Saudi Senior Scholars: Insults to Prophets Serve Extremist Interests

The Saudi Council of Senior Scholars stressed on Sunday that the insult of prophets only serves the interests of extremists. In a statement, it said: “The extremists only want to spread hatred among mankind.” “It is the duty of wise people throughout the world to condemn such i


India: Muslim police officer dismissed for keeping a beard

Mayank Aggarwal Authorities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have suspended a Muslim police officer for keeping a beard without permission. Sub inspector Intesar Ali, 46, was posted at Ramala police station in the Baghpat area of Uttar Pradesh state, which has been in news for the past month b


Nobel Laureate slams Macron’s remarks about Islam

A prominent Yemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Laureate has slammed statements by French President Emmanuel Macron about Islam. “Macron’s attack on Islam reveals intolerance and hatred which is shameful for the head of a state like France,” wrote Tawakkol Karman on Twi


Haters of Islam: They wanted to burn the Qur’an while Muslims were leaving the mosque

On Friday, August 28, 2020, 3 activists of the Danish “Hardline Line” party burned a copy of the Qur’an in the Swedish city of Malmö, while the Swedish authorities banned the entry of the extremist political party leader Rasmus Baludan from entering its territory for two yea


Opposing Islamophobia in all of its intersections

Sidrah Ahmad-Chan and Niya Abdullahi are members of Rivers of Hope, an organization based in Toronto whose mission is "to dismantle Islamophobia, racism, and all related forms of oppression" in order "to create a safer and more equitable world for us all." Scott Neigh interviews them about Islamop


Spotify removes Islamophobic song aimed at Zayn Malik

Music streaming platform Spotify has removed an Islamophobic song aimed at Pakistani-British singer Zayn Malik after his fans campaigned for its removal. The song, which the former One Direction star is the subject of, was recorded by parody artists Una Kompton in 2017. The track, called “Zay


Norway Mosque Attacker Gets 21-Year Sentence

By Henrik Pryser Libell and Megan Specia - OSLO — A 22-year-old Norwegian man who said he was inspired by far-right attacks was sentenced on Thursday to 21 years in prison after being convicted of killing his stepsister and opening fire in a mosque near Oslo last August. The lawyer for the gu




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