Monday, April 22, 2019   

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UK: Islamic School, Shop Targeted in Hate Attacks
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An Islamic boarding school was set alight by ‘intruders’ in a suspected arson attack, just days after an Islamic centre was burnt to the ground in London. About 130 children and staff were evacuated from Darul Uloom, a Muslim madrassa or religious school, in Chislehurst, Kent, just before midnight on Saturday.




Nathan Lean: Wall Street Journal Denies Existence of Islamophobia
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Unless you’ve been asleep for the past 10 years (or write book reviews for the Wall Street Journal), you may have noticed that anti-Muslim sentiment in the past decade has recently spilled out into some of this country’s nastiest displays of hate.




Krystina Friedlander: A Look Back at Media Coverage of Islam and Islamic Law in 2012
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This has been a big year for Islam and Islamic law in American media. As politicians vied for local and national office, anti-sharia messages — and sometimes overtly anti-Islam messages — were broadcast across the media, at times functioning to normalize anti-Islam discourse.




Islamic Center of Greater Toledo Targeted by Arsonist
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Officials on Monday ruled a fire at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo an arson, but remained tight-lipped about details. At least four people did a walk-through of the Perrysburg Township mosque Monday afternoon, though when asked for a comment, Dr. Mahjabeen Islam declined. Police on scene also declined to comment on the investigation.




History of Hate: Crimes Against Sikhs Since 9/11
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The mass shooting of a gurdwara (Sikh temple) in Wisconsin on Sunday is merely the latest chapter in a history of violence. In the months following the attacks of 9/11, more than 300 incidences of hate crimes against Sikhs were reported, according to the Sikh Coalition (PDF).




Simran Jeet Singh: Islamophobia, Sikhophobia and Media Profiling
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On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks shook the American nation to its core. Nineteen individuals associated with al Qaeda coordinated to hijack four passenger jets and use them as weapons of mass destruction.




Sonny Singh: We Are All Muslims: A Sikh Response to Islamophobia in the NYPD and Beyond
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As a brown-skinned Sikh with a turban on my head and a long beard on my chin, I deal with my fair share of racist and xenophobic harassment regularly, including in my home of New York City, the most diverse city on the planet.




Sikh temple vandalized–but were Muslims the intended target?
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By Sarah Cwiek

Vandals targeted a Sikh house of worship in suburban Detroit this week. But there are signs they intended to target Muslims.




On the Outlandish Claim That “There is No Islamophobia”
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The FBI released hate crime statistics for the year of 2010, which showed that anti-Semitic crimes topped the list of religiously motivated hate crimes. Islamophobes have latched on to this fact to claim that “there is no Islamophobia.”




Veterans fill Lowell Iraqi restaurant after window smashed
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This is a great story and you should know of it. It happened here in my city. This is a wonderful restaurant run by a lovely Iraqi family that serves really great food. Someone smashed up the window of their little restaurant but the community came out to support them along with Iraq war veterans.