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Islamophobia

Fear, hatred of, or prejudice against the Islamic religion or Muslims generally,

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Islamophobia is the fear, hatred of, or prejudice against the Islamic religion or Muslims generally, especially when seen as a geopolitical force or the source of terrorism. The meaning of the term continues to be debated, and some view it as problematic.

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NUS president withdraws from Tory conference over claims of 'disturbing' Islamophobia

'With hate crimes against Muslims soaring globally, such dangerous rhetoric being disseminated at the annual national conference of our governing party is simply abhorrent, and must be roundly..
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson faces stinging attack over 'derogatory, racist and Islamophobic' remarks, prompting rare applause in Parliament

Sikh Labour MP demands apology from prime minister for 'hurt' caused to Muslim women by his infamous 'letter-box' comments
Independent - Published

Videos for Islamophobia

Commons applauds Labour MP as he calls on Boris Johnson to apologise for derogatory remarks about women wearing burqas [Video]Commons applauds Labour MP as he calls on Boris Johnson to apologise for derogatory remarks about women wearing burqas

Labour MP for Slough Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi called on Boris Johnson to apologise for his derogatory comments after he likened Muslim women who wear a veil to bank robbers and letter boxes. Mr Singh..

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Conservative Party chairman insists inquiry into Tory Islamophobia will go ahead

James Cleverly says Boris Johnson will fulfil pledge to order investigation into anti-Muslim abuse
Independent - Published

Tory members back death penalty, believe Islam is a threat and think Trump would make a good PM, poll finds

Survey comes as Islamophobic Facebook posts by Conservative members revealed: 'I would ban all Muslim (sic) from entering the whole of Great Britain'
Independent - Published

Dutch lawmaker Wilders appeals discrimination conviction

Lawyers for Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders appealing his 2016 conviction for inciting discrimination called on Tuesday for a delay in court proceedings to allow an inquiry into whether the..
Reuters - Published

Dutch lawmaker Wilders seeks probe into hate speech conviction

Lawyers for Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders appealing his 2016 hate speech conviction called on Tuesday for a delay in court proceedings to allow an inquiry into whether the charges were..
Reuters - Published

Two thirds of Tory members believe UK areas 'under Sharia law', as poll reveals scale of Islamophobia in party

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt urged to combat 'Islamophobia crisis' in party
Independent - Published

Baroness Warsi: Ex-Tory chairwoman criticises party for only now committing to Islamophobia inquiry as Hunt says they must be 'whiter than white' on issue

'It has been a long and lonely and bruising battle and I'm just relieved we finally seem to be turning a corner'
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson: Five of his key moments from the Tory leadership debate

Contest frontrunner grilled on Islamophobia, Brexit deadlines and cutting top tax rate
Independent - Published

Tory leadership debate: Boris Johnson dodges 'letterbox' question, as candidates pledge to investigate Islamophobia in party

Former foreign secretary also claims his previous comments on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'didn' t make any difference' to her case
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson compared to Hitler by chair of Conservative Muslim Forum who blames him for Islamophobic attacks and says he is 'not sufficiently moral' to be prime minister

The chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum has compared Boris Johnson to Adolf Hitler and said he will end his 36-year membership of the party if he becomes prime minister.
Independent - Published

Tory leadership race: Sajid Javid dismisses Boris Johnson as 'yesterday's news' as he launches bid for No 10

Home secretary denies Tory party is dogged by Islamophobia - as he pitches himself as the 'outsider' candidate who can reach lost voters
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson supporters jeer journalist for asking about his Islamophobic comments

The former foreign secretary apologised for any offence but vowed to "continue speaking as directly as I can"
Independent - Published

Muslim Council of Britain condemns Conservative Party over Islamophobia: 'Fundamental failures in every single way'

'Not just small failures, fundamental failures in every single way'
Independent - Published

OIC notes with concern growing Islamophobia in many parts of the world: statement

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Mecca said on Saturday that it noted with concern growing Islamophobia in many parts of the world, according to the summit's final statement.
Reuters - Published

Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Wilders says Twitter blocks his account

Dutch far-right politician and anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders said on Friday that Twitter had temporarily blocked his account following remarks he made about a political rival.
Reuters - Published

Conservative Party Islamophobia must be investigated by equality watchdog, Britain's largest Muslim group demands

Equality and Human Rights Commission considers action after government rejects proposed Islamophobia definition
Independent - Published

Conservatives facing more than 100 allegations of Islamophobia and racism made against party members

Baroness Warsi says number of cases shows 'the party has got something to hide'
Independent - Published

Government rejects proposed Islamophobia definition but will give issue 'consideration', James Brokenshire says

The government has rejected a proposed definition of Islamophobia, prompting accusations that it "not serious about the safety and security of British Muslims".
Independent - Published

Sri Lanka says hardline Buddhist groups likely to blame for anti-Muslim attacks

Sri Lanka said on Wednesday that hardline Buddhist groups were likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent retaliation for Easter bombings by Islamist..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka army investigates video of apparent anti-Muslim attack

Sri Lanka's army said on Wednesday it was investigating a video posted on social media that showed a man dressed as a soldier walking away seconds before a mob attacked a building during anti-Muslim..
Reuters - Published

Proposed Islamophobia definition 'would undermine counterterror operations and threaten free speech', police tell prime minister

