From Georgetown University’s Bridge Project, ” . . . In all of the major anti-Muslim episodes in the country this year, BJP politicians either were present or supported the individuals leading the campaigns. In India, it is the authorities themselves who remain the biggest proponents of Islamophobia as there’s a national campaign to subjugate, criminalize, and even eliminate the country’s Muslims. The tense and hostile situation in the country has begged the question: where is India headed?” click here.
From the Centre for Development Policy and Practice, ” . . . According to Census 2011, the population of Muslims in UP was 38.48 million which constitutes 19.25 percent of the total population of Uttar Pradesh. . . . Muslims in Uttar Pradesh are mostly at the bottom in terms of major indicators of socio-economic development . . . 71.2 percent of Muslims above 15 years were educated only below the primary level in Uttar Pradesh as compared to the national average of 58.3 percent . . . Regarding middle level education, only 16.8 percent of Muslims have attained it as compared to 25.5 percent of the total population. . . The report also alleged that BJP regime has affected the madrasas in Uttar Pradesh. The report refuted allegations of terrorism against some madrasas and alleged that the administrators have been asked to make video recordings of Madrasa students’ celebrations on Independence Day to prove their loyalty to India. click here.
Bosnia’s future again seems uncertain, and an Islamophobic narrative is once more rearing its ugly head . . . ” In the last few months, Milorad Dodik, Bosnian Serb member of the tripartite presidency and the leader of secessionist efforts of the Republika Srpska entity, announced — and indeed already took — some explicit steps toward the breakup of the country. Just like his political predecessors aimed to destroy the Bosnian state, Dodik continues using the same anti-Muslim narratives and hateful, essentialist speech against Bosniaks, in line with the war criminals who orchestrated and executed the latest genocide in the early ’90s. ” Riada Asimovic Akyol writing in newlinesmag.com, January 2022, click here
Sarah Marusek, Canadian Electoral Politics and Islamophobia: Will Hate-Speech End? 2021. Click here.
- Islamophobia in India: Stoking Bigotry, 2019
- Countering the Islamophobia Industry, Toward More Effective Strategies, May 2018