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Sniffing Out the Islamophobes in Pew Polling Data
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By JustStoppingBy

By comparing results from two survey questions, we can get a much more refined view of the prevalence of Islamophobia in different demographic groups.

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Police investigate far-right ‘invasions’ of Bradford and Glasgow mosques
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Helen Pidd, northern editor, and Declan Lloyd

Police in Bradford and Scotland have launched an investigation after a group of uniformed far-right activists visited mosques over the weekend.




Moscow mayor: No more mosques in my city
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MOSCOW — No more mosques will be built in Moscow, despite the huge crowds that swamp the city’s four public mosques on Muslim holidays, because they are mainly used by temporary workers, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has decided.




Mohammed Saleem stabbing: Man admits murder and mosque blasts
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BBC

Mohammed Saleem was stabbed by Pavlo Lapshyn in Small Heath on 29 April, less than a week after Lapshyn had arrived in the UK.




NYPD Secretly Designated Entire Mosques As Terrorism Organizations
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NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing.




Half of Britain’s Mosques Have Been Attacked Since 9/11
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Around half of mosques and Muslim centres in Britain have been subjected to Islamophobic attacks since 9/11, academics have warned as the far-right English Defence League prepares to march to the south-London scene of Drummer Lee Rigby’s murder.




Pork-filled Envelopes Sent to mosques
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Islamophobic acts, jokes in bad taste or overtly racist provocations? In the past few days, mosques in several regions of France, received by mail envelopes containing pork. Some mosques, such as the one in Mulhouse, decided to lodge a complaint.




Russian far right opposes building more mosques
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Nationalist organizations have criticized Moscow Chief Mufti Albir Krganov’s initiative to build more mosques in Russia to accommodate the needs of the large inflow of immigrants from Muslim countries.




‘Hateful’ Islam critic Geert Wilders wants visa to speak in Australia
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A DUTCH MP who is a outspoken critic of Islam is seeking a visa to visit Australia for a speaking tour next month. Geert Wilders, who has compared the Koran to Hitler’s Mein Kampf, has been invited by the Q Society to give speeches in Melbourne and Sydney.




Leaked NYPD Document Lists Watched Mosques, Islamic Schools
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By ELIZABETH FLOCK

A former police reporter leaked a list of monitored areas the NYPD watched as part of a questionable program used to spy on Muslims