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A Muslim family was left shocked after a McDonald's worker allegedly hid bacon in their chicken sandwiches. The incident, which took place on Monday and was privately shared by one of the family members on Snapchat, was made public in a statement published by The Alabama chapter of The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Alabama) on Tuesday. The Muslim rights group called on managers at a Decatur, Alabama McDonald's branch to take action against staff who "intentionally" hid bacon...

A Muslim couple remained calm and composed in the face of a tirade of racist abuse which was caught on film at a supermarket in west London. As they went to pay for their shopping at the Aldi in Feltham, a woman at the opposite checkout began shouting and screaming at them – branding the wife’s niqab “disgusting”. The husband responded by asking if she thought “freedom of choice” was disgusting, telling her her attitude was "disgusting". She screamed back that he should “not allow [his] wife...

A Facebook group for members of Norway's far right has prompted derision online after its members mistook a row of empty bus seats for burka-wearing women. An obviously confused member of the group, which is named 'Fatherland First', posted an image of dark-coloured empty bus seats with the question: "What do people think about this?" And it seems the group's members thought the image was of a bus full of women wearing the burka. To them, it was proof of the alleged "Islamification of Norway...

A British family say they were left “humiliated” after being banned from wearing burkinis in the swimming pool while on holiday in Portugal. Maryya Dean and her sister-in-law Hina claim they were told they “must wear a bikini to follow Portuguese culture” before being out thrown out by hotel staff. The 36-year-old mum from Chessington also accused a maintenance worker at the pool in Albufeira of using her nine-year-old daughter, who was wearing a swimming costume, as an example of what she...

Muslims in the Quebec City area are facing disappointment and uncertainty after voters in a small town close to the provincial capital voted Sunday night to stop the development of a cemetery catering to the Islamic faith. In a closely watched referendum Sunday night, just 36 residents of Saint-Apollinaire, a town of around 6,000 southwest of Quebec City, voted 19-16 to overturn zoning changes made earlier this year allowing the cemetery. One ballot was rejected.

“It’s very...

A high school in the Netherlands said on Monday that students wearing headscarves would not be allowed into the graduation ceremony. Melanchton High School's branch located in Rotterdam's Schiebroek sent an invitation to graduating students and their parents, which stated that the students are not allowed to attend the event with their headscarves.

The "Denk" (Think) party, which was founded by former MPs of Turkish origin and NIDA Rotterdam (a Dutch political party inspired by Islam...

A cemetery groundskeeper pelted his Muslim neighbor's vehicle with eggs and tomatoes, left a handwritten note under the windshield mocking Mecca and later caused a traffic crash on Georgia Avenue all in effort to stop a fictitious web of terrorists, police say. Jeffrey Frizzell, 58, of Aspen Hill, is currently charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and race-religious harassment of a person. On Sunday, June 11, a Muslim man found his Chevrolet...

A leading Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), reported that the number of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the U.S. rose 91 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2016. In a report published on Monday, CAIR said the number of hate crimes spiked from the corresponding period of 2016, which was the worst year for anti-Muslim incidents since the civil rights organization began its current documenting system in 2013. According to the...

Female Muslim students in Austria make up over 73 percent of the total number of people subjected to discrimination at schools, a report by an Austria-based association said Monday, as Muslims express concern over growing Islamophobia throughout the country. According to the report by the Initiative for Discrimination-Free Education (IDB), Muslim female students faced the most discrimination at schools in the past year, Anadolu Agency reported. Entitled "Discrimination Report in the Austrian...

The three Muslim Somali-American women were in a parking lot when the incident took place. The attacker told the girls they would all be killed. A woman who verbally attacked and threatened three Muslim women in a Walmart parking lot will lose her job thanks to her disgraceful attitude, West Fargo Pioneer reports. Amber Elizabeth Hensley, a Mapleton, North Dakota, woman, was caught on cellphone video July 25 threatening the Muslim women and telling them she would kill them. She also told the...

More than five years of relative calm was broken this week at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro by vandals who spray-painted profanity on the mosque and draped its door handles with bacon. Green graffiti messages with expletives were spray-painted in three places on the exterior of the mosque, located at 2605 Veals Road just outside Murfreesboro city limits.

One of the messages was on a side door, another was on the back side, and another was scrawled across the basketball court...

The Bristol businessman who ‘bankrolled Brexit’ has sparked shock and outrage after he said there should be a ban on Muslims entering the UK, and that mosques in this country should be ‘levelled’. Arron Banks took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to discuss the UKIP leadership contest, and ended up being challenged on his controversial views on Islam. In a revealing exchange on social media, his own supporters acknowledged that his far-right views mirrored those of the National Front and the...

The Quebec City mosque that was the target of a mass shooting last January will boost security after a flux of “hateful messages.” And while they report receiving one or two pieces of hate mail per week, one of the most aggressive ones arrived last week. The Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec received a package on Friday containing a defaced Quran and a note suggesting the community use a hog farm as a cemetery. The package arrived two days before a controversial referendum in a nearby town...

An Israeli-Christian man is accused of stabbing his teenage daughter to death because, authorities say, he didn't approve of her relationship with a Muslim man. Prosecutors say Sami Karra, 58, killed his daughter in their family home in the central Israeli town of Ramle, a day after she graduated from high school. The daughter, 17-year-old Henriette Karra, was in a relationship with a Muslim man, against the urging of her parents, according to a criminal indictment filed in Israeli district...

A German judge has banned a Syrian woman from wearing a headscarf in court during divorce proceedings against her husband, local media reported on Tuesday. The woman's lawyer Najat Abokal told daily newspaper Tagesspiegel that the judge in the eastern city of Luckenwalde sent a letter to her client saying that religiously motivated statements such as wearing a headscarf would not be allowed in the hearing. The judge's letter also warned the woman she would face legal charges if she did not...