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Halting anti-Muslim violence
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Many of the recent attacks have taken place shortly after well-publicised anti-Muslim hate speeches, argues author.

There has been a sudden uptick in the number of violent hate crimes where the victims are thought to be Muslim or “Middle Eastern”.




Anti-Muslim violence spiralling out of control in America
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On the evening of December 27, an Indian immigrant to America named Sunando Sen was pushed by a stranger onto the subway tracks in New York City and struck and killed by an oncoming train.




Group: Mosque attack in Quebec is hate crime
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A major Canadian Muslim organization wants swift action against people who smashed windows at a mosque in Gatineau, Que., and tried to torch two cars in the parking lot. There were no injuries.




West Bank mosque set alight in suspected ‘price tag’ attack
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By Chaim Levinson

Arsonists attempted to set fire to a Palestinian mosque, Israeli police and residents of a West Bank village near the settlement of Ariel said on Wednesday.




Mosque burglarized twice this month
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HAGERSTOWN — A ranking member of the Islamic Society of Western Maryland said there have been two burglaries at the mosque this month.

Ali Shafi, a member of the mosque’s board of trustees, said the first burglary was Sept. 12 and the second was early Monday.




Muslim mother is abused by schoolchildren
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Tracy Shah, 31, of Shipley, who wears a headscarf, claims she has been spat and sworn at since February by a group of pupils travelling on a bus from St Bede’s Catholic Grammar School, which passes her on Canal Road and Gaisby Lane.




Tackling Islamophobia
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The new all-party parliamentary group investigating Islamophobia will need to encourage the coalition government to tackle anti-Muslim violence and intimidation as a matter of urgency. Too many victims have suffered in silence and without remedy since the phenomenon became widespread after 9/11 to allow even a day’s delay.




Wilders responsible for rise in anti-Muslim hatred say witnesses
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Muslim witnesses said Monday that a Dutch lawmaker’s anti-Islamic comments had led to attacks and intimidation, and they pleaded with judges to convict him and give him a symbolic fine of one euro.




Second attack on Muslim graves at Yorkshire cemetery
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Vandals attacked at least 20 graves, uprooting or demolishing headstones and timber grave marker boards, at the multi-faith Harehills Cemetery in Leeds. Fencing around graves was ripped up and motorcycle tyre marks were left behind along with beer cans and bottles.




Ohio: Muslim storeowner victim of hate crime
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Police were searching for the person or people who broke inside a north side market late Saturday night. Cash from the register and a laptop computer were stolen, and several display cases were vandalized, 10TV’s Glenn McEntyre reported.