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Local Muslim Americans in Bayonne, New Jersey, were shocked to find Islamophobic epithets and "Donald Trump" spray-painted all over the Bayonne Muslim Community Center on Friday.

Words such as "fuck Allah," "fuck Arabs," "Jesus Christ" and "fuck ISIS" were found plastered all over the red-brick building, which is also referred to as "Al Mi'raj Masjid."

"It was sad to see this after our morning prayers," Waheed Akbar, an administrator for the mosque, said in a phone interview...

When in last week’s presidential debate Donald Trump suggested that Muslims in the United States should “report when they see something going on,” he sparked a satirical backlash on Twitter mocking the idea that every Muslim has some secret knowledge of terrorism.

But the FBI has also aggressively sought terrorism leads from Muslim Americans; a presentation published by The Intercept last month suggested looking for informants in mosques and Muslim student associations, and that...

With the elections fast approaching, there is an apparent spike in incidents targeting the American Muslim community in the past week alone.
10/15/16: Waterloo, Iowa – The Masjid Al Noor mosque, in Waterloo, Iowa was found to have been vandalized on Saturday. The word “TRUMP” was spray painted on the mosque’s exterior, in large red letters. Neighbors from the local interfaith community showed up in the following days to help clean the vandalism, in an act of solidarity.

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In what has been described as a "hate crime" by police, the woman was approached by a man who repeatedly told her to remove her head scarf as she walked alone on Oxford Street, London.

When she refused the man became more aggressive and attempted to snatch the hijab, which is a religious covering of the head with the face visible, from her head.

The attacker managed to remove the pin of the headscarf, but did not succeed in fully removing it.

The woman, in her 40s,...

Thousands of supporters of the anti-migrant organization Pegida gathered in the east German city of Dresden to celebrate the second anniversary of the group's founding Sunday.
According to the research group Durchgezaehlt, between 6,500 and 8,500 people gathered at Dresden's Theaterplatz, with several hundred counterdemonstrators protesting some distance away.
A massive police presence has accompanied the event. Pegida (a German acronym for Patriotic Europeans Against the...

Three white men were arrested on Friday in Garden City, Kansas over a planned bombing of a nearby mosque.

Though most headlines and articles have referred to the men as “miltia men,” it is clear that what they were plotting was domestic terrorism and therefore, they are would-be terrorists.

The discovery of the men’s plot is the result of a months-long investigation by the FBI that began in February.

The three men, Curtis Allen, Gavin Wright, and Patrick Eugene Stein are...

An opposition, right-wing Dutch SGP party offered banning the adhan (call to prayer) on loudspeakers in the Netherlands. Kees van der Stij, the leader of the SGP, proposed the submission for the ban of the adhan ahead of the 2017 election.

"We don't want to hear adhan and this is not the Middle East, we don't have to hear adhan that often," he said on a radio show Sunday.

The law for worship is same for both the church and the mosque in the Netherlands. Van der Stij claims that...

For the second Friday in a row, a Calgary mosque has been vandalized.

The glass on the front door of the Ranchlands Mosque in northwest Calgary was smashed, officials from the Islamic Association of NW Calgary (IANWC) discovered on Saturday morning.

A sign indicating that the mosque was open during construction was also thrown in the parking lot, they said.

The vandalism mirrors a similar incident last week at the southeast Islamic centre in Queensland, where the glass...

Born and raised in Hungary, a lot of Muslims are complaining that next Sunday’s referendum on refugees is creating a more fertile atmosphere for hate and abuse, adding salt to the religious minority’s wounds in the east European country.
The government contends there is a direct link between migrants and terrorism and is seeking a popular mandate in Sunday’s vote for its opposition to accepting any mandatory European Union quotas for resettling asylum seekers. "I’m starting to feel...

President François Hollande, France's most unpopular president in the last six decades, admitted in his tell-all book that Muslim women want to choose freedom from wearing a veil. He also revealed that he no longer supports immigration.

Referring to Muslim women, "the veiled women of today will be the Marianne of tomorrow," said the French president. The statue of Marianne stands in the Place de la Republique in Paris refers to the French national symbols.

"If we give [the...

The Muslim family of an award-winning computer data scientist decided to leave the United States after the latest incident of Islamophobia involved the youngest child being repeatedly bullied.
Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, a two-time Fulbright Scholar who uses data to prevent terror attacks, moved his family across the world to Pakistan over the weekend after sharing a heartbreaking post on Facebook featuring his 7-year-old son with a sling on his arm after he was attacked by bullies in...

Police and emergency services were called to a Muslim prayer room in Malmo in southern Sweden after a fire had broken out early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters from three different fire stations in the region instantly put the fire out and no one was injured in the incident. The entire building was smoke damaged and police have reported it to be an arson attack.

"Technicians on site have located traces indicating that it's an arson attack," Daniel Jonasson, central command at the...

A southeast Calgary Islamic centre was vandalized late Friday evening, and a community leader is hoping the person responsible comes forward, because he wants to start a conversation.

The glass on the door of the Islamic Centre of South Calgary in Queensland was broken.

A burnt copy of the Quran and a hateful letter greeted members of the Musallah Saturday morning, the centre's president told CBC News.

"Vandalizing anybody's place of worship, to me, is a despicable way...

Three attacks targeting Turkish-run mosques in Germany since Sept. 25 triggered concerns on rising Islamophobia in the country where xenophobic and Islamophobic movements have gained popularity since a recent influx of refugees.

The latest target of unknown assailants was a mosque under construction in Herringen, a small town in the North Rhein Westphalia state. Suspects spray painted anti-Islamic and anti-Turkish slogans on the walls of the unfinished mosque being built by the...

On Sept. 23, Alabama police chief Barry Pendergraft posted a video of himself loading the bullets with the text, "100 more bacon grease covered bullets in the box! This relaxes me so!!" On Sept. 27, Pendergraft uploaded a picture of a box filled with the ammunition. He posted, "Happiness is a couple thousand rounds in the ammo box! Bacon grease dipped of course!!"

As of Saturday morning, Pendergraft switched his Facebook page from public to private.

CAIR (Council on American-...