Tag: Islamophobia

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Ex-supermodel Halima Aden calls out Islamophobia as she unveils new slogan for Turkish modest fashion giant Modanisa

Earlier this week, Modanisa unveiled its global brand campaign and new slogan ‘Your World To Wear’ at a celebratory gathering in the grounds of its Istanbul headquarters. Founder and CEO Kerim Türe chartered Modanisa’s rise from a start-up business in 2011 to the world’s largest modest fashion portal a decade later, along with his vision […]

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Modanisa slams “regressive” ECJ headscarf ban ruling, claiming it ‘validates intolerance’

The world’s biggest retailer of modest fashion has criticised the European Court of Justice’s decision to uphold an employer’s right to ban religious garments, including headscarves. Modanisa claimed the decision “ will disproportionately impact Muslim women”. The ECJ said that its ruling, made last Thursday, 15 July, was to ensure all employees “dress neutrally”. “A […]

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No apology from Greece’s Archbishop Ieronymos for his “Islamophobic” comments

Greece’s top cleric Archbishop Ieronymos has sought to clarify his comments after being heavily criticised for claiming that Islam is a “political movement” and its adherents a “people of war”, but he stopped short of apologising for the offence caused. The Orthodox Archbishop of Athens and All Greece made the controversial comments while speaking on […]

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Arson attack on Turkish owned mosque in Germany

A deliberate fire at a mosque in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, has caused extensive damage to the building, but thankfully there were no casualties. Ömer Oral, head of Hagen’s Ulu Mosque, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the arson attack took place on Saturday morning. The assailant is believed to have set fire to six wheelie bins […]

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Community spirit, please step forward…
 

  I have been a trade unionist all of my working life and would tell everyone reading this article, if you are working and not in a trade union, I urge you to join a union today. Currently, our community faces a bigger threat from the far-right than we have ever seen before and I […]

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Religion, education and the law – your rights as Muslim parents and students

  T-VINE recently published an article about a landmark ruling in the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Osmanoglu and Kocabas v Switzerland (Application No 29086/12). This case concerns Muslim parents of Turkish heritage living in Switzerland who did not grant their daughters permission to attend mixed sex swimming lessons. These lessons […]