Posts Tagged ‘Islamophobia’

U.N. Islamophobia report “divisive”

Monday, March 15th, 2021
report on Islamophobia "divisive"

According to a Vatican diplomat, a United Nations Human Rights Council report on Islamophobia risks “polarising the international community”. Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič said the report highlighting Islamophobia could prove to be “divisive” because it focused on one religious group to the exclusion of others. The report is entitled “Countering Islamophobia/Anti-Muslim Hatred to Eliminate Discrimination and Read more

Islamic Women’s Council not surprised by attack on mosque

Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Anjum Rahman, a spokesperson of the Islamic Women’s Council New Zealand (IWCNZ), says she was not surprised by the attack on the Masjid Al Noor and the Linwood Masjid mosques. She said IWCNZ has been engaging with both the previous and current government for several years, asking for support. Rahman said she did not think the council’s Read more

Hate crimes against Jews and Muslims on the rise – Trump blamed

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Hate crimes are increasing in the US. While racial attacks make up the majority of these crimes, American Jews and Muslims are the targets of an explosion in crimes against religion, according to the FBI’s new 2015 Hate Crime Statistics report. Each year the report collates hate crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the Read more

Focus on role of Muslim women

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Reem Ayyub is a Palestinian Muslim. She was born in Kuwait but the family moved to Jordan when she was a child and then to New Zealand when Ayyub was 13. “Muslim women come from different backgrounds and ethnicities and yet we are treated as if we all think the same way. “You often hear Read more

Muslims welcomed by Jews and Christians

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Muslims will take up full representation at the Wellington Council of Christians and Jews, which will re-launch as the Wellington Abrahamic Council on 14 April at an event at Parliament hosted by the Attorney General, Hon Chris Finlayson. Jewish Co-chair Dave Moskovitz said that the Council had welcomed Muslims at all meetings since 2007, and Read more

Islamophobia, fundamentalism and peace focus Papal diplomatic talks in Turkey

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

The plight of Christians in the Middle East and Muslims in the West dominated Pope Francis’ first day in Turkey. Both the Pope and Turkish leaders spoke frankly about their respective concerns. “It is essential that all citizens – Muslim, Jewish and Christian – both in the provision and practice of the law, enjoy the Read more

Muslim superhero vs real-life Islamophobia

Friday, December 6th, 2013

When Marvel Comics announced the debut of its latest superhero — a 16-year-old Pakistani-American Muslim from Jersey City, N.J. — it was correctly seen as a positive development. Created and written by two American Muslim women, Kamala Khan (aka Ms. Marvel) holds promise. But while Khan is a comic book character, she should not become Read more