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

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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Mosque Plan = 'Fake News'

Rhyl Journal, Mosque plan for Prestatyn branded fake news, 14 Dec 2018
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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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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…

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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