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UKIP councillor who said ‘Islam is a cancer which needs to be cured with radiation’ on racist Facebook page ‘to step down’ after just 12 days
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A UKIP councillor has announced he will probably have to step down after less than two weeks because he posted a series of offensive messages about Jews and Muslims online.




Holocaust survivor’s planned talk at mosque angers Sacramento Jewish leaders
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Sacramento’s carefully cultivated interfaith bonds are being stretched to the limit by an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor who is scheduled to speak at a local mosque about the Nazi Holocaust and Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.




Spencer Uses Supposed “anti-Semitic” stance amongst Copts to support anti-Muslim rhetoric
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Spencer’s entire call for an alliance of non Muslim groups against Islam is obviously based on his theory that Muslims or “adherents of Sharia” seek the conversion, subjugation, or death of all non-Muslims.




Anti-Muslim commentary is all around us
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JEFF JACOBY’S logic is flawed when he cites the relatively low number of reports of hate crimes against Muslims (much lower than reports of anti-Semitic crimes) as proof that Islamophobia in the United States is a “myth’’ (“The ‘Islamophobia’ myth,’’ Op-ed, Dec. 8).




Spectator and Mad Mel apologise to Mohammad Sawalha and pay damages
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The Spectator and Melanie Phillips have apologized to Mohammad Sawalha and paid him substantial compensation for damages and all legal costs over an article falsely alleging that he made an anti-Semitic remark.




France: man charged with inciting religious hatred after burning, urinating on Qur’an
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A blogger who filmed himself burning the Koran and urinating on it to put out the flames is to appear in court in eastern France, charged with incitement to religious hatred, legal sources said on Tuesday.




John L. Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani: The reality of Islamophobia in America
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There is the world of neoconservative columnists such as The Times’ Jonah Goldberg, who in an Aug. 24 column asserted that the anti-Muslim backlash is mainly a myth. Then there is the world where the rest of us live.