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5 Facts Islamophobia Deniers Just Don’t Get
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by Qasim Rashid

In a recent piece, new atheist Ali Rizvi argues “The phobia of being called “Islamophobic” is on the rise — and it’s becoming much more rampant, powerful and dangerous than Islamophobia itself.”




Norway Survey Looks At Attitudes Towards Minorities
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A Norwegian survey commissioned by the Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice was undertaken by the Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities.




Nazism and Narendra Modi: The ideological influence on India’s next Prime Minister
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Further to the previous detailed Loonwatch article about Narendra Modi and the rise of India’s neo-fascist Far-Right, some more facts have surfaced. Readers may be particularly interested in the following.




Police nab man who allegedly threatened to kill Muslim teen
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Police have arrested the man who allegedly called a 15-year-old Muslim girl “a terrorist” and threatened to kill her on an MTA bus going through Kew Gardens Hills, authorities said. Perry Germano, 50, allegedly blew a fuse when the teen’s bag brushed against him on board the crowded Q88 bus at about 9 a.m. April 7, cops said.




Police calls on Sri Lanka’s violent BBS but action unlikely
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(W3lanka)

Sri Lanka police has summoned the general secretary of the Buddhist extremist Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero to appear in Slave Island police on April 12th to question him on the incident that took place at Hotel Nippon.




‘Eat pork or go hungry’: France’s National Front leader tells school canteens to stop offering religious alternatives to Muslim children
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Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday it would prevent schools from offering non-pork alternatives to Muslim pupils in the 11 towns it won in local elections, saying such arrangements were contrary to France’s secular values.




There’s No Difference Between Bill Maher And Fox News When It Comes To Islam And Muslims
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Bill Maher, a self-proclaimed “9/11 Liberal” has a history of Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism, claiming falsely that Islam and Muslims are: uniquely more violent than practitioners of other faiths, the Bible is less violent than the Qur’an, there are “too many Mohammads…




Authorities describe killing of man outside Home Depot on Florin Road as racially motivated
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Hassan Alawsi’s assailant stalked him in the Home Depot parking lot for about eight minutes – cutting up and down aisles as he followed his victim to his car – before felling him with two gunshots in a racially motivated killing, according to Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives.




Racist slurs scrawled in Arab Jerusalem area
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Israeli police have said that vandals have slashed car tyres and sprayed a bus with hate graffiti in a predominantly Arab neighbourhood in Jerusalem, the latest in a series of similar incidents.




ABC’s ‘Alice in Arabia’ Is Racist
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American Muslims have lost control of their narratives both online and in the media. While violent Islamic extremists have grown increasingly adept at using social media to craft their messages – as have anti-Muslim activists – more normative voices from Muslims have been drowned out.