Baroness Warsi says criticism is 'completely untrue and irresponsible scaremongering'
Independent - Published

Sri Lanka extends nationwide curfew after anti-Muslim riots

sri lanka extends nationwide curfew after anti-muslim riots
Anti-Muslim riots have damaged Mosques and led to one man's death, prompting the UN to call for calm.
BBC News - Published

Sri Lanka soldiers patrol areas hit by anti-Muslim violence

Sri Lankan soldiers in armored vehicles on Tuesday patrolled towns hit by sectarian violence this week as residents recalled how Muslims had hid in paddy fields to escape mobs attacking their homes and..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Brexit Party: Senior official defended 'persecuted' Tommy Robinson and mocked Islamophobia

Nigel Farage's new party urged to take action against Noel Matthews - or 'there will be no difference between it and Ukip'
Independent - Published

Sri Lanka blocks social media after worst anti-Muslim unrest since Easter bombings

Sri Lanka is temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, it said on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst..
Reuters - Published

Australian PM's party drops election candidate over Islamophobic comments

Campaigning for a general election later this month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday he had forced a candidate to quit his Liberal Party because of Islamophobic comments posted on social..
Reuters - Published

Ukip leader endorses Change UK candidate accused of Islamophobia

Gerard Batten says he hopes presence of Nora Mulready's views in a Remain party will make his more mainstream
Independent - Published

Change UK candidate in Islamophobia row after Muslim terrorist and Tommy Robinson comments emerge

Muslim Council of Britain condemns candidate Nora Mulready as new centrist party plunged into third race row in 24 hours
Independent - Published

India temporarily bans BJP state chief minister from campaign after anti-Muslim comment

India's election commission on Monday banned a Hindu state chief minister from campaigning for three days after anti-Muslim comments in an election that will end next month.
Reuters - Published

India bans firebrand Hindu from vote campaign for anti-Muslim comment

India's election commission on Monday banned a firebrand Hindu nationalist state chief minister from campaigning for three days to stop him stoking hatred between religious communities in a divisive..
Reuters - Published

Government adviser claims George Soros is running 'empire' in Hungary, Chinese people are 'robots' and Islamophobia was 'invented by Muslim Brotherhood'

Theresa May urged to sack Sir Roger Scruton as housing tsar over 'despicable' comments that 'invoke the language of white supremacists'
Independent - Published

New clues emerge of accused New Zealand gunman Tarrant's ties to far right groups

From its clubhouses in Melbourne and Sydney, the Lads Society promotes drug-free living and exercise, as well as "white resistance" and Islamophobia, according to online statements and interviews with..
Reuters - Published

Theresa May refuses to commit to adopting recommended Islamophobia definition

Theresa May has refused to commit to adopting the recommended definition of Islamophobia that has been accepted by the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru.
Independent - Published

Tories accused of 'sweeping Islamophobia under the carpet' after quietly reinstating 15 suspended councillors

Party's disciplinary process under intense scrutiny after refusal to publish information
Independent - Published

Tories accused of 'failing to act' after ex-campaign manager posts Islamophobic conspiracy theory in response to New Zealand attack

Theodara Dickinson posts a video that she claims is a church in Pakistan being burned down after the Christchurch shooting - but is actually from six years ago in Egypt
Independent - Published

Conservatives suspend 25 more members for posting Islamophobic or racist comments on Facebook

Comments include one person joking about entering a mosque with a rifle
Independent - Published

Trump stance on Muslims, Fox host in spotlight after mosque shootings

President Donald Trump on Sunday championed a Fox News personality who made anti-Muslim remarks as his White House rejected any attempt to link the U.S. leader to a shooter who killed 50 people in two..
Reuters - Published

London mosque attack: Hammer assault being treated as hate crime by police

Scotland Yard says suspects spotted in blue Ford Fiesta made 'anti-Muslim comments'
Independent - Published

U.N. chief calls for better work in fighting Islamophobia after New Zealand attack

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gueterres is appalled by Friday's attack on two New Zealand mosques and sees an urgent need to work better globally to tackle Islamophobia, his spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

Tommy Robinson trial: Anti-Islam activist tells court police targeted him 'because of my beliefs'

Ex-EDL leader says he was humiliated when officers used dispersal order to eject him from Cambridge pub
Independent - Published

Andrea Leadsom under fire for suggesting Foreign Office should help define Islamophobia in Britain

Leader of House of Commons has implied 'British Muslims are foreigners', Labour MP says
Independent - Published

UK councillors quit in Islamophobia row

uk councillors quit in islamophobia row
The two representatives were accused of sharing offensive Facebook posts about Labour's Sadiq Khan.
BBC News - Published

Conservatives let man suspended for Islamophobia stand for party at election

Peter Lamb was suspended in 2015 after making several comments on social media about Muslims
Independent - Published

Ilhan Omar condemns 'anti-Muslim' poster at Republican event

ilhan omar condemns 'anti-muslim' poster at republican event
Ilhan Omar says a poster linking her to 9/11 at a Republican event shows why she is "on a hitlist".
BBC News - Published

Tory councillor suspended over Islamophobic comments about bombing mosques in Facebook group he moderates

Several comments refer to Muslims as 'ragheads' and mayor of London Sadiq Khan is called a 'conniving little muzrat'
Independent - Published

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