Muslim woman attacked and bitten in Vienna ‘for wearing hijab’

A Muslim woman wearing a headscarf was beaten and bitten in Vienna in what her family suspect was an Islamophobic attack. The 51-year-old woman, identified only as Mrs D, was on her way to work at 6am in the south of the Austrian capital when she was attacked from behind. The woman said she heard …

Minnesota restaurant in US posts “Muslims get out” sign

Restaurant owner sparked outrage in Minnesota this week after he changed the sign outside his establishment to read “Muslims get out”—a message he insists people are “taking it the wrong way. The sign, which was erected following the ISIS-affiliated stabbing attack in nearby St. Cloud, attracted a gaggle of protesters outside Treats Family Restaurant on …

Study reveals job bias against Muslim women wearing headscarf in Germany

A Muslim migrant woman in Germany who wears a headscarf has to send almost five times as many job applications as a native German candidate with same qualifications to get an interview, research released Tuesday claimed. Independent research institute IZA published preliminary results of a study into the employment chances of female migrants in Germany, …

Hate crimes against American Muslims most since post-9/11 era

Hate crimes against American Muslims have soared to their highest levels since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to data compiled by researchers, an increase apparently fueled by terrorist attacks in the United States and abroad and by divisive language on the campaign trail. The trend has alarmed hate crime scholars and …

Australian woman forced off French beach for wearing a burkini

A Muslim woman from Australia has told how she was forced to leave a beach in France for wearing a burkini. Zeynab Alshelh, a 23-year-old medical student, told Australian media she had travelled to Europe to show solidarity with local Muslim women. Footage broadcast on Channel 7 showed local people saying they would call the …

Pig’s head hung in front of Essen mosque in Germany

A severed pig’s head has been found outside a mosque in the city of Essen in the western Nordrhein-Westfalen region of Germany on Friday. A caretaker at the Essen Central Mosque told police he found the bloodied head when he arrived at the mosque. Consulate General of Turkey in Essen Mustafa Kemal Başa and Essen …

Overnight arson at Hamilton mosque, fire put out by Syrian refugees

An arson Wednesday night at the Ibrahim Jame Mosque on King Street East was stopped by Syrian refugees who put out the small fire and helped police catch a suspect. The attack comes on the eve of 15th anniversary of an arson attack on Hamilton’s Hindu Samaj Temple in the days after 9/11. “Witnesses in …

New York woman tries to rip off Muslim women’s hijabs, attacks babies in apparent hate crime

An American woman attacked two Muslim women and their babies in New York, trying to rip off their hijabs and pushing over their strollers, which the prosecutors have described as a hate crime. The attacker, whose real name is Emirjeta Xhelili, approached the women in a Brooklyn street on Thursday afternoon and tried to rip …

Far-right Dutch leader Wilders says upset that Turkey coup attempt failed

Dutch anti-Muslim leader Geert Wilders said he was upset about the failure of the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, claiming any military regime is better than President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Speaking in a special session in Parliament on Tuesday, Dutch lawmakers discussed the foiled coup that killed 240 people. The Party for Freedom (PVV) …

Muslim woman set on fire on New York’s Fifth Avenue in possible hate crime, police say

A Muslim woman wearing traditional garments had her clothes set on fire by a man with a lighter as she shopped on a crowded New York City street over the weekend, police said. The 35-year-old was dressed in a hijab and standing outside a Valentino store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Saturday night when …

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