A record number of anti-Muslim attacks and incidents of abuse were reported last year, with women disproportionately targeted by mostly male teenage perpetrators, the monitoring group Tell Mama has said. Tell Mama said victims were often let down by poor recording of incidents and were sometimes left feeling dismissed. A third of incidents were online, up by After a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena killed 23 people, more than 70 reports of Islamophobic prejudice, including hate speech and abusive behaviour, were reported. The sociologist Tahir Abbassaid the findingswere a worrying indication of the rise of populism and nationalism, with Muslims often the target. Islamophobia is used as a hook but also far-right groups and radical Islamists feed off each other and they are all feeding off of Islamophobia. Of the victims six out of 10 were women and of the perpetrators eight out of 10 were men, with the majority aged between 13 and Abbas said women were often attacked because of their visibility, which makes them vulnerable.
Anti-Hindu sentiment , also known as Hinduphobia or Anti-Hinduism , is a negative perception, sentiment or actions against the practice and practitioners of Hinduism. Individuals in the Indian diaspora have begun to protest that Western scholars "distort their religion and perpetuate negative stereotypes",  which began with Macaulayism in India. Historically, such stereotypes were promulgated during the British Raj by several Indophobes in South Asia as a means to aggrandize sectarian divisions in Indian society, part of the divide and rule strategy employed by the British. The Indian Caste System , a social stratification system in South Asia which has been criticized for its discriminatory problems, is often seen as a uniquely 'Hindu' issue rather than a cultural one. This is a common stereotype, as some adherents of other religions such as Islam , Sikhism and Christianity have kept the practice of caste segregation in India for details, see Caste system among South Asian Muslims.
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Its cover photo is an image of a charred, blackened body. Twenty of these groups promote the stereotype that all Muslims are violent. The Three Percenters are an antigovernment extremist movement. This is only for the people that want to bring a stop to Islam! Researcher and professor of computer science at Elon University, Megan Squire, is conducting a large-scale, ongoing study of hate groups on social media platforms, including Facebook. She then selected the groups having more than 10 members in common and used social network analysis software to reveal the underlying "co-membership" network. Anti-Muslim hate seems to be the unifying cause hate groups can rally around and engage in on the social media platform. These findings are part of her ongoing research project to study far-right extremist beliefs through social media. According to a Pew research study, 75 percent of Muslims polled believe there is a lot of discrimination in the United States against Muslims. This disposition is well illustrated on Facebook, a platform in which Nazis and white nationalists are removed, while anti-Muslim groups remain.
Drawings will be judged by American cartoonist Bosch Fawstin, winner of a similar competition in Texas three years ago that was targeted by two Muslim gunmen. Freedom of speech is our most important freedom. The PVV, which is the leading opposition party in the Netherlands after coming second in elections last March, said the cartoon competition would be held in the autumn after getting the go-ahead from the NCTV counter-terrorism agency. And that has to be defied by drawing Mohammad. Two gunmen from Arizona were shot dead by police as they tried to storm the competition won by the cartoonist in Garland, Texas. That contest was held four months after Islamist gunmen murdered 12 people at the Paris offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo , which had printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium.