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Using of wrong beliefs of Wahhabism to spread Islamophobia :blabla:

Where is Allah ? Muslim scholars Answer ! 

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19 hours ago, Reza said:

Many others are tolerant and open minded, but confused, and surely have some prejudices. But it's far from "hate"

Salam many others don't care about religion ,always top brands in social media is about Entertainment ,Fashion or Sport but hot comments is belongs to religious follower minority that at top are hardcore Christians ,second Wahhabis against Shias & Shias are in bottom of the list.

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6 hours ago, Ashvazdanghe said:

Salam many others don't care about religion ,always top brands in social media is about Entertainment ,Fashion or Sport but hot comments is belongs to religious follower minority that at top are hardcore Christians ,second Wahhabis against Shias & Shias are in bottom of the list.

A lot of misconceptions about religion could be resolved by reading a decent book or a few articles, or speaking a few minutes with a knowledgeable person. Many can't, won't, or don't do it. 

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As an American, I've seen and heard of and met many in my community who could be described as Islamophobic. Often this is exhibited merely as fear of people who are different, in background, in culture, in belief. But unfortunately, there are many whose fear leads them to anger and even hatred. It breaks my heart to see people looked down upon, insulted, despised, and even hated as a result of fear and prejudices.

As a Christian, I am reminded of the words of Jesus when he said "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'  But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." I believe that this is the only way that people can overcome fear and hatred of others - when we choose to love every person, regardless of our differences, because we recognize that God chose to love us when we were still living as His enemies, that God loves all people from every country, culture, and background.

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10 hours ago, json said:

It breaks my heart to see people looked down upon, insulted, despised, and even hated as a result of fear and prejudices.

Hi it because Islam presents hardcore Christians (Evangelis,etc) to other  in a distorted way currently they show Sunni Islam is equal to ISIS & Shia Islam is self flagation & also interrupt Quran for people as word of Satan the best example they interrupt planner attribute for god  as deceiver for God & conclude because Satan is deceiver so Allah is Satan (nb)

also they use sunni Hadith books  to make a bad Image from prophet Mohammad (pbu)

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On 6/19/2018 at 6:53 PM, Laayla said:

Yes, please do.

How do you perceive the Shias?

My only interaction has been on this forum and I assume, someone I saw something within the being of that I wanted to have also when I was a teenager.

There seems to be a tremendous disconnect from reality in regard to what we think we know about Islam, given that our media apologetics is all from CAIR and organizations and individuals funded by Saud. Any mention of Shia is usually in the context of "IRAN79HOSTAGES!!! 9/11 TIMES ONE MILLION! IRAN BAD! NO TOUCH!" because our media talks down to us and assumes that anyone who doesn't live in a decaying, degenerate urban hub like NY or LA is too dumb to understand "the world". 

I find the users here pleasant and gracious in dealing with my unhinged rants and long winded posts. I can't speak this way despite wanting to, so I type or write it out instead. I am very much a part of the system that I was born into and have existed 32 years within that the idea of getting "out" doesn't seem so much liberating as it does like removing me from a life-support system. 

Regardless, I enjoy being able to read your conversations about Shi'ism and it's applications in life corporeal and spiritual. It has given me a better picture of a topic I was deliberately kept ignorant of. I come on here and read threads quite frequently.

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I think you need to look for "the good". Actually, it is very easy to say the world is a very scary place for Muslims to be in the west, but scarier still is to confront our own personalities and sins before we try to blame anyone else or ask why we are not accepted.

If you cant find that love, then turn to the 99 names and see how beautiful the way it is described for us.  When hate tried to argue its way into my thoughts from the media or news, I do a good deed and that reminds me that even when I cant see love, I can make it for someone else to see it with me. The smile of a child when I give him sweets or a surprise gift or even getting someone a coffee from the vending machine.

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UK police wrestle Muslim couple to ground after row over water

http://en.abna24.com/news/europe/uk-police-wrestle-muslim-couple-to-ground-after-row-over-water_910960.html

September 29, 2018 - 5:53 PM News Code : 910960 Source : PressTVLink: 
UK police wrestle Muslim couple to ground after row over water
 

In what appears to be a grossly racist act, a Muslim couple has been dragged to the floor and arrested by police officers at a shopping mall in the northwestern British city of Greater Manchester following a row over how much water they are allowed to purchase. 

