ISLAMOPHOBIA

Offline and silenced: Internet blackouts are going global

From Kashmir to Iran, governments are turning off the internet to stop dissent. Plus, the murky world of deepfakes. On this week’s The Listening Post: From Kashmir to Iran, governments are increasingly turning off the internet as a tactic to stop dissent. Plus, politics, porn and the sordid world of deepfakes. How internet blackouts are going global Imagine, as you ...

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“Indian Citizenship Bill violates all norms of international rights law,” says Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has strongly condemned the Indian Lok Sabha citizenship legislation and said that the bill violates all norms of international rights law and bilateral agreement with Pakistan. In a tweet on Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran says: “It (the legislation) is part of the RSS ‘Hindu Rashtra’ design of expansionism propagated by the fascist Modi government.” Prime ...

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Aung San Suu Kyi to appear at ICJ as Myanmar faces genocide case

Aung San Suu Kyi will appear at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on Tuesday for a highly anticipated genocide case against Myanmar. The country’s civilian leader, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle against Myanmar’s military dictatorship, arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Sunday alongside Wouter Jurgens, the Dutch ambassador to Myanmar, and ...

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Girl wearing headscarf attacked in eastern Germany

An 11-year-old girl wearing a headscarf was injured in a suspected racist attack by two far-right extremists in the eastern state of Saxony, Germany on Sunday, according to local reports. The suspected attackers, a 16-year-old male and 17-year-old female, targeted the Iraqi national in front of a supermarket in the town of Sebnitz, reported local media, citing the police in ...

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What is behind state violence in Chile?

In mid-October, mass protests erupted in Chile’s capital Santiago after the local authorities decided to increase the fare for its metro service. On October 14, when about 200 public high school students, mainly women, swarmed a metro station in defiance of the fee increases and the state responded with violence, the situation finally reached boiling point. Within only two weeks, millions ...

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What can the Muslim world do to save the Uighurs and Islam in China?

Between Aug. 16 and Aug. 25, I was in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in China. Invited by the State Council Information Office of China and Xinjiang, I was part of a group of journalists who were sent to visit three major cities: Urumqi, Aksu, and Kashgar. Our visit, which was covered by the Chinese authorities, was stage-managed by Xinjiang ...

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Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for racist ‘burka’ comments

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to offer an outright apology for Islamophobic comments he made in 2018, which led to a spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes. On Friday morning, as he fielded questions from listeners on LBC radio station in London, he said: “When I write this stuff, I never set out to cause pain or hurt. I really ...

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Pakistan to bring up Quran desecration issue at EU

Pakistan on Sunday decided to take up the recent incident of desecration of the Muslims’ Holy Book, the Quran, in Norway at the European Union and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The decision was made in a meeting of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) core committee, a forum of the party’s top leadership, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan ...

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Australian Muslims up against Islamophobia

An Australian Muslim advocacy group expressed concern over a recent report that shows anti-Muslim behavior is increasing among people in the country. “We have repeatedly expressed concern to government about the rising levels of Islamophobia, anti-Muslim rhetoric and the contributors of these issues. This is a problem for all of Australia,” the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils said in a ...

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Whither Islamophobia? An instance of SION

The entire humanity together ought to start working, concentrating on underpinning and strengthening the part of compassion, love, and sympathy from enriched Islamic philosophy into the overall human psyche.  Islamophobia may not be confused with the so-called xenophobia. In the ideological debate, the term Islamophobia become a popular term in 2000, referred to as the dread, abhorrence of, or prejudice ...

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