Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

Anti-Muslim Prejudice

Updated: Welsh politics 'anti-Semitic tweets'

Welsh politics 'anti-Semitic tweets' (and follow-up) Discover More…

Anti-Muslim Instagram Prosecution

Independent, Man jailed over anti-Muslim Instagram posts alongside topless photos with gun Discover More…

Anti-Islam algorithm

The New Arab,  Facebook's anti-Islam algorithm Discover More…

'Hometown' Documentary

BBC News, How did my sleepy hometown become a violent crime hotspot? Discover More…

FB Anti-Muslim Groups

Matthew Thompson, LBC, Secret Far-Right Facebook Groups Stirring Up Anti-Muslim Hatred
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'What is 'Gendered Islamophobia'?"

Middle East Eye, What is Gendered Islamophobia? Produced by @aayaalshamahi
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'Get Out of My Country' - photos

Human Rights News, ‘Get Out Of My Country’: Woman Launches Photography Exhibition On The Day-To-Day Effects Of Islamophobia Discover More…

Podcast - Follow Me, Akhi

Guardian, Meeting your Islamophobic troll: Chips with Everything podcast Discover More…

'Islamophobia' definition debate

BBC News, Government rejects Islamophobia definition ahead of debate, 15 May 2019

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Ilhan Omar

The current Ilhan Omar coverage provides a significant case study on how information can be taken out of context, applied irresponsibly, and used/abused by various parties, from 'imams' to the American president. This article provides a very good summary of the events. There is much more on my twitter feed. And of course Ilhan Omar's own social media.

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Australia Far-Right

SMH, Ex-head of Australian right-wing group posted anti-Islamic material online in breach of court order
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Christchurch

Coverage of the Christchurch attacks and their aftermath (updated) Discover More…

Counter-Islamophobia Kit

The Conversation, How to tackle Islamophobia – the best strategies from around Europe. Article from Amina Easat-Daas,
Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Leeds

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Mosque Plan = 'Fake News'

Rhyl Journal, Mosque plan for Prestatyn branded fake news, 14 Dec 2018
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'Anti-Islam' Marcher against Brexit

Guardian, Anti-Islam activists get key roles in 'family-friendly' Brexit march, 7 Dec 2018
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WhatsApp struggling to control fake news in India, researchers say

Guardian, WhatsApp struggling to control fake news in India, researchers say, 12 Nov 2018 Discover More…

Identity and 'Islamophobia'

C.J. Werleman, alaraby.com, How do white Muslims experience Islamophobia?
Social media linkage to this interesting article/opinion piece.
"I'm white and English. I've never faced racism in my life. I became a Muslim, then people would hurl abuse as I was no longer white," tweeted Christopher John George. "I never knew how bad it felt until I was on the other side… it is DISGUSTING."
"His tweet illuminates not only how Islamophobia is a virulent form of racism, but also narrates an untold story of the Muslim experience in western societies today - the story of how white converts to Islam are now considered by some racists as traitors to their race."

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