Tag: Muslim women

Heroic Man Punched In The Face For Standing Up For Muslim Women Who Were Abused On Train

DTT: It’s really sad to see this in this day and age! Not every single Muslim you sit or stand or walk past is an extremist. When is this going to stop!? Disgraceful behaviour from this racist/bigoted men for abusing women for being Muslim. Respect to the man for defending those women from the bullies. Tammy Mills… Read More ›

Canadian Defense Minister Tweets Hoax Photos From Anti-Muslim Hate Sites

By Ali Abunimah / Electronic Intifada Muslims in Canada have strongly condemned their country’s defense minister for tweeting hoax photographs purporting to depict enslavement and oppression of women and girls by Muslim men. This comes amid accusations that the government is deliberately stoking anti-Muslim sentiment in the country. The National Council of Canadian Muslims said… Read More ›

Muslim Woman Spat At And Verbally Abused In Cabot Circus

  A Muslim woman was left shocked and in tears when she was verbally abused and spat at by a stranger ranting about the Middle East. Hasina Khan, who was born in Bristol, was on her way to work when she was attacked by a man in Cabot Circus at about 9am on Monday. Saliva… Read More ›

No-go Areas In Leicester For Muslim Women Wearing Niqab

DTT: This may come as a surprise for some people, but unfortunately is a reality. There are areas in the UK where minorities, Muslims would not be welcome. Having people stare at you, is one thing, but individuals trying to attack you for what you’re wearing or following a religious faith should be condemned and… Read More ›

Researchers say, Women Are More vulnerable To Islamophobia

By Jonathan Brown – Independent.co.uk Sunday 29 June 2014 There has been a surge of anti-Islamic attacks following the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby Muslim women are more likely to fall victim to Islamophobic hate crimes than men, with many of the attacks “opportunistic” and provoked by hostility to traditional dress, a new study has… Read More ›

Muslim Women More Likely To Be Attacked By Islamophobes

By Mark Townsend – theguardian.com Saturday 28 June 2014 Hotline figures reveal an average of two Islamophobic incidents every day since the murder of Lee Rigby More than half of Islamophobic attacks in Britain are committed against women, who are typically targeted because they are wearing clothing associated with Islam, new data reveals. The figures of… Read More ›

Muslim women’s attire under attack in Sri Lanka

Hate groups in Sri Lanka have made the attire of Muslim women a key target in their onslaught against Muslims. They have used security and the need for uniformity as reasons to attack Muslim female attire such as the hijab, the punjabi attire and the niqab. The Punjabi dress/shalwar khameez Although the Ministry of Education by… Read More ›

Cases of ‘hijabaphobia’ increasing in Quebec

DTT: The Land of the free. The land of democracy. Sorry, it is not. Muslim women have been discriminated against as a result of them wanting to freely wear a piece of cloth on their Hair. 50 years ago if you wore more clothes it was seen by the wider society as someone who is… Read More ›

Mothering In An Age Of Gendered Islamophobia

This article was originally published at wood turtle. This is the second post in my series on the media stereotyping of Muslim women. While some media argue that (identifiable) Muslim women are more likely to suffer Islamophobic attacks than men, I also recognize that Muslim men and non-Muslim men are also recipients of racial and anti-Muslim violence. This post looks specifically at Gendered… Read More ›