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Islamophobia


Weyman Bennett from Unite Against Fascism: 'Our tactics can beat the racists'

04 June 2013
We’ve pushed back the racist thugs in the past couple of years, but now they’re mobilising in numbers not seen since 2011.

After Woolwich - beating back the racist backlash

04 June 2013
Attacks on Muslims are on the rise in the wake of the murder of a soldier in Woolwich last month. Politicians may be quick to urge calm but it’s their policies that are the main drivers of racism, says Yuri Prasad

The Texan firm behind Camp Bastion

04 June 2013
Camp Bastion is the main British base in Afghanistan. It is four miles long and accommodates 28,000 people. It was built in 2006 and is the largest British base built abroad since the Second World War. 

Family of murdered Muslim man angry with police investigation

28 May 2013
The killing of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich received widespread media coverage. Not all killings are treated this way.

Islamophobic attacks rocket as racists seize on soldier’s murder

28 May 2013
English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson and a group of his henchmen went to Woolwich within hours of the killing to try and whip up race hatred.

Workers in Woolwich refuse to be divided by racist EDL

28 May 2013
Trade unionists, socialists, and anti-racists were out campaigning against racism in Woolwich, south east London, last Saturday. 

After Woolwich... Don't let the racists divide us

28 May 2013
The Tories and the media refuse to accept any connection between imperialist attacks and the killing in Woolwich. Their pandering to Islamophobia has given confidence to racists and fascists. We must urgently oppose it.

Together we can challenge the bigots

28 May 2013
The hypocrisy of the ruling class knows no bounds—especially when it comes to justifying violence.

Fascists try to whip up racism

21 May 2013
The British National Party and the English Defence League have exploited grooming.

The myth of the predatory black male and white woman slave

21 May 2013
Moral panics about non-white men targeting white women have a long history. The late 19th century saw scares about a “white slave trade” in Western women.

Abuse in Oxford - turning a scandal into a race scare

21 May 2013
The horrific child sexual abuse exposed in recent court cases has been labelled an Asian 'grooming' scandal. Judith Orr spoke to Ella Cockbain about how the issue is being exploited to further demonise Muslims

Confusion in Boston as bombing suspects shot

23 April 2013
The police manhunt for the people who planted the Boston bombs targeted two brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. 

Hijab ruling exposes Islamophobia in French politics - on right and left

05 April 2013
French president Francois Hollande said last week he would call for a law banning women who wear the Muslim hijab headscarf from working with children.

Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan lose final extradition appeal

05 October 2012
The High Court has rejected final appeals from Babar Ahmad, Talha Ahsan and three other prisoners who have been fighting extradition to the US.

New Arab protests reflect deeper crisis in the region

18 September 2012
Protests across the Arab world triggered by the trailer for an anti-Muslim film on YouTube have set off a predictable deluge of Islamophobic commentary. For many in the mainstream media, the protests express the irrational and violent nature of Muslims.

Anti-war protesters rally outside US embassy

19 May 2012
Several hundred protesters rallied outside the US embassy in London today, Saturday, as Nato leaders met in Chicago to discuss the ongoing "war on terror".

Global protests planned as Nato meets in Chicago

16 May 2012
Nato leaders are preparing to gather in Chicago on Sunday for a two day conference on the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.

CIA has been caught with its pants down over underpants bomber

15 May 2012
The CIA claims it "foiled" an underwear bomb plot by seizing the bomb. But its pants are smouldering.

‘Muslims here are treated like we’re the enemy within’

01 May 2012
Islamophobia is starker in France today, but being Muslim has never been easy here. I’ve worn the hijab headscarf for about 20 years. Even back in 1994 I was excluded from school for wearing it. I had to study at home while I appealed against the decision.

'We need an offensive against Islamophobia in Norway'

01 May 2012
Anders Breivik’s terror attack showed how dangerous fascist and Islamophobic ideas are. It has also had an impact on Norwegian politics.

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