An opinion poll revealed that 72% of French people believe that France’s historical identity will be threatened if Islam becomes its largest religion. Analysts attributed this result to the spread of Islamophobia and the rhetoric of the far-right.
A video of a photographer stomping and attacking the body of a Muslim man shot by the Indian police caused an outcry on Social Media. The incident took place in the state of Assam, India where Muslims protested against government’s forced displacement.
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.
Ena Chadha, chief commissioner of Ontario Human Rights Commission has called for concrete steps to send a strong message against hate, stressing that the steps taken should recognize that religion-based hate exists in all social and political spheres in Canada.
The German government has expressed its concern after a (BfV) report revealed a rise by 3.8% in far-right extremists in Germany in 2020, noting that the most dangerous of these movements are "Citizens of the Reich" which do not recognize the state.
French newspaper "Mediapart", revealed disturbing details about a terrorist plot that a right-wing extremist group planned against Muslims in France in 2018, but surprisingly, all the suspects in this crime were released from prisons after less than 3 years! https://youtu.be/aw_riUuY5KQ
The House of Commons of Canada passed a motion to convene an emergency national summit on Islamophobia. The action was spurred by the horrific murder of four members of a Muslim family in a terrorist crime described by PM as an “act of evil motivated by hatred”.
Anger grew across social networks after a video of Hindu extremists attacking an elderly Muslim in Uttar Pradesh state had gone viral. The aggressors forced the man to shave his beard and the incident triggered sharp criticism over the rise in anti-Muslims attacks.
A British teen nicknamed ‘Hitler’ pleaded guilty to encouraging terrorism through creating an online group to target Muslims and setting up accounts on SM platforms to post racist, anti-Muslim material, which reveals how far right ideas infiltrate teen lives.