Leaders of the French Council of the Muslim Faith expressed their deep concern about the significant increase in the number of anti-Muslim acts and Islamophobia in France during 2020, as they ask religious officials to denounce racism and Islamophobia.
The Wallonia region in Belgium announced that starting from next September all the bans on wearing religious symbols in universities, including hijab, will be lifted off. That is considered a major triumph by anti Islamophobia groups and Muslim women in Belgium.
A Muslim girl is threatened with expulsion from her school in England for refusing to wear a short skirt, as they considered it to be noncompliance with the rules. This was considered to be an act of Islamophobia or a lack of understanding about Islam.
Since the Muslim superhero character, Kamala Khan, gained recognition, Marvel Studios wants to produce the first series starring Kamala. Observers believe that it contributed to dispelling stereotypes about Muslims in America and promoting anti-Islamophobia.
Despite Islamophobia, Muslims have earned high-profile positions in European governments. In the following video, we learn about how many Muslims are in these governments and how countries deal with the right of Muslims to be represented in leadership positions.
The Federal Ministry of the Interior in Germany revealed the number of hate crimes against Muslims during the second quarter of 2020, which reached 188 crimes caused by Islamophobia. None of the perpetrators have been arrested despite investigations of suspects.