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”.
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 UN report said that nearly 10,000 people, mostly women and children, fled northern Cameroon to Chad over the weekend to escape the sectarian violence that started between Muslim fishermen and Choa herders, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens.
To what extent can discrimination affect the lives of our children? Could it be a real health problem that threatens their future? This video explains the shocking effect of discrimination, which prompts us to rethink the negative effects of Islamophobia and hate. https://youtu.be/1tLu_wwoLbw
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.
An academic study revealed that one third of the Arabic content on SM incites violence, hatred and racism, and indirectly contributes to spreading extremism and discord in the society. The study stressed the need to limit such content and stop its rapid spread.
The Independent newspaper reported that Muslim women in Switzerland fear they could be assaulted after the country voted, with a slim majority of 51%, in favour of banning niqab in public places, noting that many fear the increase in violations of their rights.
Every time we think we defeated terrorism, hate speech revives extremism. The crisis is exacerbated by the spread of hate speech on grounds of free speech though the United Nations and the European Union Court emphasize respect for religions.
Researchers at the University of Sussex, who were studying the impact of hate crimes on Muslims, did not expect their findings to be mentioned in a 1,400-year-old Hadith! In a film produced by Sawt Alhikma, we learn about how this Hadith was proven to be a scientific fact.