Islamophobia

Killed for Simply Going to School, Don't Blame Religion - Blame Terror

Imran Awan | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK
Imran Awan

Attempting to rationalise the madness and senseless murder that took place today will no doubt be part of the investigation process. Indeed, beneath the massacre and rubble of hate, there are serious questions about how these individuals were able to conduct these acts of terror?

Australians Rally Against Islamophobia With #illridewithyou Hashtag

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

Update: Sydney siege mourners are laying boxes of Lindt chocolates at the site Amid a hostage situation in one of downtown Sydney’s busiest spots...

Australians Rally Against Islamophobia With #illridewithyou Hashtag

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

Amid a hostage situation in one of downtown Sydney’s busiest spots, a hashtag expressing solidarity with the city’s Muslim population has gone vir...

The National Union of Students Condemns ISIS

Zarah Sultana | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

The NUS has officially taken steps to condemn ISIS and express solidarity with the Kurdish people. It has been mandated to raise awareness about the situation Kurdish people are facing and to pressure the government to meet the needs of the Kurdish people in the UK and within the region.

The Criminalisation of Islam in The British Media

Dilly Hussain | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

The coordinated propaganda against Islam in the media is occurring for a reason, and that reason is to fan Islamophobia in order to create an atmosphere of hate, distrust, suspicion and fear of Muslims.

Why Does It Matter If Muhammad Is the Most Popular Name in the UK?

Zarah Sultana | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

Is it too much to ask that we stop singling out Muslims, feeding into racist narratives and instead start to focus and invest our energy into more important issues?

John Cleese & Bill Maher Debate Political Correctness, Muse 'You Can't Make Jokes About Muslims, They'll Kill You'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK

Monty Python scion John Cleese has described political correctness as “condescending” and a barrier to comedy. The comedian mused on the subje...

London University Bans Preacher 'Who Says Homosexuality Is A Filthy, Shameless Disease'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A preacher has been banned from appearing to speak at the University of East London after it reportedly emerged he had said homosexuality was an "obsc...

Muscular Liberalism and the Witch-Hunt of Muslim Schools

Dilly Hussain | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

With such harsh intolerance towards Islam under the façade of preventing extremism, this will no doubt have a knock-on effect on community cohesion and how Muslims are perceived by the wider non-Muslim public.

Beyond an Outcry on Islamophobia, It Is Time We 'Catch the Bull by the Horns'

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In the midst of continuous negative portrayal of Muslims, there seems to be genuine fear in wider society that 'Islamist aliens' are taking over this island. Whilst many Muslims feel under siege and tend to think they are probably subject to a 'McCarthyite' witch hunt, others still question Muslims' place in this land and if they are part of a 'Trojan Horse' entryist plot. Both these assertions are wild.

Hiding Anti-Muslim Bigotry Behind 'Free Speech' Won't Work

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Why is it that there's outrage when newspapers are racist or anti-Semitic or homophobic, but not when they're Islamophobic? Why the double standard?

New Report Exposes Apparent Anti-Muslim Bias of Charity Commission

Salman Butt | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK
Salman Butt

The report mentions that Muslim charities have been disproportionately affected by investigations from the Commission since the appointment of Shawcross, with 38% of all disclosed investigations initiated between 1st January 2013 and 23rd April 2014 being on Muslim charities.

Hating Islam Is Not Similar to Racism, Andrew Brown

Sebastian Murphy-Bates | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK
Sebastian Murphy-Bates

The Guardian's Andrew Brown should apologise for equating hatred of Islam with hatred of "black people".

Andrew Brown: Hating Islam Means Hating Muslims

John Sargeant | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

To hate a religion according to Andrew Brown is to hate religious believers. To the point you want to make them victims. My hatred of religion for endorsing slavery makes me apparently hate modern religious believers, which is equivalent to rascism.

Why Are Muslim Charities Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Abdurahman Sharif | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Abdurahman Sharif

What is even more alarming is that this type of 'prejudiced' open source information is then stored by software used by banks and other interested parties to monitor charities and assess risks involved with running accounts for them.

Why I Quit the Government's Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

In spite of recent suggestions that the group had strengthened the evidence base relating to anti-Muslim prejudice through 'academic research', the harsh reality is somewhat different. In fact there has been no 'academic research' to have emerged from the group, let alone funded by it or indeed government.

This Video Shows How Canadians React To Islamophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

A Canadian social experiment that set out to expose any prejudice against Muslims following last weeks’ attack in Ottawa has instead showcased the c...

When Did Patriotism Become Synonymous With Persecution?

Jake Warren | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jake Warren

Nationalism, patriotism and conservatism (with a small c) are principles that have been influential throughout British History. They have helped shape our sense of identity and define our culture, despite the argument as to what that exactly constitutes.

No Apology: Islam and ISIS, a Contradiction

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

The fact of the matter is that Muslims have always spoken out against groups like ISIS. Yet it is worth noting that after these extremist groups act, Muslims across the globe (and in particular the Western world) are left stranded in the centre of an imperial dichotomy which labels them according to "fundamental" and "moderate" Muslims.

Don't Blame Radicalisation on Britain's Mosques

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

An unfortunate but perhaps inevitable consequence of the growing numbers of young British men travelling to Syria or Iraq to join ISIS is that the communities from which they hail will at best be scrutinised for answers, and at worst be blamed for playing a part in their radicalisation.

NUS Votes Against Condemning ISIS ... Because That Would Be 'Islamophobic'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students has been widely mocked after it voted against a motion to reject Islamic State (IS) - because it would be "Islamophobic...

Affleck v. Harris and the Different Shades of Islamophobia

Afroze Zaidi-Jivraj | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Afroze Zaidi-Jivraj

I never thought I would live to write the words that will follow, but here goes. I am grateful to Ben Affleck. Not particularly for his outrage or his insights on Bill Maher's show, which, albeit entertaining, were not exactly all that insightful, but more so for bringing a particular brand of Islamophobia to the attention of the world - the kind peddled by we-love-liberalism-ers like Bill Maher and Sam Harris.

Jack Sommers

The Sun's Stand Against Islamophobia Is A Welcome Change From These 6 Stories

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

The Sun has come out all guns blazing today against Islamic State (IS) - but this time with great emphasis on sympathy for British Muslims, a group it...

'Ben Affleck Would Be Beheaded In A Heartbeat By These ISIS Animals'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

Following Bill Maher and Ben Affleck’s heated row about Islam, Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly has made his feelings on the subject known too. S...

Identifying the Real Cause of Terrorism

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

nstead of identifying the true root of extremist ideology, one that pushes a tiny fringe toward violence, the Western mindset chose to stare the problem in the eye and then look the other way. The real problem only needs a little deduction...