Template talk:Islamophobia

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Deletion discussion[edit]

Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2011 December 19#Template:Islamophobia - result: no consensus.

Trollhättan school attack[edit]

Should this attack really be included in this template? The attacker's motive was racism, not necessarily just islamophobia. The attack happened at a school and not in a mosque. His prime targets were immigrants regardless of their religious affiliations. Shellwood (talk) 15:22, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

@Shellwood: I say remove it. It was a tragedy, but seems to more "xenophobia" than "Islamophobia" and the list of incidents in the template is too long anyway. We already have an entire article dedicated to Islamophobic incidents. I'd also say to remove 2009–10 Malmö shootings since it was also more "xenophobia" than "Islamophobia." Kamalthebest (talk) 06:51, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Then shall we agree to remove this? Shellwood (talk) 05:07, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
@Shellwood: Yes, I have removed them along with some other incidents. See the section below for explanation. Kamalthebest (talk) 21:08, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Explanation of recent removals[edit]

Hello, everyone. I recently removed some of the incidents listed under "specific incidents" because the list was getting incredibly long. Here is my justification for removing the following:

  • Bosphorus serial murders - The targets for these murders were mostly Muslim, but the cause for targeting the neo-Nazis targeted the victims due to anti-immigrant and racial hatred, not so much Islamophobia.
These attacks were targeted against Turkish Muslims. They even sent a letter to the Islamic centre in Hamburg after one of their attacks. You said racial hatred is often mixed with Islamophobia if all the members of a race such as Rohingya are Muslims (such is the case in Myanmar). This is also the case here. In Germany, anti-Turkism and islamophobia go together, because Turks are the largest Muslim group in Germany.
Again, all targeted were Turksish Muslims. You said racial hatred is often mixed with Islamophobia if all the members of a race such as Rohingya are Muslims (such is the case in Myanmar). This is also the case here. In Germany, anti-Turkism and islamophobia go together, because Turks are the largest Muslim group in Germany. You cannot separate Islamophobia and racial hatred against Turks in Germany.
  • Trollhättan school attack - Swedish police stated that the motive behind the attack had "racist motives" and that it was a "hate crime," less hatred of Muslims and Islam.

All of these incidents are listed on the Islamophobic incidents page, but I think we should save the sidebar for blatant and clear Islamophobic attacks like the Quebec City mosque shooting and the Bosnian Genocide. Thanks. Kamalthebest (talk) 21:07, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

@Kamalthebest: Good job! Shellwood (talk) 12:46, 27 March 2017 (UTC)