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Islamophobia


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.

Evidence of MI6 role in torture flight

10 April 2012
More evidence is emerging that the British government is responsible for torture.

Anti-racists see off Nazis in Aarhus, Denmark

03 April 2012
Many of Europe’s key Nazis and Islamophobes gathered in Aarhus, Denmark, on Saturday of last week.

Shaker Aamer protest

14 February 2012
Supporters of Shaker Aamer—the last British resident in Guantanamo Bay­—marched last Saturday in south London.

British intelligence covers up, again

17 January 2012
The British intelligence services are bogged down in accusations of torture and collusion.

Vigil held for Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer

14 December 2011
Supporters and friends of Shaker Aamer held a vigil outside Downing Street last Saturday. He is the last British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay, where he has been imprisoned for nearly ten years.

Sign e-petition for Babar Ahmad

25 October 2011
The campaign to release south London IT worker Babar Ahmad is asking supporters to sign an e‑petition which demands he should be tried in Britain.

Islamophobia: racism’s new form

20 September 2011
Back-to-back TV and newspaper coverage of the anniversary of 9/11 this month will remind many of the vilification that Muslims faced in the wake of the attack.

Inquiry report does not provide justice for Baha Mousa

08 September 2011
An "appalling episode of serious, gratuitous violence" by the British army killed Baha Mousa in Iraq.

‘Terror’ cover for attacks on civil liberties

06 September 2011
The "war on terror" has meant the worst abuses of civil liberties and human rights in generations.

‘Iraq can be a base for more US aggression’ Sami Ramadani

06 September 2011
More than eight years into the occupation of Iraq, the US is still using the pretext of fighting Al Qaida terrorists to prolong its military presence.

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