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"Let's disarm Islamophobia with kindness," Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil wrote on Twitter.

Right-wing extremists targeted a mosque in Germany on Friday, reports confirmed, amid heightened Islamophobia in Europe.

European Islamic institutions send bold 'letter to Macron'

The New Arab Staff

European Islamic institutions send bold 'letter to Macron'

'An Open Letter to President Macron' was put together by 28 Islamic institutions and associations around Europe.

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Taj Ali

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group on the ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel arrests Palestinians protesting razing of historic Jaffa cemetery

Palestinian Muslim community leaders have accused Israeli police of racism due to their handling of protests against the razing of an 18th-century cemetery in Jaffa.

Keira Dignan

Greek government faces resistance over dictatorship-era anti-protest law

In-depth: The Greek government is extending police powers to quell mass protests, a move refugee groups say will limit their ability to mobilise.

The New Arab Staff

Ilhan Omar calls for dismantling US 'system of oppression'

Muslim Minnesota Congresswoman Illham Omar delivered a powerful speech about racism in the US.

Rami G. Khouri

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

Comment: Remedying the pain caused by British colonial racism includes righting historical wrongs by promoting the birth of a Palestinian state, ...

'Proud to be dark': Egyptian actor silences <em>racists</em>

Diana Alghoul

'Proud to be dark': Egyptian actor silences racists

Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan hit back at a racist comment that claimed it's a 'disaster' that his children turned out 'dark unlike their ...

Khaled A. Beydoun

Trump, racism and America's original sin

Comment: By conflating Black Lives Matter protesters with looters, and nonviolent assembly with domestic terrorism, President Trump has ...

Reshaping Palestine: Inside Israel's new 'annexation cabinet'

Ben Lynfield

Reshaping Palestine: Inside Israel's new 'annexation cabinet'

Israel's new cabinet is poised to rock the region by formally annexing parts of the occupied West Bank.

The last thing Muslims need this Ramadan? Extra scrutiny

Malia Bouattia

The last thing Muslims need this Ramadan? Extra scrutiny

Comment: The run up to Ramadan has seen a slew of Islamophobic smear campaigns suggesting Muslims are not following the rules. The truth ...

Coronavirus makes the case for Corbyn's Labour

Malia Bouattia

Coronavirus makes the case for Corbyn's Labour

Comment: In light of the coronavirus pandemic, former Labour leader Corbyn's plans no longer look quite so 'radical', writes Malia Bouattia.

Refugees and democracy are dying at Europe's front door

Anisa Abeytia

Refugees and democracy are dying at Europe's front door

Comment: The Syrian crisis has exposed gross inequities in the application of international law, and a thread bare democratic system, writes ...

Mohammed Harun Arsalai, Arash Yousufi and Qusay Noor

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Chaotic scenes of families choking over plumes of tear gas, and grizzly images of the death of one Syrian refugee have brought the plight of refugees back into international spotlight.

The New Arab

Sanders blasts Israeli and Saudi rulers as 'racists', 'thugs'

The progressive presidential candidate lambasted MBS and Netanyahu, issuing a rallying cry for a more just foreign policy and pledging to ...

David Sheen

Netanyahu has long run cover for Israel's biggest racists

Comment: Whether or not he's re-elected, the damage is done. Netanyahu has paved the way for the most maniacal racists in Israel's ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel widens China travel ban over growing coronavirus fears

Foreign nationals who have travelled to China within the past two weeks will not be allowed to enter Israel.

Access to coronavirus vaccine unlikely before end of 2020

The New Arab

Access to coronavirus vaccine unlikely before end of 2020

A vaccine to cure the deadly Coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 259 so far, is unlikely to be accessible before the end of ...

The New Arab

Iraq's Basra airport to reject travellers from China

All nationalities travelling from China to Iraq's Basra International Airport will be denied entry, Iraq announced on Friday.

Coronavirus: French Asians hit back at <em>racists</em> with campaign

The New Arab

Coronavirus: French Asians hit back at racists with campaign

People have shouted racist abuse at Asians in France over the coronavirus outbreak, prompting a social media campaign.

How Germany uses anti-BDS laws to ostracise Israel critics

Denijal Jegic

How Germany uses anti-BDS laws to ostracise Israel critics

Comment: In Germany, support for BDS and criticism of Israel is comfortable justification for exclusion from the public sphere, writes Denijal ...

Burkini protest a lesson in liberation for the French

Malia Bouattia

Burkini protest a lesson in liberation for the French

Comment: The French republic has become obsessed with excluding Muslim women from the public sphere, writes Malia Bouattia.

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