Trump's anti-Muslim retweets prompt backlash in Washington: 'The president is racist'

The Guardian World news: Islam - 29 November, 2017 - 21:27

Deputy DNC chair Keith Ellison, Lindsay Graham and Arizona senator Jeff Flake condemn Trump’s tweeting of anti-Muslim videos posted by far-right group

A top Democrat condemned Donald Trump as a “racist” hours after the president retweeted a series of anti-Muslim videos on Wednesday that were posted by the deputy leader of a British far-right group.

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Britain First is an Islamophobic group​ run by convicted racists.​ It was founded in 2011 by former members of the far-right British National Party (BNP) and loyalist extremists in Northern Ireland. 

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Omar Musa: Genocide is the basis for racism in Australia

The Guardian World news: Islam - 29 November, 2017 - 17:00

The poet, writer and hip-hop artist on language, his new book and album, and the demonisation of Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Being a migrant in Australia, according to the author, rapper and poet Omar Musa, is a lot like constantly applying for a visa to somewhere you already grew up.

In twin releases due at the end of this month – a book of poetry, Millefiori, and a hip-hop album, Since Ali Died – Musa speaks of seeing too many non-white Australians caught out in the trap of the model minority: where you can spend your whole life trying to fit in, only to discover that some people never thought you belonged.

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