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On 5/12/2010 at 1:17 PM, beardedbaker said:

(salam) (bismillah)

This topic has been discussed extensively, but it's still not clear to me what solutions are being proposed. I also believe that the even the causes are not obvious to some.

Make a choice and then explain what you think as a muslim living in the west needs to be done. Add your own answer if not included above.

Divorce ourself TOTALLY from wahabi salafi religion,  we are not muslims like them make it 100% clear to everyone in the west 

West is totally right to discriminate against these wahabi parasites who come here as refugees and immigrants have tons of kids as n d.c. they to t as key over 

Shias should make it TOTALLY clear we are a SEPARATE RELIGION from them 

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On 5/26/2018 at 12:32 AM, Ashvazdanghe said:

German antifa issues 'How to Riot' guide books ahead of right-wing party gatherings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v

Longer version

http://www.elim.ir/view/3467843/german-antifa-issues-how-to-riot

Antifa are idiots they are misguided like khawarij

Germans need to kill as many wahabi parasites or deport them at least otherwise a shia hating European caliphate is gonna rise in the west 

Why do Iranians support sunnis against israel its mind boggling 

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57 minutes ago, Panzerwaffe said:

Antifa are idiots they are misguided like khawarij

Germans need to kill as many wahabi parasites or deport them at least otherwise a shia hating European caliphate is gonna rise in the west 

Why do Iranians support sunnis against israel its mind boggling 

Antigua is not a Muslim group to become Khawarij they just misguided by George soros agenda like as Wahabists that most f them fooled by Israel   , shias are not in favor of returning any type of caliphate except Imam Ali (as) caliphate that was against all type of Sunni caliphates .

we against oppression & tyranny & we don’t care that it’s sunni or shia.

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4 minutes ago, Ashvazdanghe said:

Antigua is not a Muslim group to become Khawarij they just misguided by George soros agenda like as Wahabists that most f them fooled by Israel   , shias are not in favor of returning any type of caliphate except Imam Ali (as) caliphate that was against all type of Sunni caliphates .

we against oppression & tyranny & we don’t care that it’s sunni or shia.

i agree bro but oppression against wahabi/salafis is like cutting off the head of the snake 

if we defend their people they will stab us in the back when they are the majority in the west

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10 minutes ago, Panzerwaffe said:

i agree bro but oppression against wahabi/salafis is like cutting off the head of the snake 

if we defend their people they will stab us in the back when they are the majority in the west

When you defend them wear a shield to help You against their back stab , it’s an Iranian quote that ‘scorpion biting  is not because of it’s hate ,it’s because of it’s nature’

once one of Imams companions saw that imam give poor Nasibis bread when he asked him why you do it toward them , he said it’s our duty toward everyone to help them but if they were our Shias we would give them salt besid the bread too .

it means we help every oppressed people in general even if they are our enemies but if they were our friends too we will give them personal help too , if we could help Yemenis we would help them more than Palestinians .

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On 9/30/2018 at 10:17 PM, Panzerwaffe said:

Divorce ourself TOTALLY from wahabi salafi religion,  we are not muslims like them make it 100% clear to everyone in the west 

West is totally right to discriminate against these wahabi parasites who come here as refugees and immigrants have tons of kids as n d.c. they to t as key over 

Shias should make it TOTALLY clear we are a SEPARATE RELIGION from them 

you're just as bad as them

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On 9/30/2018 at 11:21 PM, Panzerwaffe said:

Germans need to kill as many wahabi parasites or deport them at least otherwise a shia hating European caliphate is gonna rise in the west 

Since when genocides are trendy again?

Educating people is cheaper, more humane and significantly more efficient than killing people.

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Ohio event focuses on spreading understanding of Islam

http://en.abna24.com/news/america/ohio-event-focuses-on-spreading-understanding-of-islam_911993.html

October 8, 2018 - 11:53 AM News Code : 911993 Source : Springfield News SunLink: 
Ohio event focuses on spreading understanding of Islam
 

The Miami Valley Islamic Association in the US state of Ohio is reaching out to share its culture with the Springfield community. 

