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Islamophobia


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

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.

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.

‘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.

The Prophet and the Proletariat: taking a new look at Islamism

23 February 2002
The "War on terrorism" has projected Islamism into the centre of political debate. The right wing equate Islam with evil fanaticism.

Bush's new war drive shocks even those who backed Afghan bombing

16 February 2002
"A new foreign policy" is how the Guardian's Martin Woollacott described George W Bush's chilling speech threatening war across the globe. Woollacott and fellow Guardian commentator Hugo Young are just two of those who backed Bush and Blair's Afghan war but are now shocked by the US's new global war drive. Even former Tory minister Chris Patten has spoken out.

George Bush: the madman prepares to kill again

16 February 2002
US President George Bush this week ordered the biggest naval build-up since the Gulf War in 1991. He stunned the world two weeks ago by declaring that Iran, North Korea and Iraq were on his hit list. Yet there is no evidence that any of these countries have anything to do with the Al Qaida network.

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