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Islamophobia


Standing together against the Islamophobic attacks

21 October 2006
The government’s attacks on Muslims have led to a series of racist attacks across Britain, but there is also resistance and signs of a new fighting unity between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Warmongers play race card

21 October 2006
Britain is facing a sustained attempt to whip up full-blooded racism. Each day government ministers are clamouring to appear on camera denouncing Muslims and demanding their neighbours and teachers spy on them.

General Dannatt’s attack: a blow that has left New Labour reeling

21 October 2006
Tony Blair received a body blow last week from a most unexpected source - General Sir Richard Dannatt, the head of the British army.

Stop scapegoating Muslims - it’s war and racism that fuel division

14 October 2006
Jack Straw's attack on Muslim women wearing the veil was not an innocent attempt to "raise debate". He was speaking in a climate of Islamophobia fuelled by the "war on terror".

Islamophobia is part of the 'war on terror'

14 October 2006
Every day Jack Straw dresses in a corporate uniform. The only choice is between a grey, black or dark blue suit.

US hypocrisy over North Korean nuclear test

14 October 2006
George Bush reacted to North Korea’s first nuclear test by calling for "an immediate response from the United Nations security council". The tests, he said, were "unacceptable".

Jack Straw's veil comments are ammunition for racists

14 October 2006
Is it possible to get the question of racism and Islamophobia more wrong than Oldham Labour MP Phil Woolas did last weekend? Muslim women who cover their faces with veils, he told readers of the Sunday Mirror, can be "frightening and intimidating". He added that Muslim veils could increase racial tensions in Britain.

Race riot in Windsor? Don’t believe the hype

14 October 2006
"Ghettos", "No-Go Areas", "Race Riots On Queen’s Doorstep" screamed the newspaper headlines last week as a Muslim owned dairy near Windsor castle became the latest victim of Islamophobic hysteria.

The bomb plot that didn’t make the news headlines

14 October 2006
Police claimed last week that they had seized what was potentially the largest ever haul of chemical explosives plus a rocket launcher and a nuclear and biological protection suit.

Korean bomb: the nightmare created by Bush

14 October 2006
North Korea’s decision to conduct a nuclear weapons test on Monday of this week drew condemnation from all the world’s major powers. Across the globe people rightly fear a nuclear conflagration.

A terror raid that doesn't make the headlines - despite chemical explosives and a rocket launcher

07 October 2006
Here's a police seizure of weapons that wasn’t splashed all over the front pages.

Babar Ahmad: a message from my prison cell

23 September 2006
Terrorism is the bulldog used by Tony Blair’s administration to frighten the electorate into accepting repressive legislation. And once that legislation is set in stone, it is used against anyone but terrorists.

Map of central Manchester with march route

23 September 2006

Bush’s ‘long war’ is falling apart

23 September 2006
Five years after 11 September 2001, George Bush and his advisers continue to affirm that they are engaged in a global "long war" against terrorism.

Deepening catastrophe in Afghanistan

23 September 2006
The British, US and other Nato troops in Afghanistan are losing. How has this happened?

School students rage against the horrors of war

16 September 2006
Students at Quintin Kynaston school in north west London showed Tony Blair what they think of his warmongering when they protested against his visit to their school.

Statement from Raytheon Nine as court date set

09 September 2006
The Raytheon Nine appeared in court today and were remanded on continuing bail to appear again in court on 12 October.

Tony Blair: go now

09 September 2006
Tony Blair’s crisis is the result of a revolt that has been gathering for five years. At the heart of it is opposition to imperialist wars and New Labour’s murderous alliance with George Bush.

Police 'terror' raids increase racism

09 September 2006
Last weekend saw the headlines dominated by another series of high profile police raids to round up Muslims alleged to be involved in "terror plots". This time a halal Chinese restaurant in south London and an Islamic school in East Sussex were targeted.

How many must die before Blair goes?

09 September 2006
Tony Blair’s grip on political power is lurching deeper into crisis this week as the deaths of British soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq increase.

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