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Anti-Muslim hate crimes in Canada up 151% in 2017

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December 1, 2018 - 7:28 PM News Code : 918923 Source : About IslamLink: 
Anti-Muslim hate crimes in Canada up 151% in 2017
 

Canada witnessed an alarming increase in the volume of hate crimes being reported to police in 2017, with hates crimes targeting Muslims increasing by 151%. 

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On 10/1/2018 at 10:17 AM, Panzerwaffe said:

Shias should make it TOTALLY clear we are a SEPARATE RELIGION from them (Wahhabis)

This is something that frustrates me too. 

On one level, I can see the need of all our sects to say "We are all Muslims", in spite of our differences but on another level, we are a different religion to them - we're the religion of the Ahl Bayt, as revealed first to Muhammad (pbuh). Historical tension between us and Sunnis has always been a big thing since around the time Muhammad (pbuh) died, only to be followed up by Ali (pbuh), Husan (pbuh) and Husayn (pbuh)

Then when it comes to their extremists (Wahhabis/Salafis/Islamists), it's just a continuation of this ever-perpetuating evil. 

Sure, on an individual case some are fine (I've got a few Sunni friends) but I can't at all accept their religion or fundimentalist mentality to reflect the Ahl Bayt whatsoever, and find them at odds with us Shia in general. I think it's probably more useful to refer to ourselves just as Shi'i but they're not gonna step down and call themselves Sunni to make things clearer because they have their own perverted narratives against us. 

 

When it comes to the public, to the media - to them it's all Islam and the worst of Islam is that which sticks. They don't care about all the complexities and sensitive aspects of our sects or the events that transpired following the prophet (pbuh.) It commonly makes people think that they can just open up a Qur'an translation, find a verse you don't like and act like you've got more knowledge than our most learned Islamic scholars! This makes us an easy target for anyone really because as "just Muslims", any assumptions can be made about us and our beliefs. It's not a good situation. 

And for "Islamophobia", can a Muslim be Islamophobic? that's an interesting thought. 

Many get abused because of assumptions and hostility building up against the non-existent monolith of "Islam", it's an ever growing trend. In some cases the term is useful but it's already used as a political tool and one to dodge criticism. 

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I was at a conference over the weekend and discussed this issue with a few people who were there

I pointed out that the issues in Europe involving crime, violence, etc., and Muslims had nothing to do with Islam. These things are a bi-product of allowing large numbers of uneducated, young men without skills, and from very different cultures (specifically north Africans or sub-Saharan Africans) into western nations. Without language skills, education, etc., these men will find themselves among the ranks of criminals.

As I have pointed out before, I live in one of the most Muslim areas of the US, and we have virtually no crime here. No violence or terrorism. The Muslims who live here are very different from the ones who live in the ghettos of Paris. 

One has to only go out into poor, rural areas of the US to find dangerous, uneducated people. Likewise, we can go into poor areas of the inner-city and see the same thing. Doesn't matter what religion these people are.

The media and politicians want to conflate Islam with race. They also want to instill a sense of victimhood in the minds of Muslims.

A vast majority of Europeans are quite tolerant and welcoming of Muslims, but those who have had bad experiences may think differently. In the US, there are many people living in rural areas who are ignorant and suspicious of Muslims, but I wouldn't say they hate Muslims. They just view such people as different or strange. Just like if I were to go to Iran tomorrow, there would be places in which I was welcomed, and other places where I wouldn't be.

And as long as we have Salafist terrorists and radicals committing acts of terrorism, we have a problem. These people WANT Islam to be viewed with suspicion and fear. They want to be hated.

The best thing to do is engage with the larger community, have "open mosque days", give lectures and presentations, inter-faith dialogues, etc.

And many Americans know the Shia have never been the "problem ones". The Jews want to push this idea of a dangerous Iran and Shia terorrists. A vast majority of Americans and Europeans are not buying it anymore. 

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Insulting Holy Qur'an with strange protection of Danish police/ Video

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April 20, 2019 - 7:26 PM News Code : 937687 Source : ABNA24Link: 
 

The founder of the extreme Right Party of "Hardline" in Denmark headed to an area surrounded by police for his security, and, in public, with his fellow man, insulting the Qur'an by throwing it. 

