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Denmark bans burqa, niqab

Denmark has joined some other European countries in banning garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa. In a 75-30 vote with 74 absentees, Danish lawmakers on Thursday approved the law presented by Denmark’s centre-right governing coalition. The government says that it is not …

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Boys aged 12 and 15 gunned down in London

Two boys aged 12 and 15 were gunned down in broad daylight in London on Sunday, the day after another teen was shot dead, police said, as the British capital grapples with a surge in violent crime. London’s Metropolitan Police said the pair were taken to hospitals after officers found …

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‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters shock UK communities

The anonymous letters arrived this weekend in plain white envelopes with second-class stamps, and were sent to people in at least five communities in England. Inside was a message so hateful that it has sent ripples of alarm across the country and prompted a national counterterrorism investigation. The message says …

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The rapprochement between India and Israel

By Geoffrey Cook*   The friendly ties between India and Israel are only about twenty years old whereas rapprochement  started haltingly five years earlier in 1992.  They have become most friendly with the rise of the Narendra Modi and his Islamophobic BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) during 2014. Today their ties …

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‘I just don’t like Muslim people’: Trump appointee resigns after racist, sexist and anti-gay remarks

An appointee of President Trump has resigned from the federal agency that runs AmeriCorps and other service programs after remarks he made disparaging blacks, Muslims, gays, women, veterans with PTSD and undocumented immigrants surfaced in the news media. Carl Higbie lasted less than six months as the chief of external affairs in the Corporation for …

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‘Here is what my #shithole looks like:’ African countries and Haiti react to Trump’s remark

President Trump’s dismissal of Haiti, El Salvador and all of Africa as “shithole countries” whose people are not desirable for U.S. immigration  shocked people around the world and provoked swift condemnation. The president made the remarks Thursday during a White House meeting with lawmakers. And reactions were swift. “The African Union Commission is …

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Fourth Annual Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies Concludes with Call for Action Plan to Address Islamophobia

Press Release: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2017, (AETOSWire):   Bin Bayyah commends participants’ efforts to promote peace and tolerance H.E Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah concluded the fourth annual Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, which was held in Abu Dhabi between 11-13 December, 2017, with the participation of …

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21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

The use of rape by Myanmar’s armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh. They were interviewed separately, come from a variety of villages in Myanmar and now live spread across several refugee camps in …

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Warsaw nationalist march draws tens of thousands

Tens of thousands of people joined a nationalist march in Warsaw on Saturday, organised to coincide with Poland’s independence day. Marchers chanted religious slogans such as “God, honour, country” and some called out racist chants including “Pure Poland, white Poland”. An “anti-fascist” counter-protest attracted about 2,000 people. Police estimated that …

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Rights groups challenge Quebec niqab ban

Muslim and civil rights groups on Tuesday challenged a Quebec ban on officials or anyone receiving public services from covering their faces, arguing it infringes on women’s and Muslim religious rights. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the National Council of Canadian Muslims asked the Quebec Superior Court to …

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Prosecutor: Marine instructor’s hazing targeted Muslims

A former Marine Corps drill instructor was “drunk on power” and targeted three Muslim recruits for abuse, prosecutors said at the opening of his court-martial on charges including cruelty and maltreatment. Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix punched, choked and kicked recruits at the Marine Corps’ Parris Island, South Carolina, training center, …

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Britain to limit acid sales after steep rise in assaults

Britain will limit sales of sulphuric acid and outlaw the sale of such corrosive substances to children after a spate of assaults and its possible use to make bombs, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Tuesday. Much to public alarm, the number of incidents where assailants have used acid has …

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Dozens arrested during neo-Nazi march in Sweden

Dozens of people were arrested on Saturday as neo-Nazis and anti-fascists clashed with police during a march by the extreme right-wing Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) in Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday, police said. The NMR gathered hundreds of people for the march. Membership in Nazi organizations is not illegal in Sweden …

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