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Addressing Islamophobia: only light can dispel darkness

  By: Mariam Veiszadeh Source: MuslimVillage My relationship with Islamophobia over the years has taken my forms – from being an advocate against it, to becoming a victim of it and everything in between. I stand before you today with a heavy heart. The past few weeks and days have been turbulent to say the least. I do not want to delve into a doom and gloom discourse and I premise my discussion around this simple fact – if you haven’t walked my path, then your understanding of my circumstances is only secondary. You cannot flatly deny that which you have had the privilege not to experience. Islamophobia is so broad though– and my message today is to those who perpetrate it, those who...

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Producer apologizes for page of Quran in cartoon

  By: Press Association Source: The Guardian An episode of Fireman Sam in which a character appeared to tread on a page from the Qur’an has been removed from Channel 5’s streaming site, the TV network said. In episode seven, series nine of the popular children’s animation, a character carrying a tray of hot drinks slips after tripping on some paper on the floor of the fire station. Several sheets fly into the air, one of which looks to be covered with Arabic script. HIT Entertainment, which produced the show, apologised “unreservedly” to viewers. The company, which produces brands including Bob the Builder, Pingu and Thomas the Tank Engine, added that it had cut ties with the...

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America: Why bad news for one Muslim is bad news for all

By: Muniba Saleem, University of Michigan Source: The Conversation On the morning of June 12, as details emerged from a shooting at an Orlando nightclub, Muslim Americans across the country likely reacted with horror, while secretly hoping that the shooter wouldn’t turn out to be one of them. Many had gone through the same roller coaster of emotions after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and the San Bernardino shootings. Muslim Americans have become accustomed to this pattern whenever there’s an attack with a Muslim perpetrator. Media outlets will debate whether or not Islam justifies violence, while sounding alarm bells about the extent of homegrown radicalism. At the same time,...

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