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It's natural in the west to be islamaphobic. A simple example being Native English see pubs(bars) as a british cultural institution. In Muslim area they tend to go out of buiness. They see this as a slow form of invasion and take over. It's a major clash. It's a clash that cannot have a middle ground. As Muslims such as myself don’t compromise our beleifs and our happy at the site of pubs closing.

*Pubs are just one aspect.

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On 4/22/2019 at 7:57 AM, Ashvazdanghe said:

The founder of the extreme Right Party of "Hardline" in Denmark headed to an area surrounded by police for his security, and, in public, with his fellow man, insulting the Qur'an by throwing it. 

This is a very sad situation. The man is a clown and he is quite conscious about his provocations. He does it only to piss off people. He knows that a lot of young people with low self discipline act violently. The consequence is that Muslims come across as trouble makers in the media while his blasphemy is called freedom of speech.
Unfortunately the situation in Denmark is quite toxic right now. There is an increasing number of people who wants to kick all Muslims out of the country. I sometimes I feel that converting to Islam in this day and age is just as bad timing as converting to Judaism in Germany in 1933.

I think the Islamophobia in the west has been consciously cultivated. It did not exist 30 years ago. The attacks in 9/11 2001 plays a big part and so does Wahabi/Salafism because that has become synonymous with Islam in the western media. Of cause I can't prove it, but to me it looks like someone is trying to make a divide and rule policy where they can make people afraid of someone else beside the greedy, corrupt and vain politicians.

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Arson attack at California mosque by extremist racists (+Photos)

http://en.abna24.com/news//arson-attack-at-california-mosque-by-extremist-racists-photos_934443.html

March 25, 2019 - 3:04 PM News Code : 934443 Source : CNN, ABNALink: 

Arson attack at California mosque by extremist racists (+Photos)

 

Police are investigating a fire at a California mosque as an arson and possible hate crime after a note was discovered that mentioned the recent shootings at two New Zealand mosques, authorities said. 

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): Police are investigating a fire at a California mosque as an arson and possible hate crime after a note was discovered that mentioned the recent shootings at two New Zealand mosques, authorities said. 

Escondido police and fire authorities received a call around 3:15 a.m. Sunday about a fire at the Islamic Center of Escondido, north of San Diego, said Escondido police Lt. Chris Lick, a department spokesman told CNN affiliate KGTV. Several people in the mosque came outside and extinguished the fire before authorities arrived, Lick said. The fire damaged the exterior of the building, police said. 

The note was found in the area of the mosque parking lot, Lick said. Police don't have a suspect, he said. 

"At this time, we're just going to leave it as it was a reference to the New Zealand shooting," he said. 

Escondido police have been doing extra patrols in the area since the shootings at the mosques on March 15 in Christchurch, New Zealand, according to Lick. 

New Zealand officials said a self-avowed white supremacist killed 50 people at Al Noor and Lindwood mosques in Christchurch. 

"Everybody should remain absolutely vigilant and watchful over their prayer centers," Lick said 

Yusef Miller, a member of Escondido's Islamic community, encouraged fellow Muslims "to make sure you're hypervigilant." 

"It was especially alarming to have it happen this morning, and everybody is on edge here today," Miller said. "Given what's been going on around the nation, around the world, we're not too surprised. We try to stay vigilant, but this can happen to anyone anywhere." 

Miller said local Muslims were already on high alert after the New Zealand shootings. 

He said when the note made a connection to New Zealand, "It gave us more of a mortal fear that something might happen that's outlandish."

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Holy Qur'an desecrated in two separate mosque attacks in Germany (+Photos)

http://en.abna24.com/news//tunisia-bans-using-Qur'an-in-commercials_949724.html

June 10, 2019 - 7:58 PM News Code : 949208 Source : yenisafakLink: 

Holy Quran desecrated in two separate mosque attacks in Germany (+Photos)

 

Two mosques in Germany were separately attacked by unidentified perpetrators in the states of Hesse and Bremen over the weekend. 

