Le Pen has declared herself to be anti-radical Islam, and has attacked “two totalitarianisms”, namely globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.
In the aftermath of the election of US President Donald Trump and the UK’s Brexit referendum, many observers are keeping a watchful eye on how presidential elections play out in France in late April and…
German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a tough election year.
When Germany goes to the polls in the second half of 2017, there is a chance that the status quo will prevail. This is a…
Islamophobia refers to dread or hatred of Islam and unfounded prejudice and hostility towards Islam and Muslims.
While there are pockets of antipathy towards Muslims, an overwhelming majority of Australians don’t share it.
A useful avatar for threats both real and perceived, the notion of a pan-Islamic nuclear weapon has little to do with reality.
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Canada is dealing with some of the same tensions about integration and tolerance as other Western countries.
Europe is at a crossroads in how it integrates religious minorities. But there are lessons to be learned beyond liberal secularism.
The lyrical beauty of Arabic inspired many poets, writers.
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The teaching of Islam is often limited to its religious practice. How Christians, Jews and Muslims borrowed freely from each other in the realm of art, music, and literature is seldom discussed.
Women praying in Birmingham to celebrate Eid al-Adha.
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A new review on integration in Britain lumps much of the blame on housebound Muslim women.
Muslims do have important reasons to worry about a Trump presidency. But it may not be all doom and gloom.
A Trump presidency may not be all doom and gloom for Muslims. Yes, there is cause for concern but there is reason for optimism too.
Trump's rhetoric on the campaign trail was toxic. His victory means women will suffer the fallout.
Two researchers were subjected to harrassment and initmidation when they wore Islamic dress in public.
Fear of Islam pervades every corner of modern Muslim life.
Islamophobia affects all those who encounter it – whether they are Muslim or not.
A spate of French towns have banned burkinis. It’s the latest move in a long history of unease over women’s (and sometimes men’s) clothing.
The burkini bans, now overturned by a French court, are selective and ridiculous. But controversy over women’s clothing, and competing cultural notions of appropriate garb, are nothing new.
Islam is not a monolith, and understanding its source code has value for everyone.
Undertaking a Muslim education – coming to understand the faith's teachings and its ideas about humanity – can have enormous value for anyone who wishes to tackle social conflicts.
The militant extreme right is also capable of attracting young Australians to its cause.
The arrest on terrorism charges of a white 'nationalist extremist' from an avowedly right-wing organisation should alert Australians to the dangers of violence from that direction.
Pauline Hanson, speaking on Q&A.
After a question from a Muslim audience member, Senator-elect Pauline Hanson said "your Grand Mufti won't even come out and condemn the terrorist attacks that’s happened overseas". Is that right?
Online and offline activism are merging, as recognised by this protest against the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Racial abuse and violence and the intertwining of 'offline' and 'online' worlds call for new methods for opposing racism in public.
Clashes over the building of a mosque in Bendigo are a reminder of how easily strong public feelings about immigration can be exploited.
Australians need to have a broad conversation about immigration. This must go beyond border security to discuss immigration's broad functions, social impacts and the national interests it serves.
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Dallas Rogers speaks with Rhonda Itaoui about her research into Islamophobia and navigating the city as a Muslim in the wake of public fear over terror attacks and a lack of understanding about Islam.
Pegida is striving to project a respectable image.
The anti-Islamisation group caused no trouble in Birmingham this weekend – but that's part of a very deliberate strategy.