French Minister Trashes Muslim Women With Anti-Black Slur

From alternet.org; Laurence Rossignol made the comments on Thursday in an interview with RMC radio and BFM TV, during which she slammed retailers who design products for Muslim women, such as hijabs, arguing that these companies are “promoting the confinement of women’s bodies.” When the journalist pressed Rossignol, arguing that some women choose to wear … Continue reading French Minister Trashes Muslim Women With Anti-Black Slur

Anti-terror police question schoolboy for wearing pro-Palestine badge

Teenager referred by his teachers after trying to raise money to help Palestinian children From Matt Broomfield in the Independent; A schoolboy has been questioned by anti-terrorism police because he wore a "Free Palestine" badge to school. Rahmaan Mohammadi's teachers at Challney High School for Boys in Luton referred him to police under Prevent - … Continue reading Anti-terror police question schoolboy for wearing pro-Palestine badge

France’s anti-terrorism laws leave Muslims in a state of fear

From The Verge: Marie isn’t the only one looking for answers. There has been a steady stream of similar stories in the French media since President François Hollande implemented a state of emergency following November’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people. The laws, which were extended for three months in November, give security forces expanded … Continue reading France’s anti-terrorism laws leave Muslims in a state of fear

Pakistan Green Lights Anti-Ahmadi Gatherings

To mark the 39th anniversary of the passing of the second amendment of the Pakistani constitution, which declared Ahmadis non-Muslims, a coalition of anti-Ahmadi religious groups met at a vast conference of their own. The event, held in Lahore, was marked by incendiary speeches that called for further economic and social isolation of the Ahmadi … Continue reading Pakistan Green Lights Anti-Ahmadi Gatherings

Police face court over refusal to hand over reports on anti-Muslim ‘bias’

Originally written by Vikram Dodd From The Guardian Scotland Yard is facing court action next week after refusing to hand over the results of investigations it was ordered to conduct into claims that it used counter-terrorism powers to discriminate against and harass innocent Muslims. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is seeking a high court … Continue reading Police face court over refusal to hand over reports on anti-Muslim ‘bias’

Anti-Ahmedi laws: Police act as worship place ‘looks like a mosque’

Policemen scratched out Quranic verses written on the walls of an Ahmedi place of worship and ordered them to cover up short minarets at the entrance as they made the place look like a mosque, The Express Tribune has learnt. After receiving a complaint about the place of worship in Sultanpura, Kachhupura, a large contingent … Continue reading Anti-Ahmedi laws: Police act as worship place ‘looks like a mosque’

Anti-war Law School Professor Sends Email Criticizing Care Packages for U.S. Troops

Professor Michael Avery, a specialist in constitutional law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston sent out an email criticising the solicitation of care-packages for U.S. Troops, the following is the email as found in its entirety. I think it is shameful that it is perceived as legitimate to solicit in an academic institution for … Continue reading Anti-war Law School Professor Sends Email Criticizing Care Packages for U.S. Troops