Walk Against Islamophobia: 13,500 People Gather to Say No to Anti-Muslim Acts

The 5thof November, the French newspaper Le Parisienpublished an online survey stating that more than 40% of French Muslims declared having suffered discrimination. This survey, imperfect as it is, specified that French Muslims felt discriminated against in many sectors, such as the search for...

New initiatives challenge anti-Muslim biases in German media landscape

Biased representations of Islam and Muslims abound across Europe, in journalism as well as in research. The situation is no different in Germany, as a recent book edited by Berlin-based academic Schirin-Amir Moazami shows: contributors to the volume Der Inspizierte Muslim (German for The Inspected Muslim)...

Accusations of the “Dual loyalties” of Muslims resurfaces in the United Kingdom’s run up...

The run up to the general election, due to take place in December, in the United Kingdom has brought to the forefront again the question of political loyalties of Muslims. Conservative candidate for South Cambridgeshire...

Pew Research Center Survey finds Americans more willing to accept Muslims as family members...

A new survey by the Pew Research Center has found that a majority of non-Muslim Americans (89%) say they are willing to accept Muslims as neighbours, with though less, a still significant majority (79%)...

The UK’s Commission for Countering Extremism Report roundly condemned by Muslim Political figures

The United Kingdom’s Commission for Countering Extremism released their report this month on challenging extremism in England and Wales. The report is based on visits to20 towns and cities and responses from 3,000 organisations...

The « reopening » of French debate on veil: a national debate without any...

“Not here, not today”. This is what a local elected politician from the Rassemblement National(a far-right party) told to a veiled mother, who accompanied her son’s class for a school visit in the regional...

Contestations regarding the stereotypes of Arab and Muslim women, and the breaking of them.

In a comment piece by Claudia Mende in Qantara.de, Mende complains that the “Stereotype of the oppressed Arab woman continues to dominate public discourse”. Mende highlights that the lives of women in the Islamic...

Clumsy government satire seeks to discourage German Muslims from turning to Salafism

North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), the most populous of Germany’s 16 federal states, has rolled out a new anti-terrorism programme: a satirical YouTube channel called Jihadi Fool. Run by the state’s domestic intelligence agency, the Landesamt...

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