Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

Anti-Muslim Prejudice

Ilhan Omar

The current Ilhan Omar coverage provides a significant case study on how information can be taken out of context, applied irresponsibly, and used/abused by various parties, from 'imams' to the American president. This article provides a very good summary of the events. There is much more on my twitter feed. And of course Ilhan Omar's own social media.

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Coverage of the Christchurch attacks and their aftermath (updated) Discover More…

Australia Far-Right

SMH, Ex-head of Australian right-wing group posted anti-Islamic material online in breach of court order
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Counter-Islamophobia Kit

The Conversation, How to tackle Islamophobia – the best strategies from around Europe. Article from Amina Easat-Daas,
Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Leeds

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'Anti-Islam' Marcher against Brexit

Guardian, Anti-Islam activists get key roles in 'family-friendly' Brexit march, 7 Dec 2018
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Report on Fake News +

Patrik Hermansson, Hope Not Hate, Bots, Fake News and the Anti-Muslim Message on Social Media Discover More…

WhatsApp struggling to control fake news in India, researchers say

Guardian, WhatsApp struggling to control fake news in India, researchers say, 12 Nov 2018 Discover More…

Trolls attack Islam

Jamie Prentis, The National, Russian trolls stoked UK hatred of Islam after terrorist attacks, 1 Nov 2018 Discover More…

Identity and 'Islamophobia'

C.J. Werleman,, How do white Muslims experience Islamophobia?
Social media linkage to this interesting article/opinion piece.
"I'm white and English. I've never faced racism in my life. I became a Muslim, then people would hurl abuse as I was no longer white," tweeted Christopher John George. "I never knew how bad it felt until I was on the other side… it is DISGUSTING."
"His tweet illuminates not only how Islamophobia is a virulent form of racism, but also narrates an untold story of the Muslim experience in western societies today - the story of how white converts to Islam are now considered by some racists as traitors to their race."

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