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It’s time to confront the fact that anti-Muslim prejudice is now global and mainstream

While the causes of incidents like Christchurch are complex, attacks like these don't happen in a vacuum

By Mohammad Zaheer  

Two young men sit together on an open day at the East London Mosque in Whitechapel, London. Photo: PA

For many Muslims around the world, the seminal moment in the aftermath of the horrific massacre in Christchurch was Australian news anchor Waleed Aly’s powerful editorial on current affairs program The Project where he castigated those who have previously tried to “tear people apart, demonise particular groups.”

A sombre-looking Aly, his voice cracking with emotion, looked straight into the camera and said, “Of all the things I could say, that I’m gutted…

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