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Rappler's latest stories on islamophobia


Islamophobic disinformation, hate speech swamps social media during pandemic

May 22, 2020 - 6:01 PM

A new report reveals that Islamophobic hashtags like #Coronajihad and #MuslimVirus reached 170 million Twitter users

CORONAVIRUS DISINFORMATION. Image adapted from illustration by Sofiya Voznaya for Coda Story.

Emotional Muslims return to Christchurch mosque as New Zealand works to move on

Mar 23, 2019 - 6:16 PM

Among the first to enter the Al Noor mosque is massacre survivor Vohra Mohammad Huzef who managed to live only by hiding under bodies

Muslim nations call for measures vs Islamophobia after New Zealand attack

Mar 22, 2019 - 6:21 PM

Violence driven by Islamophobia requires 'genuine, comprehensive and systematic measures to address this affliction,' ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation say in a statement

CHRISTCHURCH. Police secure the area with tape across the road from the Dean Avenue mosque on March 17, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

UK police probe attacks on 5 mosques in Birmingham

Mar 21, 2019 - 7:37 PM

(UPDATED) Counterterrorism officers are investigating attacks on the mosques in different areas in the central English city, and the incidents are 'being treated as linked'

ONGOING PROBE. Counterterrorism officers are investigating attacks on the mosques in 4 different areas in the north of the city of Birmingham. File photo from Birmingham Jame Masjid's Facebook page

Confronting Islamophobia

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Swami Tyagananda a Hindu monk offers a nugget of wisdom For him it is difficult to hate a religion when you personally know that warm intelligent and considerate people practice it

Canada lawmakers pass anti-Islamophobia motion

Mar 24, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The motion asks the government to recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear and condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination

HOUSE OF COMMONS. Canada's House of Commons has passed a motion asking the government to 'condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.' File photo by Martin Lipman/Library of Parliament

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Hello Here are the top stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

CRACKS. Motorists pass a building damaged by the strong earthquake that struck Surigao City on February 10, 2017. Photo by Erwin Mascariñas/AFP

'Islamophobia' fueling terrorism – UN chief

Feb 13, 2017 - 1:15 AM

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the expression of Islamophobic feelings is sometimes the best support that ISIS can have for its propaganda

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (L) and Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, arrive to hold a joint press conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh on February 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE

Ramadan: We carry what we cannot let go

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:07 AM

Life like Ramadan is also about movements toward the right direction: to continuously change for survival

France's 'Up All Night' protests gather strength – and causes

Apr 10, 2016 - 7:42 AM

Up All Night means occupying central city squares overnight and vacating them in the morning

UP ALL NIGHT. A picture taken on the Place de la Republique in Paris on April 9, 2016 shows a statue holding a sign reading 'Nuit Debout' (Up All Night) as people take part in the 'Nuit Debout' movement. Photo by AFP  Fresh strikes by unions and students were held across France against proposed reforms to France's labour laws, heaping pressure on President Francois Hollande. Anger over the reforms has spawned a protest movement dubbed "Up All Night" that is taking over French city squares, with young people gathering until dawn demanding social change. / AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

Trump says Muslims 'not reporting' terror activity

Mar 23, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Trump s comments are immediately rejected by the Muslim Council of Britain MCB which represents hundreds of mosques and charities and by one of Britain s top counter terrorism officers Neil Basu

DONALD TRUMP. 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers remarks at the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, DC, USA, March 21, 2016. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Thousands march across Europe in anti-Islam Pegida rallies

Feb 07, 2016 - 8:10 AM

A march by Germany s anti Islamic organization Pegida draws thousands to the eastern city of Dresden with rallies in support of the movement also held in a string of other European cities

Protesters gather during an anti-Islam rally in front of the Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, February 6, 2016. Filip Singer/EPA

Ilang Moro pa ang kailangan mo para maging Pilipino ka?

Feb 04, 2016 - 7:53 PM

Hindi ko alam kung nakalimutan mo na: na tao ka bago ka naging Filipino Na hindi dapat mahirap sa iyo ang makipag kapwa tao

PILIPINO? Ipinapakita ba ng pagturing ng mga Pilipino sa Bangsamoro Basic Law na walang pakialam ang mga 'Filipino' sa mga Moro? Image courtesy of Alejandro Edoria

2015, the year that ISIS terror went global

Dec 20, 2015 - 12:04 PM

Over the past 12 months the group that took root in Iraq and in the chaos of the Syrian war has turned its focus from territorial gains to hitting at distant enemies

RESCUE. Wounded people are evacuated from the Stade de France in Paris, France, November 13, 2015, after explosions were reported. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

British say Trump comments on Muslims 'wrong'

Dec 08, 2015 - 9:47 PM

The British government condemns the Republican frontrunner who said Muslims shouldn t be allowed to enter the US

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump prepares to speak at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC, USA, 03 December 2015. The coalition hosted speeches from 14 different presidential hopefuls. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Why we should stand up against Trump's anti-Muslim views

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:24 PM

A policy like this is exactly what extremists want – one that drives a wedge between Muslims and the rest of the world It means losing the war against terrorism

France's far-right set to make history in first poll since attacks

Dec 06, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Around 44 million people are eligible to vote with France under tight security following its worst ever terror attacks

In this file photo, the president of the Front National (FN) Marine Le Pen delivers a speech in Nanterre, outside Paris, France, March 29, 2015. Ian Langsdon/EPA

How to deal with Islamophobia when traveling abroad

Dec 03, 2015 - 3:07 PM

Did you know that research shows Americans view Muslims as the least liked people below atheists? Here s how to deal with Islamophobe

One month after attacks, France struggles to find answers

Feb 05, 2015 - 12:15 PM

After the Paris attacks Islamophobia anti Semitism crippling inequalities apartheid like suburbs education suddenly long neglected societal problems are on everyone s lips in France

'PARIS EST CHARLIE'. A picture made available 10 January 2015 of the sentence 'Paris Est Charlie' (Paris is Charlie) being projected on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, late 09 January 2015. Jose Rodriguez/EPA

'We are all Germany', President Gauck tells Muslim rally

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:08 AM

About 10 000 citizens religious leaders and politicians among them Chancellor Angela Merkel join the event

A clergyman speaks at a vigil for the victims of the attacks in France at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, 13 January 2015. Maurizio Gambarini/EPA

Pope risks Islamic ire with toughened terrorism appeal

Dec 01, 2014 - 9:19 PM

The Pope calls on Muslim political religious and intellectual leaders worldwide to clearly speak out in condemnation of those who kill in the name of Islam

On the second day of his visit Pope Francis enters the Sultan Ahmed Mosque - known popularly as the Blue Mosque - in Istanbul 29 November 2014. Photo by Alessandro Di Meo/EPA