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Testing Islamophobia: Researchers go undercover as Muslims for a month

By: Irene Zempi, Imran Awan Source: The Conversation Britain is a nation of real diversity, tolerance and multicultural vibrancy. But for those who have suffered hate crime, it can be an alienating and terrifying place. Police figures have shown that hate crime surged in the UK in the weeks following the EU referendum vote, and still remains at significantly higher levels than a year ago. But two covert research experiments we undertook showed that even before the vote in favour of Brexit, animosity and hatred towards Muslims was considerable. In two independent research projects, we spent four weeks each living as “visible” Muslims. In 2015, Imran grew a beard, wore the jubba (male...

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Australia’s Muslim healer: Mahomet Allum

By: Dr. Daud Batchelor Source: MuslimVillage Mahomet Allum dispensed herbal mixtures and advice without payment but accepted donations and gifted charities handsomely. He claimed the healing gift was handed down in his Afghan family for 400 years. The South Australian Worker claimed that daily attendance at his practise averaged 600 people. Published testimonials confirm his popularity, effective healing and charity.   Perth’s Sunday Times noted: “‘Humanity’s Benefactor’ and ‘Good Samaritan’ are but two endearing terms in which he is referred to by thousands of Australians.” With the reputation of having accomplished many outstanding cures it expected to locate Allum in elaborate...

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From Land Day to the Nakba – the legitimacy of Palestinian struggle

By: Isabella Bellezza-Smull Source: OpenDemocracy On Friday March 30, over 30,000 Palestinians peacefully approached the border area of the Gaza strip to bring attention to their unfulfilled right of return to their families homes inside Israel and to highlight the ongoing plight of living under Israeli occupation. Israeli military forces responded with lethal force, deploying troops, drones, tanks, and snipers who fired on the crowds using live fire, rubber-coated steel pellets, and tear gas. By the end of the day, fifteen Palestinians had been killed – many of them plainly unarmed – and over 1,000 wounded. By the end of the following week, 31 Palestinian lives had been taken,...

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