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France invests €100mn in battle against anti-Semitism & Islamophobia

Source: RT France is allocating €100 million to battle racism, anti-Semitism and Muslim hate in the wake of recent hatred-driven violent attacks in the country, but it will take at…

Arnoud van Doorn: Why I converted to Islam?

Arnoud van Doorn is a former far-right politician from the anti-islamic Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) of Geert Wilders.[1] In December 2011, the party broke with Van Doorn, because he decided…

Campaign For A ‘French Islam’ Reaches Out To Both Imams And Non-Muslim Government Leaders

Source: Huffington Post The Huffington Post  |  By Elizabeth Bryant Posted: 04/07/2015 1:33 pm EDT LYON, France (RNS) Sunlight slants across a classroom at the Catholic University of Lyon, where…

What Andalusia Can Teach Us Today About Muslims and Non-Muslims Living Together

By Akbar Ahmed; Chair of Islamic Studies at American University “The loss of Andalusia is like losing part of my body,” H.R.H. Prince Turki al-Faisal told me. I had asked him…

Building a Collection of Articles to Refute Islamophobia

Epigraph: And help one another in righteousness and piety; but help not one another in sin and transgression. (Al Quran 5:3) The largest Gurdwara in Glasgow Lead post collected by…

Video: Commuter stands up for Muslim couple abused on a train

Source The Telegraph Watch as Stacey Eden, a commuter on a train in Sydney, stands up for a Muslim couple who are being racially abused by another woman. Reference…

Scottish Sikhs in solidarity with the Muslims

Source: Times of India CHANDIGARH: Instead of crying foul after being target of yet another hate crime due to mistaken identity, the Sikh community in Glasgow city of Scotland has…

Islamophobia in China and Pakistan’s vow of silence

Source: Dawn.com Recently, in a country that is decidedly not France, a Muslim man has been sentenced to six years in prison for keeping a beard. I daresay it’s time…

This Lazy Discussion of Islam and Extremism Is Getting Just a Little Tired

Source: Huffington Post By Shabana Mahmood; Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood and Shadow Exchequer Secretary To quote Shirley Bassey, I am what I am. And what I am is a Muslim. And…

What Islamophobia is and is not

Source: The Daily News BY MUSTAFA AKYOL; akyol@mustafaakyol.org The term “Islamophobia” entered the global political language in the past decade. The New American Oxford Dictionary defines it as “a hatred or…

Craig Considine, A Catholic: Why I Admire Muhammad: A Response to Islamophobes

Source: The Huffington Post By Craig Considine Islamophobes have attacked me because I’ve written positively about Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam. Because I am a Catholic, they consider me to be…

King Abdullah II tells European Parliament religious coexistence combats extremism

Source: The Jerusalem Post “Jordan is a Muslim country, with a deeply-rooted Christian community. Together, the Jordanian people make up an indivisible society, friends and partners in building our country”…

‘Meet a Muslim Family’ hospitality challenges misconceptions

Casual home gatherings are a chance “to show Canadians that there are more similarities that unite us than differences that may divide us.” The Choudhry family has an unconventional strategy…

Yes, Islamophobia Is Real In America

Source: The Dean’s Report 25 February 2015 Written by  Shahina Bashir On Sunday night, I received a frantic email from a friend who lives on the West Coast. She wrote in…

Calling ISIS Un-Islamic is A Fact, Not an Excuse

Source: Huffington Post By Qasim Rashid, Lawyer, Speaker, Best-Selling Author of “EXTREMIST” Anti-Islam personalities can demonstrate glaring hypocrisy. On one hand they scream “where are the moderate Muslims and why aren’t…

Obama Claims Republican Rhetoric Could Help ISIS

Source: Time By Michael Scherer @michaelscherer Feb. 19, 2015 Rather than ignore his critics, the President takes them on The newest front in the American war against the Islamic State of…

Video: Full Speech by Obama at the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

At the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., the President delivers remarks at the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, February 18, 2015.…

DHS intelligence report warns of domestic right-wing terror threat

Washington (CNN)They’re carrying out sporadic terror attacks on police, have threatened attacks on government buildings and reject government authority. A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security…

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