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NYPD disbands controversial unit that spied on Muslims

Apr 16, 2014

NYPD disbands controversial unit that spied on Muslims

A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded. #Terrorism #NewsTracker #Islamophobia #Muslims #NYPD #New York Police Department #Spying on Muslims
Hate crimes against Muslims have soared in 2013: Reports

Dec 27, 2013

Hate crimes against Muslims have soared in 2013: Reports

Hate crimes against Muslims have soared in the UK this year, especially after the brutal murder of a soldier by two Islamic extremists on the streets of south-east London in broad daylight, a report said today. #Religion #Islamophobia #Muslims #Hate crimes #Muslim Community #prejudice
Spirited defence of Islam during a debate goes viral on Facebook

Jul 11, 2013

Spirited defence of Islam during a debate goes viral on Facebook

Mehdi Hasan, a political journalist, defended Islam against charges of being an inherently violent religion at a debate at Oxford University #Religion #Islamophobia #Mehdi Hasan #Oxford University #religious intolerance
Beyond Boston bombings: Was it jihadi terrorism or not?

Apr 29, 2013

Beyond Boston bombings: Was it jihadi terrorism or not?

Was the Boston bombings an act of "terrorism" motivated by an Islamic jihadi mindset? An ongoing debate trains the spotlight on the semantics of violence, the search for the roots of violence, and the politicisation of the discourse. #Terrorism #Islam #Jihad #Islamophobia #Boston bombings #Tamerlan Tsarnaev
Godless wars, and the Islamophobia of atheists

Apr 09, 2013

Godless wars, and the Islamophobia of atheists

At what point did atheists' informed criticism of religions give way to a single-minded and irrational focus on the "evils" of Islam and spawn an Islamophobia industry? #Islamic terrorism #Islam #Islamophobia #GoodReads #atheism #Sam Harris #Glenn Greenwald

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Islam and prejudice: Why Girish Karnad is wrong about Naipaul

Nov 11, 2012

Islam and prejudice: Why Girish Karnad is wrong about Naipaul

Much of what Naipaul has said about Islam's damage to native cultures, based on field reportage, is visible and indisputable unless one is blind to what is around. #Islam #Music #Islamophobia #VS Naipaul #Secularism #Girish Karnad
Islam and prejudice: Why Girish Karnad is wrong about Naipaul

Sep 26, 2014

‘Sorry for algebra, coffee and Zinedine Zidane': #MuslimApologies is trending in response to Islamophobia

Muslim social media users have mocked Islamophobes with the satirical tweets... #Zinedine Zidane #Twitter
Islam and prejudice: Why Girish Karnad is wrong about Naipaul

Sep 25, 2014

IS 'wants to destroy civilisation'

Iran's president says the goal of extremists such as Islamic State who are creating chaos in the Middle East is the destruction of civilisation and the rise of Islamophobia. Hassan Rouhani told the UN General Assembly that would create "a fertile gro... #Iran #Middle East #Tehran
Islam and prejudice: Why Girish Karnad is wrong about Naipaul

Sep 17, 2014

'Anti-immigrant policies and Islamophobia push Muslims to join ISIS'

Islamophobia and the rise of right-wing parties push Muslims to the Islamic Caliphate where they could live unmolested and wouldn't be marked for wearing the hijab or treated badly, Mia Bloom from the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies told RT... #Iran #Middle East #Tehran