MFest, which will be held at the British Library in London on 27th-29th April, will celebrate Islamic literature, ideas, and culture, and aims to challenge the idea that Islam and Muslims are a monolithic and static block, which is one of the fundamental features of Islamophobia.
The leader and deputy leader of Britain First have been jailed for the religiously aggravated harassment of Muslims, and the group’s Facebook pages have been banned for inciting hatred. Facebook’s actions follow calls from authorities for social media firms to do more to combat hate speech.
Since Friday, March 9, a number of Turkish-linked institutions in Germany have been attacked by arsonists. At least three mosques, a Turkish cultural centre, and a greengrocery were targeted.1) http://www.zeit.de/gesellschaft/zeitgeschehen/2018-03/brandanschlaege-berlin-moschee-gemueseladen A string of arson...
Suspicious packages received by four Muslim MPs have been linked to the ‘Punish a Muslim day’ campaign. After the incidents were raised in Parliament, the Home Office said a definitive definition of Islamophobia was not needed as Islamophobia is already clearly recognised and effectively monitored.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a hashtag campaign to encourage action against hate speech. He launched the #endthehate campaign through a video on his personal and mayoral Twitter feed in conjunction with his keynote address to SXSW 2018, and also called on social media companies to do more to combat it.
Seyran Ateş, controversial founder of an avowedly ‘liberal’, gender-equal mosque in Berlin at which she serves as female Imam, has been faced with disbelief at her most recent comments on the Muslim headscarf. Women's rights...
The Shah Jahan mosque in Surrey has been granted Grade I status, the highest protected building status, and the London Mosque has been granted Grade II status. The elevations officially mark mosques as an integral part of English heritage, and celebrates the heritage of British Muslim communities.
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