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Human rights in Bangladesh

Human rights lawyer Michael Pollack writes in the letter pages of the Guardian, Bangladesh high commissioner Nazmul Quaunine defends his government’s human rights record and claims the Guardian is wrongly reporting the situation in Bangladesh (Letters, 27 June). I disagree. … read more

Islamophobia mounts in UK

A dossier on media-reported incidents of Islamophobia in recent weeks Bacon ‘slap’, Enfield;  machete threat, Cardiff, 30 June; acid attacks, 29 June; Oxford Eid prayer incident, 27 June; Essex incident, 26 June; Hudderfield incident, 24 June, Muslim Welfare House, Finsbury … read more

India’s ugly face

Soutik Biswas reporting for the BBC, ‘On Thursday a 15-year-old Muslim boy, returning home from Eid shopping with his three brothers, was killed in a brutal assault by a mob of about 20 men on a train in the north … read more

Palestine Expo to proceed

middleeastmonitor.com reports, ‘Despite the best efforts of Britain’s pro-Israel lobby, the organisers of the biggest-ever Palestine event in Europe have been told by the British government that it is “content to let the event proceed.” A spokesperson for the Department … read more

Boycott Uplift

Karim el-Bar reports in MiddleEasteye.net, ‘The High Court in London has dismissed a pro-Israeli group’s legal challenge to local council resolutions to boycott goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. In a landmark decision announced on … read more

The terrorist Islamophobes

Alan Travis in the Guardian, ‘. . . A year after the terrorist murder of Labour MP Jo Cox by a man the judge described as a “violent white supremacist and exclusive nationalist”, the far right in Britain have expounded … read more

Grenfell Tragedy: roll call of the marginalised

Nesrine Malik in the Guardian, ‘ . . .The police tape that lined streets around Grenfell Tower told a tale of two cities. Multimillion-pound properties with perfectly manicured front gardens stood under the shadow of the still smoking and charred … read more

Erdogan: We will not abandon our Qatar brothers

Peter Beaumont in the Observer, ‘The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called for the full lifting of the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar, as the week-old crisis deepened amid concerns about its humanitarian impact. Erdogan’s comments came as the human … read more

Muslims are strange people!

Professor Thomas S. Harrington (professor of Iberian Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut) writes in counterpunch.org After the bombing in Manchester and the bridge attack in London, it is more clear than ever: Muslims are very strange people, inherently violent … read more