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Islamophobia


All roads lead to the Manchester demonstration, 23 September

09 September 2006
With just two weeks to go until the 23 September "Time To Go" demonstration in Manchester at the Labour Party conference, momentum is growing in the north west of England.

The nightmare of occupation in Afghanistan

02 September 2006
There is a full-scale war going on in Afghanistan, shattering British government claims that its troops would act as "peacekeepers".

'Terror' hype sparks racist backlash against Asians

26 August 2006
Tabloid headlines, broadsheet comment pages and ministers’ speeches are once again full of lurid claims about Muslims and "integration" in the wake of the decision on Monday of this week to charge 11 suspects over the alleged "terror plot" to blow up planes with liquid explosives.

Who are the true terrorists?

19 August 2006
The political fallout from the alleged plot against airliners is a sign of how far the wider debate over the "war on terrorism" has shifted against the government.

Terror plot: Blair's wars makes us a target

19 August 2006
A series of high profile raids, together with claims that a major terrorist plot had been uncovered, dominated the headlines and the news channels last week.

Moazzam Begg: ‘the powerful want to change our way of life’

24 June 2006
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Moazzam Begg spoke to Pete Jackson about the attacks on rights in Britain after the police "terror" raid in Forest Gate

Salaam Festival: peace is on the agenda at 17-day event with Muslim artists

24 June 2006
The best of the world’s Muslim artists are in London this summer for the 21st Salaam Music Village festival. This London-wide festival’s aim is to challenge the Islamophobic onslaught of the government and media and celebrate the stunning artistic forms of Muslim communities globally.

Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

04 March 2006
Meetings And Events

Cartoon protests: uniting against Islamophobia

25 February 2006
The anger following the publication of racist depictions of the prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper, and their republication across Europe, has continued to find expression in meetings and protests.

Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

25 February 2006
Meetings And Events

The anger at racist cartoons continues

18 February 2006
Some 20,000 protesters filled Trafalgar Square in London on Saturday of last week for a rally against Islamophobia and incitement. The event was called at short notice by the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) and others in the wake of the cartoons row.

Socialist Worker hits the mark

18 February 2006
At Saturday’s Unite Against Islamophobia rally in Trafalgar Square, London, over 900 copies of Socialist Worker were sold.

‘Racism against Muslims has rocketed since 9/11’

11 February 2006
The anger expressed by Muslims over the caricatures of the prophet Mohammed is rooted in the growth in Islamophobia since 9/11. That was the overriding message of Muslims interviewed by Socialist Worker.

Racist attacks on Muslims are rising after 7 July

06 August 2005
I deal with Islamophobic attacks that are reported to us. Prior to 7 July I was getting about five a week, now it’s about 100. So far we’ve had at least 290 and there are more to be logged. We’ve been overwhelmed.

Vigil sees Londoners standing together against war and racism

16 July 2005
White, Asian and black people united together in commemoration of those who died in the London bomb attacks, and against war and Islamophobia on Sunday 17 July.

Islamophobic backlash follows murder

20 November 2004
On Tuesday 2 November Theo van Gogh, a provocative right wing columnist and film-maker, was murdered in Amsterdam. His killer was a 26 year old man from a Moroccan background. The murder has led to a vicious racist backlash.

Babar Ahmad: ‘I dared to seek for the truth in a false world’

04 September 2004
Dear Socialist Worker,

Moazzam Begg's father: 'He let executioner take my son'

19 July 2003
'They don't want them to come home. They actually want them to get killed so their stories do not get out.' This is how Azmat Begg, father of Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg, sees the government's attitude to his son's plight.

Indonesia bomb attack - What's behind the tragedy in Bali?

19 October 2002
THERE ARE plenty of people in Indonesia who have good reason to hate Western governments and big business. Tragically, some of them may have directed their anger in awful fashion at ordinary holidaymakers. Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous state and stretches over hundreds of islands.

Full spectrum dominance

02 March 2002
"War fighting capabilities across the full spectrum of conflict." That is what all this weaponry is for. The war against Afghanistan and the preparations to attack Iraq are part of the US's drive for global dominance.

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