Category: Islamophobia

Far right extremists to protest outside mosque

Islamophobia watch The far-right group the North West Infidels, which originated in a split in the English Defence League, will be holding a demonstration in Bolton next month against the planned so-called “super mosque” in Astley Bridge. There is an existing campaign based on the Facebook page Stop the Astley Bridge Mosque Bolton, which […]

Catalonia to push ahead with burqa ban

The Local The government of Spain’s Catalonia region said on Thursday it would push ahead with a planned burqa ban after the EU ruled recently that banning full face veils in public did not violate the human rights of Muslim women. The Catalan Government first announced its controversial plans to […]

American Muslim leaders spied on

CNN The U.S. government allegedly spied on prominent American Muslims under the same program it used to keep tabs on suspected terrorists, according to documents held by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Journalists Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain, writing for The Intercept, said Snowden provided them documents that […]