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09 Jul 2019

Today in Islamophobia: In the U.K., a new analysis by the Muslim Council of Britain finds news stories in the mainstream media are contributing to Islamophobia, while a New York Times piece talks about how anti-Muslim rhetoric by Buddhist monks is leading to deadly attacks against minority Muslim populations from Myanmar to Sri Lanka. Our recommended read for today is by Dr. Azeem Ibrahim who states Muslim solidarity is a myth as Muslim leaders remain silent in the face of China’s Islamophobic campaign against the Uighurs. This, and more, below:


09 Jul 2019

Muslim Leaders Are Betraying the Uighurs | Recommended Read

The Uighurs still on the outside are living in one of the world’s most pervasive and heavy-handed surveillance regimes, in which the camps are just one form of containment and punishment. Uighurs live in constant fear of arbitrary detention and can expect swift retribution for any expression of Turkic or Muslim identity—to the absurd extent that giving your child a traditional Muslim name is illegal. read the complete article

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United Kingdom

09 Jul 2019

Most UK news coverage of Muslims is negative, major study finds

Most coverage of Muslims in British news outlets has a negative slant, according to a major analysis by the Muslim Council of Britain, which concludes that news stories in the mainstream media are contributing to Islamophobia. read the complete article


09 Jul 2019

Malala Would Have To Remove Her Headscarf To Teach In Quebec: Education Minister

Education Minister Jean-François Roberge then further enraged critics by tweeting that, if the 21-year-old educational activist were to teach in Quebec, she would not be able to use the religious head covering she normally wears. read the complete article


09 Jul 2019

‘Our Duty’ to Fight: The Rise of Militant Buddhism

The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot. But the abbot, the Venerable Ambalangoda Sumedhananda Thero, barely registered the blast. Waving away the mosquitoes swarming the night air in the southern Sri Lankan town of Gintota, he continued his tirade: Muslims were violent, he said, Muslims were rapacious. read the complete article

Christchurch mosque killer’s theories seeping into mainstream, report warns

The extreme rightwing ideology that inspired the Christchurch mosque killer has been promoted so effectively by the far right that it has entered mainstream political discourse, new analysis reveals. Researchers have found that organised far-right networks are pushing a conspiracy known as the “great replacement” theory to the extent that references to it online have doubled in four years, with more than 1.5 million on Twitter alone, a total that is rising exponentially. read the complete article

Today in Islamophobia, 09 Jul 2019 Edition


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