Tag: Bigotry

Anti-Muslim Bigotry Even Creeps Into The Miss America Pageant

It seems that anti-Muslim bigotry has also creeped into the Miss America pageant with the current Miss Puerto Rico being suspended after posting a series of anti-Muslim bigoted tweets. Posted by Destiny Velez, it prompted a printed apology by the Miss Puerto Rico Organisation, a copy of which is listed below. The following response was… Read More ›

The Rise Of Political Clickbait: IKEA Murders

This installment of The Rise of Political Clickbait is all about the IKEA murders, and the whirlwind of misinformation in the news media. Major update: On September 29, 2015, it was confirmed that the attacker, Abraham Ukbagabir, is not Muslim. He is a Christian, and the attack was not religiously motivated. Here’s the article: Washington… Read More ›

‘Go To Break, Go To Break Right Now!’ MSNBC Host Cuts Off Rambling Donald Trump

Donald Trump appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss his plan to ban Muslims from entering the United States. After refusing to let the hosts speak, Joe Scarborough threatened to cut him off and go to break. The notoriously thin-skinned Republican candidate dared him to do it and Joe followed through with the threat. From the New York… Read More ›

Mark Zuckerberg States That Muslims Are “Always Welcome” On Facebook

In response to the recent anti-Muslim comments made by the Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg said that Muslims are “always welcome” on his social media platform. The multi-millionaire social media tycoon posted the following statement on his personal Facebook page yesterday: “I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in… Read More ›

Teacher Under Investigation Over Allegation of Calling Muslim Student “Terrorist”

  Rotherham’s local paper, The Star, reports that a teacher is under police investigation over allegations that s/he called a 14 year old Muslim pupil a “terrorist” in class. The local paper reports that the parents Aman Ghani lodged a complaint after their son returned home from Clifton School “tearful and distraught”. The Muslim pupil has… Read More ›

Muslim Passenger Says He Was Thrown Off Because Of His Religion – National Express Incident

  The Bristol Post reports that the Muslim passenger at the centre of an alleged incident of Islamophobia involving National Express has come forward to confirm that he believes he was forced off a Bristol to London coach because he is a Muslim. Ibrahim Mohammed Ismail told the Bristol Post that he believes his racial… Read More ›

George Zimmerman Moves onto Anti-Muslim Bigotry & Shaming of Ex-Partner

The case of George Zimmerman and the killing of Trayvon Martin captivated and split America down the lines of race and a gun-culture which is seen as a ‘right’ in some states in the US. In 2013, Zimmerman was acquitted of a second degree murder charge in Florida which further led to disbelief in some… Read More ›

PM Announces Islamophobia To Be As A Separate Category Of Crime

  There is considerable coverage in the newspapers today (Daily Mail, The Guardian, Mirror, BBC News, ITV News,Sky News and Politics Home) about the Government’s announcement that police forces in England and Wales will begin recording Islamophobia as a separate category of crime. The announcement follows the mention of such a proposal in a speech… Read More ›

“You Should All Be In Jail,” And “We’ll Nuke You Soon Anyway”

I have a Muslim friend who happens to work close to my place of work and so we often meet and, as he is as much a political junkie as I am, we inevitably talk about the presidential election. He is married and has two children. And he has been growing more and more despondent… Read More ›

The Campaign To Ban Sharia Reaches Congress

On Wednesday, July 15, Representative Diane Black (R-TN) introduced a bill to ban the use of foreign law in federal courts. While devoid of language targeting a specific group of people, House Resolution 3052 is premised on the same notion that led to the passage of similar bills in ten states across the country: Muslims… Read More ›