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slamophobia is prejudice or discrimination against Islam or Muslims. The term seems to date back to the late 1980s, but came into common usage after the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. In 1997, the British Runnymede Trust defined Islamophobia as the "dread or hatred of Islam and therefore, to the fear and dislike of all Muslims," stating that it also refers to the practice of discriminating against Muslims by excluding them from the economic, social, and public life of the nation. It includes the perception that Islam has no values in common with other cultures, is inferior to the West and is a violent political ideology rather than a religion. Professor Anne Sophie Roald writes that steps were taken toward official acceptance of the term in January 2001 at the "Stockholm International Forum on Combating Intolerance", where Islamophobia was recognized as a form of intolerance alongside Xenophobia and Antisemitism.
Sources have suggested an increasing trend in Islamophobia, some of which attribute it to the September 11 attacks, while others associate it with the increased presence of Muslims in the Western world. In May 2002 the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC), a European Union watchdog, released a report entitled "Summary report on Islamophobia in the EU after 11 September 2001", which described an increase in Islamophobia-related incidents in European member states post-9/11. Although the term is widely recognized and used, it has not been without controversy
- In January 2006 the Dutch parliament voted in favor of a proposal to ban the burqa in public, leading to accusations of Islamophobia. Filip Dewinter, the leader of Vlaams Belang bloc has said his party is "Islamophobic." He said: "Yes, we are afraid of Islam. The Islamisation of Europe is a frightening thing."
- Halima Mautbur, from the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations called an attack on a hijabi Muslim woman "an Islamophobic incident".
- On January 04 2010, in Hamilton city of Ontario, Canada the largest mosque of the city on Stone Church Road was firebombed. Hamilton police’s hate crime unit and chief arson investigator discovered "evidence of vandalism at the property as well as an incendiary device". Attackers had used a large rock, lighter and Molotov cocktail.
- Doudou Diène in a report prepared by the UN Commission on Human Rights released on March 7, 2006 mentioned the publishing of the cartoons at the heart of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy regarding, "The development of Islamophobia or any racism and racial discrimination ..."
- The desecration of 148 French Muslim graves near Arras. A pig's head was hung from a headstone and profanities insulting Islam and Muslims were daubed on some graves.
- Dalil Boubakeur, a director of a Paris mosque described the vandalism on a Mosque in Paris, France as Islamophobic.
- On December 13 2009, The Mosque of Castres in southern France, was vandalized in the night. Swastika in black paint, "Sieg Heil" in German, "France to the French" in French, and "White Power" in English were scrawled on the mosque. Additionally, a pig feet was hung on the mosque..
- Destruction and vandalism of Muslim graves in France were seen as Islamophobic by a report of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia .
- French town accuses a popular fast-food chain Quick of discrimination because it only serves burgers prepared according to Islamic dietary law .
- On July 1 2009, Marwa El-Sherbini was stabbed to death in a courtroom in Dresden, Germany. She had just given evidence against her attacker who had used racist insults against her because she wore an islamic headscarf.
- Giles Tremlett of The Guardian referred to the burning of a Muslim Sanctuary in the Spanish city of Ceuta, as an instance of Islamophobia.
- Vandalism of Muslim Graves in Charlton cemetery in Plumstead, London.
- In 2005, The Guardian commissioned an ICM poll which indicated an increase in Islamophobic incidents, particularly after the London bombings in July 2005. Another survey of Muslims, this by the Open Society Institute, found that of those polled 32% believed they had suffered religious discrimination at airports, and 80% said they had experienced Islamophobia.
- On the 26 August 2007 fans of the English football club Newcastle United directed Islamophobic chants at Egyptian Middlesbrough F.C. striker Mido. An FA investigation was launched He revealed his anger at The FA's investigation, believing that they would make no difference to any future abuse. Two men were eventually arrested over the chanting and were due to appear at Teesside Magistrates Court.
- On July 6 2009, the Glasgow branch of Islamic Relief was badly damaged by a fire which police said was started deliberately, and which members of the Muslim community of Scotland allege were Islamophobic.
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- Zohreh Assemi, an Iranian American Muslim owner of a nail salon in Locust Valley, New York, was robbed, beaten, and called a "terrorist" in September 2007 in what authorities call a bias crime. Assemi was kicked, sliced with a boxcutter, and had her hand smashed with a hammer. The perpatrators, who forcibly removed $2,000 from the salon and scrawled anti-Muslim slurs on the mirrors, also told Assemi to "get out of town" and that her kind were not "welcomed" in the area. The attack followed two weeks of phone calls in whic Iranian-American Zohreh Assemi was called a "terrorist" and told to "get out of town," friends and family said.
- Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan was detained in Newark Airport in the USA and was questioned for about two hours because of his common Muslim surname Khan, before the Indian mission intervened and secured his release. The actor was heading towards Chicago to participate in the Indian Independence Day celebrations. "It is a Muslim name and I think the name is common on their checklist," he told Indian television channels over telephone.
THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!
So the question is........... what are we going to do about it, considering the fact that France in the next 5 to 10 years will be an Islamic Major country with am estimate of 5 Muslims being born everyday there, here you have the president of France arguing the ban of the"hijab" as if it is a violation to woman's rights.
Well you tell them this, if anyone asked you why in the world in Islam asks there women to wear hijab and close there bodies and so forth, say to them that
Islam is a beautiful religion, that in a sense it protects beauty......
Not to mention that the in Malaysia (FYI Malaysia is a majority Muslim country but not really an Islamic nation) everyday there are cases of sexually abuse towards women, I don't see anyone doing anything about it, why they even discourage women to wear it (look at the politicians wife, duh)
The main point here is actually, the problem is not because we did something to them that made them afraid of us, it was we who are afraid of Islam. We're afraid to follow the prophet, to act righteously and to do what Allah told us to, and in a set back we didn't just made ourselves afraid, we made the world afraid of Islam.
Try to think about it, if we weren't afraid to go out wearing a jubah in public with a serban on our heads, rather than the books and text books and novels, we bring in our hands the Qur'an, Sahih Bukhari and other such like.
We have to realize that we create our own world. If we fear it, we make our world afraid of it.
Only when we are not afraid to step in the light then shall we be able to see what greatness there is.
CHANGE YOURSELF, YOU CHANGE THE WORLD
IF YOU FEAR ISLAM, THEN YOU MAKE THE WORLD FEAR IT,
BECAUSE YOU ARE THE WORLD............