A central mosque in the German city of Kassel belonging to the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs in Hesse and the Rahman Mosque in Bremen were the targets of the malicious attacks. 

Many pages of the holy Qur'an were torn, scattered on the floor at the Rahman Mosque. 

Pictures from the scene show that vandals smashed the windows with stones at the Central Kassel Mosque. 

Seyfettin Eryörük, the head of the Kassel Central Mosque foundation, said that the attack was carried out early in the morning before prayers had started. 

Prosecutors launched an investigation into the incidents, according to reports. 

There were no reports of any casualties. 

The PYD/PKK terror group and far-left organizations claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks last year which targeted Turkish mosques, associations and shops in various cities, including Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Aachen.

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On 4/24/2019 at 1:18 AM, Revert1963 said:

This is a very sad situation. The man is a clown and he is quite conscious about his provocations. He does it only to piss off people. He knows that a lot of young people with low self discipline act violently. The consequence is that Muslims come across as trouble makers in the media while his blasphemy is called freedom of speech.
Unfortunately the situation in Denmark is quite toxic right now. There is an increasing number of people who wants to kick all Muslims out of the country. I sometimes I feel that converting to Islam in this day and age is just as bad timing as converting to Judaism in Germany in 1933.

I think the Islamophobia in the west has been consciously cultivated. It did not exist 30 years ago. The attacks in 9/11 2001 plays a big part and so does Wahabi/Salafism because that has become synonymous with Islam in the western media. Of cause I can't prove it, but to me it looks like someone is trying to make a divide and rule policy where they can make people afraid of someone else beside the greedy, corrupt and vain politicians.

Its proven already. Imagine how many people all around the world pay for their living by saying things about Islam that a 6-year-old Muslim could refute. Yet, for each such person there's about 12,000 people who press "like", "subscribe", "share".

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Just now, Aragaia said:

Its proven already. Imagine how many people all around the world pay for their living by saying things about Islam that a 6-year-old Muslim could refute. Yet, for each such person there's about 12,000 people who press "like", "subscribe", "share".

Fortunately the extreme Right "Hard-line" Party in Denmark just missed the electoral threshold of 2% of the votes. So they did not make it to parliament. Also the largest anti-emigrant / anti-Muslim party, the so called "Danish peoples party," was cut in half, where as parities more friendly to emigrants and Muslims increased their share of the votes. Many people simply reacted against the anti-Muslim rhetoric. So there is still hope for the world.

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Photos: Muslims protest against approve bill on banning hijab in Quebec, Canada

http://en.abna24.com/news//photos-Muslims-protest-against-approve-bill-on-banning-hijab-in-quebec-canada_952317.html

June 18, 2019 - 7:10 PM News Code : 952317 Source : ABNA24Link: 

 

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): Muslims protest against approve bill on banning hijab at public places in Quebec, Canada.

اعتراض مسلمانان به تصویب لایحه منع حجاب در اماکن دولتی کبک کانادا

 

اعتراض مسلمانان به تصویب لایحه منع حجاب در اماکن دولتی کبک کانادا

 

اعتراض مسلمانان به تصویب لایحه منع حجاب در اماکن دولتی کبک کانادا
 
اعتراض مسلمانان به تصویب لایحه منع حجاب در اماکن دولتی کبک کانادا

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Mosque targeted in anti-Muslim attack in Sweden

http://en.abna24.com/news//mosque-targeted-in-anti-Muslim-attack-in-sweden_956397.html

June 30, 2019 - 5:52 PM News Code : 956397 Source : Daily SabahLink: 

Mosque targeted in anti-Muslim attack in Sweden

 

A Muslim prayer room in a hospital in Sweden's Gothenberg city has been targeted in an Islamophobic attack, reports said Saturday. 

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): A Muslim prayer room in a hospital in Sweden's Gothenberg city has been targeted in an Islamophobic attack, reports said Saturday. 

The attack took place in Mölndal Hospital, where the perpetrator(s) ripped the Holy Qur'an and spilled drinks on the carpets, a statement by the Gothenberg Mosque Association said. 

"Muslims feel offended and hurt in the aftermath of this attack," the statement read, adding that the prayer room allowed Muslims receiving medical treatment at the hospital to receive psychological support and pray. 

