Islamophobia

(Canada) Canada Passes Motion Against Islamophobia

(Canada) Canada Passes Motion Against Islamophobia

Non-binding motion tasks Canadian government with study to develop ways to address racism and discrimination. Critics of M-103 are worried that it would curtail freedom of speech [Chris Helgren/Reuters] Canadian politicians have passed a motion that condemns Islamophobia and requests that the government recognise the need to “quell the public climate of fear and hate”. The non-binding motion, which condemns …

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A Touching story of a young woman appealing for Indo-Pak peace

By Word for Peace News Bureau his 19-year-old girl from Jalandhar has a simple message to people: Stop hating other religions. And a simple request to politicians: Its time to stop pretending and end war. In amazing, poignant video where her thoughts are presented through placards to a dramatic piano score,Gurmehar Kaur knows what shes talking about. At the age …

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Non-Muslim woman launches campaign against anti-Islam billboard in Florida

t. Augustine beach, Florida, (IINA) – A non-Muslim woman in Florida has launched a campaign against an anti-Islam billboard in St. Augustine beach, Florida, according to media reports. “It was disturbing to me,” says Becky Williams. “My daughter was in the back seat with me and my first thought was, ‘if that was the faith we followed, how would we …

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Muslims in Media and the Media of Muslims; How Islam has been distorted in Media?

By Muhammed Shafeeque, Word For Peace ecently a national magazine of India namely Mathrubhumi blamed the Muslims faith for illogic interventions of blasphemy. But the Muslims never sought to react vigorously as we saw at France and Denmark. The complete community boycotted the consumption of the accused daily newspaper. Thus, it was an easy win for Muslims. Media is an …

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“Good” Muslim, “Evil” Islam Dichotomy

  efriending Muslims while attacking Islam is no way to make friends with Muslims. The attitude that “Muslims are good people, but that which makes them Muslim is evil” is averse to creating bonds of community between Muslims and non-Muslims in a multi-religious America. The “good” Muslim, “evil” Islam dichotomy is found in comments like, “I have friends who are …

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Assessing Obama’s Mosque Speech on Islam

by Daniel Pipes ishing to address growing anti-Islamic sentiments among the American public, Barack Obama ventured on Feb. 3 to the Islamic Society of Baltimore (sadly, a mosque with unsavory Islamist associations) to talk about Islam and Muslims. The 5,000-word speech contains much of interest. Here’s an in-depth assessment of its key points: “a lot of Americans have never visited …

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