Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Physical and verbal abuse against Muslims in Ireland is on the rise

Evening Echo:

According to the Equality Authority, negative portrayals of Muslims in the media are leading to more attacks.

Up to 25,000 Muslims live in Ireland.

A number of famous Muslim writers and actors are speaking about Islamophobia in Dublin tonight in a conference organised by the Equality Authority to raise the profile of the issue.

Chief Executive Neil Crowley said: “Xenophobia is a global phenomenon so we would be foolish to think we were exempt from it.”

“And there are indicators that it is an issue here, indicators in terms of reports of physical and verbal abuse and in terms of some media reporting that does stereotype Muslim people.”

He also claimed there were indicators from the Garda Human Rights Office that highlighted difficulties in relations between the Gardaí and the Muslim community.

Maybe the Irish media would portray Muslims more positively if they were less involved in violent crimes such as honor killings?

Ireland - Muslim abuse on the rise

This time the crocodile won't wait


At 11:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is good news. Things are coming to a head. Worse is better.


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