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Greatest rise in anti-Muslim hate in UK since Hamas’s attack on 7 October | UK News

Greatest rise in anti-Muslim hate in UK since Hamas’s attack on 7 October | UK News

A 335% increase in anti-Muslim hate cases in the UK has been recorded since Hamas’s attack on Israel on 7 October. In the four months since some 1,200 Israelis were killed and around 250 taken hostage by Hamas from southern Israel, 2,010 cases of online and offline abuse have been recorded by Tell MAMA, a national project which logs and measures anti-Muslim incidents in the UK. This is the largest recorded number of cases in four months since Tell MAMA started in 2011. The organisation said the latest data is in stark contrast to a year before, when between 7 October 2022 and 7 February 2023, 310 offline cases and 290 online cases were recorded. It follows more than 4,000 antisemitic incidents recorded in the UK in 2023 by a Jewish charity, with the all-time high attributed to the “sheer volume” which took place after the 7 October attacks. Read the latest from Sky News’ Middle-East live blog The Community Security Trust (CST), a charity which provides protection for British Jews against antisemitic attacks, said …

The Power of Hate and Its Consequences

The Power of Hate and Its Consequences

What is hate? Why does it have so much power—even to run someone’s entire life and destroy the lives of others? To understand it, we have to define it at its root. We think of hate in its simplest form—anger, vengeance, and violence. Sometimes, it runs much deeper than that. We see the damage it does, like mass shootings and domestic violence. We fear it, and, therefore, look only as deep as its outward signs. But we will never end terrible behaviors based on hate if we don’t even understand it. Often, in manifestos written by mass murderers, their messages are filled with hate. Looking a little deeper, we find that people hate because people fear. They fear that other races are trying to take over America. They fear what will happen to them. They fear that they will lose jobs, money, power, or prestige if other races were to be in charge. But what made them hateful of other races or sexualities or gender-divergent people? Again it is fear. Fear of difference. Fear of …

Brianna Ghey’s mother says teen targeted by trans ‘hate’ on social media | UK | News

Brianna Ghey’s mother says teen targeted by trans ‘hate’ on social media | UK | News

The mother of a teenager who was murdered in a Cheshire park says the “trans hate” targeted at her daughter when articles are shared on social media is “horrendous”. Esther Ghey, 37, says she reported a comment about her daughter on X – formerly known as Twitter – but the company did not remove it. Instead, she says, it found it did not breach its policies. Ms Ghey now says social media companies have a “moral responsibility” to protect young people online. She says Brianna, who was transgender, struggled with her mental health, which was worsened by accessing eating-disorder and self-harm content on the platform. She also said “nothing is in the diary yet” regarding a potential meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, but added: “I am hoping to arrange something soon after I’ve had a short break.” She said she would like to “get his views” on online safety for young people and to discuss her Peace in Mind campaign to train more teachers in mindfulness. “I’ve done a few interviews now and once …

How People Become Emotionally Invested in Hate

How People Become Emotionally Invested in Hate

Political and religious hatreds may persist over centuries and can seem immutable even as all else changes. Factional hatred has a powerful emotional hold over us even though it hurts us practically, psychologically, and somatically. The origins of tribalism are mysterious. It may not be a pan-human trait as evolutionary psychologists sometimes claim. Hunter-gatherers were remarkably peaceful and there is no archaeological evidence for warfare prior to settled agriculture. Even if marked group hostility is comparatively recent, there is no doubt that farming communities often went to war over fertile land. Warfare became even more intense in complex societies where neighboring tribes fought for control over cities and the treasures they contained. Whatever its origins, group hostility is a common feature of human social behavior that plays out in bitter antagonisms among kin groups, tribes, religions, and even sports teams. Group affiliations are two-faced: In the plus column, they provide an important sense of belonging that improves our psychological and physical well-being. In the negative column, they may create social friction that compromises our health …

Hobby Lobby-funded Jesus Super Bowl ads can’t hide the hate that fuels the Christian right

Hobby Lobby-funded Jesus Super Bowl ads can’t hide the hate that fuels the Christian right

Of the many weird, cringeworthy, or confusing ads to run in the Super Bowl on Sunday, one stood out as especially eyeroll-inducing: a footwashing ad from the “He Gets Us” campaign. The commercial flashed a series of images of people washing another person’s feet, with most offering an attention-grabbing role reversal of oppressor and oppressed: A cop washing a young Black man’s feet, a white woman serving a migrant, and, for the one that made me guffaw the loudest, an anti-abortion protester kneeling before a presumed patient of a family planning clinic. “Jesus didn’t teach hate,” reads the tagline as an INXS cover plays. “He washed feet.”  The funders of the ad were obscure to the audience, leaving open the question: Are the people behind this simply naive? Are they the last remaining liberal Christians, trying to convince Donald Trump-obsessed evangelicals to stop the tidal wave of hate? Or is this ad a bait-and-switch, trying to lure unchurched people in with a phony message of love and acceptance, only to push them into joining up …

