Category Archives: Activism in general

non-Muslim activism relevant for the research

Press release coalition anti-Islamophobia organisations – The situation for Muslims in Europe is getting worse: Time to act

21september
Press Statement
The situation for Muslims in Europe is getting worse:
Time to act

Brussels, 21 September 2016 – On the European Day Against Islamophobia, a coalition of organisations fighting Islamophobia call on EU leaders and decision makers to tackle rising anti-Muslim hatred as a matter of urgency. Continue reading Press release coalition anti-Islamophobia organisations – The situation for Muslims in Europe is getting worse: Time to act

Jaarrapport ‘Meld Islamofobie’: Toename Islamofoob Geweld Na Aanslagen Parijs in 2015

Meld Islamofobie is vorig jaar januari opgericht na de aanslagen op Charlie Hebdo en de Joodse supermarkt. Vandaag presenteert ze haar jaarrapport 2015. Hieronder het persbericht:
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Report: Islamophobia in Europe

Two weeks ago the European Islamophobia Report was published by SETA, a Turkish think thank. According to the report (executive summary)

Islamophobia or anti-Muslim racism poses a growing threat to the democratic foundations of European constitutions and social peace as well as the coexistence of different cultures throughout Europe. Both civil society actors and states should acknowledge the seriousness of this issue and develop concrete policies to counter Islamophobia.

There is a general report and a long list of country reports including the Netherlands. Continue reading Report: Islamophobia in Europe

Campagnefilm CTID ‘Islamofobie niet accepteren, maar melden’

Op 10 maart jongstleden heeft het Collectief Tegen Islamofobie en Discriminatie (CTID) de campagne: ‘islamofobie: niet accepteren, maar melden!’ gelanceerd tijdens een bijeenkomst in de Badr moskee in Amsterdam. Deze campagne is een samenwerking tussen CTID, politie Amsterdam, het College voor de Rechten van de Mens, het Meldpunt Discriminatie Regio Amsterdam (MDRA) en het Meldpunt Internetdiscriminatie (MiND).

Onderdeel van de campagne zijn onder meer een flyer en een folder en een nieuwe campagnefilm. De film is gemaakt door Buurttelevisie met subsidie van de gemeente Amsterdam en de Open Society Foundation. De film is hier te zien: Continue reading Campagnefilm CTID ‘Islamofobie niet accepteren, maar melden’

#HelloIamaMuslim – European action for understanding and empathy

Yesterday the European Milli Görüş organisations organized a public manifestation in several European countries. Milli Görüş is one of the largest European Muslim organisations and has strong ties to organisations in Turkey. They had a similar action last year ‘Allow me – I am Muslim’ distributing roses (but apples in Vienna) in several European cities.
#GestattenMuslim #HelloIamaMuslim #BuyrunBenMüslümanım #hallowijzijnmoslims
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Dutch mosque responds to fire bomb attack: ‘Dear Fire Bomber’

Almost a week ago someone tried to fire bomb a Dutch mosque in Enschede. Fortunately only minor damages and the perpetrator was caught and charged with attempted arson with terrorist intent. This Friday the mosque responded with an open letter on its Facebook page. Here is the text (my translation)

Dear fire bomber,
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Lived Islamophobia – “Do you know who I am?”

What does it mean to be a Muslim in the context of violent attacks, fear and Islamophobia? After the attacks in Paris there has been a rise in attacks against Muslims in the UK ranging from verbal abuse to a petrol bomb in a mosque. The online magazine Dazed has made a film “Do you know who I am?” in which young Muslims share their experiences with Islamophobia and the influence it has on their sense of home, belonging and identity and their expectations of the future. Continue reading Lived Islamophobia – “Do you know who I am?”