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The Muslim Council of Britain has urged that an inquiry into comments about the niqab by former UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson be taken seriously.

A Chinese newspaper has justified Bejing's ongoing onslaught against the country's minority Uighur Muslim population, saying the crackdown is needed to prevent a second Syria or Libya.

Ban Boris, not the burqa

Malia Bouattia

Ban Boris, not the burqa

Comment: Boris Johnson's use of racist tropes to increase his popularity is proving disturbingly successful, writes Malia Bouattia.

UK prime minister condemns Boris Johnson's 'burqa insults'

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UK prime minister condemns Boris Johnson's 'burqa insults'

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has spoken out against her adversary in the Conservative Party Boris Johnson, following his controversial comments ...

Boris Johnson says women wearing burqas look like 'letterboxes'

The New Arab

Boris Johnson says women wearing burqas look like 'letterboxes'

The UK's former foreign minister has been branded a 'pound shop Donald Trump' over his comments.

Malia Bouattia

Women like us: British Muslimahs resist

Comment: As Muslim women we are held up as examples as long as our resistance is considered acceptable, and not a threat, writes Malia Bouattia.

Katy Stone

Meet Rashida Tlaib. You'll be seeing more of her

The New Arab Meets: Rashida Tlaib, who is hoping to be the first Muslim American woman ever elected to the United States Congress.

Diana Alghoul

Shades: White feminism, poetry and hyper-sexualisation of Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Asma Elbadawi, a spoken word poet whose latest piece compiles the struggles of being a Muslim female athlete.

Malia Bouattia

Africa won the World Cup

Comment: Until France treats its migrants, Muslims and people of colour as equals, they have every right to call this victory their own, writes ...

Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

The New Arab

Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

A newly published report presented in Britain's parliament reveals the reach of the UAE lobby and its 'clandestine' tactics.

The New Arab

Protesters demand scholar Tariq Ramadan's release ahead of trial

Protesters have gathered outside French embassies and consulates around the world to express solidarity with detained Muslim academic Tariq ...

UAE 'copied Israel lobby' in subverting UK policy: report

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UAE 'copied Israel lobby' in subverting UK policy: report

A newly-published report has claimed that the UAE used 'clandestine' lobbying tactics in the US and UK to steer government and public opinion ...

Trial shines spotlight on Chinese 'reeducation camps' for Muslims

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Trial shines spotlight on Chinese 'reeducation camps' for Muslims

Secretive "re-education camps" allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western China are the focus of ...

You can't take <em>Islamophobia</em> out of the Tory party

Ruqaya Izzidien

You can't take Islamophobia out of the Tory party

Comment: An inquiry into Tory Islamophobia would be futile; it's a cornerstone party value, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Denmark's Islamophobic 'ghetto' laws: A slippery slope towards fascism

Khaled Diab

Denmark's Islamophobic 'ghetto' laws: A slippery slope towards fascism

Comment: The package of measures passed by Danish legislators in May is misguided, racist and undermines the justice system, writes Khaled Diab.

The New Arab

Leader of French anti-Muslim group suspected of plots released

The retired police officer had been arrested along with nine other people by anti-terror police in June in an operation that spanned France, including the Mediterranean island of Corsica.

Marcus Montgomery

Trump's hard right Supreme Court puts Arab-Americans at risk

Comment: This SCOTUS term has taught us the court is willing to provide a great deal of deference to the president under the guise of national ...

CJ Werleman

Justice Kennedy's replacement, an even greater enemy of Arab-Americans

Comment: Trump's new hyperconservative Supreme Court is likely to rubber stamp the worst impulses of the far right, writes CJ Werleman

James J. Zogby

Danger ahead: Upholding Trump's travel ban

Comment: This Supreme Court decision will only serve to embolden the White House to commit new outrages in the name of national security, writes ...

French far-right extremists charged over plot to attack Muslims

The New Arab

French far-right extremists charged over plot to attack Muslims

Ten far-right extremists have been charged by French authorities with 'criminal terrorist conspiracy', over plans to attack Muslims.

The New Arab

Trump's Supreme Court pick spreads insecurity, fear among Muslims

US progressives and liberals brace themselves as President Donald Trump prepares to appoint a second Supreme Court justice.

Dutch lawmakers approve ban on burqa wearing in public

The New Arab & agencies

Dutch lawmakers approve ban on burqa wearing in public

Tuesday's decision by Dutch senators means The Netherlands will join a growing list of European countries to ban full-face Islamic veils.

Suspect in court over 'Punish a Muslim Day' letter

The New Arab

Suspect in court over 'Punish a Muslim Day' letter

Anonymous letters encouraging points-scoring attacks against Muslims were sent to addresses around the UK.

Promoting <em>Islamophobia</em> in America

Arnold Isaacs

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Comment: In today's America, disparaging Islam is acceptable in ways that disparaging other religions is not, writes Arnold Isaacs.

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