of voters were in favour of outlawing facial…

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Africa

Muslim Austrian academic shares tale of gunpoint raid | Islamophobia News

On November 9 last year, at 5am, police in Vienna rammed into Farid Hafez’s two-storey apartment and pointed their guns…

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Africa

India: BJP’s rise in former communist bastion has Muslims worried | Islamophobia News

Hooghly, India – In November 2019, India’s Supreme Court approved the construction of a Hindu temple on disputed land in…

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Africa

Sri Lanka finally lifts ban on burial of COVID victims | Coronavirus pandemic News

Controversial ban imposed since March last year lifted after months of protests by Muslim and rights groups. The Sri Lankan…

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Africa

UEFA launches probe into abuse aimed at Ibrahimovic | Football News

Swedish striker, who has Bosnian roots, was subjected to ethnic abuse by an individual seated in a VIP box in…

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Asia

Muslim victims of 2020 Delhi violence ‘losing hopes of justice’ | Human Rights News

The shooter shouted “Victory to Lord Ram,” the Hindu god, before pulling the trigger that sent a bullet into Muhammad…

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Middle East

British law professor under fire over ‘Islamophobic’ statements | Islamophobia News

London, United Kingdom – A British university professor has come under mounting criticism over what students described as his “Islamophobic” remarks…

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Europe

Why the 2020 violence in Delhi was a pogrom | Islamophobia News

After the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in December 2019, India’s Muslim community, civil rights activists and concerned…

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Africa

The fictional menace of multiculturalism | Islamophobia News

This January, Belgium’s statistical agency, Statbel, released the first official study on the diversity of the Belgian population. The picture…

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Africa

In Montenegro, a street was almost named after Ratko Mladic | Islamophobia News

When a local council in the town of Berane in Montenegro approved a proposal to name a street after convicted…

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Latin America

Turkey investigates Dutch politician Wilders over Erdogan comment | Islamophobia News

Far-right Dutch lawmaker called President Erdogan a ‘terrorist’ and urged the expulsion of the Turkish ambassador to the Netherlands. Turkish…

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