Discrimination

Egypt Bans New Marvel Movie due to Openly Gay Character

Marvel's “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” has been banned in Egypt over the gay characters featured in the film.

In a Tweet on April 23, IMAX Egypt, a chain of movie theaters famous for showing films in 3D, announced that they wouldn't be offering Marvel's newest installation of Dr. Strange. "Doctor Strange and Wanda will not be here during their journey between universes," the Tweet said.

Ex-Muslim's Home Set on Fire by Hindu Thugs for Marrying Hindu Girl

On Friday, April 15, a mob set the house of an ex-Muslim gym instructor on fire in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. According to local news outlets, the mob was led by a local right-wing Hindu group.

Sajid, whose last name was not provided by local news outlets, was accused of kidnapping a Hindu girl, who turned out to be a 22-year-old woman.

Atheist Adoptive Couple in Alabama Face Discrimination for Non-Belief

A private adoption agency refused a couple of adoption services in Alabama for their lack of religion. A 30-year-old librarian, Alaina Browning, and her husband were devastated to hear the news.

Family Adoption Services, a private adoption agency run by Richard and Susan Wyatt, sent the message to Browning. 

“It hurt,” Browning said, crying while reading the message on her phone.

Indian High Court Rejects Recognition of Gay Marriage; cites 'Hindu Culture

On April 14, the high court of Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, India, rejected the plea of a same-sex couple to have their marriage recognized. The court ruled that the couple's marriage violates the Hindu Marriage Act of 1995.

The plea was submitted to Justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav on April 7.

Indian Boycott of Muslims: Sculptors, Mango Sellers, & Cab Drivers Targeted

Muslim livelihood and businesses in India are in distress as they struggle to hold off the effects of the increasing anti-Muslim sentiments caused by contentious political rhetoric.

In April, a right-wing Hindu group urged the public to boycott Muslim mango traders. The group alleged that Muslims are monopolizing the mango trade in Karnataka.

Local San Diego Muslim Imam Survives Knife Attack, Called "Terrorist"

A Muslim imam was stabbed after an altercation that started with the suspect calling the victim a “fucking terrorist.” Sheikh Uthman ibn Farooq said he was followed and confronted by the suspect after his public preaching.

The San Diego-based imam has been performing the “dawah,” or public preaching, since his early 20’s. Farooq has gained popularity among Muslim individuals, including non-Muslims whom he engages on his Youtube channel.

Indian Restaurant in Bahrain Shuttered for Denying Entry to Hijabi Woman

Authorities shut down a restaurant in Bahrain after a manager refused entry to a woman wearing a hijab. The Tribune News of Bahrain reported that the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) shut down the restaurant.

A video on social media of a woman explaining what had happened at Lanterns Lounge & Restaurant in Adliyah caught the attention of Bahrain’s authorities.

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