Muslims

Residents Alarmed As Iraqi Soldiers Spray Shi’ite Graffiti In Mosul

By Ulf Laessing MOSUL, Iraq, Dec 2 – “We answer your call, O Hussein!” The traditional battle cry of Shi’ite Muslims, expressing loyalty to the 7th century martyred hero of their sect, has been spraypainted across buildings in Mosul by soldiers as they push out the hardline Sunni fighters of Daesh. Troops and commanders say

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Trump Vows to Shut U.S. Borders to Middle Eastern Migrants in “Thank You” Tour

By Emily Stephenson CINCINNATI, Dec 1 – President-elect Donald Trump kicked off his post-election “thank you tour” on Thursday by railing against globalization, promising the return of manufacturing jobs to American workers, and vowing to shut U.S. borders to some Middle East migrants. Speaking in an arena that was about three-quarters full, Trump rallied the

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Polling Calls to U.S. Muslims Raise Surveillance Fears

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON, Nov 24 – Muslims across the United States feared they were being targeted for surveillance this week when they received automated polling calls asking them to press one if they identified as Muslim or two if they did not. Many worried President-elect Donald Trump was making good on his campaign promise

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Thousands of Indonesians Rally Against Racial, Religious Intolerance

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa JAKARTA, Nov 19 – Thousands of Indonesians held a peaceful rally on Saturday to promote unity, saying they were worried by signs of growing racial and religious intolerance in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. Dressed in red and white shirts, the colours of the Indonesian flag, religious leaders, members of

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Thousands of U.S. Students Carry Protests Against Trump Into Second Week

By Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 15 – Demonstrations protesting the U.S. presidential election victory of Republican Donald Trump entered their second week on Monday, with thousands of students chanting phrases like “Not My President” after walking out of classes across the country. The latest protests came as critics slammed Trump’s selection of right-wing firebrand

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Saudi Secretary-General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Resigns

DOHA, November 1 – The Saudi secretary-general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) resigned on Monday for health reasons, according to a statement from the organisation. Iyad Madani, 70, had held the post since 2012. A statement by the IOC said Saudi Arabia had nominated Yusuf al-Othaimeen, a former minister of social affairs, as

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India’s Modi Wades into Political Battle Over Muslim Divorce Law

By Rupam Jain NEW DELHI, Oct 24  – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday waded into a controversy over a Muslim divorce law he said was destroying women’s lives, drawing criticism from rivals that he was fishing for minority votes in a major state election next year. Modi criticised the so-called “triple talaq”, that

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Ramadan With Refugees In Canada

Across Canada, Ramadan is a chance to build a more connected Muslim community while also educating non-Muslims about Islam and the tenets of the holy month. More: http://newsweekme.com/ramadan-refugees/ Social Streams

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