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Germany From Xenophobia to Islamophobia

Source :  OnIslam & Newspapers / 9 Jan 2013

Giving a freaking image of anti-Islam sentiments in Germany, a new study has revealed that Islamophobia has become culturally acceptable in the country and that the society is shifting its attention from xenophobia to religious bias against Muslims, The Local newspaper reported.

“It's no longer 'the Turks' but 'the Muslims',” Wilhelm Heitmeyer, head of the institute for research of interdisciplinary conflict and violence at Bielefeld University, told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, The Local reported.


Islam faces growing discrimination in EU

Source : Agencies | 08 Dec 2012

Europe's growing religious diversity is creating social and legal tensions that cry out for reform, but even a European Union seeking solutions may not have the political will to implement them.

That was the impression given this week when researchers for a three-year EU-funded study of discrimination and other problems faced by minority faiths in member countries presented some of their proposals to European Commission officials.


Freedom of speech is not a license to spread hatred

Source : ICNA | 11 Oct 2012

In the last few weeks the world has witnessed the response to an evil, insulting and abhorrent movie that attempted to malign the noble character of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Such insult to a religious icon has brought about overwhelming condemnation, and we believe that the vast majority of Americans disapprove of such attempts to sow seeds of hatred among people of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds.


Hate-Speech Hypocrites

By | | 03 Oct 2012

Jews have too much influence over U.S. foreign policy. Gay men are too promiscuous. Muslims commit too much terrorism. Blacks commit too much crime.


Why Muslims hate America

By Qasim Rashid | Washington Post | 22 Sep 2012

As an American Muslim activist, I receive this question all too often: “America is about freedom, free speech, and democracy—why do Muslims hate us?” The question is not at all why they hate us, but why don’t we get it.


Europe: Christian Continent or Not?

Source : OnIslam | 08 Aug 2012

Religion is seen as a main reason behind opposition to Turkey’s admission into the European Union as many believe that the continent is trying to preserve its position as a Christian club that does not accept other civilizations.


Appreciating Islam's Contribution to Civilization

Source : Parvez Ahmed | Huffington Post | 06 Jul 2012

Nearly four in 10 Americans hold an unfavorable view of Islam and Muslims. That number has remained steady since 9/11. Several factors contribute to this negative perception, certainly none greater than Muslims, albeit a few, committing terrorism in the name of Islam. The media exasperates this negativity, as aptly noted in Edward Said's 1981 classic "Covering Islam." However, some media outlets are more egregious than others.


Siemens turns away headscarved internship applicant

Source : Agencies | 18 Jun 2012

A Siemens plant in İstanbul’s Kartal district reportedly refused to hire a young woman as an intern because of her headscarf.


We are not at war with Islam

By Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Huffingtonpost | 23 May 2012

Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama have persistently affirmed: “We are not at war with Islam,” trying to assure 1.7 billion Muslims that the military actions of the so-called “war against terrorism” do not constitute belligerence against Islam or Muslims.


Islam is not “the enemy” – irrational hatred is

By Emanuel Stoakes | The Independent | 22 May 2012

Recently, Wired magazine in the US reported that a military officer and lecturer in a US prestigious military college taught a class of “commanders, lieutenant colonels, captains and colonels” that a “total war” against Islam “would be necessary to protect America from Islamic terrorists.”


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