Dina Torkia is one of the most popular Muslim "hijabi" fashion bloggers and YouTubers. With more than 650,000 YouTube subscribers and a whopping 1.3 million Instagram followers, the 28-year-old attracts an array of fans, "likers" - and in this refined age of internet enlightenment, many, many hate-spewing trolls.
In light of recent events in her British homeland, Dina Tokio - as she is known in the online world - decided to address the magnitude of Islamophobic abuse she re
Full body swimsuits, regularly worn by practising Muslim women across the world, have now been banned on the beaches of a French Riviera resort after officials suggested that the swimwear shows an affiliation with terrorists at war with the country. The Burkini is banned in France’s southern Cannes city, the mayor ruled on Thursday, noting the swimwear does not abide by the founding principle of the French republic. "Access to beaches and for swimming is banned to anyone who
"Terror attacks" carried out by non-Muslims in the United States receive considerably less media coverage than those committed by Muslims, a study has revealed, adding to an ongoing debate surrounding selective reporting amid increasing Islamophobic hate crimes in the west. Despite the fact that Muslims commit far fewer attacks, US media coverage increases by an average of four and a half times in those circumstances, researchers at Georgia State University said, after invest
The Imam of the Muslim Welfare House, who protected the suspect that rammed his van into Muslims returning home after late night prayers in north London, said his actions merely reflected the laws of Islam, which rejects mob mentality. Sheikh Mohammed Mahmoud, a Briton of Egyptian descent, said he was made aware of the attack when a local ran into the mosque and shouted that a van had ran over a group of people, shortly after the late night Taraweeh prayers ended during the M
For many Muslims in the West, the aftermath of a terrorist attack is usually a daunting experience. Some Islamophobes, clearly pumped with emotion by the traumatic news, almost immediately begin to point the finger at Ali down the road, despite the poor lad not actually taking part in any terrorist activities, shockingly(!). At this point, a long and repetitive debate usually erupts between Ali and the said Islamophobe, and after hours of gruelling tit-for-tat, the final shot
Global outrage quickly struck last week when reports emerged suggesting a tragic and appalling attack in the French city of Nice. At least 84 people, including dozens of children were killed when a man rammed a truck more than two kilometres into crowds watching celebratory fireworks to mark the French national Bastille Day. As the story developed, the identity of the man was unknown, the motive for the attack remained vague and his religion was unspecified. For Fatima Manji
A former London mayor who was criticised for linking Hitler to Zionism has responded to the anti-Semitism row that has sent shockwaves across Britain's opposition Labour party. Ken Livingstone said he regrets the comments made during a fiery anti-Semitism debate earlier this week that saw him ejected from the Labour party, but refused to withdraw them, insisting they were based on "historical facts". "I really regret saying it because it has caused all this eruption," the vet