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Anti-racism round up

26 September 2017
An imam was stabbed in the neck outside a mosque in Greater Manchester last Sunday. Police are treating the attack as a hate crime and have arrested two men.

Cage director found guilty for refusing cops’ ‘digital strip search’

26 September 2017
The international director of Cage, a human rights group, was found guilty this week of an offence under the Terrorism Act.

Parsons Green arrests prompt racist backlash

26 September 2017
 A bucket filled with explosives partially detonated on a tube train at Parsons Green, west London, on 15 September

Who’s on the march? We investigate the Football Lads Alliance

22 September 2017
The Football Lads Alliance (FLA) attracts people with a range of views, But fascists and racists joined its previous march, and it provides a platform around which Islamophobes organise.

Resist calls for clampdown after Parsons Green attack

19 September 2017
Racist politicians and newspapers have seized on the arrest of two young refugees over the failed bomb attack in London last week.

Newcastle abuse ‘not because of race’ says judge

06 September 2017
A group of men that abused girls and young women in Newcastle did not target victims because of their race, a judge has said.

Myanmar's military and Aung San Suu Kyi stoke racist attacks on Rohingya Muslims

04 September 2017
Thousands of Rohingya minority Muslims have been forced to flee their homes in western Myanmar in the last week.

LETTERS: A vulnerable child’s future was used to foster racism

04 September 2017
The issue of a “white, Christian child” who was fostered by a Muslim carer has been used to increase Islamophobia and racism.

Muslims and anti-racists in Barcelona won't let far right exploit terror attack

19 August 2017
Muslims, anti-racists and anti-fascists are organising in Catalonia to resist any Islamophobic backlash after terrorist attacks on Thursday night

Donald Trump backs Republican senators’ plan to slash legal immigration in half

08 August 2017
Racist, sexist US president Donald Trump stepped up his assault on ordinary people last week

Gareth Peirce says there are serious questions over the Birmingham terror trial

05 August 2017
Three men from Birmingham and a man from Stoke-on-Trent were convicted last week of plotting terror attacks. Naweed Ali, Khobaib Hussain, Mohibur Rahman and Tahir Aziz were jailed for life on Thursday of last week.

Show of defiance and unity in Manchester following arson attack on mosque

22 July 2017
In a show of defiance days after their local mosque was set ablaze, around 200 peopler marched in Newton Heath, north Manchester, on Friday.

Anti-racists organise after third fire attack on mosque in Manchester

20 July 2017
A mosque used mainly by Nigerians in Manchester was set ablaze last Sunday after a four-year campaign of racist harassment.

London mosques face threats

11 July 2017
At least three mosques in London received death threats last week.

New film Freesia tells the story of the fight against Islamophobia

11 July 2017
Freesia uses real examples of racist attacks to paint a picture of Islamophobia in Britain today. The film’s director Conor Ibrahiem spoke to Yuri Prasad

'Stop treating Muslims as a scapegoat'—show of defiance on east London vigil

05 July 2017
Around 300 people rallied against racist attacks against Muslims in east London last night, Wednesday. They were demanding justice for two Muslim victims of a horrific acid attack last month. 

‘Football Lads Alliance’—the threat of a new racist movement on the streets

04 July 2017
After thousands join a march with anti-Muslim speeches, Raymie Kiernan looks at who is behind it, what they are doing—and how to stop them

Increase in acid attacks as the state sanctions Islamophobia against Muslims

04 July 2017
A white man poured acid in two Muslims’ faces in a ‘hate crime’ in London last week—a sign that the government’s anti-terror strategy is stirring up racism, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Acid attacks are result of Islamophobia and racism

30 June 2017
The police are searching for a 24 year old white man after a horrific acid attack on two Muslims in Newham, east London, last week.

Trump’s racist Muslim ban is back on

27 June 2017
Donald Trump’s racist Muslim Ban was given the green light by a unanimous vote of the US Supreme Court judges on Monday.

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