Muslim activists have expressed their strong dissatisfaction due to Switzerland coming referendum that could ban Niqab with an expected majority vote for the ban, believing it to be a first step to harassment of Muslims and growth of Islamophobia in the society.
A study by Birmingham City and Nottingham Trent universities revealed that Muslim players of both genders suffer from the rise of Islamophobia, especially females who are ignored due to wearing hijab, calling for the ending of discrimination in sports.
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.