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India: Firm rejects MBA graduate’s job application because he is Muslim
21st May 2015

India: Firm rejects MBA graduate’s job application because he is Muslim

  Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): A Mumbai-based diamond export company has allegedly rejected the job application of an MBA graduate because he is a Muslim, prompting the National Commission for Minorities to take up the case of religious discrimination, news reports … Continued

Germany: Comedian can be called “hate preacher”: court
21st May 2015

Germany: Comedian can be called “hate preacher”: court

  Comedian Dieter Nuhr [see photo]  has failed in a court battle to stop a Muslim critic from calling him a “preacher of hate” because of his jokes about Islam. Nuhr argued before the state court in Stuttgart that Erhat … Continued

US court allows YouTube to show ‘Innocence of Muslims’
19th May 2015

US court allows YouTube to show ‘Innocence of Muslims’

  A US appeals court has ruled that YouTube should be allowed to show an uploaded film that sparked outrage in the Arab world. The video, “Innocence of Muslims,” depicted the Prophet Muhammad in a negative light. The 9th US … Continued

France: Sarkozy party to expel mayor for ban Islam in France call
16th May 2015

France: Sarkozy party to expel mayor for ban Islam in France call

    The French mainstream right UMP party is to expel the mayor of a small southern town who has called for Islam to be banned in France. Former president Nicolas Sarkozy condemned the call on Friday. “The Muslim religion … Continued

Denmark: Danish school fined $6,000 for forcing Muslim student to taste pork
11th May 2015

Denmark: Danish school fined $6,000 for forcing Muslim student to taste pork

    A Danish court has ordered a culinary school to pay around $6,000 in damages to its Muslim student after a woman was required to taste pork as part of her studies. The 24-year-old student, who arrived in Denmark … Continued

Netherlands: Wilders wants Prophet’s caricatures in Dutch parliament
7th May 2015

Netherlands: Wilders wants Prophet’s caricatures in Dutch parliament

  Dutch politician Geert Wilders has proposed exhibiting caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in the Dutch parliament. The inflammatory suggestion follows a shooting at an anti-Islam event in the US state of Texas. Geert Wilders, who has built his political … Continued

US: Two gunmen killed in shooting at Texas anti-Islam event
4th May 2015

US: Two gunmen killed in shooting at Texas anti-Islam event

  Two people have been killed and a third injured near a contest in Texas to draw the Prophet Muhammad. It wasn’t immediately clear if the shooting was related to the event. Local media have reported that two people who … Continued

Australia: Toowoomba mosque fire: ‘God forgive them,’ Islamic leader says
17th Apr 2015

Australia: Toowoomba mosque fire: ‘God forgive them,’ Islamic leader says

  [Photo: Inside the fire-ravaged Toowoomba mosque. Photo: The Toowoomba Chronicle]   By Jorge Branco [Sydney Morning Herald]: A Toowoomba mosque suffered extensive damage after another suspected arson attack early Friday morning. Toowoomba’s mayor has condemned the suspected arson attack … Continued

Australia: Muslim woman who was being verbally abused on Sydney train defended
16th Apr 2015

Australia: Muslim woman who was being verbally abused on Sydney train defended

[Video still of a woman who carried on with a racist tirade against a Muslim woman on a Sydney train. Picture: Facebook / Stacey Eden Source: Facebook] WHEN Stacey Eden saw a Muslim woman being subjected to vicious verbal attack … Continued

UK: Severed pigs heads found at Islamic community centre in Solihull
13th Apr 2015

UK: Severed pigs heads found at Islamic community centre in Solihull

  [Photo: The site in Hermitage Road, Solihull, which has allegedly been turned into a mosque without permission]     By Mike Lockley   Four severed pigs heads have been dumped on the doorstep of a new community centre which … Continued

France: Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in France
28th Mar 2015

France: Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in France

  By Oliver Gee   The 29-year-old woman, who was wearing a hijab, or Muslim headscarf, was hospitalized on Tuesday after being attacked on a street in Toulouse, southern France.   According to reports the heavily pregnant woman who is … Continued

Germany: Court orders hijab ban softened
13th Mar 2015

Germany: Court orders hijab ban softened

    The German Constitutional Court has ordered the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to review a ban on Islamic veils in its schools. The judges decided that veils do not pose a concrete threat to a school’s learning environment. The … Continued

India: 5% quota for Muslims in the state scrapped
5th Mar 2015

India: 5% quota for Muslims in the state scrapped

      By Sayli Udas Mankikar,   Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): The state government has finally decided not to give 5% reservation to the Muslim community in both jobs and education. With this decision, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government … Continued

Palestine: Israeli settlers burn mosque near Bethlehem
26th Feb 2015

Palestine: Israeli settlers burn mosque near Bethlehem

    [Photos: Ma’an News]     BETHLEHEM (Ma’an):  Extremist Jewish settlers set fire overnight Tuesday to a mosque in the southern West Bank town of al-Jaba west of Bethlehem, locals told Ma’an. As worshipers arrived around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday to … Continued

US: N Carolina Muslim students buried amid calls for hate probe
13th Feb 2015

US: N Carolina Muslim students buried amid calls for hate probe

[Family mourn during funeral of 3 Muslim students murdered in North Carolina] Three young Muslim students shot dead this week in North Carolina have been buried at a funeral attended by thousands. Their families called for the case to be … Continued

US: Chapel Hill murders sparks speculation of anti-Muslim bias
12th Feb 2015

US: Chapel Hill murders sparks speculation of anti-Muslim bias

  [Photo: 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife 21-year-old Yusor Mohammad and her 19-year-old sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha]   The murders of three young Muslims in the United States has sparked speculation of a hate crime. The media’s coverage of … Continued

Sweden: Stockholm imam receives death threats
9th Feb 2015

Sweden: Stockholm imam receives death threats

  [Stockholm Mosque. Photo: Gabbe/Wikimedia]   The imam at the main Stockholm mosque has received death threats and a white powder was sent to the religious centre on Friday, according to the head of the Islamic Association of Sweden. “The … Continued

Two killed in Islamophobic attacks in Europe
18th Jan 2015

Two killed in Islamophobic attacks in Europe

    A French Muslim man was stabbed to death in his own home in southern France in what a Muslim group called a “horrible Islamophobic” attack the week after France was rocked by the Charlie Hebdo killings. The attack … Continued

Niger: Four dead in Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger
17th Jan 2015

Niger: Four dead in Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger

    Protesters apparently outraged by caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, published in Charlie Hebdo’s first edition since the Paris attacks, have set fire to the French cultural center and three churches in Zinder, Niger. Four people were killed and … Continued

Sweden: Swedish Muslims react to new Charlie Hebdo
15th Jan 2015

Sweden: Swedish Muslims react to new Charlie Hebdo

  [Stockholm-based Muslim Selma says is saddened by the Charlie Hebdo cover. Photo: The Local]     With three million copies of Charlie Hebdo’s latest issue sold out by Wednesday afternoon and two million more scheduled to be printed, The … Continued


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