Filmmakers Issa Shaker and Anass Bendrif made a short film, #Delete_it, to create awareness about online hate messages. In the short film a young Muslim woman asks several people in the parc to translate a message she received written in Dutch. The people in the film are reluctant and some say: “Really, delete this. This is horrible.”
The quotes are based upon real comments on social media, but some (like ‘go back to gas chambers’) were to horrible to show and the makers were afraid people would not believe those were real. Another quote ‘You have to leave the country in three days’ was used. Read the report in newspaper Het Parool. You can watch the film (in English) here Continue reading #Delete_it – Dutch awareness campaign against online hate: ‘Do you really want me to translate’?
Last Sunday there was a solidarity rally at the Amsterdam AlKabir mosque. This is an impression by Al Jazeera English: Continue reading Islamophobia and solidarity in the Netherlands
I’m very happy to announce that my article on the work of the Dutch anti-Islamophobia networks (as part of our project Forces that bind or divide) has been published in the Journal of Muslims in Europe: “You Need to Present a Counter-Message”| The Racialisation of Dutch Muslims and Anti-Islamophobia Initiatives Continue reading “You Need to Present a Counter-Message”| The Racialisation of Dutch Muslims and Anti-Islamophobia Initiatives
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
De Stichting Platform Islamitische Organisaties Rijnmond (SPIOR) bood vandaag aan burgemeester Aboutaleb van Rotterdam haar onderzoeksrapport ‘islamofobie in zicht’ aan. Continue reading SPIOR – Onderzoeksrapport ‘Islamofobie in zicht’
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:
Continue reading Jaarrapport ‘Meld Islamofobie’: Toename Islamofoob Geweld Na Aanslagen Parijs in 2015
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
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’
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,
Continue reading Dutch mosque responds to fire bomb attack: ‘Dear Fire Bomber’
Last Saturday evening a man in the Dutch town Enschede threw a fire bomb at a mosque. People (including children) were present in the mosque when it happened and after local residents chased the man he was arrested by the police moments later. The small fire in the mosque was extinguished quickly with only little damage and no injuries. Continue reading NEWS – Fire bomb at Dutch mosque: attempted arson with terrorist intent