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The election of Magid Magid as Sheffield's new Lord Mayor marks many firsts for the 28-year-old black, Muslim and former refugee.

Two American pastors with a history of anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and anti-gay remarks were invited by the Trump administration to lead prayers at the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

State racism and rising <em>Islamophobia</em>: Remembering Mohammed Saleem

Malia Bouattia

State racism and rising Islamophobia: Remembering Mohammed Saleem

Comment: Tragically, the brutal murder of Mohammed Saleem five years ago was not an isolated incident of Islamophobic hate crime in the UK, writes Malia Bouattia.

Liverpool mum beaten unconscious in Islamophobic attack

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Liverpool mum beaten unconscious in Islamophobic attack

'Go back to your country,' Kellie Cooke said to the mother of four before beating her unconscious at a McDonald's restaurant in Liverpool.

The wrong story: Palestine, Israel and the media

Sophia Akram

The wrong story: Palestine, Israel and the media

Book review: Greg Shupak's new book is a highly relevant and necessary account of how the media is feeding us the wrong story on Israel and ...

Uri Levy

Salah's plane sailing: This week in Middle East football

Let's hope the row over using Salah's image on an Egyptian jet doesn't derail his season.

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The Times retracts 'misleading' claims about Muslim family

The Times, which claimed that Muslim foster parents forced a child to adhere to Islamic rulings, was reprimanded by the Independent Press ...

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US to decide if Trump's 'travel ban' is racist

The Supreme Court is set to rule on the legality of President Donald Trump's travel ban, analysing whether the order discriminates against ...

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Muslim group blames Trump for surge in Islamophobic attacks

US President Donald Trump's policies are being blamed for the sharp rise in anti-Muslim hate crime in America.

#StGeorgesDay: The historic saint of England helping refugees today

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#StGeorgesDay: The historic saint of England helping refugees today

Thousands of people use St. George’s Day to remind the English of the spirit of multiculturalism in honour of the 'immigrant' St George, at a ...

Cyril Lemba

'State of emergency' erodes France and Tunisia's civil liberties

Comment: The state of emergency declared by the French and Tunisian governments has led to increasing infringements of civil liberties, but ...

Students not suspects: Prevent on campus

Malia Bouattia

Students not suspects: Prevent on campus

Comment: The Prevent policy disproportionately targets dissenting students, people of colour and Muslims, writes Malia Bouattia.

Muslim nurse stabbed in Texas roadside attack

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Muslim nurse stabbed in Texas roadside attack

Police in Texas announced a reward after a 25-year-old Muslim woman was stabbed by a white man, in what has been described as an Islamophobic ...

Uniting against #PunishAMuslimDay: A year-round challenge

Malia Bouattia

Uniting against #PunishAMuslimDay: A year-round challenge

Comment: The issue of Islamophobia is structural; embedded in the UK's foreign and domestic policy, writes Malia Bouattia.

UK Muslims stand together after vile #PunishAMuslimDay attempt

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UK Muslims stand together after vile #PunishAMuslimDay attempt

While some Muslims have brushed it off as a mere joke, others awoke on 'Punish a Muslim Day' on Tuesday with genuine fears, calling on fellow ...

Emile Nakhleh

Inauspicious anniversaries and lessons unlearned

Comment: Since, 9/11, the Iraq War and the Arab Spring, Washington has failed to reset its relations with the Middle East, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Hadani Ditmars

Holy week hypocrisy, Canadian style

Comment: Religious leaders in Canada are right to speak out against hate crimes at home, but their double standards when it comes to ...

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Young Muslim woman attacked in US hospital

A man has been arrested and charged with assault for punching the head of hijab-wearing Muslim woman in an unprovoked attack, local reports said ...

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Macron sees new vision of Islam with female imam

France's president on Monday met with Sherin Khankan, Denmark's first female imam, to discuss the future of Islam in Europe amid a push by Paris ...

It's time to banish the word 'terrorism'

Ruqaya Izzidien

It's time to banish the word 'terrorism'

Comment: A new war on 'terrorism' should be declared, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Malia Bouattia

A depoliticised death: Who was Mariam Moustafa?

Comment: Institutional racism and xenophobia leads to the neglect of migrants, working class people, Muslims and people of colour, like Mariam, ...

Saudi cleric praises Liverpool's Mohamed Salah for 'representing Islam'

Karim Traboulsi

Saudi cleric praises Liverpool's Mohamed Salah for 'representing Islam'

A popular Saudi cleric has praised Mohamed Salah, Liverpool FC's Egyptian footballer, for "representing Islam well in England."

Pompeo's appointment bodes ill for the Middle East

Emile Nakhleh

Pompeo's appointment bodes ill for the Middle East

The appointment of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state does not bode well for the people of the Middle East, and could damage US standing in the ...

This Jewish leader is defending Muslim mosques in Sweden

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This Jewish leader is defending Muslim mosques in Sweden

A Jewish leader in Sweden is defending the right of the Muslim community to broadcast the call to prayer, after right-wing politicians pushed ...

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