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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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Site near Brixton Islamic centre spray painted with Islamophobic slogans

'All prejudice is cowardly and criminals will face the full force of the law,' says mayor Sadiq Khan
Independent - Published

Brexit news - live: Tory claims 'the EU needs us' as Boris Johnson faces new Islamophobia storm and Labour leadership rivals scramble to replace Corbyn

Follow all the leatest developments
Independent - Published

Tory Islamophobia inquiry runs into trouble as Conservative peer criticises academic appointed to head it

Sayeeda Warsi raises questions about professor's comments about conflict in Kashmir
Independent - Published

Conservative Party appoints head of independent review of discrimination, including Islamophobia

The Conservative Party has appointed Professor Swaran Singh of Warwick University to lead an independent review into improving party handling of complaints of all forms of discrimination and prejudice,..
Independent - Published

Brexit Party founder forced to resign over Islamophobic comments endorses Boris Johnson's Tories

'Catherine joins a long list of unsavoury characters,' say Lib Dems.
Independent - Published

Tory candidate faces Islamophobia investigation days after saying disabled people should be paid less

Sally-Ann Hart, who is already being investigated for antisemitism, endorsed conspiracy theory claiming Muslim Brotherhood is trying to brainwash American students
Independent - Published

General election 2019: Tories investigate candidate over alleged Islamophobia

The Tories investigate after Labour's Naz Shah makes complaint about Tory candidate's social media.
BBC News - Published

Tory election candidate shared Islamophobic message claiming Muslims have 'nasty culture'

Conservative accuses Labour candidate of 'trying to shut me up by crying Islamophobia'
Independent - Published

Ashville FC: Non-league club probed over 'anti-Muslim' email

The email told a charity the club would only work with it if it had "nothing to do with Muslims".
BBC News - Published

Tory MP candidate calls on Boris Johnson to apologise for Islamophobic comments

Conservatives have 'Muslim blind spot', Parvez Akhtar says
Independent - Published

General election: Tory candidate 'suspended for anti-Muslim language'

Move comes after prime minister was accused on live television for of inflaming racism over notorious newspaper columns
Independent - Published

Next prime minister seeking SNP support must commit to 'zero tolerance' of antisemitism, Islamophobia and racism, Nicola Sturgeon says

The Scottish First Minister unveils party manifesto with demand for early independence referendum
Independent - Published

Tories accused of 'denial' and 'deceit' by Muslim Council of Britain as Sajid Javid defends Boris Johnson over Islamophobic comments

Muslim organisation renews Tory criticism while offering support to the Jewish community over Labour's handling of antisemitism
Independent - Published

UK Conservatives will hold inquiry into Islamophobia, says finance minister

British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Tuesday the governing Conservative Party would hold an inquiry into Islamophobia within its ranks, saying it took criticism from the Muslim community..
Reuters - Published

'I defend my right to speak out': Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for Islamophobic and homophobic comments

Prime minister told he has 'personally contributed' to rampant racism in Britain
Independent - Published

Redcar Tory councillor suspended in Islamophobia probe

Malcolm Griffiths is alleged to have shared, commented on or liked Islamophobic posts on social media.
BBC News - Published

Christian minister who accused Corbyn of being 'terrorist sympathiser' linked to homophobic and Islamophobic tweets

Tories attack Labour leader for saying it would have been better for Isis leader to be brought to trial
Independent - Published

Conservative councillors suspended over Islamophobia as party's ex-chairwoman condemns its 'vile racism at every level'

'How much needs to come to light before the party finally acknowledges we have a serious and deep problem'
Independent - Published

Thousands march in Paris against Islamophobia after attack

Thousands marched through Paris on Sunday in an anti-Islamophobia demonstration that has divided France's political class.
Reuters - Published

Tory minister accused of 'whitesplaining' Islamophobia to senior Muslim Conservative Sayeeda Warsi

Matt Hancock sparks row for claiming other Conservatives took 'more balanced approach' than Tory peer
Independent - Published

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

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

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