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Islamophobia


David Cameron steps up racism against Muslims

05 January 2016
David Cameron used his New Year’s message to ramp up the racist assault on Muslims.

Religion—is it just ‘the opium of the masses’?

05 January 2016
For some, religion lies behind conflict and oppression. For others it’s a comfort. Sadie Robinson looks at the complex reality

Fascist Front National grabs a record vote in French elections as anti-racists organise

15 December 2015
The fascist Front National failed to win control of any regional councils in last week’s elections—but it won a record vote, says Dave Sewell

Muslims join mass rally to condemn mainstream parties' Islamophobia

15 December 2015
Campaigners slammed the mainstream parties’ Islamophobia at a rally near Paris on Friday of last week.

Political disillusion in the US has boosted Donald Trump

15 December 2015
Donald Trump’s racist words targeting Muslims have had a cancerous effect.

Muslim women in front line as racist hate crimes soar

08 December 2015
The fallout from last month’s Paris attacks has fuelled a rise in racism—and resistance to it, reports Judith Orr

New challenge to Newham council over Prevent strategy

08 December 2015
Anti-racists in Newham, east London, have released a statement opposing growing Islamophobia in the borough and beyond.

Trapped in emergency—repression and defiance on the streets of France

01 December 2015
Muslims in France speak to Dave Sewell about the repression they face under the state of emergency

Climate change activists defy state ban and police brutality in Paris

29 November 2015
Protesters filled Paris’s streets on the eve of the United Nations Cop21 climate change summit–despite president Francois Hollande’s best attempts to keep them away.  

Stand up to hatred—Muslims speak out

24 November 2015
The attacks in Paris have unleashed an Islamophobic backlash in France and across the world. Muslims in Britain spoke to Socialist Worker about their experiences of the rise in racism—and explained why ordinary Muslims shouldn’t be expected to apologise for Isis

Fight back as Islamophobia surges from scapegoating

24 November 2015
Anti-racists are getting organised to combat the increased Islamophobia faced by Muslims.

Tories try to turn Paris tragedy into a new war—Don't bomb Syria

24 November 2015
David Cameron wants to exploit the shock of the Paris attacks to start bombing Syria, reports Judith Orr

West's intervention caused Mali chaos

24 November 2015
Unidentified gunmen stormed the Radisson luxury hotel in Mali’s capital of Bamako on Friday of last week. They killed at least 27 people.

Cops' case crumbles in France after Paris attacks

24 November 2015
Police fired some 5,000 rounds of ammunition into a flat in Saint Denis near Paris on Wednesday of last week.

Muslims suffer 'fear and terror' after racist raids in Belgium

24 November 2015
The Belgian capital Brussels was in lockdown last weekend after the government announced a terrorism alert.

More spies won’t stop terrorism

17 November 2015
Whenever there is a terrorist attack the intelligence services use it to demand more resources and powers.

Repression and war make us all less safe

17 November 2015
The shock of the terrible deaths in Paris has led to an outpouring of international solidarity from ordinary people.

Say no to the racist backlash after Paris

17 November 2015
Right wing politicians and the media want to use the terrorist attacks in Paris to ramp up racism against Muslims, writes Judith Orr

Media and politicians ramp up racism after killings

17 November 2015
In the first hours after the attack, journalists and politicians took to Twitter to blame Muslims and demand they disassociate themselves from the violence

Moazzam Begg says, resist ‘the state of fear’

17 November 2015
Moazzam Begg was a detainee in Guantanamo Bay. He spoke to Socialist Worker about the aftermath of the Paris attacks

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