Friday, October 18, 2019   

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Yay! Ed Husain is leaving the country
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Yes, Ed Husain is indeed leaving the UK. Having spent the past few years trying to poison public opinion against mainstream Muslim organisations here, Husain is evidently off to the US to do the same there. According to the Jewish Chronicle he’s resigning from the Quilliam Foundation to become a senior fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations.




‘Islamophobia will backfire on Zionists’
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“The Zionists also made similar efforts during the September 11 incident in order to make people in the West move away from Islam, but they failed; the move caused further attention to Islam amongst scholars,” IRNA quoted Moslehi as saying on Friday.




‘Islamophobia caused Quran desecration’
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“These extremist activities are the result of Islamophobia and anti-Islamic measures in American, and according to the international laws and norms the US is responsible for preventing the spread of religious hatred,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Monday.




Islamophobia on rise in US
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Till two days ago, no one knew Terry Jones. Today this little known pastor from Florida is threatening to push over the edge a deeply conflicted country. Jones has been threatening to burn copies of the Quran to get Muslims in America to accept and respect the country’s Constitution, which he believes they don’t. He has the support of only his small 50-member church.




Qaradawi calls for peaceful protests against Burn a Koran Day
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The International Union of Islamic Scholars has urged Muslims to react peacefully to the planned burning of copies of the Holy Quran by a small church in the US on the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on Saturday.




Why ‘Islamophobia’ is less thinly veiled in Europe
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Rooful Ali is an accountant who commutes, “suited and booted,” to his corporate office in London from Northamptonshire, England, where he grew up in a Bangladeshi family. His avocation is photography. But he also finds time to direct the first Europe-wide association of Muslim professionals.




Robert Spencer Just Can’t Handle the Truth
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In a recent post, Spencer attempts to debunk a Washington Post article about common myths about mosques in America written by Edward E. Curtis IV. It is an excellent piece, but apparently that was too much for Spencer, and he inserts a whole host of mistruths to counter the realities of the WaPo article.




When will those brave critics of Islam decry this mob hate?
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As anti-Muslim hysteria in the US reaches a peak, its intellectual accomplices should start to reconsider their actions. Pankaj Mishra argues that Islamophobes among the intelligentsia, including “professional former Muslims” like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, have helped create the conditions for the current wave of “mass anti-Muslim hysteria” in the US.




Challenging Islamophobia in the US
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Depending on the poll one consults, anywhere from 54 percent to 61 percent, and as many as 68 percent of Americans, oppose the building of an Islamic community center two blocks from ‘Ground Zero’, the site of the World Trade Center. Polls, of course, are notoriously inaccurate measures of public opinion.




Islamic cleric behind Ground Zero mosque says U.S. has killed more innocent civilians than Al Qaeda
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Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said that America was more culpable than the terrorist organisation because U.S.-led sanctions were responsible for the death of half a million Iraqi children.