Islamophobia

‘Tory Islamophobia needs a root extraction’
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‘Tory Islamophobia needs a root extraction’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
1 Jun 2021
‘Unlike Starmer, Johnson would never shed a public tear’
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‘Unlike Starmer, Johnson would never shed a public tear’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
25 May 2021
The school row over Prophet Mohammed cartoons
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The school row over Prophet Mohammed cartoons

West Yorkshire school closed and teacher in hiding after protests by angry parents
26 Mar 2021
Countries where the burka is banned
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Countries where the burka is banned

Switzerland becomes latest country to ban the Islamic face veil
8 Mar 2021
French academics clash with minister over ‘Islamo-leftism’ inquiry
French Minister of Higher Education Frédérique Vidal
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French academics clash with minister over ‘Islamo-leftism’ inquiry

Row over allegations of extremism in universities stokes growing culture war
22 Feb 2021
Instant Opinion: the UK needs Joe Biden ‘to fix America’
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Instant Opinion: the UK needs Joe Biden ‘to fix America’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 3 November
3 Nov 2020
Why Trevor Phillips has been suspended from Labour
Trevor Phillips
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Why Trevor Phillips has been suspended from Labour

Former head of Equality and Human Rights Commission says he is victim of an ‘inquisition’
9 Mar 2020

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Why does the far-right pose such a threat in Europe?
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Why does the far-right pose such a threat in Europe?

Deadly gun attack in Germany described as a ‘wake-up call’ for continent
21 Feb 2020
Instant Opinion: Election is an ‘unpopularity contest’
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Instant Opinion: Election is an ‘unpopularity contest’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 10 December
10 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: Welcome the death of the political tribe
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Instant Opinion: Welcome the death of the political tribe

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 11 November
11 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Have Tories reached the ‘end of the road’?
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Instant Opinion: Have Tories reached the ‘end of the road’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 September
11 Sep 2019
Instant Opinion: Harry and Meghan playing risky game
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Instant Opinion: Harry and Meghan playing risky game

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 11 July
11 Jul 2019
The problem with defining Islamophobia
Baroness Warsi
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The problem with defining Islamophobia

Government criticised for rejecting working definition that has been adopted by Labour, Lib Dems and Scottish Tories
16 May 2019
Police ‘have misunderstood’ new definition of Islamophobia
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Police ‘have misunderstood’ new definition of Islamophobia

Chiefs fear new policy could hamper fight against terror but have they misinterpreted it?
15 May 2019
Sir Roger Scruton: No. 10 adviser sacked over race comments
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Sir Roger Scruton: No. 10 adviser sacked over race comments

Philosopher loses government role over ‘deeply offensive’ views on George Soros, Islam and the Chinese
11 Apr 2019
What is Identitarianism?
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What is Identitarianism?

Austrian authorities confirm that Christchurch gunman sent €1,500 to country’s chapter of the far-right movement
29 Mar 2019
Tories refuse to adopt definition of Islamophobia
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Tories refuse to adopt definition of Islamophobia

Party accused of attempting to ‘sweep Islamophobia under the carpet’ after quietly reinstating 15 previously suspended councillors
28 Mar 2019
UK Islamophobic incidents rise 600% since Christchurch
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UK Islamophobic incidents rise 600% since Christchurch

Muslim community warns government must do more to tackle hate crime before ‘long-term issues develop’
25 Mar 2019
How conspiracy theories fuel prejudice towards minorities
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How conspiracy theories fuel prejudice towards minorities

Psychology experiment on the effects of conspiracies has ‘particularly worrying’ results
20 Mar 2019
Christchurch mosque attack: senator blames Muslims
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Christchurch mosque attack: senator blames Muslims

Fraser Anning says Islamophobic terror attack is result of immigration by followers of the ‘religious equivalent of fascism’
15 Mar 2019
Conservatives suspend 14 members over Islamophobic comments
Baroness Warsi
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Conservatives suspend 14 members over Islamophobic comments

Abusive posts on pro-Jacob Rees-Mogg group’s Facebook page called to ‘get rid of all mosques’ and turf out ‘Mussies’
6 Mar 2019
UKIP appoints Tommy Robinson as ‘grooming gangs’ expert
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UKIP appoints Tommy Robinson as ‘grooming gangs’ expert

Party leader Gerard Batten fuels claims of shift towards far-right in giving role to anti-Islam activist
23 Nov 2018
Is Bodyguard peddling Islamophobic stereotypes?
Bodyguard
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Is Bodyguard peddling Islamophobic stereotypes?

Depiction of Muslim woman as suicide bomber in new BBC drama branded a ‘dangerous cliche’
11 Sep 2018
Boris burka row: Muslim leaders call for full inquiry
Boris Johnson
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Boris burka row: Muslim leaders call for full inquiry

Theresa May under growing pressure to act amid rise in Islamophobic attacks linked to ex-foreign secretary’s comments
13 Aug 2018
Should Boris Johnson say sorry for burka comments?
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Should Boris Johnson say sorry for burka comments?

Top Tories including PM have criticised ex-foreign secretary for saying Muslim women resemble letter boxes and bank robbers
9 Aug 2018
Dutch far-right party plans Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest
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Dutch far-right party plans Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest

Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party gets green light for competition from nation’s counterterrorism agency
13 Jun 2018
Vast majority of deradicalisation programmes ‘ineffective’
The threat from far-right extremism has grown in recent years
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Vast majority of deradicalisation programmes ‘ineffective’

Damning Home Office report raises serious questions about flagship Prevent
7 Jun 2018
Why the Tories are being accused of Islamophobia
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Why the Tories are being accused of Islamophobia

Muslim Council of Britain calls for independent inquiry over ‘more than weekly incidents’
31 May 2018
Bavaria to make crosses mandatory in public buildings
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Bavaria to make crosses mandatory in public buildings

Controversial law comes amid backlash against arrival of Muslim migrants
31 May 2018
Roseanne Barr defends portrayal of Muslims in sitcom reboot
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Roseanne Barr defends portrayal of Muslims in sitcom reboot

Roseanne star criticised for ‘typically offensive tropes’ about Islamic culture in latest episode
9 May 2018
Finsbury Park mosque attacker guilty of murder
The attack has united North London's religious communities
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Finsbury Park mosque attacker guilty of murder

Osborne, obsessed with Muslims, found guilty despite bizarre defence claim
2 Feb 2018
German MP investigated over anti-Muslim tweets
AfD deputy leader Beatrix von Storch is under fire for Anti-Muslim tweets
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German MP investigated over anti-Muslim tweets

AfD deputy leader Beatrix von Storch’s Twitter account was briefly suspended
2 Jan 2018
Britain First gets membership boost after Trump retweets
Britain First
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Britain First gets membership boost after Trump retweets

Far-right group’s deputy leader says US president’s posts amounted to an endorsement
1 Dec 2017
Is Australia's far-right creeping into the mainstream?
Muslim woman mural Sydney
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Is Australia's far-right creeping into the mainstream?

In Depth: How One Nation became the face of Australian Islamophobia
21 Aug 2017
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