A “Save the Children International” survey showed high rates of racial discrimination against immigrant students in Swedish schools. The survey shockingly revealed negative reactions of teachers and school administrations towards those students.
A Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) report said that Islamic governments and religious institutions have made great progress in imposing moderate Islam and pulling the rug out from under extremists and advocates of violence during the past 20 years.
American author Audrey Farley said that Western literature books that dealt with the Islamic world in recent decades presented a negative stereotype about Islam. That representation contributed to spreading Islamophobia and was exploited for political purposes.
Four nuns walked out of a prayer service in Kerala, India in protest after a priest delivered a hate speech against Muslims and asked people not to deal with them. The nuns said: “What Christ has taught us is to love everyone and not seed communalism”.
Many protesters gathered in front of Worcestershire County prison in the UK claiming that a senior prison officer has repeatedly targeted Muslim prisoners who are practicing Islam. The Ministry of Justice confirmed an investigation is underway.
Far-right extremists coordinated a campaign on social networks and TV channels, calling for an economic boycott of Muslims in all states of India. Analysts warned of the serious consequences of such calls on India’s economy which is already suffering due to the pandemic. https://youtu.be/yRvEDGTGVZs
A survey by Pew Research Center on religious pluralism in India found a clear contradiction between Indians' belief in pluralism, acceptance of others and tolerance, and their deeds on the ground; which shows a great split, based on religion, in Indian society.
Social media apps and websites saw a considerable surge in Muslim youth users this year amid national and international lockdowns. Muslims used SM to share their ideas, beliefs and culture, with ramadan, eidmubarak and hajj being the most popular hashtags.
Bangladeshi-origin Shahana Hanif made history when she became the first Muslim woman elected to NYC Council. Hanif, who won with a more than 3,900-vote lead over the second-place candidate, will work for marginalized communities that have no voice in NYC.
The Ministry of Education in Uzbekistan has decreed that schoolgirls are to be permitted to wear the hijab as part of a recently taken package of measures in response to demands for expanding religious freedoms in Uzbekistan, where Muslims constitute a majority.