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 für Verfassungsschutz, the channel’s videos are supposed to “fight fire...

President of the UK’s National Union of Students pulls out of governing Conservative Party Conference after Islamophobic comments

The leader of the National Union of Students, Zamzam Ibrahim, has decided to withdraw from speaking at two sessions of the Conservative Party conference,  taking place this week, after a fringe event of the conference, called “Challenging Islamophobia”,  that took place this past Sunday...

Women’s March’s decision to remove Board member Zahra Billoo due to criticism of Israel...

The Women’s March, the American non-profit organisation that grew out of the prolific march that took place in March 2017 after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, has removed Zahra Billoo, from its Board, which it...

Hamza Yusuf’s comments on Syria provokes deeper debate on the Islamic tradition on opposing...

Prominent American Muslim Scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf has encountered yet another controversy in the past few weeks, after a video begun to be widely shared in which Yusuf critiques the Syrian revolution in a...

A new ethics of coexistence in Germany? Possibilities and pitfalls of a public intervention

In Germany, the number of attacks on minorities – routinely referred to as ‘hate crimes’ in English – remains enduringly high. At the same time, public debates also zone in on violence between minorities...

Women led prayer in France: an analyse of an unprecedented event

Saturday the 7th of September, for the first time in France a prayer has been led by two female Imams, in front of more than 50 believers and non-Muslims personalities invited for the occasion....

Quebec’s Bill 21 banning religious garments in the workplace leads to spike in racist...

The French speaking province of Quebec in Canada has seen a rise in racial attacks against visible minorities since Bill 21 was first presented to its legislature and then passed in June this year....

New research suggests asking American Muslims about their American identity has detrimental impact on...

A research paper titled “Understanding Muslim political life”, and subsequent article in The Washington Post asserts that while surveys may serve as proof against the current political assertion which claims American Muslims do not...

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