"The fact that the perpetrators damaged a room where patients receive psychological support shows how much hatred these people have," the statement said. 

Police reportedly launched an investigation into the matter and have started to examine security footage. 

Last September, a mosque in the southern Swedish city of Orebro was burned to the ground in an arson attack. In December, an Islamic Cultural Center in the southern city of Saffle was the target of a homemade bomb attack. 

Sweden is a strong draw for many migrants and about 15 percent of its population was born abroad. 

New mosque opens in Netherlands

http://en.abna24.com/news//new-mosque-opens-in-netherlands_954119.html

June 23, 2019 - 6:24 PM News Code : 954119 Source : IQNALink: 

New mosque opens in Netherlands

 

A mosque named the Tawheed Mosque was launched earlier this week in Venlo city, southeast of the Netherlands, in a ceremony attended by Ali Arbash, head of Turkish Dianat (religious affairs) department. 

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): A mosque named the Tawheed Mosque was launched earlier this week in Venlo city, southeast of the Netherlands, in a ceremony attended by Ali Arbash, head of Turkish Dianat (religious affairs) department. 

According to Anadolu Agency, the organization’s Institute of Waqf (religious endowment) started the construction project of the mosque, which accomadates 2500 worshippers, in 2016. 

The opening ceremony was held on June 21 after the congregational Friday prayers. 

Addressing the program, Arbash stressed the importance of educational role of mosques in Europe and said that building religious places is one of the most important tools for strengthening Muslims unity. 

Also speaking at the ceremony, Sha’ban Dishli, Turkey’s ambassador to the Netherlands, said that the objective of the project is to provide an opportunity for the citizens to get acquainted with Islam and Islamic culture. 

Ahmad Dursun, Imam of the mosque, said that the mosque aims to introduce Islamic teachings and disseminate peace and brotherhood. 

Tawheed Mosque, built on a 3000 square meter plot of land, has a conference hall, a center for teaching religious sciences and Turkish language, restaurant and parking facility. 

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Britain’s escalating Islamophobia problem

http://en.abna24.com/news//britain’s-escalating-islamophobia-problem_959829.html

July 10, 2019 - 5:25 PM News Code : 959829 Source : Press TVLink: 

Britain’s escalating Islamophobia problem

 

News that the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is launching a campaign in parliament for fairer media coverage of British Muslims is set to reignite the debate on the depth and extent of institutional Islamophobia in the United Kingdom. 

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): News that the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is launching a campaign in parliament for fairer media coverage of British Muslims is set to reignite the debate on the depth and extent of institutional Islamophobia in the United Kingdom. 

The MCB’s initiative comes in the wake of successive reports pointing to a deep Islamophobia problem across British institutions and in particular inside the Conservative party. 

In the latest report by ITV news, it has been revealed that Tory party members who are under investigation for Islamophobia-related offences could still vote for the next prime minister. 

Conservative party leadership contender, Boris Johnson, has reneged on his promise to hold an independent enquiry into Islamophobia if elected. Instead he is now only offering a “general investigation” into what is widely believed to be a massive problem within the Tory party. 

The latest opinion poll by YouGov on behalf of HOPE not hate released on June 24 shows that 67 percent of Conservative party members have some of Islamophobic beliefs and that 43 percent would prefer not to have the country led by a Muslim. 

By contrast, the Labour party, which has been accused of anti-Semitism, has been much quicker to act. In the latest development on that front, former Labour party leader and British prime minister Gordon Brown called for the “automatic” expulsion of Labour party members accused of anti-Semitism. 

Muslim activists argue that the widely different attitudes toward Islamophobia and anti-Semitism are just one indicator of the British establishment’s lack of concern for the propagation of myth and hatred towards the British Muslim community. 

They also believe that the British establishment is in denial in respect of the depth and intensity of the problem. For example, Tory leadership hopeful and British foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has asked for a “definition” of Islamophobia before committing to combating it. 

Whilst the latest initiative by the MCB may be interpreted as a step in the right direction, analysts and experts are at pains to point out the MCB’s lack of clout and the fact that it too is ultimately part of the British establishment. 

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