Posts Tagged ‘anti-Muslim’

Wellington JP loses association membership because of anti-Muslim posts

Monday, May 25th, 2020

In the first case of its kind in New Zealand, a well-known Kiwi-Indian community leader based in Wellington, Mr Kantilal Bhagabhai Patel, has lost his membership of the Wellington Justices of Peace (JP) Association, after some of his social media posts were deemed anti-Muslim in nature. Ms Ann Clark, who is the Vice President of Read more

Facebook group targets Muslim council candidates

Monday, September 9th, 2019

The Facebook group set up by a former Act MP for political think tank New Zealand Centre for Political Research has several threads taking aim at Muslim candidates standing in the local government elections. Muriel Newman says she was unaware of derogatory and xenophobic remarks towards Muslims on a Facebook group. Read more

How anti-Muslim feeling becomes normalised

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

In a televised interview of Prime Minister Scott Morrison by the Australian public intellectual Waleed Aly, Morrison was asked whether Australia has “a problem with Islamophobia.” Less than a week after the Christchurch massacre, Morrison replied, “I don’t know if Australians understand Islam very well … and that can often lead to a fear of Read more

The other scandal

Monday, September 10th, 2018

The Pope’s popularity in Italy has dropped from 88 percent in 2013 to 71 percent in 2018. But you’d be mistaken to think that the decline has to do with Archbishop Viganò’s charge that Francis had covered-up for Cardinal McCarrick. The poll was taken before that story broke. According to the poll’s author, much of Read more

Retweeting anti-Muslim videos: Trump’s in trouble

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Retweeting anti-Muslim videos has landed United States President Donald Trump in trouble. The three anti-Muslim videos were posted by the deputy head of a British far-right group who has been convicted of a hate crime. Trump’s actions drew criticism from many quarters, including the British government at 10 Downing Street, which said Trump was “wrong” Read more

Campaigning for KFC to introduce halal meat earns abusive comments

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

A woman who is campaigning for KFC to introduce halal meat has copped a raft of racist and abusive comments. Auckland Muslim Syeda Fouzia, who helped start the campaign “We Want Halal KFCs Back In New Zealand”, believes delivering halal food “is not that difficult”. However, her views have met a backlash after she received Read more

Prayer chain or keep out sign? Polish Catholics surround border

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Thousands of Polish Catholics formed human prayer chains on the country’s borders on Saturday, begging God “to save Poland and the world”. Church leaders in Poland say the event was purely religious and “the key objective of this manifestation is to pray for peace.” During a mass celebrated on the border, the archbishop of Krakow, Read more

Catholic cathedral refuge for Muslims

Monday, July 24th, 2017

A Central African Republic cathedral has become refuge and home to over 2,000 persecuted Muslims. It is now more than two months since they were forced to take refuge at St Peter Claver cathedral in the  town of Bangassou after attacks by the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia. Read more

Coffee – Bitter invention of satan

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Muslims aren’t supposed to drink wine, and it seems coffee become something of a cultural substitute. As a result, at the beginning of the 17 century some people thought that coffee in some way represented an anti-Christian beverage, a “bitter invention of Satan.” They said the pope should condemn and forbid it for Christians.  Continue Read more

Dutch prime ministerial candidate calls Muslims “scum”

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Dutch prime ministerial candidate Geert Wilders has added to what his opponents call “a long string of insults”, calling Muslims “scum”. Ebubekir Ozture, director of the Muslim umbrella group Contact Organ Muslims and Government, called Wilders comments “reprehensible.” “Moroccans and Muslims are accustomed to such outbursts from Wilders, whose Party for Freedom is riding high Read more