Des Dômes Et Des Minarets reports on the latest anti-Muslim initiative from the French far-right group Génération Identitaire, who were responsible for a widely publicised occupation of a mosque in Poitiers last year (and presumably also for the anti-Islam banner … Continue reading
A councillor has hit out at Bolton UKIP after it claimed single-sex faith schools were “socially divisive”. UKIP issued a statement after Tauheedul Free Schools Trust was given the go-ahead to build a £10 million Muslim boys school, named Eden … Continue reading
Al-Kanz reports that anti-Islam graffiti has been sprayed on the pavement outside the El-Feth mosque at Beauvillé in Amiens. The slogan reads “732, Poitiers… ils t’en ont pas parlé?” (“732, Poitiers… haven’t they told you about it?”). The reference is to Battle … Continue reading
Following Génération Identitaire’s anti-Muslim stunt in the Lorraine capital of Metz, two other Islamophobic groups held an anti-mosque protest in the city last Saturday. Thankfully, as you can see from the photo, it didn’t attract much of a turnout.
Reports and comment from Islamophobia Watch 21-27 October 2013
In October 2012 the French far-right group Génération Identitaire staged a rooftop protest at a mosque that was under construction at Poitiers. Des Dômes Et Des Minarets reports (via the UOIF) that on 11 October, presumably to mark the anniversary of … Continue reading
French Muslims have become the target of a marked increase in Islamophobic violence and actions, as well as incendiary statements by politicians, over the last two years, according to a report by a leading anti-racism observatory. The number of racist … Continue reading
Dozens of far right extremists stormed atop an unfinished mosque in western France on Saturday to show their hostility toward it and denounce immigration that has brought millions of Muslims into the country, a regional official said. About 70 protesters … Continue reading