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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with UAE’s Minister of Tolerance

Advocating tolerance: H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi sits down for an exclusive interview with Newsweek Middle East By Irene Hell “Sometimes I think it is mindboggling… when all of a sudden you find a teenager who left home because he wanted to fight in Syria, and you think what have I done to my child? Why

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Dutch Parliament Votes to Ban Face Veils In Some Public Places

By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM, Nov 29 – The Dutch parliament voted on Tuesday to ban face veils in some public places, a law the government said was essential for security but which opponents said pandered to anti-Muslim sentiment. The law, passed by the lower house but still requiring the senate’s approval, bans veils and other

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Ramadan In Refugee Camps

A look at how refugees around the world are observing the month of Ramadan in refugee camps More: http://newsweekme.com/ramadan-refugees/ Social Streams

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Lest We Forget: My Experience at the Muslim Jewish Conference

By Aleena Khan It is a part of ancient Jewish tradition to leave a small stone or pebble at a grave. While there are various perspectives on why one leaves a visitation stone, what everyone agrees on is that a stone will never die. Unlike flowers, a stone is permanent, something that signifies more than

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Muslim Cleric and Associate Shot to Death on New York Street

By Frank McGurty NEW YORK, Aug 13 – A Muslim cleric and an associate were fatally shot by a lone gunman on Saturday while walking together following afternoon prayers at a mosque in the New York City borough of Queens, authorities said. The gunman approached the men from behind and shot both in the head

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Test of Faith

For Muslims in Denmark, China and Cuba, practicing their religion comes with a unique set of challenges. BY Arfa Shahid The Islamic month of Ramadan is a momentous time for Muslims around the world. It is a highly-revered time for the faithful, as the holy Quran was believed to have been revealed to the Prophet

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Bahrain Strips Top Shiite Muslim Cleric of Citizenship: Agency

DUBAI, June 20 – Bahrain has stripped the spiritual leader of the kingdom’s Shiite Muslim majority of his citizenship, state news agency BNA reported on Monday, and there were reports of a protest outside his house. The move against Ayatollah Isa Qassim comes less than a week after a court ordered the country’s main opposition

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