Imam at British mosque stabbed in the neck in shocking ‘hate crime’

Monday, 25 September 2017

An Imam at a British mosque was stabbed in neck upon arrival at Altrincham Islamic Centre, in Altrincham, Manchester, on Sunday evening. The Imam, Dr. Nasser Kurdy, 58, was on his way to lead evening prayers at the mosque when someone stabbed him in the neck from behind, then fleeing the scene. Kurdy was immediately taken to a hospital for treatment. Anti-Islam According to eyewitnesses, the attacker repeated anti-Islamic phrases while attacking the imam, who is also a surgeon. The attack is ...

‘Why do Muslims do this?’ Finding the right response

Friday, 9 June 2017

After the past two tumultuous weeks in the UK that saw two separate attacks in Manchester and in London committed against innocent victims, I have been at a loss of words to describe my emotions.It took all of 12 hours after the horrendous London attacks before someone asked me “why do Muslims do this? Why do they kill innocent people?” as if I was the national spokesperson for Muslims in Europe.I was dumbfounded, and my heart sank to my stomach as I felt the innate need to explain, ...

Yara al-Wazir

Two US men killed protecting Muslim women from racial abuse

Saturday, 27 May 2017

A man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a Portland, Oregon, commuter train after they tried to stop him from harassing a pair of apparent Muslim women, police said on Saturday. The assailant was identified by police as Jeremy Joseph Christian of Portland, a 35-year-old convicted felon. He was arrested soon after the Friday afternoon attack. The incident unfolded hours before the start of Ramadan, Islam's holy month, when most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims observe a daily religious ...

US couple who terrorized black child’s party sentenced to decades in jail

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

A US judge jailed a couple on Monday for terrorizing a black child’s birthday party, carrying Confederate flags, and shouting racial slurs and threats, US media reported. The incident happened on July 25, 2015 where Kayla Rae Norton, 25, and Joe Ismael Torres, 26, who are part of a group called ‘Respect the flag’, rode in a convoy of trucks waving the confederate-flag around Douglas Country, in Georgia, Atlanta. In a video that was released from the birthday party, a parade of ...

Indian engineer shot dead by American saying ‘get out of my country’

Friday, 24 February 2017

A Kansas man was charged on Thursday with fatally shooting an Indian man and wounding another Indian man and an American in a bar, as federal authorities investigated the incident as a possible hate crime. Adam Purinton, 51, was charged in Johnson County, Kansas with one count of premeditated first degree murder and two counts of attempted premeditated first degree murder, Johnson County District Attorney Stephen Howe told a news conference. Purinton is accused of shooting and killing Srinivas ...

New York state unveils $25 mln grant to combat anti-Semitism, hate

Friday, 24 February 2017

New York state took fresh steps Thursday to combat a spike in anti-Semitism and hate crimes, promising a $25 million grant to boost security and a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrests and convictions.Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement after meeting dozens of Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders from across the state. Hate crimes shot up in 2016 mainly against Muslims, Jews, blacks, Latinos, Asians and the LGBT community, according to New York City police.Advocacy groups have ...

Family of beaten Canadian Muslim teen says US election could be reason

Thursday, 1 December 2016

The police said two men got out of a car next to where the teen, Noah Rabbani, was walking, with one holding a baseball bat

‘Cleansed like the Jews’: US seeks authors of hateful letters to mosques

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The FBI earlier this month reported that hate crimes against Muslims in the United States surged 67 percent this year

New York launches campaign to fight Islamophobia

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

New York City kicked off a social media advertising campaign on Monday to combat negative perceptions of Muslims

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