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#Islamophobia

# islamophobia - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Pig's head and racist graffiti left at Belfast community centre in hate crime

The PSNI has said the incident was “totally unacceptable”.

# islamophobia - Monday 14 August, 2017

The number of hate groups in the US has been on the rise since 2014

President Trump denounced “evil” racism, bigotry and hatred during a speech today.

# islamophobia - Friday 30 June, 2017

'If this was a white person .. It'd be all over the news': Muslim acid attack victim speaks out

The pair were attacked with acid while sitting in their car.

Man arrested after attempting to drive 4x4 into Paris mosque

According to judicial authorities, he was not under the influence of alcohol.

# islamophobia - Friday 18 November, 2016

Donald Trump's new security advisor was recorded comparing Islam to 'a malignant cancer' Islamophobia This post contains videos

Donald Trump's new security advisor was recorded comparing Islam to 'a malignant cancer'

Michael Flynn worked for the Obama administration in 2012 but was let go.

# islamophobia - Monday 22 February, 2016

Muslim woman has bottle thrown at her in racist Dublin attack

A new report from the Immigrant Council of Ireland highlights anti-Muslim racism in the capital.

# islamophobia - Friday 19 February, 2016

Outrage over Polish magazine cover depicting the "Islamic Rape of Europe"

The picture has been compared to Nazi propaganda.

# islamophobia - Thursday 21 January, 2016

American Muslims sue airline for €10 million after being kicked off flight

The men were ejected from a flight Toronto to New York last month, allegedly because the pilot was “uneasy” about them.

# islamophobia - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Soldier who lost leg in Iraq tells those with anti-Muslim sentiment to "get a grip"

Chris Herbert is not impressed with the recent perceived rise in Islamophobia in the western world.

# islamophobia - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Irish Muslims are protesting against ISIS today

There will also be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and share their concerns about extremism.

# islamophobia - Saturday 21 February, 2015

# islamophobia - Monday 19 January, 2015

Is this letter to Muslim leaders Islamophobic or 'reasonable, sensible and moderate'? Terror Threat This post contains videos

Is this letter to Muslim leaders Islamophobic or 'reasonable, sensible and moderate'?

Eric Pickles MP’s urged Muslim leaders to show that being a proud Muslim means being a proud Briton.

Fox News says sorry for claiming non-Muslims can’t go to Birmingham

Jeanine Pirro says Fox “could find no credible source” for the claim.

# islamophobia - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Cologne Cathedral plunged into darkness in protest over anti-Islam rallies

The move came as 18,000 people turned out an anti-immigrant demonstration.

# islamophobia - Monday 6 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Watch Ben Affleck speak out brilliantly against Islamophobia Affleck

Watch Ben Affleck speak out brilliantly against Islamophobia

The actor was appearing as a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher.

# islamophobia - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Breivik gives up his inheritance - to stop Norway giving it to his victims

Anders Behring Breivik would have inherited money from his late mother, but doesn’t want it to go towards his victims.

# islamophobia - Thursday 21 October, 2010

Man pleads guilty to South Park terror threat

Zachary Chesser admits to encouraging attacks on cartoonists Trey Parker and Matt Stone over their depictions of Islam.

# islamophobia - Monday 18 October, 2010

Merkel says multiculturalism has 'failed' in Germany

The goal of having faiths live side by side has not worked – and immigrants should learn German, says the Chancellor.

# islamophobia - Monday 23 August, 2010

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE in New York took part in protests both for and against the construction of the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” in Manhattan.

A heavy police presence kept the two groups apart, as one side chanted “No mosque, no way” and the other side shouted “Say no to racist fear”, according to BBC reports.

Proposed plans

The proposals to build an Islamic cultural centre two block from the site of the September 11th attacks in 2001 has inspired an emotional debate across the USA.

Critics complain that the plans are insensitive to the families of those killed in the Islamist attack, and the centre should not so close to where thousands of people were murdered. However, supporter point out that many Muslims also died in the terrorist attack and that religious tolerance is vital.

Cordoba House

It is a misnomer to refer to the proposed building as a mosque, it is in fact 13-storey Islamic community centre named Cordoba House that will contain two prayer rooms. Inside there would be a basketball court, restaurant, and swimming pool.

The centre would be open to people of all religions, having the expressed aim of improving interfaith dialogue. The building will not feature a dome or minaret.

Political agendas?

Some have criticised the behaviour of politicians over their behaviour on the issue. With elections coming up in November, some believe the sensitive issue is being exploited to curry favour with voters.

Critics have questioned Republican Sarah Palin’s assertion that the suggested project is to be built on “hallowed ground”, pointing out that other establishments in the area include bars, strip clubs and a McDonald’s.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama has entered the fray, stating that he believes the centre should get the go ahead. The move has been widely received in a negative light.

Last week, the Pew Research Centre released statistics that revealed 18% of Americans mistakenly believe that Obama is a Muslim.