This Website Tracked Hate Crimes in India. Then the Government Took It Offline

This Website Tracked Hate Crimes in India. Then the Government Took It Offline

Hindutva Watch, with its more than 79,000 followers on X, and its near daily documentation of riots, violence, and instances of BJP politicians spouting anti-Muslim rhetoric does little to bolster the party’s image. The instances documented by Hindutva Watch also run counter to the image of a US ally committed to “freedom, democracy, human rights, inclusion, pluralism, and equal opportunities for all citizens,” as a joint statement released during Modi’s US visit in June 2023 proclaimed. And Chima says that right now, before the official campaign season in India kicks off, is a critical moment for controlling the information ecosystem. Once the elections begin in earnest, it will be more difficult for government officials working for the executive branch to issue blocking orders without possibly violating the country’s electoral code. “We are worried about the signal they’re trying to send to tech platforms, that these are people who the government does not want to have on the web,” he says.“From now until the end of February, it is the one moment when the government will …

Adele to NFL Fans Who Hate Taylor Swift Coverage: ‘Get a F***ing Life’

Adele to NFL Fans Who Hate Taylor Swift Coverage: ‘Get a F***ing Life’

Adele is not here for anyone complaining about Taylor Swift being shown at NFL games to support her boyfriend, Travis Kelce. On Saturday during her Weekends With Adele residency in Las Vegas, the “Hello” singer shared who she hopes wins the Super Bowl LVIII between Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. After she gave her pick, Adele had another stern message for non-Swifties. “I think I want the Chiefs to win just because Taylor Swift goes for them,” said the songstress whose prediction was met with cheers. “And all of you complaining about Taylor being at the game, get a f***ing life.” The latter part of that sentiment was also met with a roaring applause. Adele added, “It’s actually made it a bit more enjoyable to watch because I have no idea what’s going on.” The Midnights singer is expected to be at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to support Kelce and the Chiefs, who are on a mission to capture their third Lombardi Trophy in five years. A win over the 49ers would give Kelce his …

‘He represents hate and is a disrespectful antisemite’

‘He represents hate and is a disrespectful antisemite’

Sharon Osbourne blasts Kanye West: ‘He represents hate and is a disrespectful antisemite’ credit:Bang Showbiz Sharon Osbourne says Kanye West messed with “the wrong Jew” after he used a sample of Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ without permission on his and Ty Dolla $ign’s new album ‘Vultures’. Furious Ozzy, 75, revealed he refused Kanye’s request to use the sample and blasted the rapper as “an antisemite”, while Sharon, 71 – whose father Don Arden was Jewish – revealed the couple sent him a cease and desist letter. She told TMZ: “Kanye [messed] with the wrong Jew this time. He represents hate and is a disrespectful antisemite” so Ozzy had a “special occasion to say no”. She added: “He’s a pig.” Sharon’s comments come after Ozzy took to X to blast Kanye for using the sample without permission. He said: “.@kanyewest ASKED PERMISSION TO SAMPLE A SECTION OF A 1983 LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “WAR PIG” FROM THE US FESTIVAL WITHOUT VOCALS WAS REFUSED PERMISSION BECAUSE HE IS AN ANTISEMITE AND HAS CAUSED UNTOLD HEARTACHE TO MANY. HE …

Why you might start to hate the influencers you once loved

Why you might start to hate the influencers you once loved

Tattle Life, an anonymous gossip forum, has been described as “the most toxic place on the internet”. “Fake boobs, fake teeth, fake nose, fake life”, “Career is down the drain; she’s still so vain!” and “Always the wedding guest but never the bride” are just a selection of the thread titles on the site. People are increasingly turning to gossip forums like Tattle Life, Guru Gossip, GOMI (“Get Off My Internets”) and the Blogsnark subreddit to critique the influencers they follow. On these forums, users pick apart everything from the influencer’s social media content to their appearance. Even their relationships with their friends, partners and children come under scrutiny. Yet a surprising phrase is repeated across the forums – “I used to love her”. Many forum users are former fans of the influencers they now publicly and enthusiastically criticise. So why might you start to hate the influencers you once loved? This article is part of Quarter Life, a series about issues affecting those of us in our twenties and thirties. From the challenges of …

I am not going to hate you

I am not going to hate you

(RNS) — Not long ago, I stood in my front yard and did something I’d been procrastinating about for months. I put up a yard sign. It’s a simple sign — a heart, decorated with stars and stripes, sits on a background above five simple words: “Hate has no home here.” The message is repeated in five other languages — Urdu, Korean, Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish. It’s a message so simple a child could understand it — in fact, the message on the sign was coined by an elementary school student from the northside of Chicago, where all those languages are spoken. The signs, designed by a friend who is one of the student’s neighbors, went viral in 2017 during the protest over what became known as the “Muslim ban,” an executive order barring entry to immigrants from a number of countries, most with Muslim majorities. The ban was seen as an attack on immigrants — and a sign of the greater polarization in the country, where we define ourselves more and more by who …