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Islamophobia


Resist David Cameron's Islamophobic industry of fear

28 July 2015
The Tories relaunched their Islamophobic hate campaign with David Cameron’s speech on ‘extremism’. Ken Olende reports on how Muslims and anti-racists are responding

Anti-racists counter EDL in Lincoln

28 July 2015
An English Defence League (EDL) march in Lincoln last Saturday was met with an anti-racist counter-protest.

Babar Ahmad freed at last after 11 years of jail torment

21 July 2015
IT worker beaten up, extradited and put in solitary—but judge found he wasn’t a terrorist, says Ken Olende

Cameron fights for his brutish values - more Islamophobia and war

21 July 2015
David Cameron is on a war footing at home and abroad. He wants parliament to send British planes to bomb Isis forces in Syria and he has launched a new offensive against Muslims in Britain.   

Tories' sinister clampdown will not stop terror attacks

07 July 2015
Politicians and newspapers are whipping up Islamophobia—and continuing a process that was ramped up a decade ago after the 7/7 London bombings in 2005, argues Simon Basketter

Tories are treating Muslims like sheep

23 June 2015
The government is pushing through a new battery of repressive measures, writes Hassan Mahamdallie

Anger after Labour win key Tower Hamlets mayoral campaign

16 June 2015
The election in Tower Hamlets reflected a witch hunt against Muslims

Support Newham students against Islamophobia

16 June 2015
Three Muslim women students suspended at Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) in east London are gathering increasing support. 

News in brief

09 June 2015
Suicide up in solitary cells | Newham email students suspended | Andy Coulson walks free

Private space? Not for Muslims - top cop calls for new clampdown

26 May 2015
In the latest crackdown on Muslims, Britain’s most senior Muslim cop has declared that there was a need to move into the “private space” of young Muslims.

Tories' new extremism law targets Muslims

19 May 2015
The odious Tory justice secretary Michael Gove is in charge of replacing the Human Rights Act with a “British Rights Act”. 

Activists back Rabina Khan for Tower Hamlets mayor

12 May 2015
Dozens of activists were on the streets of Tower Hamlets last Saturday to launch the campaign to elect Rabina Khan as Tower Hamlets mayor.

Garland shootings unleash Islamophobic frenzy in US

05 May 2015
US police shot dead two people in Garland, Texas, after they had opened fire at an exhibition of caricatures of the prophet Muhammad last week.

Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman forced out by a campaign of racism

28 April 2015
The long Islamophobic witch hunt against Lutfur Rahman continued last week with his removal as mayor of Tower Hamlets in east London. 

Islamophobes fail to hijack anger against homophobia in Berlin

14 April 2015
Several thousand people demonstrated against homophobia in Berlin on Sunday of last week—and resisted attempts to pit LGBT people and Muslims against each other.

Teachers refuse to spy on pupils

07 April 2015
The Tories are using the Prevent strategy to single out black and Asian children as potential “extremists”.

‘Muslim plot’ school probe slammed

24 March 2015
A parliamentary report has criticised recent investigations into Birmingham schools.

Thousands march in London against racism

21 March 2015
More than 10,000 people marched through central London against racism today, Saturday, while 2,500 more marched in Glasgow and 150 in Cardiff.

Right whip up Islamophobia over Isis

17 March 2015
Detainee rights campaign group Cage and its director Moazzam Begg have been the target of more Islamophobic smears.

Anti-racists organise to take to the streets

17 March 2015
We need to build a strong anti-racist movement and Saturday’s protests are where we start

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