A 5-year-old nursery schoolchild was grabbed by the neck and called a “bad Muslim boy” by his teacher in North Carolina, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in a letter to authorities.

In a letter sent to the public school system in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday, CAIR lawyer Maha Sayed, said harsh treatment by a teacher at David Cox Road Elementary School made a Muslim child fearful of coming to school.

"For example, she [the teacher] would routinely...

A Redmond mosque was vandalized overnight Monday night in a "clear act of hate," according to a leader of the organization.
The president of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound -- known as MAPS -- Mahmood Khadeer announced Tuesday that the main granite sign in front of the mosque had been smashed.
Khadeer wrote that the mosque reported this incident and another that occurred during the weekend to local police.
The mosque, located at 17550 NE 67th Ct. near Marymoor Park,...

Society should no longer say the atrocities of Isis have “nothing to do with Islam” because the approach restricts efforts to fight extremism, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned.

The Most Rev Justin Welby has called on all religious leaders to “stand up and take responsibility” for the actions of extremists who claim to be following the strictures of their faith.

Speaking during a lecture at the Catholic Institute of Paris, where he accepted an honorary doctorate, he...

The US has witnessed more than 700 incidents of hateful harassment since Donald Trump’s election amid fears anti-Muslim hate crimes are reaching post-9/11 levels.

There have reportedly been at least 701 examples of hate crime, including one woman being told: “I’ll spit on you, you dirty bitch. I can smell the Africa on you”, since 9 November.

Meanwhile, there were 257 anti-Islamic-motivated crimes reported in 2015, compared to 296 in 2001, according to FBI data.


Tell MAMA, the national anti-Muslim hate monitoring group, said there was a rise in reported attacks in the months after May 2013 .

There were 21 the following year, followed by 24 in 2015 and 12 up until September this year.

The three main categories of anti-Muslim incident involved criminal damage to mosques, vandalism and actions involving violent extremism.

The attacks were mostly clustered in areas where there are high concentrations of Muslims and mosques in the...

The increasing number of Islamophobic attacks including the beating of Muslim women in the streets, has given way to fear among Muslims, especially the youth and now well-educated Turks have started thinking of returning home to Turkey.

Germany has been home to millions of Turks who immigrated to the country in the 1960s and onward to work in factories and service sectors, making huge contributions to the development of a devastated post-WW II Germany.

Many of them have enjoyed...

Number of anti-Muslim hate crimes rose in 2015 to the highest level since the aftermath of 9/11.

Hate crimes against Muslims in the United States shot up 67 percent in 2015 to their highest levels since the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, according to new FBI statistics.

Overall, 57 percent of the 5,850 reported incidents were motivated by race or ethnicity, while 20 percent of hate crimes were related to religious bias, the federal law enforcement agency reported...

The Bay Area is incredibly diverse and the national divide exposed by the presidential election is hitting home.

There have been at least two reported hate crime incidents on local college campuses. One student said Monday she does not plan to stop wearing her head scarf but she also says she's taking precautions to make sure she's more aware of her surroundings.

UC Berkeley Junior Asma Ahmed says since Donald Trump was elected president she walks around campus with only one...

An Israeli Cabinet panel voted Sunday to endorse a piece of legislation that would silence mosque loudspeakers that broadcast the call to prayer, kicking up charges of discrimination from the country’s Arab minority and Palestinian people.

The vote by the Cabinet panel on Sunday means the legislation will be introduced in parliament as a bill backed by the entire coalition – improving its chances for final passage.

Politicians and legal experts say its aim is to target mosques...

A Muslim woman has been hit with a €30,000 fine for wearing a niqab at a town hall in Italy, it has been reported.

The 40-year-old woman wore the full-body veil at a youth parliament meeting in Pordenone, north-east Italy, last month, Messaggero Veneto reported.

According to the newspaper, she was asked to remove the veil by the town’s mayor so she could be identified but the woman, who attended with her son, refused.

The woman, who has lived in Italy for 16 years, was...

Bamberg archbishop Ludwig Schick has received hate comments and death threats after the Alternative for Germany (AfD) posted a distorted picture making fun of him on his official Facebook page.

The post showed a picture of Archbishop Schick and quoted it with the shortened statement, "Church: Muslim Federal President conceivable."

The whole thing is covered with a "halal" –sign which is Arabic and translates as "allowed."

It was published at the end of October and caused...

A religious education teacher who posted Islamophobic comments on social media and attended a march organised by the far-right group Britain First has been struck off.

Nicholas Hall, who taught at a comprehensive school in Leicester, admitted he had attended a march on one or more occasions, and also admitted posting a number of intolerant messages.

Hall admitted a series of other matters, including allowing 12- and 13-year-old pupils to watch an 18-certificate film, accessing...

Unknown attackers pelted stones on a mosque and a linked Turkish cultural center in Stockholm on Sunday, an official at the center told Anadolu Agency.

The Rinkeby Mosque and its affiliated Turkish Culture Center came under attack during early hours of Sunday, the official, who wished to stay anonymous due to security concerns, said.

No casualties were reported since nobody was inside the building when the attack took place; however, windows of the buildings were broken.


Local Muslim community leaders are calling for a hate crime investigation into vandalism at the University of Minnesota. This isn't the first incident this week, either.

The University of Minnesota is calling this the second hate based incident on campus in the last 48 hours.

Someone spray painted "ISIS" on the Muslim Student Association sign. It was found Thursday morning on the Washington Avenue Walking Bridge. The spray paint has since been covered up with white paint. Many...

France's interior minister has ordered the closure of four mosques that allegedly espoused a 'radical ideology,' the latest such shutdowns among dozens since the Nov. 13 Paris attacks nearly a year ago.

A state of emergency in France allows for the closing of places of worship where the preaching risks provoking hate, violence or acts of terrorism.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve ordered the mosques in the Paris region closed on Wednesday. A ministry statement did not name...